The White House Correspondents’ Dinner was held this past Saturday. Traditionally meant to be a dinner held for members of the press covering the administration, of late, the annual dinner has morphed into a glamorous celeb-filled kind of thing. I mean, Lindsay Lohan and Kim Kardashian went last year, guys! But seriously, the Correspondents’ Dinner is the one time of year that politicos and the press corps mingle and imbibe in a no-stress, yelling-free environment.
We’ve grouped the evening’s attendees based on the colors they wore — navy, green and red were all strong contenders along with basic black and white. And we want to know: Who do you think wore it best? Start voting after the jump! Keep reading »
Daniel Day Lewis is famous for really inhabiting his roles. On the set of his latest film, “Lincoln,” Lewis lived as Abraham Lincoln 24/7, and the same goes for his characters in ”There Will Be Blood” and “Last of the Mohicans.” So it makes total sense that in Steven Spielberg’s latest biopic, “Obama,” Lewis would really go overboard to play the president. So lifelike! [Mashable]
Missed the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday night? Of course you did, because why would be at home watching a bunch of politicians and members of the media yucking it up in their church best on a weekend night? Only sad, lonely losers like myself spend Saturday nights watching CSPAN. (Just kidding, I was totally out raging and I have two skinned knees to prove it!) Luckily, I taped President Obama’s speech for you! Love the hat tips to Jay-Z and Taylor Swift, and his quip that he remembers when BuzzFeed “was just something I did in college around 2 a.m.” Zing!
This past weekend was the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and literally, like, anybody who’s ever been on TV was there. I mean, Caroline Manzo from “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” attended. So did Rob Morrow, that guy from “Northern Exposure.” And as you might imagine, there were a zillion famous ladies in dresses, great and small. Some of them were gorgeous, others not so much. Let’s take a look, shall we?
As is tradition, the President delivered a standup routine at this weekend’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, cracking jokes about Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Donald Trump. Probably my favorite joke? “Four years ago, I was locked in a brutal primary battle with Hillary Clinton,” President Obama said. “Four years later she won’t stop drunk-texting me from Cartegana.” Also, I have a soft spot for the shout out to the First Lady in his Young Jeezy joke. Check out the highlights above and the full speech after the jump… Keep reading »
The White House Correspondents Dinner (or “nerd prom,” as its called in the biz) is an annual occasion for political journalists to rub elbows and watch a comedian make fun the president to his face. This year, Jimmy Kimmel is doing the roast and there will be two guests in the audience whose political journalism credentials are impeccable: Kim Kardashian and her mother, Kris Jenner. The pair will be guests of Fox News and will schmooze with the likes of Lindsay Lohan, a guest of Fox News host Greta Van Sustern; the cast of “Modern Family,” guests of ABC; and Zooey Deschanel, a guest of Bloomberg. No, I don’t understand why any of these people were invited either. [Jezebel]
But Kimmycakes and LiLo aren’t the only random guests to grace the White House Correspondents Dinner with their presence. The annual dinner has a long, sordid history of WTF Were These People Invited? guest lists …
Last night, the White House Correspondents Dinner was held in Washington, hosted by “Saturday Night Live”‘s Seth Meyers. In attendance was Donald Trump, who spent the last month establishing himself at the forefront of the idiotic birther movement. He likely regretted his RSVP after he was brilliantly roasted by both Meyers (above) and President Obama (after the jump). My two favorite Meyers’ jokes:
“Donald Trump said he had a great relationship with the Blacks. Though unless the Blacks are a family of White people, I bet he’s mistaken.”
“Donald Trump has been saying he will run as a Republican which is funny since I just assumed he was running as a joke.”
According to those who sat near him at the event, Trump’s “mood shifted from playing along to unvarnished anger.” Can we all agree this guy is, to use his favorite insult, “a loser” and move on? Great! Keep reading »
At Saturday night’s White House Correspondents Dinner, we were super surprised at some of the famous faces who turned up in the audience. So what did they have to say about the evening? After the jump, let’s play a little guessing game. Match the star above to their quote below. I’ll post the answers in the comments section in an hour. First person to get them all right gets … a high five? Keep reading »
Sure, he might not have topped last year’s pirate gag, but Barack Obama
was pretty darn funny at this weekend’s White House Correspondents Dinner, busting out some real zingers for the White House press corps and other Washington heavyweights like, uh, Jessica Simpson, Kim Kardashian, and Justin Bieber
. “I’m glad only person whose ratings fell more than mine last night is here. Good to see you, Jay,” he quipped. “I’m glad I’m speaking first because we’ve all seen what happens to someone who takes the time slot after Leno’s.” He also got in some good knocks on others. After pointing to the Jonas Brothers in the crowd, he said, “Speaking of tween heartthrobs, Scott Brown
is here. You should be aware that Scott is not the only one with a salacious photo spread going around. Recently, David Axelrod was offered a centerfold. I didn’t know Krispy Kreme had a catalogue.” Ha! Does Conan need an opening act? [Huffington Post
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