The worlds of celebrity, politics, and journalism are colliding on Saturday at the 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Check out the red carpet photos below!
Held by the White House Correspondents’ Association, the annual event brings together public figures from those three very different worlds to celebrate the Washington, D.C. press corps responsible for covering President Obama’s administration. And while it’s affectionately nicknamed “Nerd Prom,” there is no shortage of star power. In fact, many of the magazines, news stations, and newspapers involved invite Hollywood’s A-listers to attend as guests.
And there’s a number of faces in attendance this year that you wouldn’t typically associate with the White House. Among them are Kendall Jenner, who was invited by USA Today, and *NSYNC singer JC Chasez, who is attending on behalf of Fox News. In an instance of art imitating life imitating art, “Scandal” president Tony Goldwyn is also taking part through Fox News, while co-star Kerry Washington is among ABC News’ guest list.
Other big names include Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, and Rachel McAdams. She and Mark Ruffalo were invited by the Boston Globe after playing real-life reporters in the Oscar-winning Spotlight. Meanwhile, Donald Trump, who is arguably the biggest link between celebrity, media and politics these days, is noticeably absent.
Check out the red carpet photo gallery below, and come back for updates! Gossip Cop will also have full coverage of Obama’s speech, as well as Larry Wilmore’s roast later tonight.
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