White House Correspondents Dinner: 10 Celebrities Taking Washington By … – ABC News
What are Donald Trump, model Chrissy Teigen and Bradley Cooper all doing in Washington, D.C. this weekend? These celebrities are on hand to attend what’s affectionately dubbed by Beltway insiders as “Nerd Prom” — otherwise known as the White House Correspondents Dinner.
Each year, the commander-in-chief takes a night off from serious governing to poke fun at himself at the expense of the White House press corps and their celebrity guests.
Nerd Prom may not be the hottest social scene of the year, but the exclusive parties over the weekend and the annual dinner do have the most eclectic group of people mingling over hors d’oeuvres.
Famous faces like Martha Stewart, Jane Fonda and Téa Leoni will share the spotlight with Sen Kirsten Gillibrand (D, New York), Sen. Pat Toomey (R, Pennsylvania) and Megan Smith (the United States Chief Technology Officer). We would love to know what conversation topics dominate the dinner -– foreign policy issues or who has taken the most selfies with famous people?
Here are a few of the biggest names to look out for:
Trump has floated the idea of running for the Oval Office many times and at the 2011 dinner said he was “honored” to be the butt of Obama’s and Seth Meyers’ jokes.
Leoni, star of “Madam Secretary,” will be able to get pointers on her current role when she sits at the same table as former secretary of state Madeleine Albright.
Fonda most recently played a cable news company executive on HBO’s “The Newsroom.”
The reality TV star has had cameos on “The Hills” and “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”
Dane is known to fans as “Dr. McSteamy” on ABC’s long-running fan favorite “Grey’s Anatomy.”
The New England Patriot’s head coach was at the White House earlier this week where he gave Obama a thumbs down for making a Deflate Gate joke.
Britton plays a country music superstar on ABC’s “Nashville,” and recently brought her son to the White House Easter Egg Roll.
The supermodel landed the cover of the 2014 swimsuit edition of “Sport’s Illustrated” and is married to singer John Legend.
You know him as Cameron Tucker from the popular ABC sitcom “Modern Family” and Stonestreet has attended Nerd Prom in the past.