Skip to comments.2009 White House Correspondents' Dinner [LIVE THREAD]
Posted on 05/09/2009 5:27:46 PM PDT by STARWISE
# Houston Chronicle: Alberto Gonzales
# Fox News: Chace Crawford, Todd Palin, Matthew Modine, Greta Van Susteren, Bill OReilly, Glenn Beck, Bret Baier and Chris Wallace.
# National Music Publishers Assn.: Kara DioGuardi
# Wall Street Journal: Jason Wu
# BBC: Sir Howard Stringer, Kristi Yamaguchi, Ellen Burstyn, Phil Gordon
# CNN: Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Val Kilmer, Kyra Sedgwick, Brad Cooper, Tyra Banks, Janet Napolitano
# ABC News: David and Susan Axelrod; Rahm Emanuel, White House Chief of Staff; Peter Orszag, Director, Office of Management and Budget; Valerie Jarrett, senior presidential advisor; Jackie Norris, First Ladys Chief of Staff; Leon Panetta, CIA Director; Susan Rice, UN Ambassador; Justice Antonin Scalia; Meghan McCain; Jon and Dorothea Bon Jovi; Kate Walsh; Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel
# NY Daily News: Chesley Sully Sullenberger
# Fortune: George Lucas and Glenn Close
# People: Sting and Trudie Styler, Miranda Cosgrove, Kevin Bacon, Forest Whitaker, Jon Hamm, Eva Longoria Parker, Chris Ludacris Bridges, Brooke Shields
# Glamour: Narciso Rodriguez, Alicia Keys, Kenneth Cole, Kerry Washington and White House social secretary Desiree Rogers
# USA TODAY: Tim Daly, Justin Long, Richard Belzer, Deputy White House Chief of Staff Mona Sutphen, Dept. of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Michelle Obama staffer Jocelyn Frye
# Atlantic Magazine:Ed Westick (Gossip Girl), Newt Gingrich *
# Newsweek: Lally Weymouth, Donald Graham and newly Pulitzered Jon Meacham, scored Obama heavyweights again: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Attorney General Eric Holder. R. Todd Bradley, Executive Vice President, Personal Systems Group, Hewlett Packard; David Brennan, CEO, AstraZeneca; Representative Eric and Diana Cantor (R-VA).; Fmr. Secretary of the Navy Richard Danzig; Amb. Jeffrey Feltman, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs; Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner; Amb. Richard Holbrooke, Special Envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan, and Ms. Kati Marton; Attorney General Eric Holder; Representative Steny Hoyer (D-MD); Arianna Huffington, Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post; Jeffrey Kindler, Chairman and CEO, Pfizer, Inc., and Ms. Sharon Sullivan; Michael Kives, Creative Artists Agency; Martin Nesbitt, President and CEO, PRG Parking Management; Natalie Portman; Sir Nigel and Lady Julia Sheinwald, Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the US; Puneet Talwar, National Security Council, Iraq and Afghanistan Affairs; Dr. Eric Whitaker, University of Chicago Medical Center; Owen Wilson; James Berkus, United Talent Agency
# NBC: Colin Firth, Jimmy Fallon and Mariska Hargitay to Mike Myers and William H. Macy. Jason Bateman, Natasha Bedingfeld, Connie Britton, Warren Buffett, Kyle Chandler, John Cusack, Ari Emanuel, Dr. Zeke Emanuel, Colin Firth, Whoopi Goldberg, Mariska Hargitay, Rep. Jane Harmon, Felicity Huffman, Samuel L. Jackson, Jim Jones, Sen. Amy Klobucher, Denis Leary, John Lewis, William H. Macy, Cheryl Mills, Mike Myers, B.J. Novak, Gov. Ed Rendell, Wilbur Ross. Jeff Zucker, Steve Capus and Phil Griffin will attend, along with high-profile talent: Brian Williams, David Gregory, Al Roker, Ann Curry, Natalie Morales, Hoda Kotb, Amy Robach, Andrea Mitchell, Chuck Todd, Savannah Guthrie, Luke Russert, Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, Ed Schultz,Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinkski , Norah ODonnell, David Shuster, Contessa Brewer, Carlos Watson, Tamron Hall, Jim Cramer, Maria Bartiromo and Erin Burnett.
# CBS: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Brad Hall;Mayor Adrian Fenty; Sen. Lindsey Graham; Gov. Jon Corzine, Amb. Hector Timerman; Colin Powell; Stephanie Cutter; Tom Donilon; Arne Duncan; Michele Flournoy; Lisa Jackson; David Jacobson; Katie Johnson;Bob Schieffer; recording artistBrad Paisley
Palin to skip White House Correspondents Dinner
JUNEAU, Alaska Flooding in her home state has forced Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to cancel an appearance at the White House Correspondents Dinner.
Palin told reporters Thursday that she would skip her planned East Coast trip so she could visit parts of Alaska that have been struggling with the most serious flooding in decades.
The governor’s husband, Todd Palin, planned to take her place at both the dinner and New York event.
I saw Greta, her husband and Todd Palin enter the Hilton earlier.
Good .. thanks for the update. Missed the entrances.
Glenn Beck has been dreading this all week. Looking forward to hear his report on Monday.
Can’t bear to watch this evil couple.
Ashton Kutcher and his mom? Is he planning on punkin Obama?
Thanks for the screencaps ... much appreciated.
Larry, Curly and Moe.
Capt. Richard Phillips of the recently hijacked US cargo ship Maersk Alabama (2nd,R) and wife Andrea join professional wrestler and actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and his wife Dany.
Actress Demi Moore and her husband actor Ashton Kutcher.
Barack Obama, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs (L) and NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams (R)
C-SPAN.org says speeches (and jokes) will start around 9:40pm ET.
To that hearty band of FReepers standing outside the WHCA Dinner venue: THANK YOU and we hope you're having fun! :o)
nutmeg & zelig
Actress Glenn Close attends the White House Correspondent's Dinner.
Actress Mariska Hargitay...
I guess all these celebrities are thrilled having Obama for president...
Have a great time, and thanks for the ping Nutmeg..
Is there a FReep going on there ?
If so, Hooray .. give the turkeys hell,
DC Chapter ......... AND THANK YOU !!
It looks like someone dyed the material of the dress MO wore in January that looked like a bedspread.
Palin’s husband was there with Greta! ;-)
If you’re watching CSPAN with the Politics
and Comedy segment while the critters eat
their press dinners, one of the panelists,
a femail writer for the West Wing, actually
“I feel like I’ve died and gone to heaven
with this man and this administration.”
We truly are living in an alternative universe.
God help us all.
I had to change the channel for the moment and go back to Glenn Beck on FNC.
Well, doesn’t it?
Wanda Sykes is a funny woman and I am taping it for my mom but not sure if I can bear to watch it...
Matthews looks ecstatic...
Very nice ... thank you very much.
God help anyone who has the audacity
to get too mean about his gutsy and
Why is he not wearing a bow tie?
Actor Kevin Bacon and wife Kyra Sedgwick
Check out his hair...