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Few Movie Stars Set to Attend White House Correspondents' Dinner
The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 1, 2014 | By Tina Daunt

Posted on 05/03/2014 9:12:47 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

They may govern the free world's leading nation and regulate the globe's biggest economy, but when it comes to celebrities, Washingtonians are as starstruck as folks from Des Moines. That's why the annual White House Correspondents' dinner has assumed an outsized importance on the capitol social calendar and one of the reasons many locals are feeling let down by this year's dearth of A-list actors and film figures.

Apart from Robert De Niro, who is promoting a documentary on his artist father, there will only be a smattering of high-wattage names at Saturday night's edition of the annual event. A number of those involved with the dinner told the Washington Post this week that reduction in the number of celebrity guests is deliberate, reflecting a desire to put the evening's focus back on the journalists who cover the White House.

However, one Hollywood insider, who asked not to be identified, tells The Hollywood Reporter that the lack of swoon-worthy A-list movie stars shows that the lure of the event "has faded dramatically."

According to the source, "there are way too many A-listers who have had pretty weird experiences at the dinner. A lot of the people who have gone say they'll never do it again. The room is so crowded. It's uncontrolled. There's no limit to the number of people trying to get photos and autographs -- and there's no way to hide from it. It's like the stars are animals in a cage. People go crazy when they see them. They act like a bunch of kids at the Kids' Choice Awards."

(Excerpt) Read more at hollywoodreporter.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News
KEYWORDS: correspondentsdinner; hollywood; moviestars; whitehouse

1 posted on 05/03/2014 9:12:47 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

What?! 0’s not a rock star anymore so you don’t want to drag your ‘widdle feet to his party?


2 posted on 05/03/2014 9:16:32 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Its time for a real leader to end the tradition of POTUS attending this media-entertainment suck-fest, and also prohibit any of his staff from doing so as well.


3 posted on 05/03/2014 9:17:35 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: PGR88

Hollywood is just another extension of the Democratic Party.


4 posted on 05/03/2014 9:18:32 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Borges; DollyCali; Perdogg

ping


5 posted on 05/03/2014 9:20:08 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: jsanders2001

A lot of the stars are here in Louisville for the Deby.


6 posted on 05/03/2014 9:28:58 AM PDT by anoldafvet (If you think the government is capable of taking care of you, just look at the indian tribes)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Last year it was so congested that bystanders could not even find a place to eat during the event within blocks, because every place was full of limo drivers and entourage. The DailyMail ran about a dozen lame “stories” about how various stars were dressed. Very little was done in the way of focusing on the media.


7 posted on 05/03/2014 9:34:43 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Could it be the fools in the WH?


8 posted on 05/03/2014 9:46:20 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Could it be the fools in the WH?


9 posted on 05/03/2014 9:46:32 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: jsanders2001
... that reduction in the number of celebrity guests is deliberate, ...

So the Hollyweird types don't draw attention away from the vaunted legends-in-their-own-minds Fourth Estate types, apparently.

10 posted on 05/03/2014 9:52:28 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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11 posted on 05/03/2014 9:57:46 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Here's where some of the pretty people are hanging out.
12 posted on 05/03/2014 9:59:03 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Brad from Tennessee

It’s impossible to be objective & impartial when you fraternize. They should all stay home & end the hypocrisy.


13 posted on 05/03/2014 9:59:58 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: rabidralph

Why would anyone want to swoon over these clowns? they are actors and haven’t had a orginal thought in ages


14 posted on 05/03/2014 10:04:41 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Yorlik803

None of us are swooning. It’s just additional intel.


15 posted on 05/03/2014 10:06:11 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: rabidralph

Hollywood and DC. A true meeting of the mindless.


16 posted on 05/03/2014 10:07:28 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Yorlik803
Anyone can read a line for a film camera over and over and over until they get what the director wants. Anyone can do that. BUT to do stand up or live Broadway now that is a true actor or actress. I have no time for the film industry, but sure do like to go and view their end-product. I have had this contradiction for decades and don't know how to justify it.
17 posted on 05/03/2014 11:26:46 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Does anyone buy the explanation why the A-Listers aren’t coming? Could it instead be that Obama has lost his shine?


18 posted on 05/03/2014 4:16:07 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy

Does anyone buy the explanation why the A-Listers aren’t coming? Could it instead be that Obama has lost his shine?


Probably the few that have spent time with him found him, like his high school friends did, to be empty, braggadocio, and arrogant. And remember, the gay ones must have found out he is only a receiver and never a giver. He may be two minorities but he isn’t good at either one.


19 posted on 05/03/2014 4:26:17 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: PghBaldy

Does anyone buy the explanation why the A-Listers aren’t coming? Could it instead be that Obama has lost his shine?

________________

Probably to punish media for questioning the ONE. Back on the plantation! NO straying for free thinking people.


20 posted on 05/03/2014 4:50:20 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: FES0844
[It’s impossible to be objective & impartial when you fraternize.]

CBS president Les Moonves said two years ago that “Ultimately journalism has changed. Partisanship is very much a part of journalism now.”

Even though this goof heads a network news division he pretends like he is helpless to clean up the corruption in his own shop.

21 posted on 05/03/2014 4:57:03 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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