The current president (left) and Canadian Ellen impersonator Justin Beiber (far right). TV's Michael Dorn looks on in horror (center).
Its very strange the amount of attention the current President of the United States gives Canadian Ellen Degeneres impersonator, and sometimes singer, Justin Beiber.
For weeks leading up to the White House Easter Egg Roll, Obama kept aides, including his body man Reggie Love, in a frenzy, obsessing over whether Beiber would or would not perform for him, and whether hed get the chance to meet Beiber, and maybe spend a little alone time with him, just hanging out, maybe playing some Wii, you know, chillin like villains. If the president gave this sort of attention to the oil spill threatening Louisiana and other Gulf Coast states, there wouldnt be a drop left of crude in the water.
This weekend, the White House still hasnt figured out an effective strategy for tackling the Gulf disaster, but Beiber was strangely invited to the White House Correspondents Dinner, where Obama insisted he sit at the People Magazine table, so he could have a clear sightline of Beiber at all times.
Heres the list of the Correspondents Dinner attendees, via Nikki Finkes Deadline Hollywood:
ABC Table: Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal; Modern Familys Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell; George Stephanopoulos and Ali Wentworth, who invited J.J. Abrams and his wife, Katie McGrath.
American Urban Radio Network Table: Wendy Williams
Bloomberg News Table: Rosario Dawson, James Brooks.
CBS Table: Julianna Margulies; Morgan Freeman; Betty White; Chelsea Handler
CNN Table: Ashley Judd; Dennis Quaid; Quinton Aaron; The Tuohy family, whose story is the basis for the film The Blind Side; James Badge Dale and Jon Seda of the HBO miniseries The Pacific; Larry King, who is bringing Seth MacFarlane and Jeff Probst; Joy Behar.
Creative Coalition Table: Jessica Alba and her husband, Cash Warren; Ashley Greene; Omar Epps; Steven Weber; Cheryl Hines; Adrian Grenier; Spike Lee; Morley Safer; Tom Fontana; and CCH Pounder.
Essence Table: Queen Latifah
Fortune Table: Michael Douglas.
Fox News Channel Table: Vanessa Williams; Chace Crawford; Matthew Morrison; Enrique Iglesias; Ali Larter; Marlon Wayans; Patricia Arquette.
Huffington Post Table: John Cusack; Scarlett Johansson; Jeremy Piven; Ari Emanuel.
NBC Table: Jon Bon Jovi; Anna Kendrick; Bradley Cooper; Alec Baldwin; Ewan McGregor; Jimmy Fallon; Mariska Hargitay; Angela Kinsey; Elisabeth Moss; Fred Armisen; Today and Morning Joe show hosts.
Newsweek Table: Chevy Chase, Jeremy Renner.
New Yorker Table: Judd Apatow and his wife, Leslie Mann, Tracy Morgan.
People Table: Justin Bieber, Gabourey Sidibe, Tom Colicchio, Kristin Davis, Jessica Simpson.
POLITICO Table: Mary J. Blige, The Jonas Brothers, Tim Daly.
Talking Points Memo Table: Darren Star.
Time Table: Steven Spielberg and his wife Kate Capshaw; Michelle Pfeiffer and her husband, David E. Kelley.
Rumored others: Ryan Seacrest, Zach Galifianakis, Terrence Howard.
There are other randoms on this list that raise a few eyebrows here in Boystown, like Chase Crawford and Ryan Seacrest who, shockingly enough, did not arrive together (now, how they left is another matter, but dont tell JC Chasez). Then theres Bradley Cooper, the Jonas Brothers, Ewan McGregor, and Queen Latifah.
Evidently, the Village People, Lily Tomlin, and the ghost of Liberace were unable to attend. Rip Taylors still prohibited from coming within two miles of any sitting president, as Secret Service strangely classifies confetti as an IED (an Irritating Eye Distractor).
Otherwise, the Capitol Pride invitation list seemed to be cut-and-pasted into the Correspondents dinner, though downgraded from full-on Judy to mere Liza in terms of fabulous.
But, with Miss Thang yucking it up with Jay Leno, having a gay old time, as usual for this president, who needs a parade not with Michelle up there on the dais proud of everything for the first time in her adult life, already dreaming of something even more hideous she could be wearing out in public to another party tomorrow.
What oil spill?