LET’S GET THIS PARTY STARTED EARLY!
The 2012 White House Correspondence Dinner will air Saturday night. Coverage begins at 6:30pm ET this Saturday, April 28 on C-Span here. We love the red carpet entrances at the Hilton. In addition to video coverage, C-Span will have social media comments from celebrities, media, and our viewers (using the hashtag #WHCD or #nerdprom). You can also look back at past dinners headlined by comedians like Seth Meyers, Jay Leno, Wanda Sykes, Craig Ferguson, Rich Little, and Stephen Colbert.
3 Chics will be live-blogging. You can Keep abreast of all the weekend happenings @ WHC INSIDER.
This year’s featured comedian is Jimmy Kimmel.
WASHINGTON – The White House Correspondents’ Association is pleased to announce that Jimmy Kimmel, host of the ABC late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” will headline the WHCA’s 98th annual dinner on Saturday, April 28, 2012.
“Jimmy’s humor is sophisticated and edgy while appealing to a wide audience,” said Caren Bohan, a Reuters journalist and president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. “We are thrilled that Jimmy has accepted our invitation to be the featured comedian at our annual dinner.”
Who did Politico net for this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner guests? The list is just out this morning. Highlights include UAE Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba; MPAA Chairman Chris Dodd; WME CEO Ari Emanuel; FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski; former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal; businessman and philanthropist Ronald S. Lauder; entrepreneur Aerin Lauder; DNCC’s Theo LeCompte; actress Eva Longoria; Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell; Obama campaign manager Jim Messina; filmmaker and journalist Perri Peltz; RNC Chairman Reince Priebus; Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt; entrepreneur Ivanka Trump; Academy Award-winning actress Charlize Theron; Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.); Green Bay Packers star Charles Woodson; and fashion designer and stylist Rachel Zoe.
And who can ever forget the 2011 WHCD April 30, 2011 with President Obama & Seth Myer taking out the media and Donald Trump. All the while the NAVY SIX SEALS were taking out Osama Bin Laden on May 1, 2011.
What’s your favorite WHCD event? Loved Wanda Sykes in 2009; she was the first featured comedian for the Obama administration, and she SLAYED it.
She NAILED Rush Limpballs and the GOP, for their professed UN-AMERICAN mantra “I HOPE THE PRESIDENT FAILS.”
But last years was by far my favorite! Wonder what the President has in store for Americans this year…