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Nerdy fight breaks out at WHCD afterparty between Fox News and Huffington Post reporters

For an event held at the soaring U.S. Institute of Peace building  in Foggy Bottom, the swanky afterparty hosted by MSNBC following the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner sure saw some conflict. In the early-morning hours of Sunday, a scuffle broke out between Fox News correspondent Jesse Watters and Ryan Grim, the Huffington Post’s Washington bureau […]

Did Larry Wilmore bomb or slay at the correspondents’ dinner? Yes.

It’s always the big question after the White House correspondents’ dinner: Did the comedian flop? Opinions vary wildly, but there’s no question some of Larry Wilmore’s jokes received a very frosty reaction inside the Washington Hilton on Saturday night. [Larry Wilmore’s harshest burns in his White House correspondents’ dinner speech] “You guys are tough, man!” […]

The complete transcript of Larry Wilmore’s 2016 White House correspondents’ dinner speech

Thank you, thank you very much. Thank you, thanks for keeping that applause going all the way, too, I appreciate that. Well, welcome to “Negro Night” here at the Washington Hilton, or as Fox News will report, “Two thugs disrupt elegant dinner in D.C.” That’s how they do us, right?. Nice to be here, though, […]

The complete transcript of President Obama’s 2016 White House correspondents’ dinner speech

[“Cups” playing as Obama walks up. Audience can hear “You are going to miss me when I’m gone..”] You can’t say it, but you know it is true. Good evening everybody. It is an honor to be here at my last, and perhaps the last White House correspondents’ dinner. You all look great. The end of the […]

Larry Wilmore’s harshest burns in his White House correspondents’ dinner speech

Comedy Central star Larry Wilmore was the entertainer at the White House correspondents’ dinner on Saturday night, where he delivered a roast full of insults for everyone: President Obama, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and of course, the media. There were some audible gasps in the room at some of this material, and we’ll […]

The best lines from Obama’s White House correspondents’ dinner speech

Obama’s last speech at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner on Saturday night was, like his previous years, packed with jokes. Targets included the media, the 2016 presidential candidates, and specifically Donald Trump.  There were a lot of Trump jokes. Show More Summary

The details on Michelle Obama’s WHCD dress

For her final White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, Michelle Obama opted for a sexy yet elegant gold gown, featuring an embroidered neck and a sheer bedazzled cape-like overlay. Although Givenchy has yet to confirm, certain...Show More Summary

How Helen Mirren won the White House correspondents’ dinner — before it even started

Dame Helen Mirren showed up at the White House correspondents’ dinner with purple gown, a purple tattoo near her collarbone and a plan to honor Prince. The hand-drawn symbol is temporary, but the actress still wanted to honor the legendary singer, who died suddenly last week at age 57. “I admire great artists and he was […]

The pre-game for White House correspondents’ dinner: Bloody Marys and brunch selfies with Helen Mirren

This is how most visiting celebrities, CEOs, top-tier journalists, and well-connected PR mavens in town pre-game for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner: a bloody Mary bar and a mingle that takes so much energy, everyone can just skip their SoulCycle session this week. Garden Brunch 2016!!! #WHCD A photo posted by Todd Krim aka Mr. […]

The night the White House upstaged White House correspondents’ weekend

Karlie Kloss made a beeline for Valerie Jarrett. It was Friday night in Washington, and the willowy supermodel quickly burrowed into conversation with the top White House staffer at a cocktail party thrown by People and Time magazines. The topic? Kloss explained later that on a recent visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., she had dropped […]

The ‘Scandal’ cast is back for the WHCA dinner. Here’s what they’ve learned about Washington.

President Obama won’t be the only president at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. The cast of ABC’s political drama “Scandal” is among the crew of celebrities who will grace the halls of the Washington Hilton Saturday night. It’s a repeat visit for many of the “Scandal” stars, and at a panel discussion Thursday night […]

Nyle DiMarco to bring Gallaudet president and ASL interpreter to WHCD

Nyle DiMarco’s oh-so-subtle hint that he wanted to attend this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner paid off. On April 14, People magazine confirmed that the deaf model/reality star would be one of the glossy’s celebrity guests (along with “The Office” actress Jenna Fischer). Show More Summary

New rule for those ‘excruciating’ selfie takers at this year’s correspondents’ dinner: Don’t

There’s a new line popping up on party invites for this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association Weekend — yes, weekend. Just beneath the fancy link to répondez s’il vous plaît (and the now ubiquitous demand to under absolutely no circumstances forward the exclusive invite to anyone else) is another new note about etiquette: No selfies. Show More Summary

Baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr. and Kelly Ripken are divorced after nearly three decades

After almost 30 years of marriage, Hall of Famer and former Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken Jr. and his wife, Kelly Ripken, have divorced. Her attorney says the split was finalized Thursday morning in the Baltimore County circuit court. Details about the settlement — Cal Ripken, 55, owns several minor-league teams and a chain of sports complexes bearing […]

SNL vet Will Ferrell will play President Ronald Reagan in the film ‘Reagan’

Remember that “Reagan” script we told you about a while ago? Well, it’s definitely a comedy. Actor Will Ferrell, best known for his comedic turns in “Anchorman,” “Talladega Nights” and “Zoolander,” will play GOP fan boy favorite President Ronald Reagan in a comedy about the commander in chief’s struggles with dementia. Exactly. “Reagan” was one of the […]

In case you wondered, Melania Trump says she’s not into Botox or cosmetic surgery

Thanks to GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump, political conversation has devolved into discussions of the sizes of various body parts (see the many statements Trump has made about his hands). So sure, why not turn to the topic of whether a potential first lady has or has not had her breasts surgically augmented? In case […]

Donald Trump mispronounces Tanzania, prompting a burn from White House press secretary

Let’s get this out of the way first. It’s TAHN-zuh-nee-ah and not Tahn-ZAH-nee-uh. On Monday, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump gave a rare foreign policy speech at the Mayflower hotel in Washington. During the real estate mogul’s 38-minute lesson plan for U.S. relations abroad, which he read from a teleprompter, Trump mispronounced the name of the east […]

The most elaborate party favor you’ll see this WHCD weekend: a ‘yearbook’ of Washington journos

Guests attending the gamut of parties pegged to the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner are likely to hop into their departing Uber cars with more than a slight buzz and the business card from a deputy undersecretary of something. It’s swag time! The bag of goodies given to departing guests at the annual Friday-night party hosted […]

Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin didn’t want to see the new documentary about his campaign

Political-junkie audiences might be eager to parse the details of “Weiner,” the forthcoming documentary about the scandal-plagued 2013 campaign of former U.S. representative Anthony Weiner as he runs for mayor of New York City. The just-out trailer shows plenty of juicy behind-the-scenes tidbits (the crew began filming before news broke about the Big Apple Democrat sending […]

Donald Trump: Lena Dunham is ‘B actor’ and can move to Canada

Donald Trump might want walls around the United States, but he’s okay with at least one potential border-crossing: “Girls” creator Lena Dunham leaving the United States. The writer/actress (and big-time Hillary Clinton supporter) said she would move to Canada (Vancouver, specifically) if Trump is elected. And on Tuesday, the Donald said that was fine by him, […]

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