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Celebrities Bail from White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Hollywood Reporter: “President Trump is expected to attend the April 29 event at the Washington Hilton. But others are bailing on the festivities this year. Sources tell THR the casts of the D.C.-set House of Cards, Veep and Scandal likely [...]

William Hanson on how Washington hotels host presidents

The Washington Hilton, Capital Hilton and Hay-Adams in DC have all hosted presidential balls and dinners. Here Mr Hanson reveals how they keep presidents safe and well fed.

Michael Reagan worried about Trump’s safety: ‘There are more’ crazies now than when my dad was shot

Former President Ronald Reagan’s son, Michael, tweeted Thursday he is concerned over President-elect Donald Trump’s safety. President Reagan was shot and seriously wounded March 30, 1981, as he exited the Washington Hilton Hotel in the nation’s capital. The gunman, John Hinckley Jr., thought he could impress actress Jodie Foster with the action. He was sentenced [...]

Is Trump at risk of assassination? What Ronald Reagan’s son said about president-elect’s safety

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Former President Ronald Reagan’s son, Michael, tweeted Thursday he is concerned over President-elect Donald Trump’s safety. President Reagan was shot and seriously wounded March 30, 1981, as he exited the Washington Hilton Hotel in the nation’s capital. The gunman, John Hinckley Jr., thought he...

John W. Hinckley Jr.: Inside the Mind of Ronald Reagan's Would-Be Assassin

7 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

On March 30, 1981, John W. Hinckley Jr., shot former President Ronald Reagan and three others outside the Washington Hilton in the nation's capital. After more than three decades in a government psychiatric prison, a federal judge in...Show More Summary

John Hinckley's Last Love Letter, to Jodie Foster

7 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

John W. Hinckley Jr., shot former President Ronald Reagan and three others outside the Washington Hilton on March 30, 1981. On Wednesday, after more than 30 years in a government psychiatric prison, a federal judge in Washington granted a request for Hickley to leave St. Show More Summary

Party Diary: Bark Ball might be D.C.’s cutest charity gala.

A dapper gentleman sporting a pinstripe suit and red bow tie stands in the ballroom at the Washington Hilton. Suddenly, he lifts up his leg and pees on the carpet. Such a scene would be jarring at a regular gala, but this is the 29th annual Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League’s Bark Ball, and dogs […]

Kesha Books a Brief Residency in Las Vegas!

Kesha walks the carpet while attending the 2016 Planned Parenthood Annual Gala on Thursday (June 9) at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. The 29-year-old singer was joined at the event by her mom Pebe Sebert. Kesha has announced that she will be heading to Las Vegas this summer for a brief residency at the [...]

A Tour of the Historic Washington Hilton

9 months agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

You could see the eyes of Kristin Adderson light up, as the effervescent manager of marketing and communications for both the Washington Hilton and the Capital Hilton hotel properties gave a private guided tour of the historic Washington...Show More Summary

Larry Wilmore's Use of the 'N-Word' Highlights Tension Barack Obama, All African-Americans Feel

Naeemah Clark, Elon University This spring, over 2,000 Washington insiders, journalists and Hollywood elite filtered into the ballroom of the Washington Hilton to attend the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner. The first comedian to perform for the group was Mark Russell in 1983. Show More Summary

Larry Wilmore’s use of the N-word highlights a tension that all African-Americans feel

10 months agoNews : The Raw Story

This spring, over 2,000 Washington insiders, journalists and Hollywood elite filtered into the ballroom of the Washington Hilton to attend the White House Correspondents’ Association annual dinner. The first comedian to perform for the group was Mark Russell in 1983. His political songs were...

For Public Figures, Being Black and “Being Black” Are Two Different Things

This spring, over 2,000 Washington insiders, journalists, and Hollywood elite filtered into the ballroom of the Washington Hilton to attend the White House Correspondents’ Association annual dinner. The first comedian to perform for the group was Mark Russell in 1983. Show More Summary

WHCD: Celebrity Nerd Prom 2016

10 months agoNews : The Inquisitr - News

White House Correspondents Dinner (WHCD) at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. took place last night. Celebrities and journalist gathered for what is nick named the nerd prom. Hashtag #WHCD and #nerdprom is trending on social media sites and covered by ESPN and CNN. Show More Summary

President Obama Takes Jabs at Donald Trump & Other Potential Candidates at White House Correspondents' Dinner (Video)

President Obama waves to the crowd while walking to the microphone for his speech at the 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner held at the Washington Hilton on Saturday (April 30) in Washington, D.C. The 54-year-old Commander-in-Chief left no potential Presidential candidates out as he took jabs at Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz, [...]

Actress Carrie Fisher brought her service dog to the White House correspondents’ dinner — and he was a hit

There is a lot to to see (and overhear) in the ladies’ room at the Washington Hilton during the White House correspondents’ dinner. Look, there’s Sophia Bush reapplying red lipstick while having a conversation about military service. And clearly that MSNBC host did not like Larry Wilmore’s routine. Oh and look, there’s Carrie Fisher and her dog… Wait what?  […]

Rachel McAdams Steps Out for White House Correspondents' Dinner 2016 With 'Broad City' Girls

Rachel McAdams shows some shoulder in a strapless gown while attending the 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner held at the Washington Hilton on Saturday (April 30) in Washington, D.C. The 37-year-old Spotlight star was joined by Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, we well as Wendi McLendon-Covey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jenna Fischer, Regina King, and Billy Eichner. [...]

President Obama’s Hilarious Final WH Correspondents Dinner Address, Worthy of a Mic Drop: FULL VIDEO

10 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

President Obama delivered his eighth and final White House Correspondents Dinner speech at the Washington Hilton last night, sealing his legacy as, among other things, perhaps the finest presidential comic mind of the modern era (and maybe ever). Show More Summary

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, […]

Obama’s Best Jokes From His Last White House Correspondents’ Dinner

10 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

President Obama did not hide his joy that Saturday marked his last White House Correspondents' Dinner. For his final foray into stand-up comedian land at the Washington Hilton, Obama delivered a relatively solid performance. It was far from his best but the president still managed to utter a few funny lines. Show More Summary

President Obama Asks Kendall Jenner to 'Say Hi to Kim & Kanye' at WHCD 2016

Kendall Jenner came face to face with President Obama at the 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner held at the Washington Hilton on Saturday (April 30) in Washington, D.C. The 20-year-old model shook hands with the president early on in the night, and she got starstruck for the “first time ever.” “He was like, ‘Say hi [...]

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