Patrick Gavin, the filmmaker and White House reporter who made a documentary critical of the White House Correspondents’ Association’s glitzy annual dinner, is looking for a new job: He wants to be the WHCA’s new executive director. Which would be something like making the Big Bad Wolf the manager of that new straw-house development, right? […]
A new Frontline documentary airing next week examines the night that President Obama utterly humiliated Donald Trump at the White House Correspondents Dinner and, Trump advocates say, drove him to run for president. The documentary features Roger...Show More Summary
On Friday, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump admitted that President Barack Obama was born in the United States. But back in 2011, Obama had some fun mocking the Manhattan billionaire at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner. For the record, so did comedian Seth Meyers. Follow BI Video: On Twitter Join the conversation about this story »
Both Larry Wilmore and Stephen Colbert have had the dubious honor of hosting a White House Correspondents' Dinner, and they both had a tough time of it. Or did they? I mean, I thought they both did pretty well. Really tough crowd to please there, though.
When Donald Trump first burst into the political arena in 2010 with his claims that President Obama was not born in this country, many people did not take him seriously. One comedian at the White House Correspondents Dinner in 2011 stated, "I heard Donald Trump is running for President as a Republican. Show More Summary
McKay Coppins has a long, enlightening and depressing read in BuzzFeed arguing with a lot of anecdotes that Donald Trump decided to run for President chiefly out of a combination of spite and a Fredo Corleone-like hunger for respect....Show More Summary
During his throat clearing at the 2011 White House Correspondents dinner in Washington, D.C., comedian Seth Meyers delivered a prophetic critique of the political ambitions of Donald J. Trump. The mogul, touting a run in the 2012 race,...Show More Summary
Well, that didn’t take long at all. Little more than a year after accidentally confirming their relationship via the 2015 White House Correspondents Dinner guest list and later putting their coupledom on full display at the state dinner in honor of Japan, singer Ciara and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson have tied the knot. The pair […]
After Seth Meyers made Donald Trump a target of scathing jokes in his monologue at the 2011 White House Correspondents’ dinner (sample: “Trump has been saying that he will run for president as a Republican — which is surprising because I just assumed he was running as a joke.”), the real estate mogul had no […]
We had a jam-packed May — the White House Correspondents’ dinner, the Met Gala, and Cannes, all crammed into the first 20 days or so — and so this look back is, like Herbie before it, fully loaded. Read More...
In May 2011, reporters swarmed Donald Trump as he exited the Hyatt in Washington, DC, after the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Many wanted a response from Trump, who had just watched President Barack Obama deliver jokes that night...Show More Summary
How and when black people use the N-word has been a point of contention forever, as we saw most recently with Larry Wilmore at the 2016 White House Correspondents' Dinner. Oprah is notoriously not a fan, to the point where she doesn't allow anyone to use the word in her ... More »
The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur has good reason to believe Wilmore has been blacklisted. At the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Larry Wilmore roasted everyone in the press—particularly CNN. “In fact, the room was very uncomfortable because...Show More Summary
If you watched the White House Correspondents Dinner this year you saw a constant theme: Poking fun at CNN. There were jokes that caused Don Lemon to give comedian Larry Wilmore the finger and President Barack Obama talking about transitions, like the one Jake Tapper had to make when he “left...
Last year, President Obama delivered his speech at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner with his “anger translator,” who interjected punchy insults between the president’s staid remarks. The routine culminated with Obama growing so agitated discussing climate change — “Miami floods on a sunny day, and instead of doing anything about ... More »
The president used his last White House Correspondence dinner to do something that some saw coming but the majority did not. Towards the end of his speech, he pulled a copycat trick out of his "sleeves." In his parting words, he "stole"...Show More Summary
Larry Wilmore pulled no punches during his monologue at last week's White House Correspondents Dinner. Standing less than 10 ft. away from President Obama, Wilmore compared the shooting ability of Stephan Curry's 'long range bombs' to...Show More Summary
Last week we saw the final White House Correspondents Dinner—or “Nerd Prom” as some refer to it—for the last year of the Obama presidency. Following that gala event, many couches have been fainted upon (by those who remain irony andShow More Summary
Larry Wilmore faced off with Al Sharpton on MSNBC this morning after the reverend publicly expressed his distaste with Wilmore's n-word remark to President Obama at the White House Correspondents Dinner.
From Radiohead's new single to President Obama's comedy monologue at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, here are five things we loved in Arts & Culture this week: After mysteriously vanishing from the Internet, Radiohead is back with new music for the first time in five years. Show More Summary