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Curbed DC: Veep's Matt Walsh Disses Dingy White House Bowling Alley

On a VIP tour of the White House during the annual Correspondents' Dinner, Veep actor Matt Walsh had a message to Obama on the state of the White House bowling alley: "If Obama's listening, let's just spend a little...

Chuck Leavell throws a White House CorrespondentsDinner pre-party where journalists rock

Here’s a list of things you’re likely to spot a journalist doing during the  White House CorrespondentsDinner on April 25 and its ancillary buffet of parties: exchanging business cards with potential sources, selfie-ing with a member of the “House of Cards” cast, and politely laughing at their editors’ cocktail-party anecdotes. Show More Summary

At ‘Nerd Prom’ screening, correspondentsdinner regulars take their lumps

Amid preparations for the White House CorrespondentsDinner — the manicure-appointment-setting, the dusting-off of tuxes — many regular attendees of the annual event arrived Thursday night at the E Street Cinema for a little scolding about how bad they really should feel about all that pomp. At the screening of the documentary “Nerd Prom,” a critical look […]

‘Nerd Prom': a Portrait that Became Critique that Became a Love Letter

When former FishbowlDC editor and Politico reporter, Patrick Gavin, set out to make a film about the White House CorrespondentsDinner, his initial intent was merely to paint a “portrait” of the dinner. But like the dinner itself, what started off as a simple project became something much grander. Show More Summary

C-SPAN Invites Mom of Bickering Pundit Brothers to WHCD

Move over Neil deGrasse Tyson and half the cast of “Modern Family,” C-SPAN has landed what is sure to be the greatest guest of the White House CorrespondentsDinner. According to Mediaite, C-SPAN has invited Joy Woodhouse, mother of...Show More Summary

C-SPAN Invites Embarrassing Pundit Mom to White House Correspondents Dinner

last weekNews : Mediaite

Shut it down, news outlets; C-SPAN just scored the best celebrity guest to Nerd Prom...

The VIPs attending the 2015 White House CorrespondentsDinner

Washington, we’ve got T-minus 17 days until this town’s annual game of “Who Wants to Touch a Celebrity?,” commonly referred to as the White House CorrespondentsDinner, and news outlets are already showing their cards (although there’s been no mention of “House of Cards” stars yet). Here’s a list of who we know will be in town so far. […]

Arianna Huffington Invites Bethany Mota, Nash Grier, Others To White House CorrespondentsDinner

The annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner is typically dominated by a guest list full of traditional Hollywood and media celebrities. But on April 25, 2015, several YouTube and digital stars like Bethany Mota and Nash...Show More Summary

WHCD Watch: Huff Post Announces “Social Superstars” as Guests

Some updates on the WHCD guest list… The Huffington Post, which will celebrate its 10-year anniversary this May, has invited a handful of “digital superstars” to the 2015 White House Correspondent’s Dinner. These guests are “leadersShow More Summary

Arianna Huffington picks ‘social stars’ as White House Correspondentsdinner guests

By now, everyone knows that the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner means an invasion of celebrities of every list from A to D (is there even an E list? An F?). Since the imported glitterati first wormed their way into the Washington tradition, there have been moments when movie stars dominated and others when reality-TV […]

WHCD Watch: Which Hollywood Celebs Will Be Attending?

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

We’re only 3 weeks away from the White House Correspondentsdinner, and the question on everybody’s mind: which famous people will be walking down the red carpet? According to The Warp, \"Game of Thrones\" actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau; \"Scandal\"...Show More Summary

Washingtonian Gives Patrick Gavin’s ‘Nerd Prom’ the Thumbs Up

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

With his new documentary, former FishbowlDC editor and Politico reporter, Patrick Gavin lobbed a grenade at the pageantry that is the White House CorrespondentsDinner. But after its first review, the film is receiving accolades rather...Show More Summary

WHCD: CNN Embraces the Hangover

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

If you’re tracking the spectacle that is White House Correspondents Dinner Weekend, take note: Sunday is the new Friday.  Sunday morning has long consisted of a few elegant affairs.  Mimosas atop the Hay Adams with Reuters.  RubbingShow More Summary

‘Nerd Prom’ Promises to Reveal the Real Story Behind the WHCA Dinner

4 weeks agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

Like any other prom, the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner — dubbed Nerd Prom, despite its ever increasing Hollywood-ification — requires prep. But in addition to dress and suit fittings, the day-of hair and nails, there...Show More Summary

D.C. journalists kick off ‘Sunshine Week’ by limiting coverage of their newsmakers event

The White House correspondent for CBS News tweets: Though Gridiron Dinner is an annual journalistic event, it bars TV, radio and photographic coverage of Pres Obama's remarks. — Mark Knoller (@markknoller) March 15, 2015 C-SPAN has tried for years to broadcast the Gridiron Dinner, but it’s never gotten permission from the journalists running the Gridiron … Read More

SNL’s Cecily Strong Featured on Cover of Capitol File

2 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

(Photo Credit: Nigel Parry) Saturday Night Live’s Cecily Strong will be hosting the White House Correspondents Association dinner in April, however, this hasn’t stopped her from getting more acquainted with the DC scene. The SNL cast...Show More Summary

‘SNL”s Cecily Strong on WHCD gig: ‘It’s a tough room’

The journos, committee chairmen, deputy undersecretaries, and assorted others who make up the audience at the annual black-tie White House CorrespondentsDinner as a bunch can be both jaded and thin-skinned, a bit uptight and possibly tipsy. So, good luck making them laugh! Cecily Stong, the “SNL” cast member tapped to provide the traditional comedy […]

Sofia Vergera made a connection at the White House Correspondentsdinner. And so did her ex.

Turns out, we shouldn’t feel too bad for  Nick Loeb, the “Onion Crunch King” and ex-fiance of “Modern Family” bombshell Sofia Vergera. The couple split  soon after attending last year’s White House Correspondentsdinner, where the actress apparently made a new connection with now-fiance actor Joe Manganiello. But now we’re learning that Loeb, too, met […]

‘C-SPAN Mom’ to be among the celeb guests at White House CorrespondentsDinner

Is it too soon to start talking about White House CorrespondentsDinner guests? The annual schmooze-a-palooza might be more than two months away, but news organizations’ scramble to secure hot celebrity guests has begun. And here’s our first installment of who’s (sitting with) who: C-SPAN is first out of the gate! That’s surprising, yes, but their […]

White House Correspondents Association Wants More Journalists at Annual Dinner

Politico reported on Wednesday that the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) issued a memo to media organizations encouraging them to bring more real journalists and fewer celebrities to their annual dinner: An important priority for us is making sure that as many of your hard-working journalists who actually cover the White House, and are members […]

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