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At ‘Nerd Prom’ screening, correspondents’ dinner regulars take their lumps

Amid preparations for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner — 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 […]

Inside the Premiere of Patrick Gavin’s Must-See ‘Nerd Prom’ Movie

This week saw the release of the film Nerd Prom: Inside Washington’s Wildest Week, and as a White House reporter and one of the film’s stars, I attended Thursday night’s premiere with a mix of anticipation and trepidation. At last year’s dinner, I had agreed with the film’s director, former Politico reporter Patrick Gavin, to appear [...]

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 Correspondents’ Dinner, 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 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...

Art Nerd Meets Prom King: We Cast The Rumored ‘She’s All That’ Reboot

With a remake of 1990s classic "She's All That" rumored to be in the works, we round up candidates for the lead roles.

SNL Highlights: The Church Of Neurotology And Michael Keaton Plays Batman With Some Nerds

2 weeks agoHumor : Funny or Die

SNL Highlights: The Church Of Neuroto... Michael Keaton shares his easter basket, goes to prom, and indulges some fans by playing Batman on SNL. Submitted by: Jenny Nelson Regular Keywords: SNL Highlights SNL Highlights Michael Keaton...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 Correspondents’ Dinner. But after its first review, the film is receiving accolades rather...Show More Summary

Jim Avila Wins WHCA Award For Cuba Coverage

ABC’s Jim Avila will be presented the Merriman Smith award for outstanding coverage by the White House Correspondents’ Association at the annual Nerd Prom next month. Avila is being honored for his reporting from Cuba back in December. Show More Summary

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

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

Christian Singer Who Sold His Song to "Fifty Shades of Grey": "I Thought It Was a Rom-Com"

Remember your high school prom? Now imagine, for the slow dance, the class nerd—pale, big glasses, a little chubby—walked on stage and belted out the most exquisite Otis Redding cover you'd ever heard. That's what came to mind when I saw Paul Janeway, the lead singer of St. Show More Summary

The Hottest Party You've Never Heard Of

Forget Nerd Prom. Washington's social event of the year is Spy Prom. And in case you missed it, I was there.

Why Was Comic-Con So Stingy With Movie News? Here's the Deal

At Comic-Con, no news is not good news. Before this year's nerd prom I predicted a flurry of major movie announcements would come out of Hall H: new titles from Marvel and DC/Warner Bros., some splashy casting announcements, and the inevitable jaw-dropping, out-of-nowhere surprise. Show More Summary

PARTY PHOTOS: Check Out The Scene At New York City's 'Prom For Tech Nerds'

The Webutante Ball is one of Silicon Alley's biggest social events, and last night's edition didn't disappoint. The party was held as part of Internet Week, a series of panels and events that runs May 19-22. The Webutante Ball is known...Show More Summary

CNN Enjoys White House Correspondents Dinner Ratings Bump Saturday Night

CNN led the cable news charge Saturday night at 10 PM when the White House Correspondents Dinner was in full boil. The network flooded the zone with three hours of Nerd Prom, starting at about 8 PM ET. MSNBC began its coverage at 9 PM. Show More Summary

Jessica Simpson Narrowly Avoids Her Old Boyfriend Tony Romo At The White House Correspondents' Dinner! When Exes Almost COLLIDE!

12 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : CocoPerez

Guess she didn't figure an ex into this nerd prom equation! Bonafide blonde bombshell Jessica Simpson was in the nation's capitol for the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday, looking to have a nice time out with her fiancé Eric Johnson. Little did the 33-year-old singer know, her former Cowboys' quarterback boyfriend Tony Romo would be in [...]

Is it time to ditch the ‘nerd’ in ‘nerd prom?’

The White House Correspondents’ Association dinner has become commonly referred to as “nerd prom.”  The origins of the term are a bit murky, but since the name has caught on, the annual Washington dinner has become more and more star studded and seemingly less nerdy. In 2010, The Reliable Source wrote: “Forget about that cute, […]

On the Agenda: May 5-9

Ladies and gentleman, the tinsel has left the town. Last Saturday was the one event in D.C. that is guaranteed to bring the stars to our fair nation's capital: the White House Correspondent's Dinner, a.k.a. Nerd Prom. This year's fete was hosted by Joel McHale, the lanky star of Community and The Soup. Show More Summary

John Oliver Weighs In On White House Correspondents Dinner, On ‘Last Week Tonight’: Video

Wondering why the White House Correspondents Association did not ask new comedy It Guy, John Oliver to perform at Saturday’s Nerd Prom, instead of Joe McHale? Could it be Oliver objects to the group’s annual Nerd Prom in principle — or is this bit from tonight’s edition of Oliver’s HBO series Last Week Tonight a classic case of comedy envy?

Correspondent's Weekend DC: The East Coast's Answer to the Oscars?

Washington DC's biggest fashion draw other than an inauguration just happened, and the fashion crowd jumped on it. It has been hashtagged "nerd prom" and gained momentum for branding of what was once a media gathering into a celebrity and fashion focus. Show More Summary

President Obama At The Nerd Prom

12 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Last night the White House Correspondents Association celebrated its 100th anniversary at the annual dinner reporters refer to as the Nerd Prom. CBS News reports on the president's speech: Basking in the liberation of never again facing reelection, Mr. Show More Summary

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