The White House Correspondents' Dinner: What Are You Doing Here?

Lest you think Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Dinner is just a place for wonky political reporters and politicians to get their drink on while listening to host Jay Leno cackle at his own jokes, the event looks like it might draw more celebrities than ever before. And not just beltway celebrities, but real ones! Think Steven Spielberg, Alec Baldwin, Michael Douglas, Betty White and Justin Bieber, just to name five. But which celebrity attendees stick out like a sore thumb?

1. Angela Kinsey

No offense to Kinsey, who's always funny on The Office, but is she really the best person to represent NBC's flagship show? Even Baldwin made it down to represent 30 Rock. What happened, was the guy who plays Kevin unavailable?

What are you doing here? Rating: 4 out of 5.

2. Chace Crawford

3. Marlon Wayans

Not sure what's funnier: That Chace Crawford and Marlon Wayans are making an appearance at the Correspondents' dinner, or that they're listed as guests of Fox News.

What are you doing here? Rating: 3 out of 5.

4. Ashley Greene

Barack Obama: Twihard.

What are you doing here? Rating: 2 out of 5.

5. Chelsea Handler

"Chelsea Handler, you just found yourself embroiled in a sex tape scandal, where are you going next?" "I'm going to Washington DC!" Yeah, actually, that sounds about right.

What are you doing here? Rating: 1 out of 5.

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  • Mike the Movie Tyke says:

    Chelsea's there because she's not funny, which is often the them of this dinner.

  • Martini Shark says:

    Uh, how does Justin Bieber not rate a 5/5 here? Can he find D.c. on a map? For that matter, can he even spell D.C.?

  • funguy says:

    Angela is the funniest person on The Office, and she has the best personality off screen. I would pick her too if choosing an Office cast member to have dinner with

  • SPO101 says:

    I wonder if there’s going to be any Party Crashers at this year’s White House Correspondents dinner.
    You WANT to prosecute someone for CRASHING the Whitehouse and jeopardizing the Presidency we should review the 2000 election and charge George W. Cheerleader… ahhhhh I mean Bush under the R.I.C.O. Act”
    I can’t tell you how thrilling it is to see our so-called Representatives in government and their Ivory Tower aristocratic and celebrity FRIENDS at some million dollar State Dinner at taxpayer expense. Just tell the American PEOPLE some funny jokes so they aren’t crying at the SAD STATE of the nation. I won’t be laughing though because I can’t seem to shake the thought that this years Party would be a great place for a natural disaster.
    Does ANY average American feel good about how low the USA has sunk in the last decade? Media covering a few hundred Tea Party right-wing fanatics like they actually mattered. SEC regulators watching porn while Wall St con men were #*~/ing the USA in the @**. TRILLIONS of dollars in debt for two wars, tax cuts for the rich and Medicare Part iDiot. An OIL SPILL the size of Maryland heading toward our precious Gulf Coast. Drill baby DRILL…with NO SAFETY VALVE, right? And let’s not forget how Republican Party got paid top dollar to spend the last year and a half saying NO!
    “Let them eat cake” is too good for the USA, right? The POWERS that BE have most Americans fighting for the CRUMBS! In Arizona the right-wing fanatic numbskulls are actually blaming foreigners for the problems created by their own Conservative ideology, trickle down economics and other LOW GRADE THOUGHT PROCESSES… IT’S the MOST un-American thing I’ve ever witnessed.
    Maybe you silver spoons don’t see it but down in the trenches where 40 MILLION Americans are struggling below the poverty level… THINGS ARE ALREADY DESPERATE AND GETTING WORSE! Property theft is at an all time high and poor people on the streets have become vicious predators on the prowl for victims
    The Ivory Tower crowd KNOWS it too. They have to pay a fortune on private security and body guards right now but are working hard to make the USA into a POLICE STATE and let the government pick up the tab for their protection.
    Funny how the news media jumped on this Arizona immigration law story but completely IGNORED the following: John McCain and the Republicans seem to be leading the charge toward a police state:
    S.3081 - Enemy Belligerent, Interrogation, Detention and Prosecution Act of 2010 proposed by Senators Lieberman and McCain “…removes the right to trial for American Citizens and gives government the AUTHORITY to detain Americans INDEFINITELY for SUSPECTED TERRORIST ACTIVITY…”
    The really IMPORTANT thing about this Act is just WHO defines SUSPECTED ACTIVITY? I’m sure the CRIMINALS and CONS who oversaw the recent economic meltdown (or what I like to call greatest looting of a nation’s wealth and resources in the history of mankind) FEEL THREATENED by the ACTIVITY involved with calls for JUSTICE.
    Republicans know DEMANDS for ethics, responsibility and accountability are going to come down HARD on them. Especially McCain/Lieberman who’ve been covering up Banking/Financial/Wall St SCANDALS since the 80’s. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out what comes next…
    Anyways all you rich, powerful, well connected m#*~/s have a good time at the SOCIAL GATHERING OF THE YEAR. Morning Joe can tell us how you Royals partied down while Rome burned…
    #*~/ you too…

  • Martini Shark says:

    Uh, guess I'll head over to Politico then to rant about the newest "Real Housewives" dustup.

  • LickyDisco says:

    Geeze, Aretha needs a Snickers.