Do you remember your first time at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner? That’s what Hollywood on the Potomac posed to veterans of the glitzy weekend.
The conversations continued into the very early morning at the Bloomberg Vanity Fair party at the French Ambassador’s residence. Attendees included Elon Musk; Obama administration cabinet officials Ash Carter, Shaun Donovan and John Brennan; stars of Washington inspired TV shows, Carla Gugino and Aasif Mandvi from the upcoming HBO comedy series, The Brink, and Constance Zimmer and Michael Kelly from House of Cards; and television stars Connie Britton and Gina Rodriguez.
Washington guests were Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and husband Paul, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, RNC Chairman Reince Preibus and wife, Sally, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest and speechwriter David Litt, and former Obama speechwriters Jon Favreau and Jon Lovett. Media guests included Andrea Mitchell, Ronan Farrow, Maureen Dowd, Fred Ryan, and Bret Baier. Also in attendance were Samantha Power, Susan Rice, Valerie Jarrett, Heather Podesta, Tammy Haddad, Marc Adelman and Liz Robbins.
View photos of all the action at the Bloomberg Vanity Fair Party after the 2015 White House Correspondents Dinner.
Taya Kyle honored at 2015 Garden Brunch benefiting veterans, military families
“The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is coming up tonight, but things kicked off earlier Saturday in Washington with the 2015 Garden Brunch, which benefits both Blue Star Families and Dog Tag Bakery. Among the honored guests was Taya Kyle, widow of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle, who spoke briefly about the benefits of hiring veterans.”
Political TV Takes the Spotlight at Garden Brunch
“Media figures like Katie Couric, Chris Matthews and Jake Tapper were in the mix with political and legal figures like attorney Ted Olson and FCC chairman Tom Wheeler or showbiz figures like Norman Reedus, Sophie Turner and Alfre Woodard.”
White House Correspondents’ dinner: Hollywood stars dish at D.C. brunch
“The celebrities that swarmed Washington, D.C. this weekend for the dinner weren’t always stuck discussing politics though during the party-filled weekend that brings together the two worlds of entertainment and politics — a weekend where Tammy Haddad, the brunch’s host, said she witnessed National Security Advisor Susan Rice riding in a golf cart with “Homeland”‘s Rupert Friend, who plays a CIA operative in the show.”
White House Correspondents’ Dinner: Tara Lipinski Is Prepared for Anything
“This year, the event has finally put Norman Reedus from The Walking Dead and presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett in the same room.”
Worlds collide at the pre-correspondents’ dinner ‘garden brunch’
“When we said “mashups,” we meant that quite literally. The crowd was so dense that one barely had time to register the VIPs among the cheek-to-jowl throngs. Spotted in the mob: “Scandal” actress Darby Stanchfield, top White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, Tim Daly of “Madam Secretary,” outgoing White House social secretary Jeremy Bernard, CBS “This Morning” co-host Gayle King and “Veep” actor Timothy Simons.”
Eric Podwall, talent manager and regular attendee of the White House Correspondents Dinner, is putting together a pre-party dinner with Spotify on Friday evening. He will have a top member of the family of the moment, Brody Jenner, one day after his father Bruce reportedly reveals to Diane Sawyer his sex change.
Podwall is known for bringing young Hollywood stars including Matthew Morrison, Chace Crawford, Will Poulter and Colton Hayes, and legends including Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen. The Hill reported it first.
A viewing party to celebrate the fourth season premiere of HBO’s VEEP was hosted at Dog Tag Bakery in Washington, D.C. on April 11, 2015. Proceeds from the evening benefited Dog Tag’s mission to provide education and leadership development for our nation’s veterans.