George Clooney, Paul McCartney, Meryl Streep Among Stars at Obamas’ Farewell Bash

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George and Amal Clooney, Paul McCartney, and Meryl Streep were among the celebrities who trekked to Washington, D.C., on Friday for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s farewell celebration at the White House.

They were among those spotted arriving at the White House for the late-evening event, along with Gloria Estefan, Magic Johnson, Anna Wintour, Bradley Cooper, Harvey Weinstein, Lorne Michaels, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Kelly Rowland, Tracee Ellis Ross, David Letterman, Gloria Estefan, Tyler Perry, Robert De Niro, Jon Hamm, Ken Burns, Stevie Wonder, Al Roker, Chris Rock, and Lena Dunham. Photos of the arrivals were posted on social media by reporters, including CNN’s Betsy Klein, staked out near the White House entrance.

Many of the Obamas’ friends who attended were donors and supporters throughout their White House years and two presidential campaigns.

The event was private, and in the past the Obamas have picked up the tab for such parties.

Although cell phones were not allowed in, some of the attendees posted messages on social media. Nick Jonas shared a photo of himself posing with Jonathan Tucker, his co-star in “Kingdom.” “Straight off the plane to the White House,” the message read.

Straight off the plane to the White House…

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The party followed Michelle Obama’s final speech, which she delivered in the East Room earlier on Friday to commemorate the 2017 School Counselor of the Year. President Obama is scheduled to deliver a farewell address in Chicago on Tuesday.

The presence of so many celebrities may contrast to the turnout for Donald Trump’s inauguration. His team has been trying to line up talent to perform at his inauguration festivities later this month. Performers like Elton John and Garth Brooks have declined.

The party went on until 4 a.m., with chicken and waffles served to the early morning attendees.

See more pictures from inside the star-studded party below:

Stumbling out of the White House at 4am after an incredible night celebrating 8 incredible years. 😭

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When the squad takes over The White House #squadgoals 💪🏽

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Last night I got to speak with President Obama and thank him for everything he's done, specifically for LGBT Americans. He told me it was one of the things he's most proud of. I told him we will love and appreciate him forever. He told me there's a lot of work we still need to do. Setting aside for a moment the sadness and anger I feel about the next administration, this was one of the greatest moments and nights of my life. When we walked into the White House last night, the first photograph on the wall was a picture of the WH lit up with the colors of the gay pride flag. Isn't that extraordinary? I'm so glad I had a chance to thank this exceptional man and his team and so grateful that he will still be around to help guide the way. More work to be done, indeed. And I won't soon forget dancing with the Obamas in the White House while @questlove spins next to a portrait of Mary Todd Lincoln. 🇺🇸🏳️‍🌈❤️

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  1. Eileen horton says:

    Sad so many incredibleb celebrities like paul McCartney would stoop so low as to attend an obama party. He did nothing for the usa. Nothing. Some will do anything to be seen at a party.


  3. M Johnson says:

    even Canadians will miss the Obamas.

  4. Patriot says:


  5. Patience Wright says:

    Trump is a backlash, and if we keep our eyes on the prize, a short-lived backlash. Obama is decency incarnate, but a black man. Backlash inevitable as the animal soul of America freaks out, howls, rejects, fed on a diet of hate news and desperation, an abused animal. See Hell or High Water; take responsibility. We’ll metabolize that animal soul, lead ourselves to understanding one another, and come back more caring and decent toward all Americans. Breitbart and ilk will die, consumers weary of hate. We’ll metabolize our animal instinct and build an America that supports all of us.

  6. boo love says:

    Party hearty all u fools..the gravy train is coming to a screeching halt…just go away you lousy President

  7. Me says:

    And still no Clooney bump pics or quotes. Silence since Brexit & Trump. The world over has to them to fuck off politically. Move to Syria.

  8. Mitchell says:

    Obama’s 8 years were a disaster. Good riddance and welcome President Trump.

  9. Steve says:

    Where the hell are you people coming from?

  10. Steve says:

    Jesus. Did Clooney run over your kitty or something?

    I don’t suppose you have an ounce of proof for any of that nonsense.

    • Cheryl McBee says:

      I guess that’s what happens when you force feed yourself – and your wife – relentlessly down the throats of the public everyday – twice a day – for two years.

  11. Carolyn Fritz says:

    Why do you keep referring to her as ugly? This alone is telling and causing all of your your remarks to be suspect.

  12. Obamaforthirdterm says:

    Thanks for a positive 8 years obama. I never knew the american public would be stupid enough to vote for a reality tv person. But then again they voted for reagan, who fucked US up even more. Ok whatever enjoy your dictator repubs. I will deligitimize trump whenever I can, just like he did obama with his birth certificate. Fuck trump and everyone who supports him, you are all scum.

    • POSITIVE for whom ? Tell that to the people in the 7 countries his drone bombs fall on !

    • Skipper sam says:

      Here is what is going to happen
      Trump is going to “Federalize”, the Federal elections
      A Local supervisor of elections, will no longer be in charge, it will be an appointed federal official
      You will need to be in possession of approved e-verified Picture ID to vote in a Federal election
      You will not be allowed to vote with ANY felony conviction or a select number of

      The Democrats will not win a National election for the next 24/100 years

    • Ed says:

      Nobody cares. Your delusional, idiotic, failing demographic has lost and will soon be forgotten as Obama’s actions are all deleted from the pages of history. Face it: not only are you a wimp, you are irrelevant.

      • Steve says:

        Both of you are being extremely silly.

      • john says:

        Positive 8 years? Increase of rerrorism globally, little to no increase middle income wages, race tensions, hatred for the police, obama’s horrid ACA with 63% after tax increase in premiums, neglect of congress through presidential orders etc etc etc…the junior league ISIS as obama called them. Iraq in shambles…obama the social Soros plant

  13. Triumphant says:

    The American public, you know, REAL America, is going to cause a severe backlash to some of these big-mouthed “stars.” Film investors, be careful who you get in bed with.

    • Steve says:

      Yeah, because that Rogue One boycott worked so well. LOL.

      Oh, and I’m always up for a good Clint Eastwood movie (this liberal loved American Sniper), and I don’t mind watching conservative actors do their thing. What’s with this obsession to economically punish people because you disagree with their political opinions?

      • Liberals loving Nazis figures !

      • Cheryl McBee says:

        Clooney is politically (and personally) overexposed and alienated his former fans and potential ticket buyers.
        He just did not know when to stop. He may as well have quit acting and gone into politics. Because people can’t separate him from Amal (his wife) and her family and politics and his refugees, Trump bashing predictions ect. Now he’s a punchline many people won’t pay see.
        Warren Beatty said it best “Anyone who cares about my politics already knows what I think”.
        Too bad George wasn’t as smart..

  14. MMClarke says:

    Where are the Jewish “celebs” like Spielberg? Or did they skip since Obama took all the Jewish Hollywood money he could get while stabbing Israel in the back?

  15. Renee Wilcox says:

    If Trump said not to long ago he do not need no celebrity, why do one think nobody is willing to participate at his Inauguration.

  16. Xaiver Zender says:

    Celebrating 8 years of executive orders, dramatically increasing the cost of health care which is supposed to be ” affordable”, giving 400 million TAX PAYERS dollars cash to the Iranians, witnessing and overseeing the murder of our ambassador to Libya, having our rescue forces told to stand down, giving assault weapons to Mexican drug cartel members, failing to affect the ocean. There is a lot to celebrate. Right now is truly “The Most Wonderful Time in 8 Years

  17. Me says:

    Clooney? Where’s the baby bump? Lololol

  18. Me says:

    ‪#Obama thanked the #Hollywood 1%; #HillaryClinton thanked her 1% donors; #DonaldTrump thanked the people who voted for him #thisiswhywewon ‬

  19. Good Riddance. Complex stricken useless puppet.

  20. Suresh mathew says:

    Mr Trump you are the star not a clown…..
    Like the so so celebrates……..vertebrates!

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