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Inside the WHCA Dinner: Standing Ovations for President Obama’s Final Comic Gig

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President Obama received standing ovations for his final White House Correspondents Assn. monologue that ended with him dropping his microphone and declaring “Obama out.” When featured entertainer Larry Wilmore ended his routine by using the “N” word, it drew reactions of, “Did he just say that?” Inside the cavern-like ballroom of the Washington Hilton, the… Read more »

Don Lemon Gives Larry Wilmore the Finger at White House Dinner

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As host of President Obama’s final White House Correspondents Dinner, comedian Larry Wilmore didn’t pull any punches on Saturday night, chiding everyone from Donald Trump to CNN’s Don Lemon. “Some of America’s finest black journalists are here tonight. Don Lemon’s here too,” he joked. Lemon extended his middle finger to Wilmore from the CNN table. Don… Read more »

White House Correspondents Dinner: Obama Roasts Trump, Riffs on Hillary Clinton & Kendall Jenner

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Donald Trump may not have been at the White House Correspondents Dinner Saturday night, but his presence was certainly felt — especially during a roasting by the POTUS himself. President Barack Obama, in his last year at the big event, said he was “a little hurt” that the Republican presidential frontrunner wasn’t at “Nerd Prom,”… Read more »

Tony Goldwyn on Washington: The Reality is Far More Outrageous Than ‘Scandal’

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“There is this weird co-fascination between Hollywood and Washington,” Tony Goldwyn, who plays President Fitzgerald Grant on ABC’s hit “Scandal,” explained to Variety Saturday afternoon at Tammy Haddad’s annual Garden Party Brunch. One of the crown-jewels in the social bender that is the annual White House Correspondents Dinner weekend, the brunch, held at the former… Read more »

Helen Mirren on Donald Trump: ‘I’m a Believer of the American Democratic System’

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Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren was among the guests at the Saturday afternoon Georgetown brunch hosted by Tammy Haddad before the White House Correspondents Dinner. Mirren, who has voiced her support for Hillary Clinton in the past, took selfies with fans at the star-studded — by Washington D.C. standards — outdoor party. “Politics in America are… Read more »