April 29th, 2011
09:42 PM ET

Look who was invited to dinner

Washington (CNN) - Saturday night the stars will shine just a bit more brightly in the nation’s capital when the White House Correspondents' Association hosts it annual dinner at the Washington Hilton.

The ballroom will once again be at capacity. All 262 tables are sold out. That means over 2,600 men and women decked out in their finest trying to see and be seen. Here is a list of invited guests scheduled to attend this year’s dinner:

Hollywood:
Maria Bello
Paul Rudd
Eric Stonestreet
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Justin Mikita
Katherine Tokarz
Jane Lynch
Elizabeth Banks
Wendell Pierce
Morgan Fairchild
Hill Harper
Daniel Dae Kim
Mira Sorvino
Kate Hudson
Mike Farah
Amber Riley
Bridget Moynahan
Patricia Arquette
Alyssa Milano
Felicity Huffman
Cheryl Hines
Chace Crawford
Tim Daly
Jason Biggs
America Ferrera
Rashida Jones
Sean Penn
Taylor Kitsch
Ian Somerhalder
Nina Dobrev
Anna Paquin
Stephen Moyer
Zach Galifianakis
Jon Hamm
Mindy Kaling
Chris Colfer
Melissa Leo
Jeremy Piven
Danny Strong
Steve Buscemi
David Arquette
Eliza Dushku
Writer/producer Terence Winter
Director Jay Roach
Director Tom Hooper
Joel and Ethan Coen
"An Inconvenient Truth" writer/director/producer Scott Z. Burns
"School of Rock" actor/writer/director Mike White

Music
R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe
R.E.M.’s Mike Mills
R.E.M. Manager Bertis Downs
David Byrne
Singer-songwriter Annie Clark
Steven Tyler
John Legend
DJ Samantha Ronson

TV, Comedy, Fashion
Joan Rivers
"Dancing With the Stars" host Brooke Burke
Comedian Aasif Mandvi
Funny or Die producer Mike Farah
Funny or Die director director Jake Szymanski
Fashion designer Rachel Roy
Actress/designer Tara Subkoff
Designer Tory Burch
Designer Michael Kors
Designer Diane von Furstenberg

Sports
Olympic snowboarder Shaun White
Baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr
Washington Wizards guard John Wall
Former NBA player and actor Rick Fox

U.S. Congress
Speaker John Boehner
Rep. Steny Hoyer
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Sen. Mark Kirk
Sen. Scott Brown
Sen. Marco Rubio
Sen. Lindsey Graham
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee
Rep. Michele Bachmann
Reps. John Dingell
Rep. Mike Pence
Rep. John Mica
Rep. Aaron Schock
Rep. Anthony Weiner
Rep. Earl Blumenauer
Rep. Steve LaTourette

Business
Donald Trump
T. Boone Pickens
Google VP Matthew Stepka
Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams
Business and media mogul Barry Diller
CEO Leeds Equity Jeffrey Leeds

Foreign VIPs
UK Ambassador Nigel Sheinwald
UAE Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba
Kuwaiti Ambassador Salem Al-Sabah; and

Cabinet/Top Officials
Attorney General Eric Holder
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus
Admiral Michael Mullen
General James Brown
U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice
ICE Director John Morton
Commerce Secretary Gary Locke
OMB Director Jack Lew
White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski

White House/Obama Campaign Staff
Presidential Adviser David Axelrod
White House speechwriter Jon Favreau
White House National Security Adviser Tom Donilon
Chief of Staff to Jill Biden Cathy Russell
White House Social Secretary Jeremy Bernard
NSC’s Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall
DOD Press Secretary Geoff Morrell
White House News Media Director Macon Phillips
NSC's Samantha Power
White House Deputy Communications Director Jen Psaki
Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg
Deputy Communications Director to Michelle Obama Semonti Stephens
Communication Director to Michelle Obama Kristina Schake
Special Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest
White House spokeswoman Amy Brundage
OMB Spokesman Kenneth Baer
Treasury Spokeswoman Natalie Wyeth
Obama Reelection Campaign Press Secretary Ben LaBolt

Former Administration Officials
Former DHS Sec. Michael Chertoff
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell

Other Politicos
Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel
Amy Rule, wife of Chicgo mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel
Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele
Democratic Governors Association Chairman Martin O'Malley
Speaker John Boehner spokesman Mike Steel
NSC spokesman Tommy Vietor
Political consultant Mandy Grunwald,
RNC press secretary Kristen Kukowski
Ashley Nash-Hahn, media strategist for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords
Former Representative Newt Gingrich.
Texas Governor Rick Perry
Motion Picture Association of America Chairman Chris Dodd
Aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Huma Abedin
Ambassador Nancy Brinker, founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure


soundoff (26 Responses)
  1. dale

    TRUMP and BOHNER? I hope people "Nail" these guys Good. Trump will be buying the "Pretty Women" drinks with I-Phone. If he Knows how to use it? LOL

    April 30, 2011 at 9:32 am |
  2. Accuracy

    "An Inconvenient Truth" writer/director/producer Scott Z. Burns - That's wrong, folks.

    Davis Guggenheim directed An Inconvenient Truth.

    April 30, 2011 at 9:39 am |
  3. Gaylon Barrow

    I'LL make sure I don't patronize any of them.

    April 30, 2011 at 10:23 am |
    • Lisa Brennan

      Good, Gaylon. Your posts are always stupid anyway. Oh~ and don't forget to react to Sunday morning's breaking news.

      May 2, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
  4. Nadeem

    The President should totally ignore Trump, no need to even mention that sideshow.

    April 30, 2011 at 10:43 am |
  5. Jerry

    Best guest list ever. Except for the uneducated and ever-embarassing, Boehner and Trump. How much do you want to bet that they will be targeted? Lol...should be a great night!

    April 30, 2011 at 11:45 am |
    • USPatriot38

      At least they won't be homos and liars.

      April 30, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
      • Sadie

        what do you call Jane Lynch? if it isn't gay...just wondering

        April 30, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
      • martin

        I guess that inept Postal Service lost your invite.

        April 30, 2011 at 11:24 pm |
      • old guy

        Trump is not a liar? Look at that HAIR.

        May 1, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  6. ThinkAgain

    Trump will be there .... I hope someone has the stones to demand to see his tax records that he promised to reveal ...

    April 30, 2011 at 12:23 pm |
    • USPatriot38

      Sounds like you have a racist problem.

      April 30, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  7. ThinkAgain

    Gaylon Barrow: I'LL make sure I don't patronize any of them.

    Gee, not even Rubio, Graham and Boehner? You really are rigid in your dislike!

    April 30, 2011 at 12:25 pm |
    • USPatriot38

      That's right because he's no Democrat or Republican. He's a true tea party man the only honest one in existence.

      April 30, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
      • Lisa Brennan

        I am a homo, Mr 38...and you seem like a a closet dweller. Come on out. Let's talk civil rights, etc. Oh, and everyone tells non-truths. Everyone at some point in their lives. But not everyone can spend gazillions on their hair and their tans in these hard times. Remember for some of us it is Heating or Eating. And the tea party? Are you kidding? Cruel, stupid people with dried up hearts. You, sir are no patriot. And, I hope you are relishing Sunday's news. Perhaps you, as other tea baggers and birthers will want to have the body produced?

        May 2, 2011 at 5:29 pm |
  8. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    I'd be surprised to see Trump show, but if he does put him in a high chair, bib and a binkie in his mouth. If he doesn't show he'll use his excuse for not going as another political lie that nobody wants to hear but it will be good comedy.

    April 30, 2011 at 1:06 pm |
    • USPatriot38

      If he doesn't show won't mean he scared of ears Erkell.

      April 30, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  9. Jeremy - (D-MA)

    Trump? I JUST PUCKED IN MY MOUTH!!!!!!!

    April 30, 2011 at 6:09 pm |
  10. Mallika Rao

    Surprised Justin Bieber and the Jo Bros didn't make the cut this year. Obama's daughters need to be entertained in SOME way.

    April 30, 2011 at 8:05 pm |
  11. Dave in Silver Springs

    Just watched it and it was a classic b ! tch slapping of "The Donald. Both the President and Seth had a ball at Trumps expense. What made it even more enjoyable.......the Donald wasn't laughing.

    Don't worry Mr Trump, the rest of us were laughing a lot....at you.

    April 30, 2011 at 11:24 pm |
  12. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Oh well now Mr Trump, how did that feel? Not so good, huh? I know it made me feel good! I'm one 'black' who even felt some vindication! I would just like to say thankyou to Seth Myers on behalf of the American-Born President Barack H Obama, and myself! Satan's busy working his children to finish his hateful, divisive mission on earth before they're all thrown into hell. What goes around, does comes back around; and QUICK these days. 'Vengance is mine saith the LORD', and HE still works through people!

    April 30, 2011 at 11:33 pm |
  13. Liz Carter in Georgia

    @USPatriot38, I've read your posts and most of them contain racial undertones, but you have the audacity to say someone has a racial problem. TRUMP and you are just two good examples of folks who have racial problems! Now people have called me racist since I choose to point it out all the time on this blog, Hit dogs do holler, you know. However, I'm not a racist! I have a problem with racism, prejudice, double-standards and bigotry. You people just like to 'flip the script' back onto the messenger.

    May 1, 2011 at 12:14 am |
  14. B. Haak

    Anyone can get a fake birth certificate... i have one when i was adopted. it states i am the child born in 1955 to my new parents...with a raised emblem.... so stop the vindication bull. Its not about his birth... it is about his policies now.

    May 1, 2011 at 6:44 am |
  15. Liz Carter in Georgia

    So what was the big push on him trying to deliver his birth certificate to you all then, if you and cohorts were going to just turn right around and start trying to call it a 'fake'? If I were him, I wouldn't have even tried to accomodate you clowns! You folk are the worst of the worst so called AMERICAN patriots. The world is laughing at all of you 'birthers' and 'stomp Obama' conspirators; and the sad thing is, they all know why! They all know how European Americans treat African Americans in America!

    May 1, 2011 at 8:40 pm |
  16. Liz Carter in Georgia

    @B. Haak, Oh, I'll not stop with the vindication bull until I'm 100%, totally and completely vindicated, OK? That means until the African American man or woman comes to a time in America when we don't have to keep proving ourselves over and over! Like OBAMA, who did all of the right things to prepare himself for a better life; qualfied himself to enter the best schools, graduated Magna Cum Laude, passed the vetting criteria for the job, by the grace of GOD, got the job; but has to prove himself ever since!

    May 1, 2011 at 9:31 pm |
  17. FIELD1stSGT

    Who tauth you that White Missionarys. But according to all of you they were only racists also. Someone must to have died amd made the AAs all perfect four letter speaking saints.

    September 17, 2011 at 10:29 pm |