Monday, April 25, 2011

Bristol Palin To Attend The WH Correspondents' Dinner




By Gary P Jackson

It's that time again. In two weeks the annual presidential roast, known as the White House Correspondents' Dinner, that time of the year reporters pretend to make fun of the president, and the president in turn gets to make fun of them. Or in Barack Obama's case, thank them profusely for having his back!

Anyhow, much of the media is all excited because the Washington Post has invited Donald Trump to be it's date. Reading the list The Atlantic put together we were surprised to find the name Bristol Palin on the list. That should make for an interesting evening. Who knows, maybe she's checking out the lay of the land in preparation for President Palin's first Correspondents' Dinner.

Here's a list of those who have confirmed they will attend, along with who invited them:
People: Bristol Palin, The Office's Mindy Kaling, Steven Tyler, Glee's Chris Colfer

USA Today: David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Rick Fox, Eliza Dushku

The Hill: Washington Wizards point guard John Wall (White House correspondent Sam Youngman, described by Fishbowl DC as a "die hard" University of Kentucky fan, landed the former Wildcat star after more than a month of lobbying.)

The Washington Post: Donald Trump (but only if Steve Wynn's daughter's wedding doesn't run late)

NPR: Michael Stipe, David Byrne, Bourne Ultimatum screenwriter Scott Z. Burns, singer-songwriter Annie Clark, School of Rock screenwriter Mike White, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice

Fox News: Kate Hudson (She's coming with On The Record host Greta van Susteren, assuming she gets back from covering the royal wedding in time)

Mother Jones: Sean Penn. (Washington bureau chief David Corn extended the invitation)

Bloomberg: Snowboarder Shaun White, Dancing With The Stars co-host Brooke Burke

Time: Steve Buscemi, Sen. Scott Brown, Boardwalk Empire showrunner Terrence Winter, King's Speech director Tom Hooper, designer Tara Subkoff, Game Change director Jay Roach, Game Change producer Danny Strong

ABC: Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Erin Andrews, Jane Lynch, Disney CEO Bob Iger, Sen. Marco Rubio, Eric Holder, Janet Napolitano, White House Chief of Staff William Daley, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, Admiral Mike Mullen, White House Social Secretary Jeremy Bernard, Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Sen. Mark Kirk, Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Fortune: Mira Sorvino, Twitter cofounder Evan Williams

Newsweek : Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Colin Powell, Tina Brown, Bary Diller, Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau, Saturday Night Live's Jason Sudeikis, Michael Kors, Diane von Furstenberg, Rep. Aaron Schock. (At the 2009 dinner, people thought sparks were flying between Favreau and actress Rashida Jones. Just something to keep in mind.)

The New Yorker: Jon Hamm, Zach Galifianakis, the Coen brothers

The Atlantic and National Journal: Taylor Kitsch, Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev, Mike Farah
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