The White House Correspondents Dinner is traditionally of the most notable events of the year in Washington, and it also just so happens to be one of the few events in the area where big-name celebrities actually want to appear. The event, nicknamed “nerd prom,” typically draws stars that are invited by various networks and organizations to appear on their behalf.
There have been many controversial attendees over the years, but we are at least pleased to report tonight that at least some of the celebrities in attendance this year happen to be from TV series that are set around the White House and other parts of DC. Take, for example, “Scandal.” It may be months before season 4 comes on the air, but the likes of Tony Goldwyn (Fitz), Darby Stanchfield (Abby), Katie Lowes (Quinn), and Bellamy Young (Mellie) were all present for the show. (Kerry Washington probably would have been, had she not recently welcomed a child into the world.)
As for another Washington series, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Anna Chlumsky from “Veep,” which is a pretty ruthless satire of the political system, were also both in attendance for the night. Given how rough some of the comedians and even the President can be to the press during this dinner, it only makes sense that there would be a few people in the audience who mock Washington on a regular basis. Plus, by and large politicians seem to realize that there really isn’t anything that is that wrong with having these sort of shows out there. Hey, with “Veep” you at least occasionally learn a thing or two about politics.
There were some other general stars from the TV world in attendance at the show tonight, and we’ll have more about that at the link here. stay tuned!