Live Blogging the White House Correspondents Dinner

Oh jeeze, Lindsay Lohan couldn’t be bothered to catch her flight to DC for tonight’s White House Correspondents Dinner, and ended up a later plane, where she’s being escorted by Greta van Susteren. Kim Kardashian (guest of Fox, which her mom watches non-stop) is there, along with George Clooney, Charlize Theron and a slew of others. Newt didn’t stop to talk with the press.

Come let’s live blog the arrivals and the delicious meal which hopefully will include dessert this year, along with main speaker Jimmy Kimmel and the usual good-natured ribbing from POTUS.

You can watch live on CSPAN or here

111 Responses to "Live Blogging the White House Correspondents Dinner"
Elliott | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:20 pm 1

Lohan is a sad sad creature, hard to believe she isn’t 42.


Bluetoe2 | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:23 pm 2

Courtesans of the 1%. What a farce.


Elliott | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:25 pm 3
In response to Bluetoe2 @ 2

powdered wigs all around


econobuzz | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:26 pm 4

Lisa!


Lisa Derrick | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:26 pm 5

Rumor has it that Obama has a dog joke…


Lisa Derrick | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:27 pm 6

Oh, Diane Keaton


Lisa Derrick | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:28 pm 7

It concerns me that Lindsay is hanging out with Greta van Cult Susteren.


Sharkbabe | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:29 pm 8

This thing has become a distillation of all the awfulness.


Lisa Derrick | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:30 pm 9

Goldia Hawn and some chick in a bathrobe.


Elliott | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:33 pm 10

The menu, courtesy of Politico

Menu for Saturday night’s White House Correspondents’ Association scholarship dinner at the Washington Hilton, selected by the WHCA board at a tasting that included nine courses and four wins (hat tips: Reuters’ Caren Bohan, WHCA’s Julie Whiston and Hilton wizard Sinead Fitzpatrick):

–Salad: Black Lentil Terrine with lump Crabmeat, Tango Green and Red Artisan Greens, Red and Yellow Tear Drop Tomatoes — drizzled with a Dill Vinaigrette

–Bread Presentation: Seven-Grain Rolls, White and Wheat Rolls; Sourdough Rolls, Flatbreads and butter

–Entrée: Texas Rubbed Petite Filet with a Calvados Demi, paired with Duo of Jumbo Shrimp seasoned with Red Curry; Roasted Haricot Verts, Baby Pepper, Patty Pan Squash; Tasso Mache Choux Risotto

–Dessert: The Galaxy — Rich Chocolate Truffle Mousse layered with Chocolate Genoise and Almond Macaroon, Ganache Truffle Center finished in a chocolate glaze, garnished with fresh raspberries

–Freshly brewed regular and decaff coffee; variety of regular and herbal teas

–Wines: Estancia Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon


Lisa Derrick | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:33 pm 11
In response to Sharkbabe @ 8

Yes, and thus we must mock it while trying to not throw up in our purses


Elliott | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:33 pm 12
In response to Sharkbabe @ 8

ain’t that the truth.


Lisa Derrick | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:34 pm 13
In response to Elliott @ 10

Dessert is back! That means the economy is improving!


Lisa Derrick | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:36 pm 14

I wonder if there are gluten-free, vegan and kosher options..


Sharkbabe | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:38 pm 15

love Michelle’s dress, yawn


AitchD | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:38 pm 16
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 7

It concerns me that it concerns you.

I can’t watch anything, not until tomorrow, I’m all watched out from three hours of watching the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic today.


Lisa Derrick | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:40 pm 17
In response to AitchD @ 16

Mmmm…possible recruitment, but reallly, they can have her.


Sharkbabe | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:40 pm 18

nice how Michelle is hugging everybody


Lisa Derrick | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:41 pm 19

There’s no liberal media war on religion–a scholarship went ot a student at Christian academy!


Sharkbabe | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:45 pm 20

an infomercial about creating new journalist whores .. omg i’m in the WHITE HOUSE omg .. puke


Elliott | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:45 pm 21

Dancin’ Dave!1!


AitchD | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:46 pm 22
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 17

Um, is Victoria Jackson there?


Sharkbabe | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:46 pm 23

dancin Dave! puke


Sharkbabe | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:47 pm 24

Where’s Lohan and Greta? Who cares about these other fucks


hackworth1 | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:49 pm 25

Will Obama deliver a few clever “drone jokes” this evening. Those are real knee slappers!


Elliott | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:50 pm 26

Can’t you picture the affirmation Dancin’ Dave flatters himself with every morning at the mirror?


Lisa Derrick | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:51 pm 27

This is the zzz part


Sharkbabe | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:51 pm 28

I WANT LINDSAY LOHAN .. SHE’S THE ONLY REASON FOR THIS


Lisa Derrick | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:52 pm 29
In response to Sharkbabe @ 28

She has huge fake hair extensions, actually makes Kim Kardashian look elegant.


Sharkbabe | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:52 pm 30

all the worst people in the world, in one room


Petrocelli | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:52 pm 31

Jeebus, a room full of correspondents, and David Gregory is at the podium ?

Lisa !


Lisa Derrick | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:53 pm 32

I thought Reese Witherspoon was Jane Fonda…


Petrocelli | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:54 pm 33
In response to Sharkbabe @ 30

The Bush Cabinet got invited ?

Sharkbabe !


Lisa Derrick | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:55 pm 34

And that Splenda-y twee banshee of hipster culture Zooey Deschanel


Sharkbabe | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:56 pm 35

oh, they’re doing something cute with Barak .. gosh it’s so cute NOT


Elliott | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:57 pm 36

classy!


Lisa Derrick | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:57 pm 37

Okay this is bit Obama’s open mic skit is funny


Lisa Derrick | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:58 pm 38
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 37

It’s better than whatever GWB would have done.


Sharkbabe | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:58 pm 39

Petro!

Uh oh Lisa, look out – I’m a Zooey D-phile (though can’t say why)


Sharkbabe | Saturday April 28, 2012 06:59 pm 40

Callista’s hair can be spotted from miles away


Lisa Derrick | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:00 pm 41
In response to Sharkbabe @ 39

We all have our weaknesses.


Elliott | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:00 pm 42
In response to Petrocelli @ 33

Petro!!


Sharkbabe | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:01 pm 43

oh ok, Obama’s always ok at standup, even if he’s a mass murderer


Peterr | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:02 pm 44

All kidding aside, Obama can only dream of looking like Morgan Freeman in four years.


Lisa Derrick | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:02 pm 45

Somehow I don’t see Mitt being able to pull this off….


Petrocelli | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:02 pm 46
In response to Sharkbabe @ 40

Did Calista bring her French Horn ?


econobuzz | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:02 pm 47
In response to Petrocelli @ 33

Petro!


Elliott | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:03 pm 48
In response to Peterr @ 44

that was my reaction!


Lisa Derrick | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:03 pm 49
In response to Petrocelli @ 46

Bullet vibe.


Elliott | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:03 pm 50

ZING!


Lisa Derrick | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:03 pm 51

JOhn Favreau wrote Obama’s speech.


Lisa Derrick | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:04 pm 52

WOW–Arianna got SLAMMED!!!!


Elliott | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:04 pm 53

o.m.g !


Lisa Derrick | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:05 pm 54

Okay that joke was gnarly. But funny.


Peterr | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:05 pm 55
In response to Elliott @ 53

What you said.


Sharkbabe | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:05 pm 56

very weird Sarah Palin joke, Barack (hockey mom v. pitbull)

wtf?


Lisa Derrick | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:05 pm 57

Funny is funny.


Petrocelli | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:06 pm 58
In response to Elliott @ 42

Hiya Elliott ! Buzz !

We can have some fun essaying not-Prez Romney’s correspondent’s speech …

“I wanna thank Shellac for the Hairdo !”

“I wanna thank for leaving one Wife for me !”


Elliott | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:06 pm 59

a lot of uncomfortable laughter


Lisa Derrick | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:06 pm 60
In response to Sharkbabe @ 56

Not at all–slammed the right back for their “Obama ate dog as child” (because it was served to him) attempt.

I laughed.


Elliott | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:07 pm 61
In response to Petrocelli @ 58

lol!


Sharkbabe | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:07 pm 62

Barak’s boring me. Wanna see what Kimmel does.


Petrocelli | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:08 pm 63
In response to Petrocelli @ 58

EDIT: I wanna thank Gingrich for leaving one wife for me !”


Lisa Derrick | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:08 pm 64

Okay this is funny! European dog socialism.


Elliott | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:09 pm 65

I am laffing at the dog ad – music such a nice touch


Sharkbabe | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:10 pm 66

ah ok Lisa @60 .. clearly i don’t keep up on all the ridicness


Lisa Derrick | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:10 pm 67

SEKRIT AGENDA!

Take notes!


Elliott | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:12 pm 68

@SarahBurris

Lohan and Kardashian had to be told not to clap by Fox table when Obama alludes to 2nd term #whcd #nerdprom


Peterr | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:12 pm 69

Nice touch remembering Anthony Shadid.


Sharkbabe | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:13 pm 70

how about the journalists your admin is harrassing Barack you fash pig


Lisa Derrick | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:13 pm 71
In response to Elliott @ 68

CENSORSHIP!!!!


Peterr | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:14 pm 72

The CSPAN cameras looking to the Secret Service at Obama’s comment about their new curfew was a nice touch.


Lisa Derrick | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:16 pm 73

Obama was chewing gum.


Peterr | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:17 pm 74

Michelle seems to be enjoying this a lot.


Sharkbabe | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:18 pm 75

Kimmel killin so far


Lisa Derrick | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:20 pm 76

Ooooh..ouchy jokes.


Petrocelli | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:20 pm 77
In response to Peterr @ 72

Obama is crafty … jokes about things that affect him, before Kimmel’s roast.


Petrocelli | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:21 pm 78

Not-Prez Romney:

“I wanna thank Calista for offering to play her French Horn tonight … anything to help Newt pay off his campaign debts !”


econobuzz | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:22 pm 79

Digby: I’m not sure there’s anything else that captures so completely the way the modern DC operates and conceives of itself as this weekend doe http://static1.firedoglake.com/common/images/editor/quote.gifs .


Sharkbabe | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:22 pm 80

“look it’s chris christie, get him”

hahahahahahaha


Kelly Canfield | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:24 pm 81

Is that slut Rush Limbaugh here?

lol!


Peterr | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:24 pm 82

“the people who watch Bill Mahar . . .”

LOL!


Mauimom | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:27 pm 83
In response to Sharkbabe @ 24

Lohan is probably the only person on the planet who has plastic surgery worse than Van Sustern’s.

Or vice versa.

FWIW, I saw Van Sustern up close and personal one time in a camera shop in DC. Scary.


Sharkbabe | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:28 pm 84

“women, nag nag nag” – excellent bit


Sharkbabe | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:29 pm 85

Kimmel’s going too fast .. wish he was older and looser


Lisa Derrick | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:29 pm 86
In response to Sharkbabe @ 84

But only wee at home laffed.


Sharkbabe | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:30 pm 87

” .. and a tweet was something Barbara Walters gave her dog ..”

lol


econobuzz | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:30 pm 88

A tweet. Great line.


Sharkbabe | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:33 pm 89

“you know it’s one thing to oppose gay marriage, it’s another to oppose it in a sweater vest”


Lisa Derrick | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:33 pm 90

He so called it on Ron Paul and Newt!


Peterr | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:36 pm 91

The dark shots of the audience don’t really work for me.


Sharkbabe | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:36 pm 92

Kimmel in Obama’s face about pot – YES


Lisa Derrick | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:36 pm 93

Calling for pot legalization.


Elliott | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:37 pm 94
In response to Sharkbabe @ 92

YES


Peterr | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:40 pm 95

Love the joke about Kimmel’s old teacher!

“Mr Mills, I’m about to high five the President of the United States.”


Sharkbabe | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:41 pm 96

well, Kimmel was fairly worth it. still fuck all these assholes. Thx for the thread Lisa.


econobuzz | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:42 pm 97
In response to Sharkbabe @ 96

x2


Elliott | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:42 pm 98

which president didn’t come to the dinner?


Elliott | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:43 pm 99

I love Michelle’s smile


Lisa Derrick | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:43 pm 100

That was fun, not as rad as last years…


Elliott | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:44 pm 101
In response to econobuzz @ 97

Yes! All hail Lisa!


econobuzz | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:45 pm 102

Great job, Lisa!


econobuzz | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:46 pm 103
In response to Elliott @ 98

Gerald Ford?


marymccurnin | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:46 pm 104

Loved that J.K. brought up the weed issue.


Petrocelli | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:49 pm 105
In response to marymccurnin @ 104

*cough* ain’t the price of Cheetos high enough ?

Senator !


Elliott | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:52 pm 106

Norah O’Donnell forgot the back to her dress


Kitt | Saturday April 28, 2012 07:55 pm 107
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 51

That’s not Jon Favreau the actor/director. That would be Jon Favreau the speechwriter — this guy at the link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Favreau_%28speechwriter%29


ADC14 | Saturday April 28, 2012 08:25 pm 108

I really think this particular “tradition” needs to be clicked and dragged to the trash bin. I always found it distasteful and inappropriate. Yucking it up with celebs, faux correspondents and people with more money than god while most of the country is suffering is disgusting IMHO. Why not have a “People’s Dinner” with real people who are free to quz the President on any topic. That will be the day.


ChristineEdmonson | Saturday April 28, 2012 09:47 pm 109

I thought Jimmy Kimmel was hilarious, and we laughed like crazy.


perrylogan | Sunday April 29, 2012 02:54 am 110

Kinda creepy–all those evil people telling jokes.


onitgoes | Sunday April 29, 2012 07:06 am 111
In response to perrylogan @ 110

That’s why I didn’t watch this.

Enjoyed the commentary,though. Lindsay Lohan?? Don’t get it. A washed up coke head with no perceivable skills except for making a huge mess of herself. WTF?

The Kardashian person I can sort of see. They’re worthless now-1%ers, but they are relevant to a lot of our tv-addicted populace. Part of the “give ‘em circuses” to distract ‘em thingie (duly noted that no bread is provided).


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