Google and Hollywood Reporter Align for D.C. Party on Eve of White House Correspondents' Dinner

4:00 AM PST 03/14/2012 by THR Staff

Google chairman Eric Schmidt and THR editorial director Janice Min will co-host the invitation-only event April 27.

Hollywood and Silicon Valley are coming together in an unlikely locale: Washington, D.C.

The Hollywood Reporter has teamed with Google to host an invitation-only event April 27 for leaders from the worlds of politics, technology and entertainment. The exclusive event will take place the night before the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner and will be co-hosted by Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt and THR editorial director Janice Min.

The Correspondents' dinner, during which the president and the media break with formalities to joke about each other and themselves, has long been a draw for Hollywood, with this year's event emceed by ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel.

The Google-Hollywood Reporter party marks the first partnership between the brands. It joins other THR events including its annual Women in Entertainment breakfast, 25 Most Powerful Stylists Luncheon and Nominees Night, a pre-Oscars party at the home of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

"The Google-Hollywood Reporter party will be a great celebration of the one event on the political calendar when people come together and politics are put aside," says Min. "We're thrilled to be a part of it."

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