White House Correspondents' Dinner: Where the Stars Are Sitting
The White House Correspondents' Dinner picked up a big dose of much needed giltz this week with the announcements that Barbra Streisand and Psy will attend the event – and that E! Entertainment will live-stream its coverage of red carpet arrivals.
E!'s decision takes what's often called the "nerd prom" into the realm of a Hollywood-esque awards show -- a first for the annual Washington event, which will be hosted this year by Conan O'Brien.
Here's a round-up who's going on Saturday night and where they're sitting:
Bloomberg: The news service will host Streisand as well as Showtime Entertainment President David Nevins and cast members from Netflix' House of Cards, including Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos is also attending.
Time Inc.: The media conglomerate will host DreamWorks bigwigs Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Stacey Sneider and Chip Sullivan. The group's long-trusted political advisor, Andy Spahn, will also be on hand. Others sitting with Time: Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas,
Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, and Veep's Julia Louis-Dreyfus with her husband Brad Hall.
Thomson Reuters: The wire-service scribes will be joined by Jeremy Renner, Kathleen Turner, Saturday Night Live's Fred Armisen, Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens, Revenge's Madeline Stowe, and Treme's Steve Zahn.
CNN: After defending the 1600 Penn in Olympus Has Fallen, Gerard Butler is slated to attend the dinner as a guest at CNN’s table. The cable network’s other guests include Paul Rudd, The Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks, Homeland's Navid Negahban, The New Normal's Justin Bartha, Pitch Perfect producer Max Handelman, and Louisville guard Kevin Ware, who shattered his leg during the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
ABC: The network will host Modern Family actors Sofia Vergara, Eric Stonestreetand Julie Bowen; Nashville actors Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere; and Scandal actors Tony Goldwyn and Kerry Washington.
NBC: Michael Douglas, Matthew Perry, Michael J. Fox and wife Tracey Pollen will be joining the network correspondents at the dinner.
CBS: South Korean music sensation Psy will be joining Homeland’s Claire Danes and her husband Hugh Dancy (NBC’s Hannibal), as well as Daniel Dae Kim(CBS’ Hawaii Five-O) at the news outlet's table.
Fox News: Members of the X-Men: Days of Future Past cast and crew will be out in force for Fox. Those attending include director Bryan Singer, producer Simon Kinberg, and actors Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. Also sitting with Fox: Dustin Lance Black, Private Practice's Tim Daly, G.I. Joe's Joseph Mazzello, True Blood's Ryan Kwanten, Glee's Kevin McHale, Arrow's Colton Haynes, and former N'Sync member JC Chasez.
Huffington Post's guests include Jon Bon Jovi, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Scarlett Johansson and Shaquille O'Neal.
Newsweek / The Daily Beast: Guests include Harvey Weinstein, Nicole Kidman, The Newsroom's Olivia Munn and The Killing's Joel Kinnaman. USA Today: Ashley Judd, Courteney Cox, Private Practice's actress Kate Walsh, ABC’s GCB star Kristin Chenoweth and Josh Gad of NBC’s 1600 Penn.
Fortune: Singer John Legend and fiancee Chrissy Teigen will be the magazine's guests.
NPR: Director George Lucas, CBS Partners' Sophia Bush, 30 Rock's Tracy Morgan, Jessica Alba and husband Cash Warren.