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Mindy Kaling, Bruce Springsteen, Julia Louis-Dreyfus Among Honorees of White House’s National Medals of Arts

Mindy Kaling, Bruce Springsteen, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Gladys Knight and Vera Wang are among those receiving the White House’s 2021 National Medals of Arts and Humanities. The medals will be presented by President Joe Biden during an East Room ceremony on Tuesday, which was initially postponed due to the pandemic. First lady Jill Biden will also […]

Jason Sudeikis, ‘Ted Lasso’ Cast Promote Mental Health Awareness at White House With Surprise Appearance by Trent Crimm Actor

Jason Sudeikis and members of the Ted Lasso cast dropped in on Monday’s White House press briefing to discuss mental health awareness, and in the process took just a single question from coach Ted Lasso’s favorite journalist, Trent Crimm. Sudeikis, alongside Ted Lasso co-creator Brendan Hunt, writer Brett Goldstein and fellow castmembers Toheeb Jimoh and […]

White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield to Exit, Ben LaBolt Named as Successor

White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield is leaving the Biden administration, according to a statement released Friday by President Biden. Bedingfield, who has led Biden’s communications apparatus for four years, will depart at the end of the month, and will be succeeded by Ben LaBolt, a veteran of the Obama administration. “Since my time as […]

Media Moguls and Hollywood Heavyweights Dominate Guest List for White House State Dinner

President Biden hosted French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House for the first state dinner of his presidency. With France’s love of cinema and the arts, it should come as no surprise that the guest list, which the White House released early Thursday evening, is dominated by people with ties to the entertainment industry, […]

Jon Batiste to Sing for French President Emmanuel Macron at Joe Biden’s First State Dinner

Musician Jon Batiste is on tap to perform at President Joe Biden’s first White House state dinner on Thursday that will highlight long-standing ties between the United States and France and honor President Emmanuel Macron. “An artist who transcends generations, Jon Batiste’s music inspires and brings people together,” said Vanessa Valdivia, a spokesperson for first lady Jill Biden, whose […]

Matthew McConaughey Calls on Congress to “Reach a Higher Ground” and Pass Gun Reforms

Academy Award–winning actor Matthew McConaughey took center stage at the White House briefing Tuesday to call on Congress to “reach a higher ground” and pass gun control legislation in honor of the children and teachers killed in last month’s shooting rampage at an elementary school in his home town of Uvalde, Texas. In a highly personal […]

BTS Delivers Powerful Message Against Asian-Targeted Hate Crimes at White House Press Briefing

BTS joined White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Tuesday to share a heartfelt testimony against the devastating rise of Asian-targeted hate crimes in the United States, as AAPI Heritage Month comes to a close. “Hi, we’re BTS. It is a great honor to be invited to the White House today to discuss the important […]

BTS to Visit White House to Discuss Anti-Asian Hate Crimes and Discrimination

BTS is visiting the White House next week to celebrate AANHPI Heritage Month and discuss with President Joe Biden the disturbing rise in anti-Asian hate crimes and discrimination in the United States. According to a release from the White House shared with Billboard, the Korean pop septet will touch down at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. on May 31 to talk with […]

Kamala Harris Positive for COVID-19, President Biden Not “Close Contact”

Vice President Kamala Harris tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, the White House announced, underscoring the persistence of the highly contagious virus even as the U.S. eases restrictions in a bid to revert to pre-pandemic normalcy. The White House said Tuesday that Harris tested positive on both rapid and a PCR tests, and said she […]

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki in Talks to Join MSNBC

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is in advanced talks to leave the Biden administration and join MSNBC, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Psaki is expected to depart the White House later this spring, perhaps as early as next month. While her deal with MSNBC is not finalized, it is expected that she will host […]

Oscars: New Details About ‘CODA’ Cast’s White House Visit (Exclusive)

Talk about an awards season closer! On Tuesday afternoon, as the final round of Academy Awards voting wound to a close, the principal cast of best picture Oscar nominee CODA — Emilia Jones, Troy Kotsur, Marlee Matlin and Daniel Durant — was not on the campaign trail in any traditional sense, but was, of all places, at […]

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki Positive for COVID-19

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday that she has tested positive again for COVID-19 and will not accompany President Joe Biden to Europe for meetings on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Psaki tweeted that she took a test in preparation for Wednesday’s trip and it came back positive. Today, in preparation for travel to […]