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Posted at 5:03 AM ET, 05/ 1/2010

Celebritology Weekend: Hollywood invades D.C.; Halle Berry single again

By Liz Kelly and Jen Chaney

Scarlett Johansson, just one of the celebs expected at Saturday night's White House Correspondents Association Dinner. (AP)

The three celeb-centric stories we're tracking this weekend…

1. Los Angeles relocates to D.C.: At least it feels that way thanks to tonight's ballyhooed White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, which, for a few shining moments, turns our stuffy city into a place with all the star wattage of Hollywood. So who's chowing down tonight at the Washington Hilton? Here are just a few of the bold-facers slated to be there: Steven Spielberg, Scarlett Johansson, Gabourey Sidibe, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Alba and Simpson, all three Jonas Brothers AND Justin Bieber, Morgan Freeman, Alec Baldwin, John Cusack, J.J. Abrams, Jon Bon Jovi, Betty White, Bradley Cooper and at least one star of "Glee" (Matthew Morrison). Phew. We're already out of breath. And we'll be panting even more later this weekend, as both Celebritology and the Reliable Source Tweet, blog and bring you photos from all the air-kissing festivities.

2. From Catwoman to cougar: Add Halle Berry to the list of Hollywood singles. Word broke on Friday that Berry and Canadian model Gabriel Aubry, who she met at a 2006 Versace photo shoot, reportedly split three weeks ago after four years of unwed bliss and one child. The exes are (amicably) working out details of a custody sharing agreement for two-year-old daughter Nahla. Berry was previously married to baseballer David Justice and musician Eric Benet. In 2006, after her split from Benet, Berry said "I guess you could say I have bad taste in men. But I no longer feel the need to be someone's wife.” Good call.

3. A star-sized outing? Before Sandra Bullock’s big People magazine bombshell (see Buzziest Celebs, below) earlier this week, the rumor mill was already on fire with word that a BIG star would be coming out on the cover of May 5th's issue. As expected, reaction was swift and speculation on the Web about the mystery celeb’s identity ranges from the plausible to the highly unlikely. But is there any there there? A People magazine spokesperson declined to comment, but according to publicist Howard Bragman -- who is repping the star in question -- a coming out story will appear in the mag, though not necessarily on the cover. "What I can say is that there are two kinds of coming outs," said Bragman via e-mail. "Duhs (Ricky Martin) and Wows (Meredith Baxter). This one qualifies as a Wow."


Buzziest Celebs: Based on our weekly poll of Celebritology readers, these are the three top celebs in the news for the week of April 25 - May 1...

1. Sandra Bullock – With news of adopted baby boy Louis and a divorce from unfaithful husband Jesse James underway, Bullock takes back her image.

2. Bret Michaels – The rocker turned reality show star is recovering from a brain hemorrhage and hopes to resume touring later this month.

3. Conan O'Brien – Anticipation is high for Coco’s Sunday night “60 Minutes” interview. We already know he disses Leno. But has he got more to share about The Big Chin, who also happens to be the entertainment at tonight's Correspondents' Dinner?


Pop Culture Pick
Expect to experience Tony Stark overload this week, as "Iron Man 2" arrives in theaters Friday and the summer-movie marketing machine officially starts chugging along full-speed. (Speaking of, we'll have interviews with "IM 2" writer Justin Theroux and director Jon Favreau next week in Celebritology.)

You Said It: A selection of notable reader comments from the past week...

"'Pennsylvania bachelor pad' has about as much chick magnet cachet as 'fully loaded Hyundai.'" -- yellojkt reacts to news that Jon Gosselin this week moved into a new Reading, Pa. apartment.

"A Lego Jake Gyllenhaal would have a better chance of winning an Academy Award." -- mdreader01, in response to a rash of Lego-"Prince of Persia" Web videos.

By Liz Kelly and Jen Chaney  | May 1, 2010; 5:03 AM ET
Categories:  Daily Mix, White House Correspondents' Association Dinner  | Tags:  Conan O'Brien, Halle Berry, Jon Gosselin, Sandra Bullock, White House Correspondents Dinner  
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halle berry always manipulate the media, just for her career, we are sick of hearing about her. just another overrated no talent actress.

Posted by: corvetteblack1976 | May 1, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: SISSD1 | May 1, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

SISSD1, the White House Correspondents' Dinner has been happening annually for 96 years, regardless of which political party is in power. And it does not take place at the White House, it's at the Washington Hilton. Look it up.

Posted by: isol93 | May 1, 2010 6:10 PM | Report abuse

While the entire nation suffers...the elite party hearty.

Time to boycott the brainless in Hollywood and vote out the oh-so-witty in the WH.

What a travesty.

Posted by: joesmithdefend | May 1, 2010 6:39 PM | Report abuse

While the entire nation suffers...the elite party hearty.

Time to boycott the brainless in Hollywood and vote out the oh-so-witty in the WH.

What a travesty.

Posted by: joesmithdefend | May 1, 2010 6:39 PM | Report abuse

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