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White House Correspondents' Dinner: Navigating the fever dream of famous faces

Jon Bon Jovi, meet the Rev. Al Sharpton. (AP) Photo Galleries: Red carpet | Dinner The amount of star power ratcheted up a few notches at this year's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, where at least one representative from virtually every current, mainstream American pop culture phenomenon joined the swirling, overheated mass of humanity inside the Washington HIlton. A cast member from "Iron Man 2"? Check. (Scarlett Johansson, in a pink dress and hair teased to the high heavens.) Someone from "American Idol"? Check. (Ryan Seacrest.) "Glee"? Bingo. (Matthew Morrison, once again getting mobbed by fans.) The "Hurt Locker"? Uh-huh. (Jeremy Renner and Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow.) "Lost"? Of course! (Co-creator and executive producer J.J. Abrams.) Justin Bieber? Yes, represented in the form of ... Mr. Tween Heartthrob/Perpetually Trending Twitter Topic himself. There is a fever dream-like quality to navigating this event. Only in a flu-induced haze would...

By Jen Chaney  | May 2, 2010; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Live Tweeting the White House Correspondents Dinner

Our own Jen Chaney is on the scene at the Washington Hilton for tonight's White House Correspondents Dinner -- aka "nerd prom." Read along below as she tweets from the pre-dinner reception, main event and after parties. | Full Coverage   MultiTweetUsers = "celebritology" MultiTweetMask = ""; TweetsPerUser = 6; getUserTweet(MultiTweetUsers, TweetsPerUser);...

By Liz Kelly  | May 1, 2010; 7:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Correspondents' Dinner weekend: The Friday party scene

'Entourage's' Adrian Grenier (in blue) chats at Friday night's Funny or Die party. (Jen Chaney for TWP) On the night before Nerd Prom -- otherwise known as the party-filled Friday evening prior to Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner -- every famous person I talk to seems beyond happy to be in Washington, D.C. Don't they know this city, lovely as it is, is filled with wonky, public policy-debating nerds? Actually, for at least some celebrities, that seems to be the appeal. Shortly after making my way into the People/Time magazine party at the St. Regis Hotel, I find myself at the far end of the bar, listening to Steven Weber -- former star of "Wings," current star of "Happy Town" -- talk about how excited he is to be in the presence of so much political and media star power. "There's Andrea Mitchell over there. I'm kvelling," he gushes,...

By Jen Chaney  | May 1, 2010; 11:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Celebritology Weekend: Hollywood invades D.C.; Halle Berry single again

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...

By Liz Kelly and Jen Chaney  | May 1, 2010; 5:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Live Tweets from the Correspondents' Dinner party scene

Jen winds her way through a couple of Correspondents' Dinner events tonight, the Time/People bash and the Impact Film Fund/Funny or Die late-night party; find out which celebs she's spotting by following her Tweets, live.   MultiTweetUsers = "celebritology" MultiTweetMask = ""; TweetsPerUser = 5; getUserTweet(MultiTweetUsers, TweetsPerUser);...

By Jen Chaney  | April 30, 2010; 7:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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