Celebrity Spotings: Fox, Carey, Ali and More
4: 25 p.m.
(6th and C) -- Michael J. Fox talks to folks around the corner from the Newseum.
11: 15 a.m.
(Portajohns)-- Near the Capitol
No celebrity treatment for R&B singer and Halle Berry and her ex-husband Eric Benet who waited in line for a Portajohn near the Capitol. "I was standing in line for an hour, but I'm blessed to be here," Benet said as he bent over to place toe warmers in his black and white Adidas.
9: 36 a.m.
(1rst and E Street NW) -- Getting to the Event
Singer Mariah Carey is wading in the middle of a large crowd at 1st and E Street NW and she can't move. People are snapping photos.
(555 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.) -- Newseum
For today, this museum is living up to its name as a mecca for all things media. Charlie Gibson was escorted to his balcony perch by museum employees. Cokie roberts is chatting calmly in the hall.
"Where's CNN?" James Carville just barked at security guard.
Meanwhile, the bundled crowds have started to trickle onto Pennsylvania Ave. sidewalks but plenty of room remains.
Among the VIP's being driven in was boxing legend Muhammad Ali who just looked and waved when he was asked what the moment meant.
(17th and Constitution) -- Getting to the Event
Actor Samuel L. Jackson shared a few choice words with a member of the Secret Service after his vehicle got tied up in traffic on Constitution Avenue.
A D.C. officer said "I guess he's mad because his police escort hasn't arrived yet. We treat everybody the same here."
-- Ovetta Wiggins, Hamil Harris, Roz Helderman and Lori Aratani
Washington Post Editors
January 20, 2009; 7:49 AM ET
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