Spring is a somewhat magical time here on the east coast for massive celebrity events. While the west coast is recovering from months of gigantic red carpets during awards season we are gearing up for two events: the Met Gala which takes place in New York, and the White House Correspondents Dinner which takes place in Washington DC, obviously. I’ve never made the trek down to Washington DC for the White House Correspondents Dinner, I imagine security at the White House is a little too extreme for fangirl’s like me looking to star gaze for an evening, but checking out all of the pictures online as they appear is one of my favorite end of April traditions.
This year comedian and late night show host Jimmy Kimmel is taking the stage to headline the White House Correspondents Dinner in hopes of making Mr. President, The First Lady, and the Vice President laugh all night long. The celebrity guest list is somewhat extensive and goes a little something like this:
ABC: Sofia Vergara; Jesse Tyler Ferguson; Julie Bowen, Eric Stonestreet, Christa Miller, Bill Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, and Paul Rudd.
Atlantic Media: Rosario Dawson.
American Urban Radio Networks: Stevie Wonder.
Bloomberg: Zooey Deschanel and Kate Upton.
Bloomgberg BNA: Holly Robinson Peete.
CBS: Claire Danes, Christine Baranski.
CNN’s Piers Morgan: Goldie Hawn.
Fortune: Rashida Jones.
Fox News: Kim Kardashian & Kris Jenner. (Fox News shouldn’t even be invited, in my opinion. Their invitation should have been revoked with their horrible guest choices.)
Fox’s Greta van Susteren: Lindsay Lohan. (Further proving my point about Fox’s invitation…)
Huffington Post: Daniel Day-Lewis, Dakota Fanning, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Darren Criss.
People Magazine: Josh Hutcherson.
The New Yorker: Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jason Schwartzman, Aziz Ansari.
Newsweek: Reese Witherspoon, Viola Davis.
NPR: John Legend.
Washington Times: Uggie.
Washington Post: Pierce Brosnan.
Pretty swank list, right? To think.. that’s not even the entire guest list! The possibilities at an event like this are pretty endless, if you ask me. So, who would Professional Fan Girl invite to sit at her table during the White House Correspondents Dinner?
Anna Kendrick, Ryan Gosling, Megan Fox, Helen Mirren, Taylor Lautner, Jessica Chastain, Ashton Kutcher, and, of course, Betty White.
Most of these are a no brainer. Anna Kendrick? Fave. Taylor Lautner? Fave. Ryan Gosling? Well, if Taylor is sitting on one side, I need someone on the other… Helen Mirren? Let’s face it, the woman can and will party. Jessica Chastain? Who doesn’t want to be her best friend? Ashton Kutcher? We can chat social media. Megan Fox? Another fave. Plus, I’ve never met her. Really! Betty White… because someone will have to pick up where Helen Mirren leaves off after she passes out.
So, tell me, who would YOU bring to the White House Correspondents Dinner?