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Few Celebrities at Correspondents' Dinner

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Few Hollywood types, but lots of journalists, such as Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, at the White House Correspondents' Dinner.

Saturday, 29 Apr 2017 10:12 PM

There was a thinner presence of celebrities and other famous faces at this year's White House Correspondents' Association dinner.

Saturday evening's red carpet featured boldface names largely from the world of journalism and government. Among the guests are longtime Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

The guests arrived at the Washington Hilton as President Donald Trump was on his way to his own competing rally-style event in Pennsylvania. He is the first president to skip the event in decades.

With Trump's absence, WHCA dinner organizers say they're putting the focus on the First Amendment and the role of the press in a democracy.

Washington's once-glitzy "nerd prom" was briefly upstaged as comedians and Hollywood stars gathered for jokes and jests about President Donald Trump.

The tongue-in-cheek event Saturday is a counter to the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner.

Late-night TV star Samantha Bee pulled in celebrities for the first "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner." Attending are Alysia Reiner of "Orange Is the New Black," Retta of "Parks and Recreation" and Matt Walsh of "Veep."

Bee's show is a comedic tribute to American news organizations, and features actor Will Ferrell and other guests roasting Trump and his allies.

The star power of the real correspondents' dinner is taking a hit this year with Trump's absence.

He did his own counter-programming, scheduling a rally Saturday night in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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