The 100th Annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, a.k.a. the Nerd Prom, was held in D.C. on Saturday night. Celebrities mixed with journalists at the annual gala, which honors current and future members of the press corp. President Barack Obama took to the podium to poke fun at himself, and get in some digs at the media.CNNwas a favorite target, not just for him, but for comedian Joel McHale, who served as the dinner’s main performer, as well. His best joke was probably “Republicans are giving Boehner a harder time than they give me, which means orange really is the new black.” You can check out his whole routine below.
Another highlight of the dinner was the video that featured Julia Louis-Dreyfus as her ‘Veep‘ character Selina Meyer having some fun around the Capitol with actual Vice President Joe Biden. The two get tatted up with Nancy Pelosi and eat ice cream with Michelle Obama, who looked gorgeous in Marchesa by the way. I’d love to ride around D.C. with Uncle Joe in a yellow Corvette, I mean, who wouldn’t?
We should have some juicy strories tomorrow when ALLLLL the tea is spilled. Stay tuned, y’all. This is gonna be GOOD.
President Barack Obama was inaugurated into office for the second time on this, Martin Luther King, Jr Day. The Obamas started their day off at a service held at St. John’s Church, where we first got a look at the First Lady’s amazing Thom Brown coat, inspired by a men’s tie.
Mrs. Obama paired this with a cardigan by Reed Krakoff, shoes and belt by J. Crew and a Cathy Waterman necklace.
Sasha and Malia were both equally as stylish, also wearing coats J. Crew and Kate Spade.
After Vice President Joe Biden was sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotamayor, using his family’s huge bible, James Taylor performed an acoustic version of “America The Beautiful.” After this, Obama repeated his oath of office, using two bibles–Abraham Lincoln’s as well as Martin Luther King’s.
A giddy Kelly Clarkson sang“My Country, ‘Tis Of Thee”and gave a happy hello to the Prez afterwards. In a day full of historic moments, Richard Blanco became the youngest person, at 44, and the first Latino to deliver the inaugural poem, titled “One Today.”Some felt it was a bit to “rhymey,” but I think it perfectly encapsulated the message of togetherness and change.
Then. what many a stan and even hardened journalist were waiting for, Beyonce took to the center of the stage to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
There was a dramatic moment when Bey took out her earpiece, but of course that didn’t take away from her performance.
On a more shallow note, how did you like her Dior coat paired with that lacy Pucci dress? And Jay-Z’s Tom Ford suit?
Of course at the center was the President’s speech, where he focused on his goals for this second term, and reminded us all why we voted for him again.
“Our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers, and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law—for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. Our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote. Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity; until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce rather than expelled from our country. Our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of Detroit to the hills of Appalachia to the quiet lanes of Newtown, know that they are cared for, and cherished, and always safe from harm.”
At the end of the event, the President turned around to face the crowd again, saying “I want to look out one more time because I’m not going to see this again.”
With a reminder from my fantastic Grandmother that President and First Lady Obama would be visiting The View, I decided to watch the program for the first time in a long time.
As much as I enjoy hearing Barack and Michelle speak, I will also admit tuning in to see how tightly wound resident conservative Elisabeth Hasselbeck would be.
On the fashion watch the first lady looked fantastic in a square necked, sleeveless (of course!) dress with a full skirt. The green color (a somber cousin to all the sea foam from the Emmy Red Carpet) paired with an eclectic array of jewelry (known as hodge podge, if you are not chic) and shoes that appeared to be maroon. Other notable style choices were Elisabeth’s red dress (channeling both Nancy Regan and Anne Romney) and Whoopi’s shoes, which were sky high and red heeled. A precursory google search gave me nada on them. DivaJulia, please chime in if you have info, because they were stunning.
Look Newt Gingrich, The Welfare President came bearing gifts. Presenting Babara Walters with a gift basket, Obama joked she would no longer have to “pilfer signature items when she visit the White House“.
Over all, the mood was appropriately light, with anecdotes about their upcoming 20th wedding anniversary and life with two daughters. After saying how much she really liked them, Elisabeth got to put on her serious journalist face and asked about the growing divide between the “have and have nots” in America. My general disgust for Bitsy aside, her over all tone was very respectful, which is about all that you can ask.
Having not seen Sherri Shepard in a good while, I was impressed with her new (to me) short and sleek hair. Still don’t know what is going on the inside of her head, but the outside is on POINT. In the hopes of borrowing some tips from the first couple, Sherri asked MichelleObama about the nightly bedtime ritual she and Barack have. I cackled at her use of the word “ritual”, picturing some of my Tea Party neighbors, nodding knowingly about Obama and his foreign, muslimsatanic roots.
Ritual or routine, the first lady coyly responded that she wasn’t talking about what they did before they went to bed. Not to be topped by Jill and Joe Biden, the President nodded, so we are all clear on that front.
So as not to appear too partisan, if and when Willard and Ann Romney join the ladies of The View, I’ll watch. I think Whoopi has a lot she’d like to say.