Who knew that the Annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner would be THE place to be last night! From has-been pop tart Jessica Simpson to current tween heartthrob Justin Bieber, celebs lined up to flaunt their fabulosity with President Obama and his entourage. Obama poked fun at Jay Leno for being “glad that the only person’s whose ratings fell more than mine last year is here tonight. Great to see you, Jay,” and made light of the birth certificate controversy with “I happen to know that my approval ratings are still very high in the country of my birth.”
Damn, he’s sexy when he smiles.
Jay Leno shot back with jibes aimed at Obama’s graying hair but was overall a big, dorky bomb. He rushed, muttered, and blamed the “tough crowd” for his lack of laughs. Let’s face it; everyone pales in comparison to Barack’s bad boy grin.
But I digress. The men, including the Jonas Brothers showed up in tuxes as did Dennis Quaid, Steven Spielberg, Tracy Morgan, and my favorite red-headed grilling man, Bobby Flay.
Among the ladies, Kim Kardashian was divine in a black and white gown and Oscar nom Gabourey Sidibe looked lovely a flowing cobalt number. Ashley Judd was ultra fem with flowers in her hair, but Kristin Davis looked as conservative as a senator’s wife in an umpire cream dress and a slicked back bun. Simpson was off the mark as usual in a Big Bird yellow satin wrap dress. Perhaps a few of these celebs should take a lesson from the First Lady who looked gorgeous in a close-fitting rouched red gown and a chic chin-length bob.
The menu was a typical high-brow feast that featured Organic Wheat Berry Terrine and Pea Tendrils and Herb Crusted Petit Filet paired with Roasted Halibut as salad and entrée choices with an Amaretto Chocolate Truffle as the standout dessert among four options.
The Dinner, which aired live on CSPAN Saturday, was as heady and fun as a political venue can hope to be. Today the president is back in the trenches, doing his thing. But last night we got to be treated to that delectable grin.
God Love America. *wink, wink*