Abraham Lincoln is coming to this weekend’s White House Correspondent’s dinner. Actually the Great Emancipator isn’t coming but Daniel Day-Lewis, who plays the 16th President in the upcoming Steven Spielberg Lincoln film, is. The often reclusive Oscar winner, a guest of the Huffington Post, is one of many Hollywood heavyweights who’ll be joining the President, the First Lady and headliner Jimmy Kimmel at the April 28 shindig.
Earlier today Politico announced some of their Tinseltown guests, now the political insider site reports on the guests of the networks, print and online media. George Clooney will be hosting a fundraising dinner for the President in his home on May 10 but Clooney’s attending the WHCA dinner as a guest of Time as is Steven Spielberg. Reese Witherspoon and The Help’s Viola Davis will be there thanks to Newsweek/The Daily Beast. DreamWorks Studios co-chair and CEO Stacey Snider is a guest of the Atlantic.
NBC hasn’t revealed its guests but ABC has Sofia Vergara and most of the rest of the cast from Modern Family as well as The Hunger Games’ Elizabeth Banks and Paul Rudd. Another Hunger Games alumni Josh Hutcherson will be there courtesy of People magazine. CBS has invited Homeland’s Claire Danes, who plays a CIA operative on the series so she should feel right at home among the political and military attendees, and The Good Wife’s Christine Barnanski. USA Today has Martha Stewart, Kelly Ripa and The Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki on their list. And the Washington Times has invited, whether on or off a leash we don’t know yet, Uggie the dog from The Artist.
Check out the full list, so far, of both Hollywood and D.C power players:
ABC: Sofia Vergara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Julie Bowen and Eric Stonestreet of Modern Family, Christa Miller and Bill Lawrence of Cougar Town, Hunger Games’ Elizabeth Banks, Paul Rudd, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Obama’s senior campaign adviser David Axelrod, National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno.
CBS: Homeland’s Claire Danes, The Good Wife’s Christine Baranski, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan, Lt. Gen. George J. Flynn, Raymond Kelly, commissioner of the New York City Police Department, Daniel Dae Kim, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, American foreign policy adviser and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, Capt.”Sully” Sullenberger III, Rep. Allen West, Rep. Tim Scott.
Time: George Clooney, Stacy Keibler, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw.
Newsweek/The Daily Beast: Reese Witherspoon, The Help’s Viola Davis, J.R. Martinez of Dancing With the Stars, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Gen. David Petraeus, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Sen. Susan Collins, Rep. Steny Hoyer, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Gov. Jerry Brown, Washington attorney Bob Barnett.
Huffington Post: Daniel Day-Lewis, Dakota Fanning, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer of True Blood, Darren Criss of Glee, Nasim Pedrad of Saturday Night Live, Attorney General Eric Holder, Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke, Sen. Rand Paul, White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer.
The New Yorker: Portlandia’s Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, Jason Schwartzman, Aziz Ansari of Parks and Recreation.
AFP: Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage of Mythbusters, writer Colm Toibin, DNC Executive Director Patrick Gaspard.
Atlantic Media: Rosario Dawson, chef José Andrés, Sex and the City writer Darren Star, Stacey Snider, co-chairwoman and CEO of DreamWorks Studios, Nancy Ann DeParle, deputy chief of staff for policy at the White House.
American Urban Radio Networks: Stevie Wonder.
People: Hunger Games’ Josh Hutcherson, Diane Keaton, William Levy of Dancing With the Stars, Katherine Schwarzenegger, Sen. Olympia Snowe, White House chef and food policy director Sam Kass.
Bloomberg: Zooey Deschanel.
CNN’s Piers Morgan: Goldie Hawn.
Fortune: Rashida Jones.
Fox News Greta Van Susteren: Lindsay Lohan; also as guests of Fox News, Kim Kardashian and her mother.
The Washington Times: Uggie from The Artist (who, it turns out, will only go to a WHCA reception not the actual dinner), Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, Washington Redskins owner and Red Zone Capital boss Dan Snyder, Redskins general manager Bruce Allen, DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier, Washington Nationals general manager Michael Rizzo, Admiral James Winnefeld Jr., Chris Ruddy of NewsMax and Sam Sebastian, director of sales for Google.
NPR: Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas of Once Upon a Time, Mary J. Blige, John Legend, model Chrissy Teigen, Colin Hanks, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help.
Reuters: Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human Services, Glyn Davies, special envoy to North Korea, 46th Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr., Mitt Romney’s adviser Eric Fehrnstrom, Ambassador of France to U.S. François Delattre, Ambassador João Vale de Almeida.
USA Today: Martha Stewart, Kelly Ripa and her husband, actor Mark Consuelos, The Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki, Kelli Garner of Pan Am.
The Washington Post: Pierce Brosnan, Adm. William H. McRaven.