This is the third formal state dinner of the Obama administration and each time Hollywood has been invited. Last night’s was for Chinese President Hu Jintao and featured a list of 225 guests: Disney CEO Robert Iger and wife Willow Bay, Wendi Deng without media mogul husband Rupert Murdoch who reportedly was traveling, Barbra Streisand with husband James Brolin, action star Jackie Chan, and Law & Order: SVU shrink B.D. Wong were among the guests, with after-dinner entertainment provided by Herbie Hancock. Also on the list: GE chairman Jeffrey Immelt who doesn’t qualify as a media mogul anymore now that the FCC has okayed the Comcast takeover of NBC Universal.
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