Stars arrive at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner


Celebrities, journalists and politicians have descended at the Washington Hilton on Saturday to attend the 2022 White House Correspondents Dinner, which returns after being canceled two years in a row due to the pandemic. 

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her boyfriend, Pete Davidson, led the star-studded cast arriving at the gala, with other big names including Drew Barrymore, Martha Stewart, Chris Tucker and Academy Award-winning actor Michael Keaton. 

The White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner serves as a celebration that brings together big names under one roof to take part in jabs and roasts in the otherwise serious Capitol. 

Kim Kardashian (right) and boyfriend Pete Davidson, of SNL fame, were hailed as the biggest stars attending the 2022 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

Kim, who attended as a guest of ABC, worse a dazzling dress, while the comedian Davidson sported a black suit with sneakers and dark sunglasses

Kim, who attended as a guest of ABC, worse a dazzling dress, while the comedian Davidson sported a black suit with sneakers and dark sunglasses 

The reality TV star is likely to receive her share of roasts at the dinner as one of the most famous individuals in attendance

The reality TV star is likely to receive her share of roasts at the dinner as one of the most famous individuals in attendance

Actress turned TV host Drew Barrymore wowed the red carpet with standout dress

Actress turned TV host Drew Barrymore wowed the red carpet with standout dress

Actress and activist Sophia Bush attended the event in an all-purple wardrobe

Actress and activist Sophia Bush attended the event in an all-purple wardrobe 

CBS's Gayle King, who co-hosts the flagship morning show, arrived in a beautiful white dress

CBS’s Gayle King, who co-hosts the flagship morning show, arrived in a beautiful white dress 

Martha Stewart was invited to come to the dinner event as a guest of DailyMail.com

Martha Stewart was invited to come to the dinner event as a guest of DailyMail.com

Stewart wore a shining, white coat over a pitch-bark skirt while on the red carpet

Stewart wore a shining, white coat over a pitch-bark skirt while on the red carpet

Actress Alicia Quarles (left) appeared on the red carpet in a stunning golden dress joined with DailyMail.com columnist and correspondent Meghan McCain (right) in a sparkling black dress

Actress Alicia Quarles (left) appeared on the red carpet in a stunning golden dress joined with DailyMail.com columnist and correspondent Meghan McCain (right) in a sparkling black dress

American film director and actor Mario Van Peebles (left) was pictured with actor Chris Tucker

American film director and actor Mario Van Peebles (left) was pictured with actor Chris Tucker

Civil Rights attorney Benjamin Crump (left) attended with the Reverend Al Sharpton

Civil Rights attorney Benjamin Crump (left) attended with the Reverend Al Sharpton

Crump, who represented the families of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, posed with the 'Black Power' handsign on the red carpet

Crump, who represented the families of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, posed with the ‘Black Power’ handsign on the red carpet

CNN's Jake Tapper was among the most notable newscasters at the event. He is pictured in a black suit with his wife, Jennifer Marie Brown

CNN’s Jake Tapper was among the most notable newscasters at the event. He is pictured in a black suit with his wife, Jennifer Marie Brown

Power couple Jennifer Ashton (left), of ABC's Good Morning America, and Tom Werner, chairman of both Liverpool Football Club and the Boston Red Sox also attended the event

Power couple Jennifer Ashton (left), of ABC’s Good Morning America, and Tom Werner, chairman of both Liverpool Football Club and the Boston Red Sox also attended the event

American singer JC Chasez (left) was seen at the event with girlfriend Jennifer Huyoung. The songwriter wore a white-top suit with Huyoung sporting a black dress

American singer JC Chasez (left) was seen at the event with girlfriend Jennifer Huyoung. The songwriter wore a white-top suit with Huyoung sporting a black dress

For years, comedians have poked fun at political leaders and journalists alike at the Correspondents’ dinner. Previous hosts have included Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Meyers. 

The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah was the first comedian to headline the event since Michelle Wolf in 2018, when she sparked controversy with jokes about the Trump administration. 

The White House Correspondents’ Association previously said that the dinner will offer ‘the first opportunity since 2016 for the press and the president to share a few laughs for a good cause.’ 

Proceeds from the event support the White House press corps’ work, scholarships for aspiring journalists and awards for those in the profession. 

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel (right) was at the event with his wife, supermodel Miranda Kerr White. Spiegel wore a black suit while white showed off a pink dress and diamond necklace

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel (right) was at the event with his wife, supermodel Miranda Kerr White. Spiegel wore a black suit while white showed off a pink dress and diamond necklace

Actor Corey Stoll, who played a politician in Netflix's House of Cards, stopped by the event in the Capitol

Actor Corey Stoll, who played a politician in Netflix’s House of Cards, stopped by the event in the Capitol

Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD, wore an all-black outfit to the event

Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD, wore an all-black outfit to the event

Fox News's Jennifer Griffin (left) was pictured with Susanna Quinn, founder and CEO of VELUXE, as the duo sported stunning white outfits

Fox News’s Jennifer Griffin (left) was pictured with Susanna Quinn, founder and CEO of VELUXE, as the duo sported stunning white outfits 

Wendy McMahon (right), co-president of CBS News is pictured with CBS Saturday morning show host Michelle Miller

Wendy McMahon (right), co-president of CBS News is pictured with CBS Saturday morning show host Michelle Miller

CBS's (L-R) Jill Schlesomger, Christina Ruffini, Weijia Jiang and Vladimir Duthiers are pictued with Michelle Miller

CBS’s (L-R) Jill Schlesomger, Christina Ruffini, Weijia Jiang and Vladimir Duthiers are pictued with Michelle Miller

Broadway actress Judith Light appeared with stunning black-and-white floral patterned skirt

Broadway actress Judith Light appeared with stunning black-and-white floral patterned skirt

Gen. John W. Raymond, chief of Space Operation for the United States Space Force, was among the heads of the Biden administration attending the dinner

Gen. John W. Raymond, chief of Space Operation for the United States Space Force, was among the heads of the Biden administration attending the dinner

Comedian Roy Wood Jr. also came down and will likely be supporting his former boss, Trevor Noah, who will be the first jokester to headline the event since 2018

Comedian Roy Wood Jr. also came down and will likely be supporting his former boss, Trevor Noah, who will be the first jokester to headline the event since 2018

Sitcom and American Horror Story actor Leslie Jordan joined his fellow stars on the red carpet

Sitcom and American Horror Story actor Leslie Jordan joined his fellow stars on the red carpet

The Bidens’ presence at the event is a return to form after former President Donald Trump snubbed the dinner while he was in office. 

Every president since Calvin Coolidge had attended the WHCA’s annual dinner with the exception of Trump. 

Notably missing from this year’s event is Biden’s top COVID health expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, who said he would skip the event over COVID concerns. 

‘He has made the decision that he wants to attend, in a safe way, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner to show his support, showcase his support for a free press,’ White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.  

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