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  • Kim Kardashian for Mayor?

    As reports of President Obama's hilarious speech dominated Saturday's coverage of the White House Correspondents' Dinner, a few major stories flew under the radar. Including this one, about a little-known budding politician who used the event to make a very important announcement

    The Kardashians made a splash on the White House Correspondents' Dinner red carpet at the Hilton with talk of politics and media — and a possible mayoral bid by Kim…

    Does she really want to run for mayor of Glendale, Calif., as she said recently on E!'s "Khloe and Lamar"?

    "I always set my goals really high," Kim said, adding, "Stay tuned."

    OMG. The anticipation is killing me. We all knew Kim could act and sing, but who knew she could also perfectly imitate Marco Rubio's elaborate will-he-or-won't-he dance?

    Of course, pundits should still be careful not to read too much into this statement. In the past, Kim has also said she works hard every day, would stay with her husband till death and, most recently, that she wants her own sitcom. Apparently, her entire existence wasn't enough of a joke to her.

    Actually, I'd be willing to support Mayor Kim Kardashian as long as it means we'll get Deputy Mayor Kanye West.

    Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

    Tags: Correspondents' Dinner, Kim Kardashian, Los Angeles, Television
  • Barack Obama's Speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner [VIDEO]

    Over the weekend, while most regular Americans busied themselves scratching crude shelters into the cold unforgiving ground or fighting with pigeons for crusts of bread, our betters from both the political and entertainment spheres, gathered together sup together and soak in one another's warm celebrity. Oh, but it did seem to be a magnificent time.

    If you yourself were somehow unable not invited to attend, heed not! For here is the president's own speech from said event, filled to the brim with japes and jocularities. Bathe in a puddle of rain water, dress yourself in your finest burlap, and pretend that you are there in person…

    Tags: Barack Obama, Correspondents' Dinner, White House
  • Top Secret Correspondents' Dinner Menu Released

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    Forget torture memos and climate-change papers, the hot document being released today is the White House Correspondents' Dinner menu.

    You can read it here in all its succulent glory

    Salad: Black Lentil Terrine with lump Crabmeat, Tango Green and Red Artisan Greens, Red and Yellow Tear Drop Tomatoes — drizzled with a Dill Vinaigrette

    Bread Presentation: Seven-Grain Rolls, White and Wheat Rolls; Sourdough Rolls, Flatbreads and butter

    Entrée: Texas Rubbed Petite Filet with a Calvados Demi, paired with Duo of Jumbo Shrimp seasoned with Red Curry; Roasted Haricot Verts, Baby Pepper, Patty Pan Squash; Tasso Mache Choux Risotto

    Dessert: The Galaxy — Rich Chocolate Truffle Mousse layered with Chocolate Genoise and Almond Macaroon, Ganache Truffle Center finished in a chocolate glaze, garnished with fresh raspberries…

    Wines: Estancia Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon

    The chefs have been preparing for weeks and will be serving enough food to feed hundreds of people, or about three Newt Gingriches.

    Looking at the menu, you can really tell a Democrat planned it. If a Republican were in charge, the Rich Chocolate Truffle Mousse would have been filled with pink slime.

    The President will probably enjoy the dinner even though it's not completely suited to his culinary tastes. There's no organic arugula or Indonesian dog sliders.

    Photo by Peter Gridley/Photographer's Choice/Getty Images

    Tags: Correspondents' Dinner, Food, Jimmy Kimmel, Washington DC, White House
  • Louis C.K. Will Not Host Radio and Television Correspondents' Dinner

    Everybody can relax. There's no need to panic. Greta Van Susteren does not need to go through with her threatened boycott of the Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner. 

    Thank god, right? I can't even imagine a Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner without pained smile of Greta Van Susteren staring up from the crowd. Or, to be more precise, I don't want to imagine

    The comedian Louis C.K. has withdrawn from his role as the host of a dinner for the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association in Washington, a press representative for the comedian said on Friday.

    No further explanation for Louis C.K.'s cancellation was given by his press agent, but the announcement comes one day after the conservative Fox News commentator Greta Van Susteren called for a boycott of the event.

    What further explanation did he need to provide? That was clearly the reason. C.K. must have been feeling the heat from inside the industry. You know how they are. Do your very worst, but please, do not rob us of our Greta Van Susteren

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    Tags: Correspondents' Dinner, Fox News, Greta Van Susteren, Louis C.K., Sarah Palin
  • Quote Unquote: White Powder in the White House

    David Cross on doing cocaine in the White House a few years back

    "The jolt was similar to licking an empty espresso cup. It wasn't about that. It was just about being able to say that I did it, that I did cocaine in the same room as the president."

    Meh. Not impressed. Al Franken shook hands with the President, and his body is pretty much 13 percent cocaine at this point.

    See Also: David Cross, Barack Obama, Cocaine, Blah Blah Blah

    Tags: Cocaine, Correspondents' Dinner, David Cross, Drugs, White House