The Jonas Brothers attend the 2010 White House Correspondents’ Dinner
May 1, 2010 — Jay Leno may have been the official comedian at the White House tonight, but Barack Obama kept up with The Tonight Show host at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner even though he had a long day, having served as the commencement speaker at the University of Michigan.
According to the Associated Press, the audience at the Washington Hilton was full of household name appreciators, like celebrities Justin Bieber, The Jonas Brothers, Michael Douglas, Alec Baldwin, Mary J Blige, Adrian Grenier, John Cusack, Scarlett Johansson, Kim Kardasian Jessica Alba, Jeremy Piven, Dennis Quaid, Steven Speilberg, and Michelle Pfeiffer.
That’s quite a line-up for the black-tie press event that draws some 3,000 heavy hitters from Hollywood as well as from a large pool of politicians and journalists. Barack Obama, Jay Leno and the rest of the high profile guests at the White House Correspondents’ dinner are part of a tradition that dates back to 1914 in an event in which every president since Calvin Collidge has been in attendance.