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White House Correspondents’ Dinner Preview: POTUS, Politics Media & Showbiz Converge For D.C.’s Party-Palooza

This year’s White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner likely will see an uptick in the celebrity quotient.

The star power could come as a function of the 2024 election year and a dinner lineup in which Saturday Night Live “Weekend Update” co-anchor Colin Jost will be the featured entertainer following President Joe Biden‘s own stand-up act. POTUS himself probably will stay mum on the court drama of rival and predecessor Donald Trump unfolding in NYC this week, but expect Jost to get a zinger or two in there.

Among the showbiz types expected to attend are Chris Pine, Da’Vine Joy Rudolph, Jon Hamm, Scarlett Johansson and Rachel Brosnahan. Keri Russell and Rufus Sewell from Netflix’s The Diplomat also are planning to attend, after headlining a Deadline event with series creator Debora Cahn at the Irish Ambassador ambassador’s’ residence on Saturday morning. Also planning to attend: SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher and national executive director Duncan Crabtree-Ireland.