Tonight is the White House Correspondents Association Dinner, also known as “Nerd Prom. ”
It’s a time when DC hosts Hollywood A-Listers and journalists that cover the White House at the annual event thrown by the membership group of journalists and TV correspondents.
During the cocktails then dinner event, DC’s political elite mingle with Tinsel Town’s.
Traditionally, the President of the United States speaks and roasts the media, political allies and foes and blend in pop culture.
This will be President Barack Obama’s last Nerd Prom.
Celebrities come as guests of various news organizations.
Tickets are coveted and hard to get. I’ve never even ever bothered to try to network my way into an invite.
You practically have to pledge your first child.
This year, I noticed that frequent Nerd Prom goer Kerry Washington is a guest.
She posted a photo of herself inside the White House in front Hillary Clinton‘s First Lady portrait.
Also, noticed that our other Bumpwatch alum Tamera Mowry-Housely and family are also in town. I’m assuming she will be a guest of her husband, FOX News Correspondent Adam Housely.
*** UPDATE! She attended the TIME and PEOPLE magazine’s annual pre party with Fuller House Star Candace Cameron Bure.
Having an amazing time! #Repost @people with @repostapp. ・・・ #FullHouse’s #CandaceCameronBure + #SisterSister’s #TameraMowry = MAJOR #FBF feels! ? #PEOPLETIMEPARTY | ?: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Time and People A photo posted by tameramowrytwo (@tameramowrytwo) on
UPDATE ** And Washington looked stunning walking the red carpet at the event today and yesterday attending pre-parties.
#Gladiators, #KerryWashington has arrived to #NerdProm looking like a queen! ? #WHCD | ?: Larry Busacca/Getty Images A photo posted by People Magazine (@people) on
It appears Gabriel Union is in town too based on her Instagram photo today tagged “The White House”. Looks like the annual Tammy Haddad Garden brunch that takes place the morning of the event.
UPDATE*** She is here and is Snapchatting her experience. Woot! Check her dress and hair for the Nerd Prom!