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May 9th, 2009
11:00 PM ET

Behind the scenes at correspondents' dinner

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption= "President Obama delivers some one-liners at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner on Saturday."]

Hi all,

The annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner is a true who's who. I had the opportunity to attend tonight.

Before the actual dinner they have a cocktail party. And there we had a chance to bump into Chace Crawford from "Gossip Girl," Jon Bon Jovi, Ludacris, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, Eva Longoria and on and on. Photos

The Washington Hilton was abuzz with so many members of the media and celebrities as well as many politicians and a lot of security.

President Obama's speech was pretty funny. He teased his own Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, even House Minority Leader John Boehner. Watch

Now, it's rude to be blogging too much while sitting here, so much more later!


Full story: Obama cracks jokes at correspondents' dinner

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  1. Fred Robinson


    Man, did you look hot. Celebrities included.

    Did you bring a date?


    May 12, 2009 at 10:30 am |
  2. Adam Bell

    I loved the joke Obama made about his girls taking the plane over the Statue of Liberty. IHilarious! Almost as funny as watching all those New Yorkers running out of buildings. I can't wait for his 911 jokes!

    May 11, 2009 at 8:18 am |
  3. Michael

    I think that the jokes Wanda Sykes are being over analyzed and people are being too critical of what she had to say regarding Rush Limbaugh. Rush makes those statements about he hope President fail and the media did not get on him for making such damaging statements. Instead of making an issue of those statements about hoping the administration fails, the media is making a big issue about the comments Wanda made regarding Rush Limbaugh.

    That just doesn't seem right.

    May 11, 2009 at 7:06 am |
  4. karin los angeles

    kiran you look soooloooo pretty hope u had as much fun as i did watching how;is new baby? you worked almost until last day. i was so impressed.

    May 10, 2009 at 6:51 am |