Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner

Politicians, journalists and celebrities arrived for the 2009 White House Correspondents' Dinner at the Washington Hilton hotel in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, May 9th, 2009.

The celebrity filled crowd posed on the red carpet for photographers and celebrity-watchers alike.

The WHCA represents the White House press corps in its dealings with the administration on coverage-related issues.

A nine-member board of directors, elected by correspondents, addresses access to the chief executive; coverage arrangements; work space arrangements; logistics and costs for press travel to accompany a president on the road.

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Elizabeth Banks

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Elizabeth Banks

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Elizabeth Banks

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Elizabeth Banks and Felicity Huffman

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Will Arnett and Amy Poehler

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick and daughter

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Tyra Banks

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Tyra Banks

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Tyra Banks

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Tyra Banks

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Jason Bateman with wife Amanda

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Richard Belzer

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Dorothea Hurley and Jon Bon Jovi

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Connie Britton

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Connie Britton

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Kate Capshaw

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Kyle Chandler with his wife

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Kyle Chandler

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Glenn Close

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Rachel Lee Cook

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Rachel Lee Cook

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Bradley Cooper meets the fans

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Bradley Cooper

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Miranda Cosgrove

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Miranda Cosgrove

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Miranda Cosgrove

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Miranda Cosgrove and the fans!

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Katie Couric

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Katie Couric

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Tim Daly

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Dana Delaney

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Dana Delaney

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Natasha Bedingfield

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Natasha Bedingfield

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Natasha Bedingfield

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Kara DioGuardi

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Kara DioGuardi

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Kara DioGuardi

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Kara DioGuardi

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Kara DioGuardi

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Kara DioGuardi

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Julia Louis Dreyfus

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Julia Louis Dreyfus and Brad Hall

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Colin Firth

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Colin Firth with wife, Livia Giuggioli

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Colin Firth with wife, Livia Giuggioli

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Louis Gossett Jr.

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Louis Gossett Jr.

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Jon Hamm

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Jon Hamm

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Peter Hermann and Mariska Hargitay

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Peter Hermann and Mariska Hargitay

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Mariska Hargitay

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Mariska Hargitay

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Mariska Hargitay

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Mariska Hargitay

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner
Felicity Huffman greets the crowd



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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.