Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2

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 Part 2
Peter Hermann

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Felicity Huffman

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Felicity Huffman

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Felicity Huffman

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Dwayne Johnson

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Dwayne Johnson & wife Dany Garcia

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Dwayne Johnson

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Dwayne Johnson & wife Dany Garcia with Captain Richard Phillips & wife

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Arianna Huffington & daughter

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Alicia Keys

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Alicia Keys

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Alicia Keys

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Alicia Keys

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Alicia Keys

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Alicia Keys

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Carol King

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Hoda Kotb

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Hoda Kotb

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Padma Parvati Lakshmi

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Padma Parvati Lakshmi

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Padma Parvati Lakshmi

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Denis Leary

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Denis Leary & wife Ann Lembeck

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Eva Longoria Parker

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Eva Longoria Parker

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Eva Longoria Parker

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Ludacris

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Ludacris with his mother

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Ludacris

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
William H. Macy

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
William H. Macy

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Kyle McLaughlin

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Ashton Kutcher & Demi Moore

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Ashton Kutcher & Demi Moore

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Demi Moore

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Natalie Morales

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Natalie Morales

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Amy Poehler

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Amy Poehler

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Will Arnett & Amy Poehler

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Natalie Portman

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Natalie Portman

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Natalie Portman

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Natalie Portman

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Jonathan Rhys Myers & Donatella Versace

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Jonathan Rhys Myers

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Jonathan Rhys Myers

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Jonathan Rhys Myers & Donatella Versace

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Jonathan Rhys Myers

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Jonathan Rhys Myers

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Linus Roach

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Linus Roach

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Linus Roach

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Al Roker

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Al Roker & Deborah Roberts

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Al Roker

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Al Roker & Deborah Roberts

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Victoria Rowell

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 2
Victoria Rowell

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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.




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