Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3

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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 3
Matthew Settle

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Ricky Schroader

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Joe Scarborough

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Joe Scarborough & wife Susan Waren

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Al Sharpton

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Sherri Shepherd

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Sherri Shepherd

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Wanda Sikes

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Wanda Sikes

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Wanda Sikes

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Christian Slater

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Kate Capshaw & Steven Spielberg

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Kate Capshaw & Steven Spielberg

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Steven Spielberg

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Kate Capshaw & Steven Spielberg

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Kate Capshaw & Steven Spielberg

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Victoria Rowell

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Alexandra Wentworth & George Stephanopoulous

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
George Stephanopoulous

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Alexandra Wentworth

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Trudie Styler & Sting

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Trudie Styler & Sting

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Tommy Mottola & Thalia

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Tommy Mottola & Thalia

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Thalia

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Thalia

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Chris Tucker

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Greta Van Sustren

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Donatella Versace

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Donatella Versace

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Donatella Versace

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Donatella Versace & Jonathan Rhys Myers

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Barbara Walters

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Barbara Walters

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Barbara Walters

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Kerry Washington

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Kerry Washington

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Kerry Washington

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Forrest Whitaker & wife Keisha Whitaker

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Forrest Whitaker

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Forrest Whitaker

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Forrest Whitaker & wife Keisha Whitaker

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Jason Wu

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Kristi Yamaguchi

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Kristi Yamaguchi

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Ed Westwick

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Ed Westwick

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
Stevie Wonder

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
2009 White House Correspondents Dinner

Photo Coverage: 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Part 3
2009 White House Correspondents Dinner

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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.