Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I

Several stage and screen actors attended the White House Correspondents' Dinner at the Hilton Washington.

The WHCA's annual dinner, begun in 1920, has become a Washington, D.C. tradition and is usually attended by the President and Vice President. Thirteen presidents have attended a WHCA dinner, beginning with Calvin Coolidge in 1924. The dinner is traditionally held on the evening of the last Saturday in April at the Washington Hilton.

Prior to World War II, the annual dinner featured singing between courses, a homemade movie and an hour-long, post-dinner show with big-name performers." In recent years the featured speaker has often been a comedian, with the dinner taking on the form of a roast, especially of the President.

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Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
J.J. Abrams

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
J.J. Abrams & Kate McGrath

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Jessica Alba

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Jessica Alba

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Jessica Alba

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Cash Warren & Jessica Alba

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Judd Apatow

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Patricia Arquette

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Patricia Arquette

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Alec Baldwin

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Alec Baldwin

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Alec Baldwin

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Joy Behar

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Justin Bieber

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Justin Bieber

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Katherine Bigelow

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Katherine Bigelow

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Diana Taylor & Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Diana Taylor & Mayor Michael Bloomberg

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Jon Bon Jovi & wife with Al Sharpton

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Jon Bon Jovi & Al Sharpton

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Jon Bon Jovi & Al Sharpton

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Jon Bon Jovi & wife

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Julie Bowen

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Julie Bowen

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Julie Bowen

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Julie Bowen

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Common

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Common

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Common

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Bradley Cooper

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Bradley Cooper

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Bradley Cooper

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Katie Couric

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Katie Couric

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Chelsea Handler & Katie Couric

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TimoThy Daly

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TimoThy Daly

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Kristen Davis

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Kristen Davis

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Kristen Davis

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Rosario Dawson

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Rosario Dawson

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Rosario Dawson

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Rosario Dawson

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Dana Delaney

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Dana Delaney

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Dana Delaney

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Michael Douglas

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Michael Douglas

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Omar Epps

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Omar Epps

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Jimmy Fallon

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Jimmy Fallon & wife

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Gabourey Sidibe

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Gabourey Sidibe

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Kathie Lee Gifford

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Kathie Lee Gifford

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Adrian Grenier

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Adrian Grenier

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Adrian Grenier

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Chelsea Handler

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Chelsea Handler

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Mariska Hargitay & Alexandra Wentworth

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Alec Baldwin, Mariska Hargitay & Alexandra Wentworth

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Alec Baldwin, Mariska Hargitay, Alexandra Wentworth & George Stephanopoulos

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Alec Baldwin, Mariska Hargitay, Alexandra Wentworth & George Stephanopoulos

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Mariska Hargitay

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Mariska Hargitay

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Mariska Hargitay

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Cheryl Hines

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Terrence Howard

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I
Terrence Howard

Photo Coverage: 2010 White House Correspondent's Dinner A-I


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