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A cast of thousands: Even Walking Dead poised to party at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

By Jennifer Harper Heads up now, they're on the way. Donald Trump, Jane Fonda, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Martha Stewart, U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and the cast of "The Walking Dead" are among the 2,600 guests bound for the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday night. The "WHCD" is that kind of event — [...]

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Correspondents’ dinner Q&A: Patrick Gavin

By Judy Kurtz The White House Correspondents’ Association dinner is just days away, so, while ITK gets our party shoes on, we figured we’d check in with some of the shindig’s veterans. As a former Capitol Hill reporter, Patrick Gavin made a living covering the glitz, glamour, and ins and outs of the correspondents’ dinner [...]

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Cecily Strong’s Trial by Fire at the White House Correspondents Dinner

By Dave Itzkoff Sitting in her tiny dressing room at “Saturday Night Live” on a Friday afternoon, Cecily Strong was trying to keep her mind off a big looming commitment. Not the impersonation of Marion Cotillard she was about to rehearse — that she could handle. But on Saturday, Ms. Strong, a 31-year-old comic actor, [...]

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At ‘Nerd Prom’ screening, correspondents’ dinner regulars take their lumps

By Emily Heil Amid preparations for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner — the manicure-appointment-setting, the dusting-off of tuxes — many regular attendees of the annual event arrived Thursday night at the E Street Cinema for a little scolding about how bad they really should feel about all that pomp. At the screening of the documentary “Nerd Prom,” [...]

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Patrick Gavin’s WHCD documentary to include ‘fans and haters’

Patrick Gavin’s WHCD documentary to include ‘fans and haters’ By Emily Heil May 1, 2014 At least one camera capturing this weekend’s madness surrounding the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner will be looking for something less ephemeral than a selfie: Patrick Gavin, a longtime reporter for Politico, will be filming scenes for a documentary on [...]

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Documentary Sheds Light on How D.C.’s ‘Nerd Prom’ Became a Celebrity Swarm

Documentary Sheds Light on How D.C.’s ‘Nerd Prom’ Became a Celebrity Swarm By Ted Johnson | April 30, 2014 | 02:02PM PT Journalist Patrick Gavin has covered the White House Correspondents Assn. dinner for nearly a decade, but he’s leaving Politico to put D.C.’s celebrity-driven gala under the microscope of a two-hour feature length documentary. [...]

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