Guess who's coming to (the White House Correspondents') dinner

Joel McHale hosts (and roasts) the Washington elite.

By Gabrielle Levy
Guess who's coming to (the White House Correspondents') dinner
Presenter Joel McHale attends the 2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on September 15, 2013. The Primetime Emmy Awards are presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in recognition of excellence in American primetime television. UPI/Jim Ruymen | License Photo

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- It's that time of year again in Washington, when the glitterati of Hollywood drop into town to mix and mingle with the nation's leaders. That's right: It's nerd prom!

This year's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner will be hosted by (and roasted by) Community star Joel McHale, and attended by the usual mix of Oscar winners, sports superstars and business moguls. They'll rub shoulders with television's talking heads and many of DC's most powerful politicos this Saturday at the Washington Hilton.


Without further ado, here's who's coming to dinner.

ABC Connie Britton, Nashville Chip Esten, Nashville Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family Tony Goldwyn, Scandal Hayden Panettiere, Nashville Kelly Ripa, Live with Kelly and Michael Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family Michael Strahan, Live with Kelly and Michael Sofia Vergara, Modern Family Bellamy Young, Scandal M.C. González Noguera, director of communications for Michelle Obama Jeh Johnson, secretary of Homeland Security Jack Lew, secretary of the Treasury Lisa Monaco, deputy national security adviser to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism Elizabeth Sherwood Randall, White House coordinator for defense policy, countering weapons of mass destruction, and arms control


Christian Broadcasting Network Todd and Sonja Burpo, Heaven is for Real Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins

CBS Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife David McCallum, NCIS Brad Paisley, singer-songwriter Kimberly Williams-Paisley, actress Gloria Estefan, singer-songwriter Emilio Estefan, musician Spike Jonze, director William Bratton, New York Police Dept. commissioner Shaun Donovan, secretary of Housing and Urban Development Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass.

CNN Diane Lane, actress New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) and Mary Pat Christie Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) and Deborah Dingell Josh Earnest, White House special assistant to the president Mo Elleithee, Democratic National Committee communications director

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Creative Coalition Jaimie Alexander, Thor Drake Bell, Drake & Josh Tim Daly, Private Practice Omar Epps, Resurrection Peter Facinelli, Nurse Jackie Sean Giambrone, The Goldbergs Jonathan Groff, Frozen Cheryl Hines, Suburgatory Emile Hirsch, Into the Wild John Leguizamo, Ice Age Rose McGowan, Charmed Wendi McLendon-Covey, The Goldbergs AnnaSophia Robb, The Carrie Diaries Michael Shannon, Boardwalk Empire Ian Somerhalder, The Vampire Diaries Jeffrey Tambor, Arrested Development Dean Norris, Breaking Bad Marlon Wayans, A Haunted House Mae Whitman, Parenthood Constance Zimmer, The Newsroom

Fortune Armie Hammer, The Lone Ranger Elizabeth Chambers, The Game Plan Patrick Duffy, Dallas

Fox News Channel Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys, and Candice Romo Matthew Morrison, Glee, and Renee Puente Sir Patrick Stewart, actor, and Sunny Ozell JC Chasez, singer Jeremy Irvine, War Horse Chace Crawford, Gossip Girl Ryan Kwanten, True Blood Will Poulter, We’re the Millers Rick Springfield, singer Katharine McPhee, Smash Richard Marx, singer


MSNBC Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers

News Group Samantha Power, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Kevin Hart, comedian Eniko Parrish, model, singer Sage Kotsenburg, professional snowboarder Denis McDonough, White House chief of staff

People Scott Foley, Scandal Joe Manganiello, True Blood Lindsey Vonn, professional skier Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.

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The Hill Andy Roddick, tennis player Brooklyn Decker, model Spike Mendelsohn, chef Nancy O’Dell, journalist Connor Cruise, deejay Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.

The Huffington Post Anna Kendrick, Pitch Perfect Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks Questlove, musician Kristen Bell, Frozen

Thomson Reuters Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings Olivia Munn, The Newsroom Darren Criss, Glee Madeleine Stowe, Revenge Ron Dermer, Israeli ambassador to the U.S. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts Jack O’Connell, Unbroken Ray Mabus, secretary of the U.S. Navy Jeremy Bird, political strategist Christine Fox, acting deputy secretary of Defense Courtney O’Donnell, Jill Biden’s former director of communications Oliver Luck, director of intercollegiate athletes at West Virginia University


Time Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave Steve McQueen, director Travis Kalanick, Uber CEO Alfonso Cuarón, director

USA Today Jessica Simpson, singer Freida Pinto, Slumdog Millionaire Jeff Goldblum, The Grand Budapest Hotel Josh Gad, Frozen Rosario Dawson, Cesar Chavez: History is Made One Step at a Time Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black

The Washington Post François Delattre, French ambassador to the United States Anthony Foxx, secretary of Transportation Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles mayor B. Todd Jones, director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Leon Panetta, former secretary of Defense Tim Pawlenty, former Minnesota governor John Podesta, White House counselor Rick Santorum, former Pennsylvania senator Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List Garry Trudeau, Doonesbury creator

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Yahoo News Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO Katie Couric, journalist Bobbi Brown, Yahoo beauty editor Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley David Karp, Tumblr CEO Jon Huntsman, former Utah governor Matt Olsen, National Counterterrorism Center director Cody Keenan, assistant to the president and director of speechwriting Kathy Ruemmler, assistant to the president and counsel to the president Eric Holder, U.S. attorney general Sam Kass, “Let’s Move” executive director

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