The 2010 White House Correspondents' Dinner Red Carpet

by Rachelle Hruska · May 3, 2010

Michelle ObamaDennis Quaid, Wolf BlitzerAshley Judd [via Huffpo and]

Dad: "No but like what does the White House Correspondents' Dinner really entail? Like what does it actually mean?"

Me: "Well, it's like supposed to be a dinner that recognizes the outstanding works by journalists over the year in their coverage of all things White House related. But, it's pretty much just a chance for all of the nerds in DC to get their photos taken with celebrities in order to build their cred with their children/on Facebook."

More story and photos below...

Above, a reenactment of the phone conversation that took place a couple of hours ago with  my father (on his birthday!). This being the first dinner GofG has taken part of, I really didn't know what to expect. However, between all of the brunching, pre-parities and post-parties, I can honestly say that this weekend in Washington was "a big f*cking deal."

We will try to walk you through the weekend as best as we can over the next two days. But first, a second look at Mr. Barack Obama wooing over his audience at last night's dinner:


Make sure you come back today and all week long to catch up on every party that went on this weekend surrounding the WHCD dinner (aka "Nerd Prom").

Below, some of my favorite photos from Saturday night's red carpet:

Kate Capshaw, Steven Spielberg, Michelle Pfieffer, David Kelley Kate Capshaw, Steven Spielberg, Michelle Pfieffer, David Kelley. Photo by Linda Davidson -Washington Post

Katie Couric, Kim Kardashian

Gabourey Sidibe, Mariska Hargitay

Kristin DavisScarlett Johansson Kristin Davis, Scarlett Johansson

Scott Brown and family

The Jonas Brothers The Jonas Brothers