This Year's White House Correspondents Dinner Dubbed "Nerd Prom," Real Nerds Everywhere Feel Slighted

by Rachelle Hruska · May 11, 2009

    [Michael Kives, Natalie Portman, Claire Danes, Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher. These are the people we are now referring to as "nerds"?! Photos by BILLY FARRELL for PMc]

    Saturday night, our nation's capital became a mini version of L.A. with a sprinkle of NYC, and all of the popular people showed.  The White House Correspondents Dinner brought together some of the most important public figures in our country (including the Obamas), and the people that cover them.  Many are dubbing this meet-up as "Nerd Prom 2009" (see THIS, THIS and THIS).  Well, I hate to be the one to break it to you guys, but this is hardly a meet-up of nerds.  More story and photos below...

    In fact, the only one that may come close to being a nerd in my book in the photo above is Claire Danes-and that's only because of her associations with My So Called Life, and the non-popular character she played on the show.  Sorry Ashton, but no matter how hard you try, and how many Tweets you send out to the universe, you will NEVER EVER be considered a nerd. Unless we are going to try and pretend that the people in America care more about the actual "nerds" that were there over these starlets?

    True nerds do not look like you. They do not make out with Demi Moore and they are not invited to important parties hobnobbing with the President of the free world.  And they sure as hell don't fill out a suit like you do.

    The real nerds out there are most likely flattered that it's all of a sudden become a cultural "coolness" factor to be considered one of them, however; isn't it a little bit rude to deauthenticate everything they have worked for-over a lifetime of bad dates and missing invites?

    Okay, now that I got that out of my system, let's move on to the only thing you care about: the photos....

    Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher

    Katie McCormick Lelyveld, Desiree Rogers, Valerie Jarrett, Linda Johnson Rice

    Anna Scott Carter, Graydon Carter, Diana Taylor, Mayor Michael Bloomberg

    Eva Longoria Parker, Rahm Emanuel

    Captain Richard Phillips, Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger

    Hugh Dancy, Claire Danes

    Jon Lovett, Kerry Washington, Michael Kives, Natalie Portman

    Kate Capshaw, Steven Spielberg. Photo by Getty

    Chace Crawford, Matthew Settle

    Michelle Obama

    Julia Louis Dreyfus, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm