By Judy Kurtz
The curtain has fallen on the 100th annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, and ITK has gathered some behind-the-scenes tidbits detailing all the action at the Washington Hilton on Saturday.
“The Most Interesting Man in the World,” aka Dos Equis pitchman Jonathan Goldsmith was eyed chatting up “House of Cards” members Sebastian Arcelus and Sakina Jaffrey.
Arianna Huffington experienced a bit of a wardrobe snafu as the beading on her dress appeared to get caught on another woman’s sequined gown right before the start of the dinner. A gentleman attempted to unhook the pair as nervous tablemates looked on.
Katie Couric, stunning in a white patterned dress, scrambled to get to the ABC News cocktail reception ahead of the dinner. As she hurriedly walked through the hotel halls into the reception, she asked an event staffer, “Is the party over?” After the attendant replied the gang at ABC was waiting for Couric, the former evening news anchor cracked, “Oh God, really?”
Guillermo Diaz, who plays Huck on ABC's “Scandal,” looked laid back as he ditched his tuxedo jacket and leaned against a wall in the back of the ballroom to talk to a dinner companion.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who starred in a pre-taped opening WHCA dinner sketch with Vice President Biden, zigzagged her way around the many halls and rooms of the hotel like a pro. Donning a pair of glasses, the star of HBO’s “Veep” scooted down a stairway sans an entourage and dashed down virtually unnoticed.
A dinner guest, exclaimed, “This is bananas!” as she walked into the ballroom and saw the hoards of dinner-goers entering the WHCA dinner. She confirmed it was her first time at the event.