Jill Kelley stole the spotlight from the celebrities at the People/Time magazine party Friday night.

Kelley, the Tampa socialite whose emails to Gen. John Allen revealed retired Gen. David Petraeus's affair and resulted in his resignation as CIA director, was mingling with the crowd at the St. Regis Hotel. Her appearance was unexpected.

No word on if she'll be attending the White House Correspondents' Association dinner, which takes place on Saturday night.

But the stars at the party got their fair share of attention too.

Actor Navid Negahban, who plays Abu Nazir on "Homeland," President Obama's favorite program, posed for picture after picture with fans. In the show, his character snuck into the United States to carry out a terrorist attack.

Alex Conant, a spokesperson for Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioColbert: Students taking action on gun violence 'give me hope' Lawmakers feel pressure on guns Florida lawmaker's aide fired after claiming shooting survivors were 'actors' MORE (R-Fla.), tweeted of meeting the actor: "Abu Nazir tells me that he couldn't have snuck into the country under Marco's immigration reform."

Daniel Dae Kim, Jessica Pare and Aasif Mandvi

Daniel Dae Kim, Jessica Pare and Aasif Mandvi attend the People/Time Party. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Time Inc.)

Gerard Butler also took pictures with those who asked, including Democratic strategist Donna Brazile.

"Daily Show" correspondent John Oliver was making his first visit to the annual dinner, which has become a melting pot of politicians and celebrities.

He told The Hill he was excited to see Conan O'Brien's speech at the dinner, adding the comedian would be "great."

Also spotted in the media-heavy crowd: "Mad Men" actress Jessica Pare; "Saturday Night Live's" Fred Armisen; Cate Edwards, daughter of former Sen. John Edwards (D-S.C.); Olympic Gold medalist Gabby Douglas; actor Daniel Dae Kim; singer John Legend; actor Josh Gad; Gayle King, the best friend of Oprah Winfrey; NBC's Savannah Guthrie; CNN's Dana Bash; NBC's Peter Alexander; "Meet the Press" executive producer Betsy Fischer Martin; MSNBC's' Lawrence O'Donnell; Motion Picture Association of America President Chris Dodd; Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerRestoring fiscal sanity requires bipartisan courage GOP congressman slams primary rival for Ryan donations Speculation swirls about Kevin McCarthy’s future MORE's (R-Ohio) spokesman Michael Steel; and National Republican Senatorial Committee spokesman Brad Dayspring.

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