'Downton Abbey,' 'Mad Men' stars captivate New Yorker crowd

"Downton Abbey's" Michelle Dockery, "Mad Men's" Jessica Pare, and "Homeland's" Morena Baccarin captivated the men at Friday night's The New Yorker party while Gerard Butler was surrounded by women.

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The three female stars shared a table at the event at the W Hotel's rooftop bar and were swarmed by male admirers -- shall we say they were men mad about the celebrities?

Dockery and Pare, in particular, seemed to bond throughout the evening -- they left together at the end of the night.

Butler, meanwhile, spent most of the evening hanging with CNN's Piers Morgan and taking pictures with fans -- most of whom were women who seemed charmed by his Scottish brogue.

The party was a mix of administration officials, politicians, celebrities and journalists: all talking to one another and fighting for space at the bar.

"How I Met Your Mother" star Josh Radin was spotted chatting with MSNBC's Chris Matthews. The Huffington Post's Howard Fineman rushed to get a picture with Dockery.

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"Mad Men" actress Jessica Pare at The New Yorker's party. (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The New Yorker)

"1600 Penn" star Josh Gad was enjoying his first experience surrounding the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner, telling The Hill the packed party schedule -- The New Yorker's party was one of 10 taking place that night -- was "wonderful."

Meanwhile, WHCA President Ed Henry held court at the bar, looking very happy about the celebrations taking place around Saturday's dinner.


Other bold-faced names seen in the packed party: White House economic adviser Gene Sperling, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.), Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), media guru Tammy Haddad, "Daily Show" correspondent John Oliver, "Saturday Night Live's" Fred Armisen, "Two Broke Girls" Beth Behrs, actor Daniel Dae Kim, "Homeland" actor Navid Negahban, Creative Coalition President Tim Daly, Gayle King from CBS News, actress Sharon Stone, Olympian Gabby Douglas, actor Kyle MacLachlan, and "House of Cards" actress Constance Zimmer.

Follow The Hill's In The Know columnist Judy Kurtz (@JudyKurtz) and Features Editor Emily Goodin for (@Emilylgoodin) this weekend for live updates from the White House Correspondents' Association dinner and related parties.

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