Star power

Several news organizations are bringing political, military and celebrity guests to the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. The Hill has your guide to who will be at which table:



  • Actress Claire Danes
  • Marine Gen. John Allen, former commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan
  • Gen. John Campbell, the Army’s vice chief of staff
  • Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Retired Adm. Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and 
  • Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco
  • Actor Daniel Dae Kim
  • Chef José Andrés
  • Rep. Joaquín Castro (D-Texas)
  • Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.)
  • Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)
  • Former personal aide to President Obama Reggie Love
  • The Council on Foreign 
  • Relations’s Jared Cohen
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  • Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman


  • Willie and Korie Robertson from “Duck Dynasty”
  • Green Bay Packers all-time leading receiver and champion of “Dancing with the Stars” Donald Driver and his wife, Betina Driver
  • Patrick and Gina Neely, hosts of Food Network’s “Down Home with the Neelys”


Creative Coalition:

  • Actress Sharon Stone
  • Actor Kevin McHale
  • Actor Giancarlo Esposito
  • Actor Tim Daly
  • Actress Patricia Arquette
  • Actor Leslie David Baker
  • Actor Josh Radnor
  • Actress Beth Behrs


  • Singer John Legend and his fiancée, model Chrissy Teigen

 The Hill:

The Huffington Post:

  • Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.)
  • Actress Scarlett Johansson
  • Singer Jon Bon Jovi
  • Retired basketball player Shaquille O’Neal
  • Investor Ron Conway
  • Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood

Newsweek/The Daily Beast:


  • Filmmaker George Lucas
  • Actress Jessica Alba and husband, Cash Warren
  • Actor Tracy Morgan and his fiancée, Megan Wollover
  • Actress Sophia Bush
  • “The Kite Runner” author Khaled Hosseini
  • Ben Ruttner and James Patterson of the music duo The Knocks
  • Invisible Children’s Jedidiah Jenkins


  • N.Y. Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz
  • “Saturday Night Live” comedian Fred Armisen
  • Actress Madeleine Stowe
  • Actor Dan Stevens
  • Actor Steve Zahn 

Time magazine:

  • Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus
  • Adviser to President Obama David Plouffe
  • White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer
  • Director Steven Spielberg
  • Comedian Brad Hall
  • Olympian Gabby Douglas
  • Dreamworks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg
  • Bollywood star Aamir Khan
  • Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren and his wife, Sally Edelstein 

USA Today:

  • Actress Ashley Judd
  • Actress Courteney Cox
  • Actress Kristin Chenoweth
  • Actress Kate Walsh
  • Actor Josh Gad

The Wall Street Journal:

The Washington Post:

Yahoo News: