Canadian celebs spotlighted at White House dinner for Trudeau
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A bevy of celebrities, lawmakers and officials will be attending the state dinner for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House on Thursday night.

Canadian-born Michael J. Fox, Mike Myers, Ryan Reynolds (appearing with wife Blake Lively), "Grey's Anatomy" star Sandra Oh and SNL's Lorne Michaels are all expected at the glitzy event.

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Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles will be performing at the event as part of the first state visit by a Canadian prime minister in 19 years, the guest list for which was released Thursday night.

The menu features Alaskan halibut "casserole," roasted apricot galette and Colorado baby lamb chops served with Yukon potatoes drizzled in Canadian whiskey.

Others attending include NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and former NBA player Grant Hill, a member of the president's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.

President Obama took part in some hockey trash talk with his Canadian counterpart earlier Thursday, joking, "Where’s the Stanley Cup right now?" in reference to his hometown champion Chicago Blackhawks.

In addition to the celebrities and athletes, the state dinner guest list sports several Obama administration officials, including Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, Commerce Secretary Penny PritzkerPenny Sue PritzkerDNC hauls in .5 million in June Michelle Obama officiated Chicago wedding: report Election Countdown: Trump plans ambitious travel schedule for midterms | Republicans blast strategy for keeping House | Poll shows Menendez race tightening | Cook Report shifts Duncan Hunter's seat after indictment MORE and Energy Secretary Ernest MonizErnest Jeffrey MonizTwo years after Harvey's devastation, the wake-up call has not been heeded Biden under pressure from environmentalists on climate plan Pelosi, Clinton among attendees at memorial reception for Ellen Tauscher MORE.

A slew of lawmakers representing states along the U.S.-Canadian border will also be in attendance, including Sens. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsTrump judicial picks face rare GOP opposition GOP signals unease with Barr's gun plan Sinema touts bipartisan record as Arizona Democrats plan censure vote MORE (R-Maine), Angus KingAngus Stanley KingOvernight Defense: Dems grill Trump Army, Air Force picks | House chair subpoenas Trump Afghanistan negotiator | Trump officials release military aid to Ukraine Democrats grill Army, Air Force nominees on military funding for border wall Bipartisan panel to issue recommendations for defending US against cyberattacks early next year MORE (I-Maine), Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenCruz endorses GOP candidate for Senate in New Hampshire Meghan McCain: Lewandowski Senate run would be 'an absolutely ridiculous crap show' Super PAC targets Lewandowski with ad amid Senate speculation MORE (D-N.H.), Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharMSNBC Climate Change Forum draws 1.3M viewers in 8 pm timeslot The two most important mental health reforms the Trump administration should consider Sanders searches for answers amid Warren steamroller MORE (D-Minn.), Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahyHillicon Valley: Zuckerberg courts critics on Capitol Hill | Amazon makes climate pledge | Senate panel approves 0M for state election security Senate committee approves 0 million for state election security efforts Senate panel approves three spending bills MORE (D-Vt.), Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterDemocratic senators quietly hope Biden wins over rivals GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson to resign at end of year Native American advocates question 2020 Democrats' commitment MORE (D-Mt.) and Rep. Derek KilmerDerek Christian KilmerModernize Congress to make it work for the people House Democrats inch toward majority support for impeachment Wave of Washington state lawmakers call for impeachment proceedings against Trump MORE (D-Wash.).

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchTrump to award racing legend Roger Penske with Presidential Medal of Freedom Trump awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to economist, former Reagan adviser Arthur Laffer Second ex-Senate staffer charged in aiding doxxing of GOP senators MORE (R-Utah) and Rep. Susan Davis (D-Calif.) are also expected to show up, along with Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton.