Gwen Stefani to perform at White House state dinner
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Gwen Stefani is poised to perform at what could be the final state dinner for the Obamas at the White House.


The “Make Me Like You” singer will hit the stage at the Italy state dinner on Oct. 18, first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama looks to mobilize voters for midterms We must mount an all-country response to help our Afghan allies Obamas, Bushes and Clintons joining new effort to help Afghan refugees MORE announced Wednesday on Snapchat. Stefani’s father is Italian-American.

A guest chef is also taking the reins in the White House kitchen for next week’s dinner welcoming Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife.

The first lady said in her Snapchat story that famed restaurateur and “Iron Chef” star Mario Batali will whip up the evening’s cuisine.