Armani, Batali among guests at White House state dinner
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An eclectic throng of stars including fashion designer Giorgio Armani, rapper Frank Ocean and actor Roberto Benigni is expected at the White House on Tuesday in what could be the final state dinner for the Obamas.

Also among those who made the cut for the exclusive affair: comedian Jerry Seinfeld, musician James Taylor, Chance the Rapper, former racing driver Mario Andretti, celebrity cook Rachael Ray, “Today” show hosts Savannah Guthrie and Tamron Hall, CBS’ Gayle King and fashion designer Naeem Khan.


Lawmakers, including Democratic Reps. Gerald Connolly (Va.), Suzan DelBeneSuzan Kay DelBeneDemocratic Women's Caucus members split endorsements for House campaign chief House Democrats run late ads defending vulnerable DCCC chair House Democrats introduce bill to invest 0 billion in STEM research and education MORE (Wa.) and Jim Himes (Conn.) and Sen. Jack ReedJack ReedTop Democrat calls Trump's Afghan drawdown 'the right policy decision' as others warn of 'mistake' Overnight Defense: Trump fires Defense chief Mark Esper | Worries grow about rudderless post-election Pentagon | Esper firing hints at broader post-election shake-up | Pelosi says Esper firing shows Trump intent on sowing 'chaos' Esper firing hints at broader post-election shake-up MORE (D-R.I.), were also on the guest list provided by the White House on Tuesday, along with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and Columbia, S.C., Mayor Steve Keith Benjamin (D).

President Obama and Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaAn immigrant to get the job done at Homeland Security Obama: 'Hopeless' to try to sell as many books as Michelle Obama sold record-breaking 1.7 million copies of memoir in first week MORE will welcome Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife, Agnese Landini, for the 14th, and likely final, state dinner at the White House.

Gwen Stefani, who will be accompanied by boyfriend Blake Shelton, is slated to take the stage as the evening’s performer, with “Iron Chef” star and restaurateur Mario Batali helping to prepare the cuisine as the Italy state dinner’s guest chef.

Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump alludes to possible 2024 run in White House remarks Tiger King's attorney believes they're close to getting pardon from Trump Cruz urges Supreme Court to take up Pennsylvania election challenge MORE and wife Dr. Jill Biden are slated to attend, along with Cabinet officials including Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Labor Secretary Tom Perez, Commerce Secretary Penny PritzkerPenny Sue PritzkerThe Hill's Morning Report - Sanders steamrolls to South Carolina primary, Super Tuesday Biden's new campaign ad features Obama speech praising him Obama Commerce secretary backs Biden's 2020 bid MORE, Agriculture Secretary Tom VilsackThomas James VilsackUSDA: Farm-to-school programs help schools serve healthier meals OVERNIGHT MONEY: House poised to pass debt-ceiling bill MORE and Secretary of State John KerryJohn Forbes KerryBiden's favorability rating rises while Trump's slips: Gallup Biden to nominate Neera Tanden, Cecilia Rouse to economic team: WSJ Biden's Cabinet a battleground for future GOP White House hopefuls MORE.

–Updated: 6:57 p.m.