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 DelBeneCongressional authority in a time of Trump executive overreach Moderate Democratic lawmakers back privacy bill favored by businesses The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by National Association of Manufacturers - Trump, Congress draw battle lines on impeachment MORE (Wa.) and Jim Himes (Conn.) and Sen. Jack ReedJohn (Jack) Francis ReedRepublicans raise concerns over Trump pardoning service members Overnight Defense: Trump clashes with Macron at NATO summit | House impeachment report says Trump abused power | Top Dem scolds military leaders on Trump intervention in war crimes cases Top Armed Services Democrat scolds military leaders on Trump's intervention in war crimes cases 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 ObamaMichelle Obama to donate 0K to Girls Opportunity Alliance Fund Julia Roberts, Michelle Obama traveling to Southeast Asia for Girls Opportunity Alliance Michelle Obama shares 'Happy Thanksgiving' message with photo of family 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 to hold campaign rally in Michigan Castro hits fundraising threshold for December debate Buttigieg draws fresh scrutiny, attacks in sprint to Iowa 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 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, 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 KerryKerry to campaign with Biden in New Hampshire Kerry endorses Biden in 2020 race: He 'can beat Donald Trump' New Hampshire parochialism, not whiteness, bedevils Democrats MORE.

–Updated: 6:57 p.m.