Partygoers hit dance floor at UTA correspondents' dinner bash
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No comedian — or president — was necessary for partygoers to rage on at the United Talent Agency's White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner bash.

The top Hollywood talent agency and Mediaite held their fourth annual correspondents' event Friday, co-hosted by UTA Co-President Jay Sures and Mediaite CEO Dan Abrams, on the eve of the dinner.

Former White House press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerPress: Acosta, latest to walk the plank Sarah Sanders: I will walk out of the White House 'with my head held high' In Arizona, Trump's new press secretary battled reporters MORE, with a camera crew in tow, was seen outside the packed soiree at Fiola Mare restaurant in Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, snapping selfies with seemingly excited admirers.


Meantime, as Panjabi MC and Jay-Z's "Beware of the Boys" blasted through the speakers, Fox Business Network host Lisa "Kennedy" Montgomery busted some fierce moves on the dance floor.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpEsper sidesteps question on whether he aligns more with Mattis or Trump Warren embraces Thiel label: 'Good' As tensions escalate, US must intensify pressure on Iran and the IAEA MORE — who's called the "fake news media" the "enemy of the people" — announced earlier this month that he once again was bucking tradition by opting out of the yearly journalist and lawmaker-filled dinner.

And after comedian Michelle Wolf's explicit remarks as the dinner's headliner last year drew criticism, the WHCA said for the first time in recent history, there would be no Hollywood star serving as the night's entertainer. Rather than a comedian or late-night TV host, presidential biographer Ron Chernow is poised to deliver remarks at Saturday's event.

Also spotted at UTA's "Celebration of America's Journalists" party: NBC News' Kristen Welker, CNN White House correspondent Jeff Zeleny, Fox News' Shannon Bream, former President Obama personal aide Reggie Love, CNN political commentator Doug Heye and contributor Mary Katharine Ham, Heather Podesta, CNN's Kate Bennett, Jim Acosta, Dana Bash, Wolf Blitzer, Brian Stelter, Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul Tapper2020 Democrats call Trump's tweets about female Democrats racist CNN's Camerota clashes with Trump's immigration head over president's tweet Trump's tweets unify a fractured Democratic Party MORE, Don Lemon, Michelle Kosinski and Alisyn Camerota, actress Minnie Driver, Fox Nation's Britt McHenry, former Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenAl Franken: It's time to start taking Trump 'literally' The Hill's 12:30 Report: Mexican officials scramble to avoid Trump tariffs The Hill's Morning Report - Tariff battle looms as Trump jabs 'foolish' Senate GOP MORE (D-Minn.), comedian Jordan Klepper, Sen. Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahyDem senators demand GOP judicial group discloses donors Senate Democrats skipping Pence's border trip Democrats want investigation into cost, legality of Trump's July Fourth event MORE (D-Vt.), Vice President Pence's daughter Charlotte Pence, political strategist and commentator Hilary Rosen, Biden campaign senior adviser Symone SandersSymone Sanders Sanders campaign official praises Harris over clash with Biden on civil rights record 5 key questions ahead of Thursday's Democratic debate Tensions raised in Biden campaign over segregationist comments, letters: report MORE, journalist Ali Velshi and Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerTrump nominees meet fiercest opposition from Warren, Sanders, Gillibrand On The Money: Fed chief warns of 'unthinkable' harm if debt ceiling breached | Powell basks in bipartisan praise amid Trump attacks | Federal deficit jumps to 7 billion Fed chief basks in bipartisan praise as lawmakers dismiss Trump attacks MORE (D-Va.)