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: It's time to bring back White House briefings Rapid turnover shapes Trump's government Pelosi gets under Trump's skin on impeachment 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 TrumpMnuchin knocks Greta Thunberg's activism: Study economics and then 'come back' to us The Hill's Morning Report - House prosecutes Trump as 'lawless,' 'corrupt' What to watch for on Day 3 of Senate impeachment trial 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 TapperSteyer says 'grassroots organizing' in Nevada, South Carolina got him on debate stage Pentagon chief says he 'didn't see' intelligence suggesting Iran planned to attack four US embassies Ex-White House press, military officials call on Grisham to restart regular briefings MORE, Don Lemon, Michelle Kosinski and Alisyn Camerota, actress Minnie Driver, Fox Nation's Britt McHenry, former Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenBill Press: Don't forget about Amy Key moments in the 2020 Democratic presidential race so far Al Franken mocks McConnell: 'Like listening to Jeffrey Dahmer complain about the decline of dinner party etiquette' MORE (D-Minn.), comedian Jordan Klepper, Sen. Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahyLawmaker wants Chinese news outlet to register as foreign agent Overnight Defense: Book says Trump called military leaders 'dopes and babies' | House reinvites Pompeo for Iran hearing | Dems urge Esper to reject border wall funding request Senate Dems urge Esper to oppose shifting Pentagon money to border wall MORE (D-Vt.), Vice President Pence's daughter Charlotte Pence, political strategist and commentator Hilary Rosen, Biden campaign senior adviser Symone SandersSymone SandersSaagar Enjeti rips Biden over testy exchange in Iowa Biden gets in testy exchange in Iowa: 'You're a damn liar' Biden defends ties to former fossil fuel executive at climate forum MORE, journalist Ali Velshi and Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerSenate Republicans muscle through rules for Trump trial Hillicon Valley: Apple, Barr clash over Pensacola shooter's phone | Senate bill would boost Huawei alternatives | DHS orders agencies to fix Microsoft vulnerability | Chrome to phase out tracking cookies Senators offer bill to create alternatives to Huawei in 5G tech MORE (D-Va.)