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 SpicerSpicer puts his 'Dancing with the Stars' puffy neon green shirt up for charity auction Spicer on 'Dancing with the Stars': 'Those of us who stand for #Christ won't be discounted' Spicer makes debut on 'Dancing With the Stars' to Spice Girls song 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 TrumpJulián Castro: It's time for House Democrats to 'do something' about Trump Warren: Congress is 'complicit' with Trump 'by failing to act' Sanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest 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 TapperSanders, Yang to miss CNN's town hall on LGBTQ issues Omar asks Twitter what it's doing in response to Trump spreading 'lies that put my life at risk' O'Rourke responds to Buttigieg's gun criticism: 'That calculation and fear is what got us here in the first place' MORE, Don Lemon, Michelle Kosinski and Alisyn Camerota, actress Minnie Driver, Fox Nation's Britt McHenry, former Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenGOP Senate candidate said Republicans have 'dual loyalties' to Israel The Hill's Morning Report - What is Trump's next move on Iran? The Memo: Times correction gives GOP lifeline in latest Kavanaugh controversy MORE (D-Minn.), comedian Jordan Klepper, Sen. Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahyHillicon Valley: Zuckerberg courts critics on Capitol Hill | Amazon makes climate pledge | Senate panel approves 0M for state election security Senate committee approves 0 million for state election security efforts Senate panel approves three spending bills MORE (D-Vt.), Vice President Pence's daughter Charlotte Pence, political strategist and commentator Hilary Rosen, Biden campaign senior adviser Symone SandersSymone SandersBiden defends ties to former fossil fuel executive at climate forum Monmouth acknowledges poll showing Biden losing support was 'outlier' Democratic contenders unload on news media MORE, journalist Ali Velshi and Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerOvernight Defense: Trump hits Iranian central bank with sanctions | Trump meeting with Ukrainian leader at UN | Trump touts relationship with North Korea's Kim as 'best thing' for US Hillicon Valley: Zuckerberg courts critics on Capitol Hill | Amazon makes climate pledge | Senate panel approves 0M for state election security Zuckerberg woos Washington critics during visit MORE (D-Va.)