Celebs unwind at Capitol File WHCD after party
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Journalists and celebrities capped off a long night of White House Correspondents' Dinner festivities Saturday at the Capitol File After Party at the Dupont Circle Hotel.

The Cocktail-Chic party was hosted by former House of Cards actor, and the cover of this month's Capitol File, Michael Kelly. Kelly was spotted posing for multiple selfies throughout the night.

Also joining the celebration was Real Housewives of New York City star Sonja Morgan. For Morgan, it was a whirlwind weekend of parties in Washington, D.C.


“Everybody is here, all the press that I work with to support my charities, they’re all here,” Morgan told ITK.

“They were all checking in with me before, saying ‘are you coming, are you coming?’ and I said ‘I’m in Mexico on vacation, but I think I’d better go,’ ”she added.

Morgan also touched on today's political climate. "Everyone has an opinion and nobody wants to hear anybody else's," she said. "I just wish people would listen to each other, let them finish their sentences and be more tolerant.”

The party was a lively affair, with a live band keeping the attendees on their feet with covers of Cee Lo Green's "Forget You" and "Summer Nights" from Grease, while guests sampled the party's buffet station of French fries.

Former White House press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerOvernight Defense: Dems talk Afghanistan, nukes at Detroit debate | Senate panel advances Hyten nomination | Iranian foreign minister hit with sanctions | Senate confirms UN ambassador Trump taps Sean Spicer to join Naval Academy board of visitors Trump falsely claims his events have never 'had an empty seat' MORE mingled with guests and hailed the weekend's events.

"It's fun," Spicer told ITK about the packed White House Correspondents Dinner weekend.

"This is a night that brings out a lot of elements of Washington, D.C. and so it’s a great networking opportunity.”

Asked if he'd found any new opportunities networking at the party, Spicer laughed.

"I'm good on that front," Spicer, who was hired in February at Extra TV as a special correspondent, joked.

The night closed with a cake topped with President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump watching 'very closely' as Portland braces for dueling protests WaPo calls Trump admin 'another threat' to endangered species Are Democrats turning Trump-like? MORE's face and plenty of rainbow sprinkles. The cake was a gift from CNN anchor Don LemonDon Carlton LemonCNN's Don Lemon sued by Hamptons bartender over alleged assault Scarborough blasts 2020 Democrats for attacking Obama's policies more than Trump's Lemon raises Trump's 'racist rhetoric' to candidates after president's criticism MORE, who made an appearance earlier at the party in a dashing white suit jacket.

Also spotted at the event was CNN’s Abby Phillip and Jim Sciutto, political pundit Hilary Rosen and CEO of Impact Strategies CEO Angela Rye.

The Cocktail-Chic party was sponsored by Peroni Italy, David Yurman and the Dupont Circle Hotel.