Mass. Stars to Attend 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner
President Barack Obama’s final White House correspondents’ dinner is expected to be a star-studded affair.
According to Deadline, Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show host Larry Wilmore will be the featured entertainer at this year’s event, which will take place on Saturday, April 30.
The various major news outlets are reportedly inviting a number of A-list stars to sit at their tables for Obama’s last dinner.
Fox News Channel boasts a pretty stacked guest list that’s set to include WWE star and West Newbury native John Cena. He’ll be sitting with several notable names, such as AMPAS president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, MPAA CEO and former Connecticut senator Chris Dodd, music icon Gladys Knight, and former N’Sync star J.C. Chasez.
Cena will also reportedly be sitting with a number of Independence Day: Resurgence stars, including Sela Ward, Jeff Goldblum, and Vivica A. Fox. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is on the Fox News guest list as well, we’re assuming because Patriots star Tom Brady has a bit on his plate right now.
Former Massachusetts resident and Quantico star Priyanka Chopra is set to represent the Bay State at the Time table. She’ll reportedly be joined by House of Cards actress Neve Campbell, Daredevil star Rosario Dawson, and for some reason, Keeping Up with the Kardashians star Kendall Jenner.
Other notable guests include ABC News invitees such as Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Scandal executive producer Shonda Rhimes, Scandal star and recent Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year recipient Kerry Washington, as well as The View hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Paula Farris, Raven-Symone, and Michelle Collins.
NFL stars Von Miller and Odell Beckham, Jr. will be attending as guests of Thomson Reuters while The View and Fuller House star Candace Cameron-Bure will reportedly be sitting at the Christian Broadcasting Network’s table.