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Tracking White House Correspondents' Dinner Celebrity Guest List

More Dancing? Birstol Palin, who was on the show Dancing with the Stars is to attend the dinner.(Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

April 20, 2011

The White House Correspondents' Dinner, Washington's annual tribute to gentle, public mockery, is two weeks away and the celebrity guest lists are starting to come together. Here's a roundup of the notable names that have been confirmed already, grouped by the news outlet that invited them. (We've left out spouses and plus-ones to keep things somewhat manageable) As usual, it's looks to be a striking array of old faces, new faces, and the faces that belong to Donald Trump.

  • USA Today: David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Rick Fox, Eliza Dushku
  • The Hill: Washington Wizards point guard John Wall (White House correspondent Sam Youngman, described by Fishbowl DC as a "die-hard" University of Kentucky fan, landed the former Wildcat star after more than a month of lobbying.)
  • The Washington Post: Donald Trump (but only if Steve Wynn's daughter's wedding doesn't run late)
  • NPR: Michael Stipe, David Byrne, Bourne Ultimatum screenwriter Scott Z. Burns, singer-songwriter Annie Clark, School of Rock screenwriter Mike White, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice
  • Fox News: Kate Hudson (She's coming with On The Record host Greta van Susteren, assuming she gets back from covering the royal wedding in time.)
  • Mother Jones: Sean Penn (Washington bureau chief David Corn extended the invitation)
  • People: Bristol Palin, The Office's Mindy Kaling, Steven Tyler, Glee's Chris Colfer
  • Bloomberg: Snowboarder Shaun White, Dancing With The Stars co-host Brooke Burke
  • Time: Steve Buscemi, Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., Boardwalk Empire showrunner Terrence Winter, King's Speech director Tom Hooper, designer Tara Subkoff, Game Change director Jay Roach, Game Change producer Danny Strong

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  • ABC: Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Erin Andrews, Jane Lynch, Disney CEO Bob Iger, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Attorney General Eric Holder, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, White House Chief of Staff William Daley, National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen, White House Social Secretary Jeremy Bernard, Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.
  • Fortune: Mira Sorvino, Twitter cofounder Evan Williams
  • Newsweek: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Colin Powell, Tina Brown, Barry Diller, White House speechwriter Jon Favreau, Saturday Night Live's Jason Sudeikis, Michael Kors, Diane von Furstenberg, Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill. (At the 2009 dinner, people thought sparks were flying between Favreau and actress Rashida Jones. Just something to keep in mind.)
  • The New Yorker: Jon Hamm, Zach Galifianakis, the Coen brothers
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