At what other event could the secretary of Homeland Security sit down with the bombshell announcer from ESPN? Where else could "Donny" from The Big Lebowski sit down with the senator who replaced Ted Kennedy. The answer: No place other than the White House Correspondents' Dinner, the annual presidential roasting (or light toasting) attended by members of the media, their guests, and their sources. Media organizations are starting to release their guest lists for this year's dinner, which will take place on April 30. Click through to see some of the biggest—and most surprising—names announced so far.
The New Yorker: Zach Galifianakis, the Coen Brothers, and Jon Hamm.
Newsweek: Colin Powell, presidential speechwriter Jon Favreau, and Saturday Night Live's Jason Sudeikis.
ABC: Actor Paul Rudd, White House Chief of Staff William Daley, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen, ESPN announcer Erin Andrews, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, and Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
Time: Steve Buscemi and Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass.
NPR: Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice.
Washington Post: The Donald.
Mother Jones: Sean Penn
People: Bristol Palin, Steven Tyler, The Office's Mindy Kaling, and Glee's Chris Colfer.
Fox News: Kate Hudson
National Journal and The Atlantic: Taylor Kitsch, Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev, Maria Bello.