2009 White House Correspondents’ Dinner (video)

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The White House Correspondents’ dinner got underway Saturday night with a mix of politicians, celebrities and journalists attending. It is an annual event stretching back to 1920, hosted by the White House Correspondents’ Association.

The black tie dinner is a fundraiser for journalism scholarships and a chance to honor reporters for their work. It is also an opportunity for Washington’s elite to rub shoulders with Hollywood stars.

Among those attending were Eva Longoria Parker, Ashton Kutcher, Christian Slater, Natalie Portman, Sting, Mariska Hargitay, Steven Spielberg and Jon Bon Jovi.

Watch the video below: