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Video: White House Correspondents' Dinner: More Celebrities Than Ever

George Clooney, Steven Spielberg, the entire cast of Modern Family and Stevie Wonder are just a few of the names hobnobbing with the press and President Obama.


Politics provides great raw material for joke-writers, and Saturday night was no exception.

"It’s nice to be here in the nice, vast Hilton ballroom. Or as Mitt Romney would call it, a fixer-upper,” said President Barack Obama.

Obama later added insult to injury, saying: “We both have degrees from Harvard. I have one, he has two. What a snob.”

The White House Correspondents Association held its annual dinner — which this time drew a guest list even more star-studded than usual.

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According to Politico, celebrities at last night's dinner included George Clooney, Steven Spielberg, the entire cast of Modern Family, Stevie Wonder, Kate Upton, Zooey Deschanel, Daniel Day-Lewis, Georgetown Law Student Sandra Fluke and Fred Armisen.

Late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel headlined last night's event, doling out insults to a wide spectrum of attendees. Particularly harsh comments were reserved for Kardashian, whom Kimmel joked should be killed by Seal Team Six and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. As for the latter, Kimmel reminded that he was the governor of the Garden State, not “the Olive Garden state.”

Kimmel didn't let Obama go unscathed, with cracks about a one-term presidency and what he described as the country's joking hopes for a better tomorrow. But perhaps his most-biting partisan remark was linked to President Lincoln. Kimmel suggested that the president wasn’t assassinated, but that he'd instead killed himself after seeing what the Republican Party would eventually turn into.