Stars arrive at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson make their red carpet debut as they lead the stars at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

  • Celebrities, journalists and politicians have arrived at the 2022 White House Correspondents Dinner 
  • Among the biggest guests of the night include Kim Kardashian, Pete Davidson, Drew Barrymore, Martha Stewart, Chris Tucker and Academy Award-winning actor Michael Keaton
  • President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden’s presence is a return to norm after Donald Trump snubbed the event during his presidency, with the event being canceled twice in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID 
  • The dinner, held at the Washington Hilton, will be hosted by the Daily Show’s Trevor Noah, the first comedian to headline the event since Michelle Wolf in 2018 

Celebrities, journalists and politicians have descended at the Washington Hilton on Saturday to attend the 2022 White House Correspondents Dinner, which returns after being canceled two years in a row due to the pandemic. 

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her boyfriend, Pete Davidson, led the star-studded cast arriving at the gala, with other big names including Drew Barrymore, Martha Stewart, Chris Tucker and Academy Award-winning actor Michael Keaton. 

The White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner serves as a celebration that brings together big names under one roof to take part in jabs and roasts in the otherwise serious Capitol. 

Kim Kardashian (right) and boyfriend Pete Davidson, of SNL fame, were hailed as the biggest stars attending the 2022 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

Kim, who attended as a guest of ABC, worse a dazzling dress, while the comedian Davidson sported a black suit with sneakers and dark sunglasses 

The reality TV star is likely to receive her share of roasts at the dinner as one of the most famous individuals in attendance

Actress turned TV host Drew Barrymore wowed the red carpet with standout dress

Actress and activist Sophia Bush attended the event in an all-purple wardrobe 

CBS’s Gayle King, who co-hosts the flagship morning show, arrived in a beautiful white dress 

Martha Stewart was invited to come to the dinner event as a guest of

Stewart wore a shining, white coat over a pitch-bark skirt while on the red carpet

Actress Alicia Quarles (left) appeared on the red carpet in a stunning golden dress joined with columnist and correspondent Meghan McCain (right) in a sparkling black dress

American film director and actor Mario Van Peebles (left) was pictured with actor Chris Tucker

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken (right) arrived at the event with his wife Evan Ryan

Civil Rights attorney Benjamin Crump (left) attended with the Reverend Al Sharpton

Crump, who represented the families of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, posed with the ‘Black Power’ handsign on the red carpet

CNN’s Jake Tapper was among the most notable newscasters at the event. He is pictured in a black suit with his wife, Jennifer Marie Brown

Tapper was joined by colleague Wolf Blitzer (left) who attended the dinner with his wife Lynn Greenfield

American singer JC Chasez (left) was seen at the event with girlfriend Jennifer Huyoung. The songwriter wore a white-top suit with Huyoung sporting a black dress

For years, comedians have poked fun at political leaders and journalists alike at the Correspondents’ dinner. Previous hosts have included Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Meyers. 

The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah was the first comedian to headline the event since Michelle Wolf in 2018, when she sparked controversy with jokes about the Trump administration. 

The White House Correspondents’ Association previously said that the dinner will offer ‘the first opportunity since 2016 for the press and the president to share a few laughs for a good cause.’ 

Proceeds from the event support the White House press corps’ work, scholarships for aspiring journalists and awards for those in the profession. 

The Bidens’ presence at the event is a return to form after former President Donald Trump snubbed the dinner while he was in office. 

Every president since Calvin Coolidge had attended the WHCA’s annual dinner with the exception of Trump. 

Notably missing from this year’s event is Biden’s top COVID health expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, who said he would skip the event over COVID concerns. 

‘He has made the decision that he wants to attend, in a safe way, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner to show his support, showcase his support for a free press,’ White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.  

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