Celebs, Bigwigs Gather for 'Nerd Prom'

More than 2K turn out to White House Correspondents' Dinner

By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 29, 2012 5:54 AM CDT

(Newser) – It's been dubbed the "nerd prom." But last night a good chunk of Hollywood turned out to join President Obama, Washington power brokers, and the press corps at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, reports Politico. As for dresses, Kate Hudson's purple sequin gown was "AH-MAY-ZING!," declares Perez Hilton fashion blog Coco Perez. Charlize Theron looked "matronly," Lindsay Lohan's dress was "boring, uninspiring, and frumpty dumpty," and Elizabeth Banks was "effin' hawt." And as for Kim Kardashian's velvet number, well, at least she kept "her goodies in the jar."

Colombian actress and TV personality Sofia Vergara arrives at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington on April 28, 2012.   AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM
Colombian actress and TV personality Sofia Vergara arrives at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington on April 28, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM   (Getty Images)
Kim Kardashian attends the 98th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on April 28, 2012 in Washington, DC.
Kim Kardashian attends the 98th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on April 28, 2012 in Washington, DC.   (Getty Images)
US actress Elizabeth Banks arrives at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington on April 28, 2012.
US actress Elizabeth Banks arrives at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington on April 28, 2012.   (Getty Images)
Australian model, actress and businesswoman Elle MacPherson arrives at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington on April 28, 2012.
Australian model, actress and businesswoman Elle MacPherson arrives at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington on April 28, 2012.   (Getty Images)
Actress Charlize Theron arrives at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on Saturday, April 28, 2012 in Washington.
Actress Charlize Theron arrives at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on Saturday, April 28, 2012 in Washington.   (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
Actress Lindsay Lohan arrives at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington on April 27, 2012.
Actress Lindsay Lohan arrives at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington on April 27, 2012.   (Getty Images)
Newt Gingrich and his wife Calista arrive at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington on April 28, 2012.   AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM
Newt Gingrich and his wife Calista arrive at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington on April 28, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM   (Getty Images)
Actress Kate Hudson arrives at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on Saturday, April 28, 2012 in Washington.
Actress Kate Hudson arrives at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on Saturday, April 28, 2012 in Washington.   (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
Late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel headlines the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, Saturday, April 28, 2012 in Washington.
Late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel headlines the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, Saturday, April 28, 2012 in Washington.   (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
Former Sen. Rick Santorum and Lindsay Lohan, right, attend the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner headlined by late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel, Saturday, April 28, 2012 in Washington.
Former Sen. Rick Santorum and Lindsay Lohan, right, attend the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner headlined by late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel, Saturday, April 28, 2012 in Washington.   (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
President Barack Obama high-fives late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel as Caren Bohan, a Reuters journalist and president of the White House Correspondents' Association looks on.
President Barack Obama high-fives late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel as Caren Bohan, a Reuters journalist and president of the White House Correspondents' Association looks on.   (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
US actress Reese Witherspoon arrives at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington on April 27, 2012.   AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM
US actress Reese Witherspoon arrives at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington on April 27, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM   (Getty Images)
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, right, shares a laugh with Steven Spielberg while attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner headlined by late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel, Saturday, April 28, 2012 in Washington.
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, right, shares a laugh with Steven Spielberg while attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner headlined by late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel, Saturday,...   (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
Kris Jenner, left, with Sofia Vergara, center, and Kim Kardashian during the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner headlined by late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel, Saturday, April 28, 2012 in Washington.
Kris Jenner, left, with Sofia Vergara, center, and Kim Kardashian during the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner headlined by late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel, Saturday, April 28, 2012 in Washington.   (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
Actress Claire Danes and journalist Bob Schieffer, right, arrive at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on Saturday, April 28, 2012, in Washington.
Actress Claire Danes and journalist Bob Schieffer, right, arrive at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on Saturday, April 28, 2012, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
George Clooney, center, attends the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner headlined by late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel, Saturday, April 28, 2012, in Washington.
George Clooney, center, attends the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner headlined by late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel, Saturday, April 28, 2012, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
First lady Michelle Obama attends the 2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner held at the Washington Hilton on April 28, 2012 in Washington, DC.
First lady Michelle Obama attends the 2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner held at the Washington Hilton on April 28, 2012 in Washington, DC.   (Getty Images)
President Barack Obama attends the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner headlined by late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel, Saturday, April 28, 2012, in Washington.
President Barack Obama attends the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner headlined by late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel, Saturday, April 28, 2012, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: (AFP OUT)  Claire Danes attends the 2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner held at the Washington Hilton on April 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. This was the 98th annual dinner and was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: (AFP OUT) Claire Danes attends the 2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner held at the Washington Hilton on April 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. This was the 98th...   (Getty Images)
Journalist Wolf Blitzer, center, arrives at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner with his guests on Saturday, April 28, 2012, in Washington.
Journalist Wolf Blitzer, center, arrives at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner with his guests on Saturday, April 28, 2012, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, right, and former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm arrives at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on Saturday, April 29, 2012, in Washington.
Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, right, and former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm arrives at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on Saturday, April 29, 2012, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
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