Politicians who want to be celebrities and celebrities who want to be politicians arrive for the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Celebrities and politicians took to the red carpet in Washington, D.C., on Saturday (April 30), in honor of President Barack Obama's final White House correspondents dinner as a sitting president. "I think sports, politicians and entertainers all want to be one or the other that they're not, so it's always very intriguing to look across the field and see a kindred spirit in all of those three arenas," actress Sela Ward told Reuters. "I'm really excited to be invited," added actress Priyanka Chopra. "It's the president's last correspondents' dinner, so it's bittersweet, because I think he's been an amazing leader." However, businessman Donald Trump Jr., the son of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, was less enthusiastic. "We go to plenty of these things in New York...I guess this is going to be a unique one for us just because it's the first time I've been a fly on the wall as part of a political movement," he said. Comedian Larry Wilmore, who hosts a show on the cable outlet Comedy Central, will take to the podium after the president's remarks around 10:20 p.m. ET (0220 GMT). In previous years, Obama has taken on Washington gridlock, political rivals and presidential hopefuls with usually light-hearted, but sometimes pointed, jokes.