A mix of old friends, political allies and celebrities are on the menu as Barack Obama hosts Italy's Renzi for a final state dinner at the White House. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: A mix of old friends, political allies and celebrities as Barack Obama hosts Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at Obama's final state dinner as President. Joining some 400 guests was Obama's long time Chicago friend John Rogers of Ariel Investments along with actor John Turturro, and singer James taylor.. Celebrity chef Rachel Ray was on the guest list - saying she was looking forward to the dinner but also ripped part of her outfit before the dinner began. From Capitol Hill, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was also on the guest list. Alexander Wentworth, the wife of TV host George Stephanopoulos, told reporters she was weaning fake diamond earrings along with a real engagement ring and wedding band. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld was excited about being in the White House for the dinner to honor Renzi telling reporters, "We are jews, but we identify as Italians." The first course of the dinner will be sweet potato agnolotti and guests will dine on a main course of Beef Braciole Pinwheel, created by celebrity Italian American chef Mario Batali.