The 11 Weirdest Guests at the 2014 White House Correspondents' Dinner
The White House Correspondents' Dinner has begun, and while it might be a little strange to see the fake president of Scandal and the fake president's former chief of staff of House of Cards among the hundreds of guests tonight, they are definitely not among the weirdest names among the attendees. We all know that Hollywood celebrities are regulars to the White House Correspondents' Dinner — names like Lupita Nyong'o and Olivia Munn graced the carpet Saturday night, but when we saw the following names on the official guest list, even we couldn't come up with valid reasons for their inclusion.
Willie and Korie Robertson
Even after the homophobic comments made by patriarch Phil Robertson, these Duck Dynasty stars were included to the White House Correspondents' Dinner list. In fact, the Willie Robertson was also invited to the State of the Union address earlier this year. Maybe the stars are looking to improve their family's image or maybe this is a ploy to get recognized and therefore get more viewers? Either way, their presence is great ammo for President Obama's roast — I mean, speech.
Not a name you recognize? Let me call him by his other, more popular name: Dos Equis' The Most Interesting Man In The World. Yes. Seriously. To be honest, it's probably about time he's made it to the White House. This should have happened years ago.
Hey, 'NSYNC used to be one of the biggest bands in the entire world... over a decade ago. Even more strangely, this is Chasez's second time in a row attending the White House Correspondents' Dinner as a guest of Fox News Channel. Is there a new journalism gig waiting for the singer? Or does someone at Fox News just really enjoy No Strings Attached?
If this were the 1980s, the inclusion of this Dallas star would make a little more sense. If this were the 1990s, the inclusion of this Step By Step star would still make at least a little bit of sense. But now? Not so much. Or maybe people love the new Dallas as much as they loved the old one.
The only reason I can think of Crawford being on this list is that someone at the Fox News Channel is just now getting addicted to Gossip Girl on Netflix.
The Winklevoss Twins
Wait, did Mark Zuckerberg cancel?
If Joel McHale really strikes out tonight, maybe Richard Marx can come in and perform a bit of "Right Here Waiting." In this atmosphere with these nerds, it's guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser.
To be fair, Cruise is attending the White House Correspondents' Dinner as a deejay because apparently he's been a pretty successful deejay for two years under the pseudonym "C-Square." But I don't think that makes his inclusion any more expected.
Other than joining a White House petition to deport Justin Bieber, I can't think of any other reason for Bell to actually be attending the dinner tonight. Unless the White House Correspondents' Association is secretly trying to tell us they are in favor of this deportation idea...