Kim Kardashian, the Tupperware of celebrity. is the biggest name at this year’s White House Correspondents Dinner. She’s got Pete Davidson with her, and he looks like a deer in headlights.
This is not the WHCD of old. In the days of Obama, big Hollywood stars flew in to Washington for this event. Oscar winners. Studio heads. Rock stars. The old (real) Vanity Fair threw the biggest party, Bloomberg was runner up. Everyone clamored to get in.
Tonight, the WHCA has fielded a pleasant but unremarkable crowd. CNN is straining to find famous people from showbiz and they just keep coming back to Kim and Pete. If that’s how low things have fallen, you know we’re in trouble.
Spotted in photos or the TV coverage: Gayle King, Brooke Shields, Drew Barrymore, J. Cameron-Smith from “Succession.” Double Tony Award winner Judith Light. Corey Stoll from “Billions.” Comedian-actor Chris Tucker. Shall I go on?
Meantime, a doctor just appeared on CNN and told the anchors that a 200 table dinner at this time is not a good idea and this will probably be a super spreader. Wait til he sees Monday’s Met Ball. I hear the after party is at Mt. Sinai Hospital.