It's that time of year again: the White House Correspondents' Dinner. On April 28, a gaggle of famous and semi-famous faces from all walks of American life (but mainly Washington and Hollywood) will descend on the ballroom at the Washington Hilton for an evening of gentle mockery and press-saluting. In the past, news outlets -- except the New York Times -- have battled to land recognizable names for their tables, and this year has been no exception. We'll be keeping track of all the glittery names that have been invited. (For the sake of organization, we're leaving off non-famous spouses and plus-ones.) Check back regularly for updates.
- The Washington Times: Uggie, the dog from The Artist, Omar von Muller -- he's Uggie's trainer (Page Six)
- Time: George Clooney, George Clooney's girlfriend Stacy Keibler, Steven Spielberg, Kate Capshaw, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (The Hill)
- Fortune: Rashida Jones (The Hill)
The Daily Beast/Newsweek: Reese Witherspoon, Viola Davis, Dancing With the Stars' J.R. Martinez, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Sen. Susan Collins, Rep. Steny Hoyer, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Gov. Jerry Brown, Gen. David Petraeus
Sec. Janet Napolitano, Melanne Verveer, Bob Barnett (Politico, Politico)
- The Huffington Post: Daniel Day-Lewis, Rebecca Miller, Sandra Fluke, Dakota Fanning, Glee's Darren Criss, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Attorney General Eric Holder, Sen. Rand Paul, White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer, Saturday Night Live's Nasim Pedrad (WWD and Politico)
- CBS News: Claire Danes, The Good Wife's Christine Baranski (FishbowlDC)
- The Atlantic/National Journal: Rosario Dawson, Sex and the City writer Darren Star, chef José Andrés, Dreamworks CEO Stacey Snider, White House deputy chief of staff Nancy Ann DeParle (Fishbowl DC)
- ABC: Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, David Axelrod, General Ray Odierno, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet, Julie Bowen, Sofia Vergara, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Politico)
- People: Josh Hutcherson, Katherine Schwarzenegger, Diane Keaton, Dancing With the Stars' William Levy, White House chef Sam Kass, Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe, [ABC News]
- The Washington Post: Pierce Brosnan, Admiral William H. McRaven [Politico]
- NPR: Colin Hanks, The Help author Kathryn Stockett, Facebook co-founder and newly-minted New Republic owner Chris Hughes, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen [Politico]
- AFP: Author Colm Tolbin, BuzzFeed editor Ben Smith, executive director of the DNC Patrick Gaspard, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage of Mythbusters [Politico]
- The New Yorker: Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Aziz Ansari, Jason Schwartzman [WWD]
- Reuters: Larry Summers, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Martin Dempsey, Sec. Kathleen Sebelius, special envoy to North Korea Glynn Davies, Reuters White House correspondent Caren Bohan, Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., Romney advisor Eric Fehrnstrom, Ambassador of France to U.S. François Delattre, Ambassador Joao Vale de Almeida, Reuters editor-in-chief Steve Adler [Politico]
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