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Tom Brokaw thinks Lindsay Lohan ruined the White House Correspondents' Dinner

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is a classy event, y’all. And that means that certain celebrities simply shouldn’t be allowed to attend.

At least that’s how Tom Brokaw feels. And with tomorrow’s 2013 dinner looming overhead, the newsman told Politico what he doesn’t want to see at the event, or rather who he doesn’t want to see. According to Brokaw, celebrity guests are a key ingredient in the evening. And when it comes to picking and choosing those classy celebrities, Brokaw has strict guidelines that look a little something like this: The 1975 cast of SNL sits on the perfect choice of the spectrum, while at the other end of the spectrum, all by her lonesome, is LiLo. READ FULL STORY

Jimmy Kimmel cut Rick Santorum joke from his White House Correspondents' Dinner speech

Jimmy Kimmel didn’t spare many feelings at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner last month. During his address, the late night host took aim at President Obama, New Jersey governor Chris Christie, attendee Lindsay Lohan, and Keith Olbermann, among others. But there’s one target who escaped Kimmel’s crosshairs: former presidential candidate Rick Santorum.

During a visit to Howard Stern’s Sirius XM show this week, Kimmel revealed that he ultimately decided to nix a joke that referenced Santorum’s actions after the death of his infant son. The line: “Newt Gingrich’s campaign is so dead, Mitt Romney wants to baptize it and Rick Santorum wants to put it in a jar and show it to his kids.”


How to survive the White House Correspondents' Dinner red carpet

It may have been cool and collected inside the White House Correspondents’ Dinner at the Hilton Hotel on Saturday night, but as a red carpet reporter covering the event for the first time I can tell you it was pure mayhem before and after. From an appearance by Lindsay Lohan to an MIA George Clooney, here’s what I saw and what I learned:

1. Get there early.
Apparently, there’s no such thing as on-time to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner red carpet. If you’re on-time, you’re already late. At least that’s what I realized when I showed up to the Hilton Hotel at 4:30p.m. (the call-time), only to learn that some camera crews had been standing outside the doors since 11a.m (!).

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