May 3rd, 2014
10:05 PM ET
8 years ago

Celebs, jokes, Obama all part of big time at press dinner

Hollywood heavies and other glitterati descend on Washington on Saturday night to light up the capital and lighten up the press corps. Here are social media highlights for what some refer to as #nerdprom.

soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. labman57

    "Orange is the new Black".

    May 3, 2014 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  2. sifto

    Childish, sarcastic liberal chance to smear republicans..not even remotely funny..these jokers need some help with talent...hollywood bash..

    May 3, 2014 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm |
  3. 2_indy1600

    Totally agree with Ben Stein's assessment of the "comedy." Only Don Rickles can get away with this type of humor.
    The Soup guy ruined it for us. Can't watch Tosh either. Gay/vicious humor is not funny, just a vain attempt to raise self.

    May 3, 2014 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
  4. Robert.okiria

    He is awonderfull president!

    May 4, 2014 12:15 am at 12:15 am |
  5. Name maria j briseno

    The president has done a super great job !! we know is not been easy but he new it was going to be fun dirty job but "! We love him and his family

    May 4, 2014 12:27 am at 12:27 am |
  6. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    OMG! An event where both parties come together and finally have a few laughs? BENGHAZI! OMG! BENGHAZI!!!!! You poor right wing lemmings who follow Fox, Roger Ailes is laughing at you.

    May 4, 2014 02:37 am at 2:37 am |
  7. bassman

    In other words, Pres. Obama spent the night schmoozing with in base. Hollywood elites and the Manhattan media.

    May 4, 2014 06:31 am at 6:31 am |
  8. Gurgyl

    -–well, Bush already said the joke that Jeb is running for WH, it is biggest joke of the year. World knows Bush is out of mind when said so. And more so USA can NOT accommodate any bushes nor Republicans for fifty years or so.

    May 4, 2014 07:26 am at 7:26 am |
  9. Jason Ransone

    Really, the entire thing is a big charade.....hollywood acting like its a "party" and Washington trying to be even more like Hollywood in seeking adulation and love from the other coast. Makes you want to vomit. All of them ought to go out and try to get a real job.

    May 4, 2014 08:06 am at 8:06 am |
  10. Rick McDaniel

    The large presence of Hollywood people, clearly shows who the media is today........the media and Hollywood are one and the same. Journalism is dead. Long live entertainment, masquerading as news.

    May 4, 2014 08:48 am at 8:48 am |
  11. callnews

    Many of the jokes would be funny if they weren't so true, besides the loads of other jokes that were deleted or never thought of, because they'd communicate the cold, hard truth. We've gotten pretty bad when all we can do is laugh at corruption and incompetence at the highest level of government. It's time for a complete change.

    May 4, 2014 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  12. bassman

    In other words, Pres. Obama spent the night schmoozing with his base. Hollywood elites and the Manhattan media.

    May 4, 2014 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  13. Peace

    I think republicans need Obamacare more than the others. They don't laugh when it is the time to do so. If a person is not happy, he falls sick in a matter of time. Where will they get help if they haven't enrolled themselves for the Health Care they need.

    May 4, 2014 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  14. jerry

    everything obama has touched domestically and abroad is a mess…that is not funny, especially when lives are begin lost, and good responsible Americans health care suffers. But, these folks live in the land of make believe…narcissistic behavior rarely matches reality.

    May 4, 2014 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  15. don in albuquerque


    Been going on for years under president on both sides of the aisle. But then, no one would expect you to know that.

    May 4, 2014 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  16. Good Ole Mr. Wilson

    @Rick McDaniel
    Journalism is dead. Long live entertainment, masquerading as news.

    What are you whining about? Your ilk is what keeps Faux "News" in business!

    May 4, 2014 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  17. sayer

    Exceptional president!

    May 4, 2014 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  18. NameFrank Deery

    Hollywood "heavies", CNN? None of those
    overrated-and over exposed-stars looked obese-or worried, as most of US, about inflationary prices and erratic medical care/bills or Benghazi or IRS meddling in their Bel Aire lairs(for now- very transient area), but they should be.

    Once Republicans take Both Houses of Congress, Obama will be impeached. He sure looked old last night. Maybe his pals
    Frey, Dreyfuss, et al can help him swing a cable reality show-after the fall. He is such a veteran in those climes, aside from even visiting Detroit, So Chicago, or martial-law ready Oakland, Ca. Bel-Aire, Palm Beach, well????

    May 4, 2014 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |

    Dems ARE jokers that keep on giving. wow he he he ! 🙂

    May 4, 2014 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  20. Stuffitu

    Kind of interesting that most presidents have a self deprecating sense of humor Obozo does not. His jokes slam people who don't agree with him, just like his speeches. They always seem to mock hard working American taxpayers who want to keep the money they work for.

    May 4, 2014 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  21. Neutral Observer

    Fourth estate was supposed to be a govt watchdog; its become a govt dna depository.

    May 4, 2014 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |