Obama, Kimmel have comedy faceoff at Correspondents' Dinner

President Obama was the first - and largest - laughs the White House Correspondents Dinner "on Saturday evening.
He scoffed at some of the major Hollywood stars, including Kim Kardashian, the cast of Glee and Donald Trump, sending him to a seemingly serious hint of an attack on Osama bin Laden, which took place during a dinner last year.

"My fellow Americans, we gather during the historic years. Last year at this time, because this week we finally brought the validity of one of the most famous people of the world, "Obama told reporters and celebrities before the show unflattering photos of Trump on the big screens in the hall of the Washington Hilton.

The gag got huge laughs, as well as a little bit, where Obama said that he looks like Morgan Freeman in a few years, and poked fun at himself and Mitt Romney, and their relationship with their dogs.

He ended his speech with clever words, he was even more material to share, but there was only one catch. "I have to get the Secret Service back in time for their new curfew," he joked, referring to the recent scandal of prostitution agency.

Even the entrance of his speech was part of his trick. The President walked from the stage before he took the podium with the alleged "hot mic", making fun of fall at last month's open mic with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

"What am I doing here?" he asked backstage. "I opened for Jimmy Kimmel and tell knock-knock jokes, Kim Kardashian."

Official Kimmel comedian at night there are many great laughs of his. He took a few jabs at the president, opening with: "Remember, when the country rallied around you, in the hope of a better future, that was fun," Kimmel said Obama smiled. "It was your best yet."

Pop-culture purposes, such as Kardashian, Lindsay Lohan, Keith Olbermann and Rush Limbaugh are not spared in the long routine of Kimmel, or, as he advised the heroic pilot Chesley Sullenberger aircraft to be careful about giving Lohan to go home. "Make sure you do not run with the goose - Grey Goose", he said.

Before dinner, Kelly Ripa (one of the U.S. today for a visit) said she was delighted that in Washington and was surprised by the size of the event. "It's a lot more than I expected," said the little star, who was wearing Peter Som. "I thought we would be in Obama's' kitchen, sitting with a few journalists today, the U.S. and us, but in fact it's very glamorous."

The Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galetskaya, another guest of the United States said today that his first time at the Correspondents Dinner was special because his family history.

"This is absolutely unreal. For me, honestly, it's incredibly touching to call her mother in a car on the way here, and tell her:" Mom, I'm going to the presidential dinner. It's really amazing, "said Galetskaya, which brought the actress girlfriend Kelly Pan Am Garner on his date. "My parents were very political and did a lot of protesters in Chicago and Detroit and raised me to believe that the disagreement is not only your right but your duty when you are passionate about something. I hope I made them proud."

Kardashian sat in the front room with her mother, Kris Jenner, who was dressed in Yves Saint Laurent and said that from the moment of her life at the Correspondents Dinner of his first, in which she looked forward to rubbing elbows with a lot of Washington movers and shakers. "I would love to see Colin Powell, I think it was my dinner, when your partner (husband), Bruce and I went to the White House in the 90s," says Jenner.

At the intersection of Washington and Hollywood came into focus, and members of Congress, governors and the president hobnobbed with such stars as Kerry Washington, Mary J. Blige, Reese Witherspoon, Claire Danes, Daniel Radcliffe, George Clooney and many others.

"It's very interesting, I like the grid of the people," said Alicia Keys, who stayed with her husband, Swizz Beatz. "The convergence of all the politics and entertainment, this is very interesting."

Proceeds from the dinner go to scholarships for young journalists and awards for excellence in the profession.

White House Correspondents' Association "was formed in 1914 as a liaison between the press and the president. Every president since Calvin Coolidge has taken part in the dinner.

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