Brett and Amy Baier
Charles Esten, Patty Hanson, Vanessa Hoelsher and Lew Dickey
Sofia Vergara and Scott Gelber
Christy Ford, Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Dan Saavedra
E.B. Moss and George Stephanopoulos
ABC’s A-listers—including Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara and Scandal’s Bellamy Young—mixed and mingled with Beltway insiders during a cocktail party in the Washington Hilton’s Columbia Room that served as a preamble to the evening’s main event: The White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.
The annual party attracted a cross-section of Hollywood celebs, media titans and powerful politicos, including boldface names like Lew Dickey—Chairman, President and CEO of Cumulus Media—and Lara Spencer of Good Morning America. We also spotted the dashing Charles Esten of Nashville, whose wife helped him adjust his bow tie in between posing for photos!
Best in Show
While the Hollywood stars shined brightly, some of the focus did remain on the White House. Scandal star Darby Stanchfield (in Alberta Ferretti) told us on the red carpet that she had recently achieved her top DC bucket-list wish—visiting the White House. “The President has such an interesting, tough job,” she said. Spoken like a true Scandal star! -Photos by Jay Snap