Arguably the best part of the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner isn’t the president becoming Comedian-in-Chief for the night — but the odd couple pairings of Hollywood stars hanging with political power players and media heavy hitters. This year’s “Nerd Prom” was no exception, producing a bevy of interesting moments.
Tea Leoni and Madeleine Albright — The star of “Madam Secretary” meets her real life counterpart, former Secretary of State Albright.
Katie Couric and
Justice Antonin Scalia — The Yahoo News Global Anchor sipped a drink while taking a moment with the SCOTUS judge.
Sophie Turner and Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee — “Game of Thrones” royalty Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, smiles with ball cap wearing Cohen on the red carpet.
Amy Poehler and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Florida — — Poehler’s character Councilwoman Leslie Knope on “Parks and Recreation” would be delighted that she’s hanging out with a congresswoman.
Donald Trump and Melania Trumpp — The sometimes-politician Trump told ABC’s T.J. Holmes that “stranger things have happened,” when asked about him possibly hosting the White House Correspondents’ Dinner as POTUS in the future.