whcd kimmel michelle obama White House Correspondents Dinner attracts George Clooney and Kim KardashianThe Hollywood elite descended upon the White House on Saturday, April 28 for the annual White House Correspondents Dinner, which sees news organizations invite their celebrity friends to celebrate journalism alongside President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and other politicians. Among the 2012 guests were George Clooney, Kim Kardashian, Lindsay Lohan and more.

In case you were wondering what the WHCD is for, the White House Correspondents Association describes their annual event as a dinner “traditionally attended by the President and First Lady as well as many other senior government officials and members of the press corps. Proceeds from the dinner go toward scholarships and awards aimed at supporting aspiring journalists and recognizing excellence in the profession.”

Along with Clooney, Kardashian and Lohan were celebs like Sigourney Weaver, Aziz Ansari, Kris Jenner, a pregnant Reese Witherspoon and even Uggie the dog from the Oscar-winning film “The Artist.”

Check out some photos from the event below:

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