WH Correspondents’ Dinner Guestlist Expands to Include Alfre Woodard, Pete Wentz, Michelle Monaghan

April 25 “Nerd Prom” draws even more entertainment industry, as USA Today, Atlantic Media and Huffington Post announce guests

Alfre Woodard, Pete Wentz, Michelle Monaghan (Getty)
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Updated: 5:40 p.m. PT with Fox guests.

More of the details about the celebs that will be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, alias the Nerd Prom, are falling into place as the April 25 dinner nears.

USA Today on Monday said its dinner guests will include Alfre Woodward, “State of Affairs”; Wendy McLendon-Covey, “The Goldbergs”; Fall Out Boys lead singer Pete Wentz; Naya Rivera, “Glee”; Michelle Trachtenberg, “Gossip Girl”; Trojan Bellisario, “Pretty Little Liars”; and Matchbox 20 lead singer Rob Thomas.

Atlantic Media announced that its guests will include Tim Simmons, “Veep”; Michelle Monaghan, “True Detective”; Melissa Fitzgerald, “West Wing”; and UN Ambassador Samantha Power; Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind.; and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and his wife, former District of Columbia School Superintendent Michelle Rhee.

TheWrap reported earlier that McLendon-Covey, Rivera, Bellisario and Trachtenberg are all slated to participate in The Creative Coalition’s lobbying for the arts in Congress and a benefit the day before the correspondents’ dinner and were expected attend the dinner as well. Woodward serves on the Creative Coalition’s board.

Huffington Post, which usually includes entertainment industry celebrities to the dinner, is turning instead this year to big names in the Internet and social media.

It’s guests this year include Heather Armstrong, blogger of dooce.com; Vine stars Nash Grier and Marcus Johns; YouTube comedian Grace Helbig of the new Grace Helbig Show; Jerome Jarre, an entrepreneur and Vine and Snapchat star; Steven Johnson, author, TV host and entrepreneur; Sarah Koenig, host of “Serial,” the most listened-to podcast in history; hip-hop recording artist and social activist Killer Mike; YouTube fashion and beauty blogger Bethany Mota; Tyler Oakley, social star and LGBT advocate; Sean Parker, co-founder of Napster and first president of Facebook; photographer and activist Ruddy Roye; and astrophysicist, cosmologist, TV personality and author Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Fox said its guests include Gladys Knight and Brody Jenner and that confirmation of additional guests would be forthcoming.

CBS and NBC have yet to release their guest lists.

Here is the latest guest of celebrity guests announced earler:

ABC: From “Modern Family” Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Julie Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet; from “black-ish” Anthony Anderson and Ellis Ross; and from “Scandal” Ballamy Young.

The New Yorker: Larry Wilmore of Comedy Central.

Dow-Jones: from “Scandal” Darby Stanchfield; actor-playwright Eric Bogosian;  Ohio Gov. John Kasich; Pollster Joel Benenson; former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb; former White House advisor David Plouffe, now SVP-policy and strategy for Uber; and John Podesta, a former White House chief of staff who is chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

Thomson Reuters: “Selma” director Ava DuVernay; “Game of Thrones” actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau; “House of Cards”’ Michael Kelly; swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen; and New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall.