You don’t have to be a journalist, celebrity or socialite to watch President Obama’s final White House Correspondents’ Dinner, which is hosted by Comedy Central host Larry Wilmore.
Saturday’s “Nerd Prom” from the Washington, D.C., Hilton kicks off with red carpet arrivals at 5:30 p.m. ET, followed by dinner at 7:30 ET. President Obama and Wilmore are expected to deliver their monologues at roughly 9:45 ET.
A-list attendees expected include “Spotlight” stars Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Aretha Franklin, Kerry Washington and much of the cast of Shonda Rhimes’ White House-set series “Scandal.”
Cable news networks will cover the event live and cord cutters don’t have to worry, as C-SPAN will stream all the speeches via its Facebook Live page.
“I like Obama a lot. But remember, I only supported him because he’s black so I can attack his positions all I want,” Wilmore recently joked on “CBS This Morning.”
Fox News will air the dinner live, with the majority of its talent in attendance: Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly, Chris Wallace, Bill Hemmer, Maria Bartiromo, Greta Van Susteren, Ed Henry, Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade, Ainsley Earhardt, Harris Faulkner, Sandra Smith, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Kennedy, Eric Bolling, Juan Williams, Rich Edson, Howard Kurtz, Mike Emanuel, Peter Doocy, Jennifer Griffin, Alicia Acuna, Eric Shawn, Adam Housley, Angela McGlowan and Santita Jackson will all be there.
Celebrity guests of Fox News include Vivica A. Fox, WWE’s John Cena and Nikki Bella, N’Sync’s JC Chasez, “True Blood’s” Ryan Kwanten, Jeff Goldblum, Sela Ward, Howie Long, Howie Long, Gladys Knight, Tony Romo, Candice Crawford, “Castle’s” Toks Olagundoye, Apt2B Designer Kyle Schuneman and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs.
MSNBC will provide live coverage hosted by Craig Melvin from 9-11 ET. Tamron Hall, Chris Matthews, Al Sharpton, Chris Hayes, Andrea Mitchell, Lawrence O’Donnell, Kasie Hunt, Jacob Soboroff, Chris Lansing, Joy Reid and Thomas Roberts will be on hand to represent the network.
CNN will be use Facebook Live for Saturday’s Garden Brunch hosted by Tammy Haddad. Once the actual event rolls around, CNN’s live coverage begins at 7 ET.
CBS News’ guests are Aretha Franklin, Morgan Freeman, Damian Lewis, Lori McCreary, and Bernie Sanders as well as Defense Secretary Ash Carter, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, Sens. Tim Scott and Amy Klobuchar, Reps. Steny Hoyer and Will Hurd, former U.S. Ambassador to Italy David Thorne and Walter Isaacson. CBSN’s online coverage starts at 6 p.m. ET.
ABC’s guests this year are Shonda Rhimes and the cast of “Scandal,” including Kerry Washington, Scott Foley, Tony Goldwyn plus Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith and “black-ish” stars Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Kenya Barrish.
ABC News journalists expected to attend include Jonathan Karl and Martha Raddatz. In addition, the co-hosts of “The View” will be there – Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Paula Farris Raven-Symone, Michelle Collins and Candace Cameron Bure.
TheWrap will update information and guest lists as it becomes available.