Sunday, May 04, 2014
Immaturity and Inappropriate Behavior Keeps A-List Stars From The White House Correspondants' Dinner
The Hollywood Reporter reports:
According to the source, "there are way too many A-listers who have had pretty weird experiences at the dinner. A lot of the people who have gone say they'll never do it again. The room is so crowded. It's uncontrolled. There's no limit to the number of people trying to get photos and autographs -- and there's no way to hide from it. It's like the stars are animals in a cage. People go crazy when they see them. They act like a bunch of kids at the Kids' Choice Awards."
Publicists tell their clients that it's OK to attend the dinner -- especially if they want publicity for a project -- but that they should be wary. This is a crowd that gropes and grabs. A few years ago, one drunken guest actually bared her breasts to Ben Affleck as he was walking to the men's restroom. (That was the last time he attended the dinner.) And it's not just the megastars who get the unwanted attention, which often comes from the correspondents' dates.
"They're infatuated with anyone who is sort of famous," according to one previous attendee. "People on reality TV shows are walking around like they're the secretary of state -- and they're actually getting their pictures taken with the real secretary."
Of course last year more of them showed up. So whether the lack of enthusiasm is due to an election high like last year as THR suggests, or the reality of Obama's lies and socialism is starting to hit a little too close to home, it seems at least for now, there's a distancing of Hollywood from the Obamas.