2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Posted on May 01, 2011

 

Darlings, it was the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on April 30, 2011 in Washington, DC. As the saying goes, “Politics is show business for ugly people,” so let’s see who they shipped in to pretty the place up, shall we? Hit it, politicos!

 

America Ferrera

It’s a shame it’s the exact color of the curtains behind her. The dress is boring enough without literally fading into the background.

 

Amy Poehler

Wow. That may be the best she’s ever looked on a red carpet. The fit – something which normally eludes her – is perfect. The hair sucks, though.

 

Anna Paquin in Hervé L. Leroux

A great color on her and a flawless fit. She looks fantastic.

 

Ariel Winter

We don’t know… seems a little frivolous for the event. Plus, the 1971 prom hair isn’t helping.

 

Brooke Burke in Romona Keveza

Dress is fine; hate the bejeweled ankle straps.

 

Chace Crawford in Dolce & Gabbana

Looks good. The hem isn’t egregious.

 

Chelsea Handler

That’s a beautiful dress in a great color that suits her, but she’s sporting yoga class hair and makeup.

 

Chris Colfer

Look at that perfect hem. Attaboy.

 

Daniel Dae Kim

Perfection. We miss Lost.

 

David and Patricia Arquette

His jacket is way too small on him. Look at where the sleeve hits. The shitty shoes are an abomination. She looks all right.

 

Elizabeth Banks

WAAAAAY too “Pat Nixon on the White House Christmas Tour.”

 

Ian Somerhalder

Cute. Still miss Lost.

Jane Lynch and Dr. Lara Embry

Jane looks good (even if it is a uniform at this point). We’re not at all crazy about the good doctor’s dress, however. It’s just okay.

 

Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt

He always looks like he ran for several block before hitting his mark in front of the cameras. We don’t love her hair, but we love the dress and the shoes.

 

Kerry Washington in Louis Vuitton

All points for wearing something bold and unusual. However, the streamers hanging off the front are totally unnecessary and she’s quite wrinkled.

 

Matthew Morrison in Dolce & Gabbana

Looks good. Could use a half-inch off the hem, though.

 

Melania Trump in Michael Kors

Filed under “Something only a gay could get away saying”: Honey, your belly straps are crooked.

 

Michelle Trachtenberg

LOVE the dress. Very dramatic. Not too keen on the practically nonexistent shoes. Also, the hair’s a little severe and you can see her mouth from several blocks away.

 

Mila Kunis in Versace

Flawless.

 

Mira Sorvino

Best we’ve seen her look in a while.

 

Nina Dobrev in Dolce & Gabbana

Pretty.

 

Paula Abdul in Romona Keveza

WERQ, girl! She looks great.

 

Rashida Jones

Enh. A little on the dull side.

Are we wrong to think it’s a little lame that the only colors worn are red and blue?

 

Rosario Dawson

Copy and paste everything we said in the previous caption.

 

Ryan Kwanten

Looks good. Get your hands out of your pockets.

 

Salma Hayek

BROUGHT IT.

Of course, when does she not bring it?

 

Sandra Lee

Looks a little bridal. We hate mullet skirts.

 

Scarlett Johansson in Elie Saab

Great color; great dress. We’re not at all sure she should have done that to her hair, however.

[Photo Credit: getty, wireimage]

    • Mgamble7

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      • Lisalisa

        Also agreed. I also don’t get headlines on the blocks on the main page… but I suspect that’s because I’m using an embarassingly bad old browser. (cough explorer cough)
        I do wish the type in the posts was darker, bigger or both. Otherwise, love the look. Love the grey background, very sleek look overall.

      • Lisalisa

        Also agreed. I also don’t get headlines on the blocks on the main page… but I suspect that’s because I’m using an embarassingly bad old browser. (cough explorer cough)
        I do wish the type in the posts was darker, bigger or both. Otherwise, love the look. Love the grey background, very sleek look overall.

        • Lisalisa

          Ah! I do get headlines on the main page blocks when I use firefox. However, the text still is too light and small. It’s making me feel ancient, when I am NOT in fact ancient. Srsly.

      • Sara L.

        This is exactly what I was going to post. The new site looks great, but the light text is eye-straining.

    • Leslie S

      new site! yah!

      love love love anna paquin!

      mila looks great except the deodorant stain! wah!

      • Addis R. Pérez

        I always wondered, with all the exposed underarms, why we didn’t see more deodorant stains on the RC in general!

    • Veronkimo

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    • Anonymous

      Scarlett Johansson looks presentable, but what the heck is that THING on her arm?

      • Addis R. Pérez

        She’s had that tattoo for some years now.

    • http://fromthebartolinikitchens.com Chgojohn

      Congrats, Boys, on the new site. Looks great!

    • http://www.facebook.com/ellenciompi Ellen Messina Ciompi

      Why are there all these actors at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner? And I completely disagree about Scar Jo: I think it’s an awful color on her, the dress looks like they repurposed an old tablecloth, and not only the hair color but the ‘do is just misery.

      New website looks good but I agree with the person who said the print was too light. Congrats on a smooth transition!

      • Anonymous

        I know! Actors AND Sandra Lee. I’m confused by this.

        Brooke Burke looks ridiculous, and Melanie Trump sent my schadenfreude into overdrive.

        Daniel Dae Kim, Chris Colfer, Mila, and Michelle Trachtenberg all look perfect.

      • Anonymous

        I know! Actors AND Sandra Lee. I’m confused by this.

        Brooke Burke looks ridiculous, and Melanie Trump sent my schadenfreude into overdrive.

        Daniel Dae Kim, Chris Colfer, Mila, and Michelle Trachtenberg all look perfect.

    • TropiCarla

      Congrats boys! It’ll take some getting used to but the new site is pretty damn snazzy.
      Sookie made that dress look so good I’m gonna dream about wearing it tonight.

    • http://www.facebook.com/premal.laxman Premal Laxman

      I thought Anna Paquin was a wax figure at first!

    • Anonymous

      I miss the old comments. Are they coming back?

    • Rachel B

      Patricia Arquette’s boobs look HUGE!!

      • PaulaA

        They ARE huge and looked huge on her show The Medium

    • kingderella

      oh, new site! a bit like new shoes or a new haircut: a little uncomfortable at first, but you just know its gonna be fab in a day or two.

      trachtenberg looks spectacular! not sure whether that level of drama is approriate for a political event, but still… she has never looked this fierce.

      cant believe you gave a thumbs up to brooke burke, who looks utterly ridiculous to me.

      crawford looks quite delicious… he usually doesnt do it for me. kwanten looks delicious too… he always does it for me ^^

    • http://twitter.com/ShelfAfterlife Shelf Afterlife

      Oh, Salma Hayek. Could you be any more gorgeous? Oh, Sandra Lee. Could you be any less gorgeous?

    • http://twitter.com/ShelfAfterlife Shelf Afterlife

      Oh, Salma Hayek. Could you be any more gorgeous? Oh, Sandra Lee. Could you be any less gorgeous?

    • Nicky

      Rashida Jones is wearing Stella McCartney and Paula Abdul is the one in Romona Keveza. Source Politico, who did the red carpet. interviews http://www.politico.com/click/stories/1104/morrison_sorvino_abdul_in_grand_style_.html

    • Anonymous

      Mila Kunis killed it. She looks fabulous. And if Amy Poehler’s hair were better she’d be pretty fab too, huge improvement.

    • Anonymous

      Mila Kunis killed it. She looks fabulous. And if Amy Poehler’s hair were better she’d be pretty fab too, huge improvement.

    • Jess

      Mila kunis is gorgeous!

    • Anonymous

      Trying out the new site. Had to Change my user name.

      TampaBay

    • Anonymous

      Trying out the new site. Had to Change my user name.

      TampaBay

    • Anonymous

      Trying out the reply function.

    • Anonymous

      Trying out the reply function.

    • Anonymous

      Love the new site design — especially the commenting.

      Apparent Sandra Lee and Gov. Cuomo plan to hit up the JOP on the way out of town.

    • Anonymous

      Love the new site design — especially the commenting.

      Apparent Sandra Lee and Gov. Cuomo plan to hit up the JOP on the way out of town.

    • Anonymous

      Love the new site design — especially the commenting.

      Apparent Sandra Lee and Gov. Cuomo plan to hit up the JOP on the way out of town.

    • Anonymous

      Love the new site design — especially the commenting.

      Apparent Sandra Lee and Gov. Cuomo plan to hit up the JOP on the way out of town.

    • meow kitten

      New layout looks good. I was around for the last re-do and bemoaned the changes, but like this one. Congrats on the new site!

    • meow kitten

      New layout looks good. I was around for the last re-do and bemoaned the changes, but like this one. Congrats on the new site!

    • meow kitten

      New layout looks good. I was around for the last re-do and bemoaned the changes, but like this one. Congrats on the new site!

    • meow kitten

      New layout looks good. I was around for the last re-do and bemoaned the changes, but like this one. Congrats on the new site!

    • Par3000

      Is Ariel Winter a child prodigy as well as playing one on TV? Were there any other thirteen year olds there?

    • Anonymous

      Love the new site! But agree that the text is hurting my eyeballs a little :(

    • Anonymous

      Love the new site! But agree that the text is hurting my eyeballs a little :(

    • annrr

      I love the new format but my eyes are REALLY struggling reading the type. The grey isn’t providing enough contrast, or maybe a more basic font with a serif would help. I don’t know but I can barely read it and after one post I have a headache.

    • annrr

      I love the new format but my eyes are REALLY struggling reading the type. The grey isn’t providing enough contrast, or maybe a more basic font with a serif would help. I don’t know but I can barely read it and after one post I have a headache.

    • Anonymous

      Love the new format! Bellissimo! But I have take issue with your comments on Jennifer Westfeldt dress. I was totally surprised you liked it. I thought a comment like ‘tucking your dinner napkin down your bodice is not the best way to go’ was coming. Maybe you were distracted for a moment by the beauty and wonder of your new look.

    • Anonymous

      Love the new format! Bellissimo! But I have take issue with your comments on Jennifer Westfeldt dress. I was totally surprised you liked it. I thought a comment like ‘tucking your dinner napkin down your bodice is not the best way to go’ was coming. Maybe you were distracted for a moment by the beauty and wonder of your new look.

    • Guest

      13-year-old Ariel Winter is “frivolous” for wearing a twee but completely age-appropriate dress, but 30-year-old Brooke Burke gets a pass on a dress that looks like a ruffle factory exploded on her in the very next breath? Really, boys?

      Also, I’m pretty sure whoever did the make-up for the vampires on the 1st season of Buffy had a hand in Michelle Trachtenberg’s make-up at this event.

      • http://winemedinemecincinnati.com Julie

        She’s what, 13? I don’t know if that dress (and those heels!) are age-appropriate.

    • Judy_J

      I didn’t really see anything here that knocked me out. Maybe I’ve gotten jaded?

    • alyce1213

      Jennifer Westfeldt was a millimeter away from a nip slip. What a cool venue for an impending wardrobe malfunction.

    • Homespunner

      Photos are too large – can’t read T&L commentary and see the whole photo at the same time. Is that a design issue or a me issue??

    • Lauren

      I can’t believe someone finally took a bad photo of Jon Hamm. This is a sad day for us all.

    • Anonymous

      The hair kinda reminds me of Madonnas’ red yenta ‘do…a few years back when she wore that gold and black sequined muumuu. Very matronly and unflattering. Guess she was trying to “distance” her look from the D&G “Marilyn-esque” look she’s recently hawked.

    • ask

      In the earlier comments some people slammed on Melania Trump’s dress.

      It is the same dress that earned this form TLO:
      “This is a really spectacular dress and we were wondering why it took so long to make the inevitable RC appearance. Really, any gal in this dress gets an automatic IN. It would take some major fuckups to ruin this look”

      http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/2011/01/in-or-out-rachel-mcadams-in-michael-kors-2.html

    • Sexy Sadie

      Anna Paquin suddenly nailed it. Congratulations.

    • Anonymous

      Love Anna, Mila, & Salma’s dresses. They make me want to get dressed up for nothing in particular. Nothing to do with you, but everyone on the red carpet looks like a vampire in these photos…even Kerry.
      I am absolutely loving the new site & format! It’s great to have the comments on the same page again.