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Creative Coalition bringing Chelsea Handler, Kirsten Dunst to host inaugural ball

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After bringing only a handful of stars to the political conventions this summer, the Creative Coalition is going big for inauguration. The group is slated to bring more than 20 actors and actresses to Washington for a Monday night inaugural ball at the Harman Center for the Arts.

"It's the one place every four years that you'll find the most significant world leaders, domestic leaders, leaders from the 51st state of Hollywood and the media all in one place, and we think that's a good thing," Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk said of inauguration.

Besides Creative Coalition President Tim Daly, hosts include Kirsten Dunst, Chelsea Handler, "Twilight's" Ashley Greene, "The Big Bang Theory's" Johnny Galecki, "Modern Family's" Eric Stonestreet, "Nashville's" Connie Britton, "White Collar's" Matt Bomer, "The Fighter's" Melissa Leo, "The West Wing's" Richard Schiff and others.

Funds raised for the nonprofit will go toward some of the Creative Coalition's programs, like the newly-launched Arts Corps. "We're taking very high-level celebrities and leaders of the entertainment business back to their home states to talk about the arts," Bronk explained. "We raise money for a great cause," she concluded.

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Nikki Schwab

Staff Reporter - Yeas & Nays
The Washington Examiner