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White House Correspondents' Dinner attracts beards, ballers, B-listers

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Yeas and Nays,Politics,Alicia M. Cohn

In a year of few buzz-getting attendees, CBN News might have the most unique table at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. They're bringing "Duck Dynasty" star Willie Robertson -- who we fully expect to demonstrate the best way to pair a long beard with a tuxedo.

Much has been written about this year's celeb-light guest lists, but attendance also seems to be trending toward more stars from TV than movies or music.

Headed this way: the stars of District-set TV shows "Scandal," "Veep," "House of Cards" and "Homeland." And the stars of "Modern Family" and "Nashville" are attending as guests of ABC News.

Other popular attendees best known from TV: Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Kristin Chenoweth, Tracy Morgan, Daniel Dae Kim, Kate Walsh and Dan Stevens.

Sure, Michael Douglas, Barbra Streisand, Michael J. Fox, Nicole Kidman and Ashley Judd are headed to town, but where are the hot up-and-comers headlining Hollywood blockbusters? Well, "Hunger Games" player Elizabeth Banks will be a guest of CNN, along with

Paul Rudd and Gerard Butler.

But at least George Lucas and Steven Spielberg will be there!

And since Reese Witherspoon was recently arrested for disorderly conduct, perhaps she'll spice up the conversation at the Newsweek/Daily Beast table -- and draw some one-liners from featured guest Conan O'Brien.

Finally, music fans born in the '80s (like your Yeas & Nays columnists) can get excited about Jon Bon Jovi's attendance with the Huffington Post.

Attention, basketball fans: HuffPo's also bringing Shaquille O'Neal, and Louisville's injured Kevin Ware will be there with CNN.

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Alicia M. Cohn

Examiner Staff Writer
The Washington Examiner