Who’s who for White House bash
This month will see an onslaught of A-list tourists at the White House. But they’re not coming for the inauguration.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will host a goodbye party for close friends and major donors tomorrow, said a source with knowledge of the marquee affair.
The Obamas confirmed to People Magazine that they’d have one final bash at the White House. The president told a young fan that they’d have a “grown up” party before packing their bags.
Of course, there’s no official word from the White House yet.
Typically the Obama administration keeps a tight lid on celebration details until the 11th hour. But the big names thought to be on the guest list have been slowly trickling out this week.
Old standbys such as singer Usher and actor Samuel L Jackson will most likely be there. Media titan Oprah Winfrey, who snagged an exit interview with the first lady last month, is also tipped to be there as is actor Bradley Cooper, who showed up to the French state dinner sans underpants; Beyoncé, who sang at both of Obama’s inaugurations, and her husband, rapper Jay Z. Stevie Wonder, who has performed at the White House, director JJ Abrams and director George Lucas have also made the list.
If this star-studded shindig follows the traditional Obama script, cellphones will be confiscated at the White House security gate and social media crumbs will be few. But afterwards, tales of the president’s dance moves and sore feet will make the late-night talk show rounds.
President Barack Obama is said to have invited a host of A-listers to his White House party.