Lindsay Lohan, Newt Gingrich, Kim Kardashian, and More at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Red Carpet (PHOTOS)

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Bipartisanship is well and good, but sometimes what the Beltway really needs is glamor and a good ribbing. The 2012 White House Correspondents' Dinner brought Hollywood stars and other celebrities to Washington, giving journalists a chance to think of themselves as something more than keyboard-pounding hacks for one glorious, well-lubricated evening. From Lindsay Lohan to Claire Danes, The Daily Beast rounds up the stars who migrated to the ballroom of the Washington Hilton to hear POTUS spin a yarn.

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Lindsay Lohan

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Claire Danes and Bob Schieffer

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Charlize Theron

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Newt and Callista Gingrich

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Zooey Deschanel

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Sofía Vergara

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Kim Kardashian

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Reese Witherspoon

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Alicia Keys

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Kate Hudson

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Dakota Fanning

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Elle Macpherson

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Diane Sawyer