Thank Yous

Obama Invites Hollywood to Dinner

President Obama may not have turned Washington, D.C. into the celebrity destination like some had predicted, but the showbiz bigwigs will be back in town on Tuesday night to help welcome Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Nikki Finke reports that Obama has invited to his first state dinner former DreamWorks partners David Geffen, Steven Spielberg, and Jeffrey Katzenberg; Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman Michael Lynton; and WME Entertainment Agency co-CEO Ari Emanuel. Invitations to the dinner are largely handed out as “thank yous” to important political donors.