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George Clooney - White House Correspondents' Dinner 2012

George Clooney and Barbara Walters are all smiles at the Bloomberg & Vanity Fair cocktail reception at the residence of the French Ambassador following the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday (April 28) in Washington, D.C.

The 50-year-old actor attended the event without his girlfriend Stacy Keibler.

“She couldn’t make it. She’s working,” George told Politico. Stacy is hard at work on an episode of the upcoming TBS comedy Men at Work.

“Excited to work on set today with my friend @dannymasterson & his new show @MenAtWorkTBS. You guys will love this show!” Stacy tweeted earlier in the week.

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Daniel Radcliffe & Darren Criss - White House Correspondents' Dinner 2012

Daniel Radcliffe and Darren Criss attend the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Dinner held at the Washington Hilton on Saturday (April 28) in Washington, DC.

The 22-year-old Harry Potter actor brought along a pal for the prestigious event.

Darren (in Z Zegna) was seated at the Huffington Post table alongside Dakota Fanning, Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin, and more.

Daniel and Darren have a lot in common with each other! They both played the role of J. Pierrepont Finch in Broadway’s How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Darren also played Harry Potter in a spoof musical version while he was in college.

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Rosario Dawson & Ryan Kwanten - White House Correspondents' Dinner 2012

Rosario Dawson and Ryan Kwanten hit the red carpet at the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Dinner held at the Washington Hilton on Saturday (April 28) in Washington, DC.

The 32-year-old actress was seated at the Atlantic Media table along with Sex and the City creator Darren Star and chef Jose Andres.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Rosario Dawson

The dinner was hosted by late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel and attended by President Obama and his wife Michelle.

10+ pictures inside of Rosario Dawson and Ryan Kwanten at the 2012 White House Correspondents’ DinnerMore Here! »

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Watch Jimmy Kimmel's White House Correspondents Dinner 2012 Speech

Jimmy Kimmel stands alongside First Lady Michelle Obama at the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Dinner held at the Washington Hilton on Saturday (April 28) in Washington, DC.

The 44-year-old late night talk show host served as the host for the evening’s festivities and gave a 25 minute speech.

Jimmy targeted many politicians during his speech, including President Obama, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, and New Jersey governor Chris Christie. He also had some words for Lindsay Lohan.

Sully Sullenberger, can you take Lindsay Lohan home?” Jimmy said, directing his comment at the airline pilot who landed the Miracle on the Hudson. “And make sure you don’t run into a goose… a Grey Goose!”

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Leslie Mann & Judd Apatow - White House Correspondents' Dinner 2012

Leslie Mann and husband Judd Apatow attend the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Dinner held at the Washington Hilton on Saturday (April 28) in Washington, DC.

Paul Rudd attended the dinner with his wife Julie Yaeger. They were seated at the ABC table alongside the cast of Modern Family, Elizabeth Banks, Cougar Town creator Bill Lawrence, and others.

Also pictured inside: Saturday Night Live actress Nasim Pedrad, who was seated at the Huffington Post table.

15+ pictures inside of Leslie Mann, Judd Apatow, and others at the 2012 White House Correspondents’ DinnerMore Here! »

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'Modern Family' Men - White House Correspondents' Dinner 2012

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his boyfriend Justin Mikita attend the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Dinner held at the Washington Hilton on Saturday (April 28) in Washington, DC.

The 36-year-old actor was also joined at the prestigious event by his Modern Family co-star and on-screen husband Eric Stonestreet.

The men all sat at the ABC table along with their co-stars Sofia Vergara and Julie Bowen.

Meanwhile in New York City, Ty Burrell attended the 2012 Comedy Awards, where he was awarded the Best Performance by an Actor (TV). Congrats Ty!

10+ pictures inside of the Modern Family men at the 2012 White House Correspondents’ DinnerMore Here! »

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Viola Davis - White House Correspondents' Dinner 2012

Viola Davis hits the red carpet at the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Dinner held at the Washington Hilton on Saturday (April 28) in Washington, DC.

The 46-year-old Oscar-nominated actress was joined at the prestigious event by her husband Julius Tennon.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Viola Davis

Viola and Julius were seated at the Newsweek/The Daily Beast table alongside Reese Witherspoon, Dancing with the Stars contestant J.R. Martinez, and others.

The dinner was hosted by late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel and attended by President Obama and his wife Michelle.

FYI: Viola is wearing an Amsale dress and De Beers jewelry.

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