The Laundromat: Film Review

I was really gutted when The Laundromat press screening was scheduled for after I left Venice this year – I love Steven Soderbergh and the cast he’s assembled – but it turns out I didn’t miss much at all. The Laundromat is a proper misfire.

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Pics: White House Dinner 2013 fashion

US President Barack Obama speaks during

This is not usually an event I would cover because it is more political than showbiz, but there are so many celebrities at the dinner this year than I would definitely classify it as glamorous.

The White House Correspondents Dinner is an annual event which raises funds for a particular charity and is generally attended by political and business figures plus the media. The Guardian described it as a “trade association’s annual banquet”. Normally, there are plenty of famous faces but this year there seems to more famous faces than “correspondents”. So I understand the critics who say it is gone way too Hollywood and glamorous. There is even a Vanity Fair afterparty! I would agree that it has changed but I’m not complaining as it’s another red carpet event to check out!

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After the dinner, Barack Obama gave a humourous speech- the tradition is to take the piss out of himself, other politicians and even some media figures. He even sent-up his wife’s fringe (or “bangs”) and Jay-Z. Over Jay-Z’s trip to Cuba, he said: “I got 99 problems and now Jay-Z is one.” Consensus was that Obama was funny, however, comedian Conan O’Brien was poor and his jokes didn’t really cut it.

The Washington DC Hilton was packed out with celebrities and here are the best and worst dressed. I will also list the celebrities there at the very bottom so you can understand the sheer quantity that attended. At the very, very bottom check out the spoof video that Obama made with Steven Speilberg.

 

BEST DRESSED

Katy Perry

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Sophia Bush

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Hayden Panettiere

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Claire Danes

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Kate Mara

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WORST DRESSED

Sharon Stone

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Michelle Dockery

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Connie Britton

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Elizabeth Banks

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Okay, so besides these ladies, I will write a list of the celebrities that attended. Brace yourself, it is long!

Gerard Butler, Kerry Washington, Kevin Spacey, Michael J Fox, Piers Morgan, Barbra Streisand, Amy Poehler, Olivia Munn, Matthew Perry, Psy, Steven Spielberg, Rebel Wilson, Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara, Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen, Glee’s Darren Criss and Kevin McHale, John Legend, Patricia Arquette, Nicole Kidman, Michael Douglas, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Revenge’s Madeleine Stowe, Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis, Paul Rudd, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha and How I Met Your Mother’s Josh Radnor. NOW THAT’S A LOT. Not to mention the celebs who just went to the afterparties. Can you imagine how big this dinner was?!

Now check out this spoof video that Obama made with Steven Speilberg.