Bristol Palin invited to big annual D.C. social event

April 20, 2011 

People Bristol Palin

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2010 file photo, former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant Bristol Palin arrives for an appearance on ABC's "Good Morning America" in New York.

AP PHOTO/CHARLES SYKES, FILE — AP

Bristol Palin will be the guest of People magazine April 30 at the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, reports The Washington Post, whose bloggers wonder if there'll be more celebrities than actual journalists and dignitaries at the event. President Obama is expected to attend, as he did last year. No word on whether Sarah Palin will attend.

A red carpet lineup is slowly coalescing, in whispers and leaks. Greta Van Susteren of Fox will bring Hudson; Penn is coming with David Corn of Mother Jones; and REM's Stipe will be sitting at an NPR table, along with David Byrne. Palin will be a guest of People, which has also wrangled Steven Tyler, Mindy Kaling of "The Office," and one of those "Glee" kids, Chris Colfer. His co-star, Matthew Morrison, apparently didn't loathe the dinner last year; he's back again, we're told. Bloomberg has tapped Shaun White, that red-headed snowboarder, and Brooke Burke, that lady from "Dancing With the Stars."

Besides being Sarah Palin's daughter and the nation's most famous teen mom, Bristol's big claim to fame is her long run on "Dancing With the Stars" last year. She also has a memoir coming out this summer.

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