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The question 'Who should run for president in 2016?' was posed by New York magazine at a White House Correspondents' Dinner pre-party yesterday...

  • Amy Poehler: Prince.
  • Brad Hall: That’s a great answer.
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus: And Sly and the Family Stone.
  • Hall: The Family Stone would be the VP.
  • Louis-Dreyfus: That would be good.
  • New York magazine: The Family Stone would be the cabinet, Sly would be the VP.
  • Poehler: You know, with Prince and Sly and the Family Stone, wouldn't we get more done around here?
  • Hall: Man. That is a funky field right there.
  • Louis-Dreyfus: You would definitely get funky with it. That’s for sure.
  • Poehler: Whoever runs, that should be their motto. Whoever runs, it should be, "Let’s get funky with it."
  • Louis-Dreyfus: Oh my God. Wouldn't that be so good?
  • Poehler: That would be so good no matter who it is.
  • Louis-Dreyfus: You would give all your life savings to that campaign.
  • Poehler: If a candidate was like, “Come on guys: Let’s get funky with it.”
  • New York magazine: Maybe you should do it.
  • Louis-Dreyfus: All right, should those two candidates decide to run, Amy and I are going to run their campaign, or we’ll be a part of the branding of the campaign.
  • Poehler: We’ll be like Peaches and uh...
  • Louis-Dreyfus: Diamond and Pearl.
  • Hall: Peaches and Herb. Oh no, sorry.
  • Poehler: Peaches and Cream! The dancers that used to perform with Prince.
  • Louis-Dreyfus: That’s right. [Ed. note: It was Diamond and Pearl.]
  • Poehler: Prince always has some beautiful, like, 16-year-old dancers.
  • Louis-Dreyfus: We’re not 16, but we could totally dance with him, you know, while he campaigns.
  • Poehler: Well, it’s going to be a different kind of dancing. It has to be serious dancing. Because it’s a political campaign.
  • Louis-Dreyfus: There are issues and we feel strongly about the issues. So it will be a serious kind of dance.
  • Poehler: Once again, I know Prince reads your magazine. I know he reads these little interviews. Julia and I are ready to dance behind him when he runs for president in 2016.
  • Louis-Dreyfus: Please take this seriously.
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Yes, the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner is decadent and depraved. But you can’t fight it. You can’t change it. So, relax. Surrender. And follow us to the after-parties.

Photos of Reese Witherspoon & Harvey Weinstein and Kate Hudson & Goldie Hawn by Andrew Harrer (Bloomberg News), photos of George Clooney and Claire Danes & Rashida Jones by Joshua Roberts (Bloomberg News), photos of Rachel Maddow and Tamron Hall & Michael Eric Dyson by Rebecca d’Angelo (The Washington Post)

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The dinner | The red carpet | The speeches in two minutesObama’s full speech | Kimmel’s full speech | Photos from the ballroom | #WHCD tweet cascade

Photos of Lindsay Lohan and Barack Obama by Saul Loeb (AFP/Getty), George Clooney by Larry Downing (Reuters), Uggie by Stephen Lovekin (Getty), Sofia Vergara by Jonathan Ernst (Reuters)

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"Despite many obstacles, much has changed during my time in office. Four years ago I was locked in a brutal primary battle with Hillary Clinton. Four years later she won’t stop drunk-texting me from Cartagena."

Barack Obama, in his speech at the White House Correspondents dinner. Live video here.

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Charlize Theron arrives for the White House Correspondents dinner this evening. Guests are dining right now on crabmeat terrine and chocolate mousse. Live video of the president’s and Jimmy Kimmel’s speeches coming soon here.
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Charlize Theron arrives for the White House Correspondents dinner this evening. Guests are dining right now on crabmeat terrine and chocolate mousse. Live video of the president’s and Jimmy Kimmel’s speeches coming soon here.

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Elizabeth Banks arrives for the White House Correspondents dinner.
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Elizabeth Banks arrives for the White House Correspondents dinner.

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They’re heeeeere…
We’re live-tweeting from inside the White House Correspondents Dinner. Arrivals happening now. Live video feed of the speeches comes later.
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They’re heeeeere…

We’re live-tweeting from inside the White House Correspondents Dinner. Arrivals happening now. Live video feed of the speeches comes later.

Instagram via Amanda Zamora (The Washington Post)

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The White House Correspondents Association dinner is tomorrow. Stay tuned for coverage. In the meantime, here are your appetizers: Who’s going? | Why are celebs invited? | Stars from years past | Submit your jokes | Last year’s dinner | Obama’s 2011 speech | Gawkers stalk D.C.
Photos of Frank Sinatra and Danny Kaye hosting the 1945 dinner via the AP

The White House Correspondents Association dinner is tomorrow. Stay tuned for coverage. In the meantime, here are your appetizers: Who’s going? | Why are celebs invited? | Stars from years pastSubmit your jokes | Last year’s dinnerObama’s 2011 speech | Gawkers stalk D.C.

Photos of Frank Sinatra and Danny Kaye hosting the 1945 dinner via the AP