Julia Fox and Chuck Schumer arrive at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner 


Chuck Schumer and actress Julia Fox were among some of the early arrivals for Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner – with the unlikely pair raising some eyebrows as they made their way down the red carpet side by side.

Clad in a tuxedo for the black-tie event, the 72-year-old Senate leader posed for multiple photos with the Uncut Gems actress, who last month vehemently denied using diabetes meds to lose weight during an ill-fated fling with rapper Kanye West.

Known for daring, sometimes atypical fashion choices, the 33-year-old model elected for a less traditional getup – donning some dramatic face makeup and a black, leather ensemble that would make both Beetlejuice and Kiss proud.

Also seen arriving was headliner Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr., who recently said that his goal as host is simply to walk away still with a job. Other high-profile attendees seen piling into the Washington Hilton included Kelly Ripa and Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey.

All dressed to the nines, the amalgam of stars and politicians managed to circumvent a boisterous group of climate activists who formed a blockade outside, promising to prohibit entry.

Clad in a tuxedo for the black-tie event, the 72-year-old Senate leader posed for multiple photos with the Uncut Gems actress, who donned dramatic face makeup and a black, leather ensemble for the black tie gathering at the Washington Hilton Saturday evening

Clad in a tuxedo for the black-tie event, the 72-year-old Senate leader posed for multiple photos with the Uncut Gems actress, who donned dramatic face makeup and a black, leather ensemble for the black tie gathering at the Washington Hilton Saturday evening

Schumer was among several who arrived early for the anticipated event - where the president is poised to speak - and is seen offering two thumbs up to the cameras after posing with Fox

Schumer was among several who arrived early for the anticipated event – where the president is poised to speak – and is seen offering two thumbs up to the cameras after posing with Fox

Other high-profile attendees seen piling into the Washington Hilton included Live! host Kelly Ripa

Other high-profile attendees seen piling into the Washington Hilton included Game of Thrones's Lena Headey

Other high-profile attendees seen piling into the Washington Hilton Saturday evening included Live! host Kelly Ripa and Game of Thrones’s Lena Headey 

Also seen arriving was headliner Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr., who recently said that his goal as host is simply to walk away still with a job

Also seen arriving was headliner Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr., who recently said that his goal as host is simply to walk away still with a job

The 75-year-old CNN anchor posed for a photo upon arriving at the hotel in Washington

Parks and Rec star Billy Eichner at the Washington Hilton Saturday evening

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and and Parks and Rec star Billy Eichner were also among those in attendance before the dinner was underway

CBS broadcaster Gayle King waved to paparazzi while posing on the red carpet with hot-pink, full length dress - like something out of Legally Blonde

CBS broadcaster Gayle King waved to paparazzi while posing on the red carpet with hot-pink, full length dress – like something out of Legally Blonde

All dressed to the nines, the amalgam of stars and politicians managed to circumvent a group of climate activists who formed a blockade outside, promising to prohibit entry

All dressed to the nines, the amalgam of stars and politicians managed to circumvent a group of climate activists who formed a blockade outside, promising to prohibit entry

Others seen mingling outside the Washington Hilton’s hallowed auditorium included CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, and Parks and Rec’s Billy Eichner, with President Biden poised to arriving within the hour as well. 

The youth-led group posed up outside previously posted a video accusing the president of committing ‘ecocide’ – a term used to describe the destruction of the environment by deliberate or negligent action.

Outside the Hilton around 7pm – about an hour removed from the dinner’s scheduled start time – members who have taken issue with Biden’s recent approval of several oil projects were seen shouting and egging on members of the Metro police.

The procession has so far remained peaceful, but remained stationed outside as other notable personalities arrived at the event – with the chaos outside doing little to deter the festivities.

CBS broadcaster Gayle King, for instance, was seen waving at paparazzi while posing on the red carpet with a hot-pink, full length number that harked back to Reese Witherspoons’ character in Legally Blonde.

Kaitlan Collins, who up until last week was Don Lemon’s co-anchor on CNN This Morning before the newscasters’ abrupt ouster, also stopped to pose for the cameras, showing off tasteful, bedazzled black dress – with a bag to match.

Outspoken Democrat – and onetime George W. Bush Diplomat – Fran Drescher also was seen making her way in the hotel, with the 65-year-old Nanny star emanating class in an all-white suit.

Also donning all-white was White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, who also arrived unhindered despite the activists still seen outside.

Back on Thursday, the 48-year-old Biden staffer incited controversy when she addressed a recent photo of the head of state holding what appeared to be a cheat sheet of a reporter’s question during a White House press briefing, calling it ‘entirely normal.’

The president will get a rare chance to flex his comedic muscles Saturday, as perhaps the most anticipated speaker of the night – in front of a star-studded audience that will also include his wife, Vice President Kamala Harris, and recently released WNBA star Brittany Griner.

Supreme Court Justice John Roberts (left) was also pictured arriving at the hotel for the dinner Saturday

Fox, known for daring, sometimes atypical fashion choices, elected for a less traditional getup

Aside from the array of film and TV stars, Supreme Court Justice John Roberts (left) was also seen arriving, and was among several to stop to pose for pictures. Meanwhile, Fox, known for daring, sometimes atypical fashion choices, elected for a less traditional getup –  one that would make both Beetlejuice and Kiss proud

Kaitlan Collins, previously Don Lemon's co-anchor on This Morning before his ouster last week, also stopped to pose for the camera while dressed in a tasteful black number

Kaitlan Collins, previously Don Lemon’s co-anchor on This Morning before his ouster last week, also stopped to pose for the camera while dressed in a tasteful black number

Nanny Star Fran Drescher, 65, poses on the red carpet arriving for the annual White House Correspondents' Association

Nanny Star Fran Drescher, 65, poses on the red carpet arriving for the annual White House Correspondents’ Association

Biden's Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre arriving to the White House Correspondents' Dinner

Biden’s Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre arriving to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Pennsylvania Democrat John Fetterman also made a red-carpet appearance, posing for a photo with wife Gisele a month removed from his six-week hospital stint for depression

Pennsylvania Democrat John Fetterman also made a red-carpet appearance, posing for a photo with wife Gisele a month removed from his six-week hospital stint for depression

Replacing old boss Trevor Noah as the dinner's host, Wood Jr. previously said he plans to pull no punches while lambasting the powers that be in Washington at tonight's dinner

Replacing old boss Trevor Noah as the dinner’s host, Wood Jr. previously said he plans to pull no punches while lambasting the powers that be in Washington at tonight’s dinner

After making headlines Thursday for using a 'cheat sheet' to address reporter's questions, the president was seen sitting at the head of the auditorium at the event's start Saturday - his second dinner as president, and his first since announcing his intent to run again come 2024

VP Kamala Harris is also in attendance - meaning it's the first time in seven years that a president, vice president and both spouses will be present at the star-studded event

After making headlines Thursday for using a ‘cheat sheet’ to address reporter’s questions, the president was seen sitting at the head of the auditorium at the event’s start Saturday – his second dinner as president, and his first since announcing his intent to run again come 2024

Griner, who recently said she was ‘done’ playing overseas following he ten-month detention in Moscow, is set to attend with partner Cherelle Griner as guests of CBS News. 

The pair were not seen among the amalgam of stars and political personalities arriving ahead of the event’s scheduled 8pm start.

That said, other big names spotted included Father-son journalist pair Peter and Steve Doocy, of Fox News, who also stopped to wave at snappers before finding their seat.

Pennsylvania Democrat John Fetterman, too, made a red-carpet appearance, posing for a photo with wife Gisele roughly a month removed from his six-week stint at  Walter Reed for depression.

Fetterman, 53, finally dressed up for the occasion after being met with backlash online for his unformal attire during his first day back at the Capitol less than two weeks ago, of a hoodie, gym shorts, and sneakers.

Since facing criticism for donning clothes many felt unbecoming of an elected official, the politician refused to take any questions from reporters, a few months removed from his hard-fought victory over Republican Rival Mehmet – better known by his TV descriptor, ‘Dr’ – Oz.

Others seen before the dinner’ start included United States Army General Mark Alexander Milley and the reverend Al Sharpton.

United States Army General Mark Alexander Milley

Rev. Al Sharpton

Others seen before the dinner’ start included United States Army General Mark Alexander Milley and the reverend Al Sharpton

Father-son Fox News journalists Peter and Steve Doocy are seen waving at snappers on the red carpet

Father-son Fox News journalists Peter and Steve Doocy are seen waving at snappers on the red carpet

America's Next Top Model alum Winnie Harlow

X-Men actress Rebecca Romijn and  husband Jerry O'Connor

America’s Next Top Model alum Winnie Harlow was also among the many notable guests as well as, X-Men actress Rebecca Romijn and husband Jerry O’Connor – of Kangaroo Jack fame

Ripa, 52, looked stunning ever as she stopped for photographers, with the longtime ABC fixture showing off her radiant blue eyes

Ripa, 52, looked stunning ever as she stopped for photographers, with the longtime ABC fixture showing off her radiant blue eyes



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