The annual bash, which began as a way for the working White House press to mingle socially with the President, is now a star-studded affair with every network, newspaper and news website competing to have the hottest stars at their respective tables.
Justin Bieber went gaga over Kim Kardashian.
Jessica Simpson talked beauty with Gabourney Sidibe. Ryan Seacrest and Bill Maher discussed politics.
Marion Wayans, Michael Douglas, Bradley Cooper and Queen Latifah were spotted.
Jay Leno was the surprising star of the night, thanks to a poke from the President.
“I am glad that the only person whose ratings fell more than mine last year is here tonight,” Obama said. “Great to see you, Jay!” Ouch!