A number of prominent East Enders were among the scores of celebrities at this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday, including Michael J. Fox and wife Tracy Pollan of Quogue, George Stephanopoulos and Alexandra Wentworth of Southampton and Steven Spielberg, Jon Bon Jovi and wife Dorothea of East Hampton.
Noticeably missing was Barbara Walters, the latest veteran journalist to criticize the event’s recent turn toward becoming more like a star-studded Hollywood affair with red carpet and all. On The View on Monday, Walters explained. “You used to see other members of the administration and other politicians,” she said, “but it’s become more and more the movie star at the table.”
Fellow Hamptons resident and very vocal critic of the Correspondents’ Dinner, Tom Brokaw also stayed home on Saturday. The legendary news anchor told POLITICO.com that his “breaking point” was when embattled starlet Lindsay Lohan came as a guest of Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren. “Give me a break,” Brokaw grumbled.