Well, La-di-da. When Diane Keaton showed up at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner looking every bit the part of her eccentrically-dressed character of 35 years ago — Annie Hall — you’d think she would be sick of hearing that film’s famous lines by now. Lines like, perhaps, “Hello? I forgot my mantra,” ”I luuuurve you,” or that whole bit about a relationship being like a shark.
[UPDATE: Tales from the 2012 WHCD weekend, 4/29] At the dinner, a 40-something guest cornered Keaton, resplendent in a white suit and tie and bowler, and started peppering her with lines from “Annie Hall.” (Including, in a respectable Woody Allen imitation, “Talk to him. You speak shellfish!”) Ugh, total amateur move, right? Reader, she loved it! Or at least put on a good show of laughing and clapping and smiling. The man turned to a bystander: “You’re my witness! She thought it was funny!!”
Keaton was a guest of People Magazine. Guests at the dinner tweeted their sightings, along with ”Annie Hall” reflections.
Best dressed award: Diane Keaton— Patrick W. Gavin (@pwgavin) April 29, 2012