Kevin Spacey opens White House Correspondents’ Dinner with ‘House of Cards’ spoof

April 27, 2013
Actor KevinSpacey mingles with guests during the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner April 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama attended the yearly dinner which is attended by journalists, celebrities and politicians. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKIBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
Actor Kevin Spacey mingles with guests during the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

The showbiz influence is so dominant now at the Correspondent’s dinner that Hollywood joined the big inside joke of the media-political crowd — a comic video montage featuring Spacey in his House of Cards role as a Machiavellian congressman haggling with the likes of Valerie Jarrett, Steny Hoyer, John McCain and several brand-name pols and journos over who gets the best seats and sexiest guests for the dinner.

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Michael Livingston · April 27, 2013