Vanessa Williams, Blair Underwood and Cicely Tyson dine at BLT

Keke Palmer, Vanessa Williams, Blair Underwood and Cicely Tyson speak during a screening of "The Trip To Bountiful" at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on February 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
Keke Palmer, Vanessa Williams, Blair Underwood and Cicely Tyson speak during a screening of “The Trip To Bountiful” in Washington, D.C. (Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Hey, isn’t that….Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams, and Blair Underwood  dining with a small party at BLT Steak after Monday night’s White House screening of the Lifetime movie “The Trip to Bountiful.

Looks like the stars of the film adaptation of the Tony-Award-winning play of the same name didn’t fill up on popcorn with the first lady, who hosted the event at the Eisenhower building.

A tipster tells us that Williams confessed that she almost had a Washington wardrobe crisis: her luggage was lost on the way into town, but the former “Desperate Housewife” didn’t despair — she made a run to Zara in Georgetown for White-House appropriate duds. Meanwhile, Underwood was looking almost presidential as he dug into dinner, telling pals that he was wearing the same sports jacket he donned to play the president in the shot-lived NBC drama “The Event.”

Tyson, who won a Tony for her role in the Broadway version of “A Trip to Bountiful,” is becoming a bit of a regular in town; she also attended the state dinner earlier this month.

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Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.
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