Hollywood's starting lineup

Friday, February 4, 2011; C02

The White House seems to be planning a pretty fun Super Bowl party. Among the guests expected Sunday are Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony.

J-Lo more or less broke the news herself, gushing about the invitation Wednesday night on "Extra" (after her publicist put out word via GossipCop.com).

"I can't believe it!" the actress-singer (and now "American Idol" judge) exclaimed on the show-biz news show. "I don't know, maybe that's why I don't want to talk about it. I don't even feel like it's real!"

She added: "No, we're not crashing."

No official word on why the celebrity couple (who own a minority share of the Miami Dolphins) scored an invitation from the Obamas - except that it seems every D.C. host these days calls on Hollywood to enliven a guest list. The executive mansion typically invites a few dozen friends for Super Bowl-viewing parties; this weekend the list will include a typical assortment of Cabinet members (Eric Holder, Ron Kirk, Janet Napolitano, Ray LaHood) and lawmakers with a home-team interest in the game - Pennsylvania Senators Pat Toomey (R) and Bob Casey (D), new Wisconsin Congressman Reid Ribble (R), and the mayors of Milwaukee and Madison.

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