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.

Diane Keaton walks on the red carpet for the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

[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

Diane Keaton. Very cute. twitter.com/EmilyMiller/st…

— Emily Miller (@EmilyMiller) April 29, 2012

Diane Keaton dressed like Boss Hogg tonight. twitpic.com/9ez056 twitpic.com/9eyzww

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) April 29, 2012

Diane Keaton, haven’t we seen this outfit before? #WHCD #nerdprom

— Jennifer Peros (@jenperos) April 29, 2012

View Photo Gallery: The White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, D.C.


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