Lohan and attorney Holley at a 2009 court appearance. (Nick Ut/Reuters)

Van Susteren, who did not respond to emails, has cornered the market in recent years on head-turning guests: Kim Kardashian in 2010, and last year Sarah Palin, who skipped the dinner but made the party rounds. (Kate Hudson, originally scheduled to attend with Van Susteren last year before a last-minute conflict, is expected this year as a guest of the Washington Post’s Lally Weymouth.)

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