The White House Correspondents’ Association dinner has become commonly referred to as “nerd prom.”  The origins of the term are a bit murky, but since the name has caught on, the annual Washington dinner has become more and more star studded and seemingly less nerdy. In 2010, The Reliable Source wrote: “Forget about that cute, self-deprecating “nerd prom” image — sorry, but nerds can’t get into the parties anymore.”

So, we spent the weekend asking celebs, politicians and other bold-faced names, including Patrick Stewart, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., Bellamy Young and Willie Robertson, whether they thought the dinner was properly dubbed “nerd prom.”

The White House Correspondents' Association Dinner is commonly known as "nerd prom." Does it deserve that title? We asked celebs, politicians and other bold-faced names, including Patrick Stewart, John Leguizamo, Bellamy Young and Willie Robertson to weigh in. (Jhaan Elker/The Washington Post)