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B8 The Afro-American, May 4, 2013 - May 10, 2013 ARTS & CULTURE The Food Network’s Patrick and Gina Neely Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas President Obama joined journalists, dignitaries and countless celebrities April 27 for the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner. The event, which spotlights media outlets that cover the White House, was held at the Washington Hilton. During his remarks, Saxophonist President Obama took a Ski Johnson comedic approach and poked fun at some of the attendees. He also jokingly addressed rapper Jay-Z and Beyonce’s controversial trip to Cuba. “It’s unbelievable, he said.”I’ve got 99 problems but now Jay-Z is one,” referencing one of the rapper’s hit songs. At the end of his speech, he turned serious and discussed the important role the media plays in American society during the times of crisis like the explosion in West, Texas and the Boston Marathon bombings. MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and wife, Sharon Singer John Legend ABC Executive Producer Shonda Rhimes and and actress Kerry Washington Kevin Ware of the Louisville Cardinals Former NFL player Donald Driver and wife, Betina Actor Giancarlo Esposito Comedian Tracy Morgan and fiance, Megan Wallover Television personality Gayle King and daughter, Kirby Bumpus New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz and girlfriend, Elaina Watley Actor Leslie David Baker Aisha McShaw, the Rev. Al Sharpton and Chris Matthews Radio personalities Tom Joyner and Sybil Wilkes Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker of NBC’s the “Today” show Photos by Aaron J. Thornton/

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