Not the Red Carpet: Stars Walk the Purple Carpet for Bee’s ‘Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner’

Late-night TV star Samantha Bee of "Full Frontal" pulled in celebrities for the first "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner," at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, briefly upstaging the traditional correspondents' dinner.

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Jim Acosta, Samantha Bee and Retta.
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Hostess Samantha Bee on the purple carpet before her "Not The White House Correspondents' Dinner" in Washington, DC, April 29, 2017.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Parks and Recreation" star Retta.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Arrested Development" star Alia Shawkat.
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Commentator Van Jones.
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Actress and former "SNL" cast member Ana Gasteyer.
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Sister musicians Tegan and Sara.
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Comedian and actress Allana Harkin.
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CNN journalist Suzanne Malveaux.
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Writer and comedian Ashley Nicole Black.
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Comedian Amy Hoggart.
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Actress Ali Larter.
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CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta.
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Producer Mike Rubens.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Orange Is the New Black" star Alysia Reiner and model Padma Lakshmi.
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CNN anchor and journalist Jake Tapper, left, and wife Jennifer Tapper.
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Comedian Robin Thede.
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Film producer Sara Bernstein, left, and "Super Size Me" filmmaker Morgan Spurlock.
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Model Karrueche Tran.
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Comedian Franchesca Ramsey.
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Turner President David Levy and Niki Levy.
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Actress Chloe Bennet.
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Actors Meredith Hagner and John Early.
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Businessman Peter Thum and Cara Buono.
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