White House Announces Celebrities Due at Easter Egg Roll - NBC4 Washington

White House Announces Celebrities Due at Easter Egg Roll

For starters: Dominique Dawes, Michelle Kwan, Brian Orakpo and Julianne Moore



    Famous Faces Expected at White House Monday

    94.7's Tommy McFly dishes the latest on the famous guests expected at the White House Easter Egg Roll, the possibility of "Kimye," and Matt Lauer's announcement that he's staying with the Today Show. (Published Friday, April 6, 2012)

    The White House has finally announced its guest list for Monday's Easter Egg Roll, with a long list of famous faces expected. We know, you're shocked.

    Athletes at in the Eggtivity Zone will include Dominique Dawes, Michelle Kwan, NFL players such as Brian Orakpo, Ovie Mughelli and Lorenzo Alexander, "The Biggest Loser" trainer Bob Harper, and four members of the Harlem Globertrotters.

    Chefs Andrew Zimmern, Marcus Samuelsson and "Top Chef" alumni Carla Hall and Bryan Voltaggio will offer healthy eating demos at the Play with your Food station. The White House chefs will also put in an appearance.

    At the Storytime Stage, Robin Roberts, Julianne Moore, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" author Jeff Kinney (who was in town at Politics & Prose last fall), and Forest Whitaker will be among those reading to attendees. The First Couple often reads to kids for a bit as well, usually with Bo at their feet.

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    Musical guests appeal to the younger set -- although Willow won't be whipping her hair back and forth as she did at last year's egg roll. Janelle Monae, Cody Simpson and Sesame Street characters are due to perform. "The X Factor" alumna Rachel Crow (born in 1998 -- feel old yet?) will sing the National Anthem.

    Costumed characters are almost too numerous to count, but suffice it to say that the list includes luminaries such as Clifford the Big Red Dog, Curious George, Elmo and Abby Cadabby.


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