ABC Stars Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn lead this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association parade

Kerry Washington and Willie Geist at the 2012 Garden Brunch.

It’s that time of the year again, when politics and paparazzi come together to celebrate the 96th White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner on April 30th, and the names of the A-list celebrity guests are filtering in.

The annual correspondent’s dinner at the Washington Hilton is a black-tie affair for 2600 of the most well known celebrities, politicos and journalists in America. Past guests have ranged from movie dogs (Uggie the Dog from Oscar-winning film The Artist) all the way to current Republican frontrunner Donald Trump in 2011.

This year the comedian for the evening is Larry Wilmore, host of Comedy Central’s “Nightly Show.” Every year, the news organizations compete to bring the biggest and brightest stars to join their journalists for the evening’s festivities. ABC network looks like they’ve won the prize with the cast of Scandal and Black-ish.

Tony Goldwyn supporting Dog Tag Bakery at the Garden Brunch 2014.

ABC Guests

Shonda Rhimes, TV mogul, Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away With Murder

Kerry Washington, Scott Foley and Tony Goldwyn — Cast of Scandal

Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross,  Black-ish

Kenya Barris, Creator of Black-ish

Photos: The Daily Beast Bipartisan Brunch

Over the Inaugural, The Newsweek Daily Beast Company did the impossible in D.C.: they got both the left and the right to compromise. Not at the Capitol, however, but at Café Milano in Georgetown thanks to brunch. The “Bipartisan Brunch” went toe-to-toe against a luncheon hosted Google, Elle and Center for American Progress‘”Leading Women in Washington,” featuring leading women including the top elected representatives and ABC‘s own soiree at the Top-Of-The-Hay.

Hosted by Daily Beast Editor-in-Chief Tina Brown, Presidential Inaugural Committee Co-Chair Eva Longoria, The Weinstein Company’s own Harvey Weinstein, Mark McKinnon and Pamela Thomas-Graham. Why do it?

‘It was just absolutely time that the sharks and the jet had a party,” Brown told Yeas & Nays, making her way through the packed restaurant.’

Other notables include actress Rosario Dawson, Piers Morgan,Andrea Mitchell,Kerry Washington,Gayle King and more are just behind our slideshow.

HUFF POST Likes White House Correspondents' Brunch Servings

Our friends at the Huffington Post made their own news at the Garden Brunch supporting CURE Epilepsy and The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood. Enjoy these interviews of two longtime WRA supporters Arianna Huffington, Matthew Morrison and “Scandal” star Kerry Washington. Read full story HERE.

The Starts Align at WH Correspondents' Dinner Garden Brunch

Georgetown was the center of the action today as Hollywood stars Lindsay Lohan, Matthew Morrison, and Chase Crawford joined political stars Valerie Jarrett, Gov. Jerry Brown and Haley Barbour and media hot shots Willie Geist, Greta van Susteren, and Arianna Huffington to support the White Ribbon Alliance and CURE Epilepsy at the 19th annual White House Correspondents’ Garden Brunch.

Lindsay Lohan arrived with Greta van Susteren & John Coale, Kris Jenner and lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley and guests lined up to meet her and shake hands.  After listening to the speeches, Lohan wowed the young volunteers who lined up for photos.

Hosted by Tammy Haddad, Kevin Sheekey, Hilary Rosen, Clarke Camper, Mark Ein, Alex Castellanos, Anita Dunn, Bill Knapp, David Adler, Steve McMahon and Franco Nuschese, guests strolled through Ein’s home and marveled at all the star power.

Spotted in the crowd were Bob Barnett and Elle Macpherson, Kris Jenner, Kate Hudson, Kerry Washington, Tim Daly and Woody Harrelson.

Hosain Rahman from Jawbone donated super-hot Jamboxes to anyone who made a significant donation to White Ribbon Alliance or CURE.  Elle Macpherson used her supermodel moxy to quiet the crowd as she, Rosario Dawson and Willie Geist presented the Jamboxes to the lucky donors including Bret Baier, Steve Schmidt and Steve Clemons.

Also honored at the event were Steve and Jean Case for their innovation and philanthropy and Susan Axelrod for her tireless work to find a cure for epilepsy.  GOP power house Alex Castellanos moved the crowd with his speech about Lauren Axelrod’s struggle with relentless seizures.  Both Susan and David Axelrod had tears in their eyes as Alex recounted the family’s battle with their daughter’s illness.

Steve and Jean Case accepted their award from NYSE Euronext’s Clarke Camper with a beautiful reminder that everyone has the power to help people in need.

You can watch the program from the Garden Brunch tonight on C-SPAN prior to the live broadcast of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

Party Time Begins for the WH Correspondents' Dinner Weekend

Hollywood and Washington were in top form last night as celebrities, politicians and reporters worked the party circuit.

Spotted at the Google/Hollywood Reporter party were Kerry Washington, Kate Upton, Woody Harrelson, and Kyle MacLachlan reuniting with “Sex and the City” creator Darren Star.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and other starts from the ABC hit sitcom “Modern Family,” were at the Time/People cocktail party, and Charlize Theron was holding court at the National Journal & Atlantic’s Funny or Die party.

The annual Garden Brunch is the next big even on the agenda, before the actual White House Correspondents’ Dinner tonight.

CBS News Chiefs + Prime Time Stars

New CBS News Chiefs Jeff Fager, David Rhodes, and Bureau Chief Chris Isham are bringing some of the top actors from their highly rated CBS shows.  Look for Daniel Dae Kim from Hawaii Five-O, Bob Schieffer’s date Morgan Fairchild, Hill Harper from CSI New York, and Kerry Washington.

Couric fans will be disappointed, she is still on the other side of the pond on Royals duty.