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President Praises Hanks At Kennedy Center Honors

Kennedy Center HonorsPresident Barack Obama saluted this year’s Kennedy Center honorees last night – Tom Hanks, Lily Tomlin, Sting, Al Green and Patricia McBride – but heaped particular praise on Academy award-winning actor, Tom Hanks.

“Tom’s career began just like so many Hollywood legends — dressing in drag for a show called ‘Bosom Buddies,’ kung-fu fighting The Fonz on ‘Happy Days’” joked the President.

“As the years passed, he told us ‘there’s no crying in baseball,’ ‘life is like a box of chocolates.’  He told ‘Houston, we have a problem.’  And as a cartoon cowboy, he showed us we can always keep our faith in a little boy.”

Obama continued on a more serious note, “Tom isn’t known simply for his characters — he’s known for his character.”

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News Notes: Kroft, Most Stylish & “Poliwood”

• CBS “60 Minutes” correspondent Steve Kroft will be honored with the Trumpeter Award at the National Consumer League’s annual gala at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill tonight.

Washingtonian‘s 18 “Most Stylish”- including DC media types Michelle Jaconi, Christina Sevilla and Richard Wolffe- were toasted for their fashion sense by the mag at Liasion last night. In attendance: CNN’s Sam Feist, Tom Toles, Tim Burger, Josh Meyer, Amy Holmes, Jay Newton Smalls and Abby Livingston. Wolffe didn’t actually make it out, but DC’s “Real Housewives” were there… who on the rumored cast was included on the list? Check out Washingtonian‘s coverage here.

Barry Levinson‘s “Polliwood” has been picked up by Showtime, set to premiere November 2nd. The film explores the “collision and collusion between politics and Hollywood” and features a number of actors who have been in town for DC dinners and White House visits, including Anne Hathaway, Sting, Tim Daly, Kerry Washington, Dana Delany and Rachael Leigh Cook.

Hot Ticket: Cap File Post-WHCD Party

Slashed guest lists, merged parties and budget cuts across-the-board have made WHCD party invites much harder to come by this year. With only two hundred spots up for grabs at Bloomberg’s joint party with Vanity Fair, an invite to Cap File’s fete at the Corcoran Gallery has become a newly coveted prize.

TWT’s Green & Glover report that Wanda Sykes, Anne Hathaway, Sting, Kevin Bacon, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Ellen Burstyn, Dana Delany, Kara DioGuardi, Barry Levinson, Eva Longoria Parker, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Matthew Modine, Bill O’Reilly, Narciso Rodriguez, Christian Slater, Jon Voight, Kate Walsh, Kerry Washington and Forest and Keisha Whitaker will all be present at Saturday night’s Capitol File soiree.

Check out TWT for more on this and Cap File’s new issue.

Capitol File Adds Friday Night Event To WHCD Weekend

Just when we were worried there wouldn’t be enough to keep us busy the weekend of the White House Correspondents Association Dinner in May, we can rest assured with Capitol File‘s announcement of a new Friday evening event.

In addition to the May 9th after-party, HuffPost reports the mag will co-host a Friday night screening of the Creative Coalition’s “PoliWood” documentary.

Sting and Anne Hathaway are among the A-listers slated to attend. Creative Coalition co-founders and producers of the documentary Tim Daly and Robin Bronk are also expected to grace the premiere.

HuffPost has the full scoop here.

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Glamour magazine fittingly nabbed White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers, who is also a special guest at the Capitol File after party (with Valerie Jarrett and dinner entertainment headliner Wanda Sykes).

Also at Glamour’s table: Narciso Rodriguez, Alicia Keys, Kenneth Cole, Kerry Washington and the Vice President’s daughter, Ashley Biden.

People Magazine is bringing Sting and Trudie Styler, Miranda Cosgrove, Brooke Shields and Chris Henchy, Eva Longoria Parker, Kevin Bacon, Ludacris, Jon Hamm and Forest Whitaker.

Fortune will host George Lucas and Glenn Close (far better than last year’s Heidi and Spencer).

The Atlantic has invited Newt Gingrich and “Gossip Girl” star Ed Westwick.

WWD also reports The Atlantic will host a Friday night dinner and a pre-dinner cocktail reception at the Hilton, co-hosted by the National Journal Group and ABC.

More details here.