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Ben & Jen No-Shows…and More WHCD News

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CNN’s Ed Henry, NBC’s Brian Williams and Politico’s Mike Allen at Saturday’s White House Correspondents Association Dinner.

From our TVNewser spies at this weekend’s White House Correspondents Association dinner and related events.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner bailed as guests of CBS at the last minute. We hear Affleck was “really sick.”

• ABC’s Justice correspondent Jan Crawford Greenberg chatting up Justice Antonin Scalia at the National Journal pre-party. Will Crawford Greenberg be first with the news of the Souter replacement?

Julia Louis Dreyfus spotted texting from her table during the Dinner. We hear she was sending texts to her co-star Wanda Sykes who was on stage as the Dinner’s entertainment. (more below)

• A sign of the times — no dessert and the networks/publications were charged if they ordered more than two bottles of wine per table, which our spy adds, “of course, everyone did.”

• FishbowlDC’s Christine Delargy and Matt Dornic had the weekend covered from Saturday morning brunch to Sunday morning after-parties.

- Tammy Haddad’s Pre-Dinner Brunch

- Pictures – Inside the Hilton Dining Room

- Wanda Sykes – “Too Much?”

- The After-Parties: Vanity Fair & Bloomberg

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