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Correspondents’ Dinner: Kim Kardashian holds Court at Tammy Haddad’s Power Brunch

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Kim Kardashian with FNC’s Greta Van Susteren and her husband John Coale at the annual Garden Party at the home of Tammy Haddad ahead of tonight’s White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.

What’s a brunch without Kim Kardashian, Sherry Shepard, the Jonas Brothers, Chevy Chase, Rupert Murdoch and a couple hundred DC newsers?

The annual Garden Party at the home of ultimate DC media insider Tammy Haddad and her husband Ted Greenberg draws bigger boldface names with each passing year. This year’s brunch was dedicated to CURE Epilepsy and the Mother’s Day Everyday campaign. Susan Axelrod, wife of Pres. Obama adviser David Axelrod, was honorary chairwoman. The Axelrods’ daughter Lauren lives with uncontrollable epilepsy.

P1010204.JPGAdrian Grenier was here, without an entourage, and happily posing for pictures.

The Jonas Brothers pulled up just after we arrived. In addition to Chase, Shepard and Murdoch, with his wife Wendi Deng at his side, DC’s media elite rubbed shoulders under the tents. Kardashian, a guest of Van Susteren and Fox News, kept her mini-fan in hand during the 89-degree day. She’d taken the red-eye in, but stayed and chatted with the crowd for about an hour before heading out.

NBC/MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell has a big fan in the actor Steven Weber. “I watch MSNBC all the time,” said the “Happy Town” star with his former “Wings” wingman Tim Daly nearby.

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Brunch co-hosts Hilary Rosen and Tammy Haddad (far left, far right) along with Rupert Murdoch and wife Wendi Deng. In the center is Susan Axelrod, wife of Pres. Obama adviser David Axelrod.

More pictures and the newsers who showed up, after the jump. Plus, check out WHC Insider’s coverage of the party…


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Politico’s Patrick Gavin has his flipcam ready as the Jonas Brothers arrive.

The tvnewsers we spotted: Ed Henry, Bret Baier (who told us he was sure to say hi to the boss, Mr. Murdoch), Wolf Blitzer, Jessica Yellin, Chris Matthews, John King, Lawrence O’Donnell, David Gregory, Gloria Borger, Gayle King, Ed Schultz, Maria Bartiromo, Trish Regan, and Rita Cosby, CNN exec David Bohrman, NBC News exec Mark Whitaker

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In addition to Haddad and Rosen, this year’s brunch was co-hosted by David Adler, Jim Courtovich, Alex Castellanos, Debra Lee, Steve McMahon and Franco Nuschese.

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