A Guide to the White House Correspondents' Dinner Celebrity Guest List

Film, TV and stage stars are slated to attend the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

Steven Spielberg, shown here at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles, will be among the celebrities at this year's White House Corespondents' Dinner.
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Though some call it nerd prom, the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner is the glitziest event of the year in Washington, bringing in more celebrities than we policy wonks know what to do with. News organizations in the White House Correspondents' Association host celebrities and sports stars at sit alongside politicians and politicos for a dinner at the Washington Hilton, bringing together Hollywood and the so-called "Hollywood for ugly people."

It's been reported that this year's guest list has been toned down from years past. Nevertheless, there are still plenty of stars slated to attend Saturday's event. Here's our roundup of the biggest names:

Steven Spielberg


How you know him: Oscar-winning director, most recently of "Lincoln"
His host: Time/Fortune
Washington ties: Gave $1 million to the pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA [RELATED: 10 Celebrities Who Made Big Donations to Obama]

Barbra Streisand


How you know her: Actress and singer
Her host: Bloomberg
Washington ties: Raised money for the Obama campaign and the DNC Nicole Kidman


How you know her: Oscar-winning actress, most recently of "The Paperboy"
Her host: USA Today Michael Douglas


How you know him: Academy Award-winning actor
His host: NBC/NBC News
Washington ties: Will play Ronald Reagan in the upcoming indie film "Reykjavik" George Lucas


How you know him: Director, producer, screenwriter, and executive, most famously of "Star Wars"
His host: NPR
Washington ties: Obama supporter, has testified in front of Congress Kevin Spacey


How you know him: Academy Award-winning actor, most recently on "House of Cards"
His host: Bloomberg
Washington ties: Plays Congressional Majority Whip on "House of Cards" Harvey Weinstein


How you know him: Co-founder of Miramax Films, big-time Hollywood producer
His host: Daily Beast
Washington ties: Will be hosting Obama at an upcoming DNC fundraiser in his New York home in May [WHISPERS: Why Some Celebs Weren't at the Inaugural Balls]

Claire Danes


How you know her: Emmy award-winning actress on "Homeland"
Her host: CBS
Washington ties: Plays a CIA agent on "Homeland," which happens to be one of Obama's favorite shows Reese Witherspoon


How you know her: Actress, most recently in "This Means War"
Her host: Daily Beast
Washington ties: Visited the White House in 2010 Michael J. Fox


How you know him: Emmy-winning actor, to return to TV this fall
His host: NBC/NBC News
Washington ties: His Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research has lobbied Congress for research funding Shaquille O'Neal


How you know him: Former NBA basketball player
His host: Huffington Post
Washington ties: Endorsed Obama, met with Gov. Chris Christie (who is also at the Huffington Post table) to discuss New Jersey's gun buyback Scarlett Johansson


How you know her: Actress in "The Avengers"
Her host: Huffington Post
Washington ties: Campaign for Obama Matthew Perry


How you know him: Actor on "Friends" and "Go On"
His host: NBC/NBC News Paul Rudd


How you know him: Actor in "This Is 40" and "Knocked Up"
His host: CNN
Washington ties: Visited Obama in the White House Courteney Cox


How you know her: Actress on "Friends," now star of "Cougar Town"
Her host: USA Today
Washington ties: She threw a party to celebrate Obama's 2008 victory Sofia Vergara


How you know her: Actress on "Modern Family"
Her host: ABC/ABC News
Washington ties: Her boyfriend, an active Republican, considered but decided not to run for a Florida U.S. Senate seat Kerry Washington


How you know her: Actress on "Scandal"
Her host: ABC/ABC News
Washington ties: Plays a Washington "fixer" on Scandal, based on a real-life crisis manager; campaigned for Obama in the 2012 election Julia Louis-Dreyfus


How you know her: Actress on "Seinfeld," now the star of "VEEP"
Her host: Time/Fortune
Washington ties: Plays the vice president on the HBO comedy John Legend


How you know him: Grammy-winning crooner
His host: Time/Fortune
Washington ties: Appeared in the 2008 pro-Obama music video "Yes We Can" and performed at the 2009 inauguration concert Kathleen Turner


How you know her: Stage and screen actress