A bunch of actuality TV stars attended the White Home Correspondents' Dinner and comic Roy Wooden Jr made essentially the most of it

  • Solid members from “Vanderpump Guidelines” attended the White Home Correspondents’ Dinner.
  • One attendee has been on the middle of a dishonest scandal that has dominated the Bravo universe.
  • Host Roy Wooden Jr alluded to the drama and joked in regards to the present throughout his comedy set.

Among the buzziest actuality TV stars of the second attended the White Home Correspondents’ Dinner Saturday, and the occasion’s host, comic Roy Wooden Jr., took benefit in his act as host.

Three solid members from the Bravo present “Vanderpump Guidelines” have been invited to the occasion: Lisa Vanderpump and Ariana Madix, who have been invited by the Each day Mail, and Lala Kent, who attended with the Los Angeles Occasions.

(Kent was quoted in an investigation into Hollywood producer Randall Emmett, to whom she was beforehand engaged, revealed by the newspaper in June 2022.)

Madix has been on the middle of a dramatic scandal that unfolded in current months, after her accomplice of just about a decade and “Vanderpump Guidelines” costar Tom Sandoval was revealed to have been having a months-long affair with Rachel (a.okay.a. “Raquel”) Leviss. Leviss can be a solid member and was portrayed as being shut associates with Madix. 

Whereas dishonest scandals will not be unusual on the present — its earlier seasons have been typically centered round them — this explicit revelation, now dubbed “scandoval,” triggered shockwaves amongst viewers and solid, partly because of the degree of betrayal concerned, and partly attributable to followers’ means to observe it play out in weekly episodes.

The hero of the drama was undoubtedly Madix, who has been showered with assist. Because the information, Madix has secured partnerships with sex-toy model Bellesa and division retailer Bloomingdales, starred in a Lifetime film, and was introduced as a part of the upcoming season of “Dancing With The Stars.” Even staff of the bar owned by her former boyfriend are on her facet.

Her relationship drama additionally turned a subject of dialog throughout this 12 months’s White Home Correspondents’ Dinner.

The annual occasion incorporates a comedy set made up of topical jokes by a unique performer every year. Wooden’s set included varied references to the “Vanderpump Guidelines” crowd, most notably evaluating Sandoval to Tucker Carlson, who was not too long ago let go from Fox Information.

“Scandals have been devouring careers this 12 months,” Wooden stated, earlier than referencing Carlson’s departure from the community.

“Tucker acquired caught up. Acquired caught up like that dude from ‘Vanderpump Guidelines.’ Textual content message stuff,” he continued. 

C-SPAN’s video feed panned to Madix, who might be seen protecting her mouth and looking out round, showing to snort.

Wooden went on to say that he would not know “what ‘Vanderpump Guidelines’ is about” though he is “watched it a few occasions.”

“My associates inform me it is like ‘BMF,’ however for white individuals,” he joked, referencing the crime drama that follows a mafia household. 

Apart from his jabs at Carlson and mentions of actuality TV, Wooden centered most of his set on jokes about political figures, together with scandal-plagued New York Consultant George Santos (“George could not be right here tonight, he is auditioning for ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race.’”), President Joe Biden (“Actual fast Mr President, I feel you left a few of your categorized paperwork up right here”), and Donald Trump (“Maintaining with Trump scandals is like watching ‘Star Wars’ films: you gotta watch the third one to know the primary one, then you’ll be able to’t miss the second as a result of it is acquired Easter eggs for the fifth one.”)

The Each day Mail revealed that Madix and Vanderpump could be attending the occasion the week prior, shocking some followers. “I do not know what’s extra sophisticated, actuality tv or politics — I assume I am going to discover out on Saturday night,” Vanderpump instructed the outlet.

Madix was additionally quoted as saying she was “so thrilled and honored,” including, “I watch the dinner on TV yearly and have all the time dreamed of being there in particular person.”

Quite a few celebrities have been invited to the occasion, together with Julia Fox and John Legend.

Additionally in attendance on the occasion have been basketball participant Brittney Griner, was launched from jail in Russia in December, Debra Tice, whose son has been held in captivity for over 10 years in Syria the place he was working as a journalist. Additionally current have been the household of Wall Avenue Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, who has been jailed in Russia since March 29.