Being booted off “American Idol” doesn’t seem to have been too detrimental to Sanjaya’s career, as he recently found himself invited to break bread with the prez at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, along with a laundry list of other celebs. From People:
Malakar, 17, was a guest of PEOPLE, joining fellow celebs Valerie Bertinelli, High School Musical star Zac Efron, Project Runway’s Tim Gunn, comedian Eddie Izzard and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Other stars at the event included Sheryl Crow and Laurie David (who had a run-in with Karl Rove), Kerry Washington, and Desperate Housewives stars Hatcher, James Denton and creator Marc Cherry.
I wonder if President Bush gave Sanjaya tips on how to snatch the “American Idol” title, without Sanj having to win the actual vote. Hey, stranger things have happened…
Many more photos (Teri Hatcher, James Denton, Sanjaya Malakar, Apollo Ono, Reggie Bush, Valerie Bertinnelli, Larry David, Zac Ephron, Miss USA, Petra Nemcova, David Geffen, Rudy Gulliani, Condolezza Rice, Chris Singh, Bill Paxton, Charlie Rose, Kerry Washington, and Morgan Fairchild) from the White House Correspondents Dinner after the jump.
(Hint – to open photos in a new window or tab, right-click the photo and chose open link/image in new window or tab.)
(Teri Hatcher, James Denton, Sanjaya Malakar)
(Apollo Ono, Reggie Bush, Valerie Bertinnelli, Larry David)
(Zac Ephron, Miss USA, Petra Nemcova)
(David Geffen, Rudy Gulliani, Condolezza Rice, Chris Singh)
(Bill Paxton, Charlie Rose, Kerry Washington, Morgan Fairchild)