NeNe Leakes scores invite to White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

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NeNe Leakes has scored an invite to one of the most prestigious events of the season. The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” alum will accompany the Washington Blade, one of the nation’s oldest LGBT newspapers, alongside former MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry, as their guest to the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner held on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Traditionally attended by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, this is officially the place to be this weekend.

“Both of these women have been allies to the LGBT community in different ways and the Blade is happy to thank them for their visibility by inviting them to join our table at the White House Correspondents Dinner,” said Blade editor Kevin Naff.

Of course, Leakes was bound to nab an invite eventually. As you may recall, during an October 2012 interview on “Live! With Kelly And Michael,” FLOTUS was asked to name her favorite reality show. To our surprise, the 52-year-old admitted to watching the “Real Housewives” franchise. “I do love a little Real Housewives every now and then,” Obama revealed without really adding any further details.

Meanwhile, Barack has publicly slammed the series centering around wealthy married women in Beverly Hills, New York City, Atlanta, Orange County, New Jersey and more recently Potomac and Dallas. In July 2012, Obama spoke at the National Urban League where he spoke candidly about about economic competitiveness: “You’re competing against young people in Beijing and Bangalore. You know, they’re not hangin’ out. They’re not gettin’ over. They’re not playin’ video games. They’re not watching ‘Real Housewives.’ I’m just saying, it’s a two-way street. You’ve got to earn success.”

Other stars who have been invited to the dinner include Kendall Jenner, Gabrielle Union, Rosario Dawson, Neve Campbell and Washington Wizards star John Wall, reports The Washington Post. Spotlight stars Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams also landed invites by way of The Boston Globe. Meanwhile Aretha Franklin, Morgan Freeman and Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont will accompany CBS News.

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