January 19, 2009
Posted: 08:58 PM ET
Here we go folks! David Theall is bringing you to the biggest event tonight in Washington, D.C., via Larry's blog! It's the Huffington Post's Inaugural Ball in the Newseum, mere steps from the U.S. Capitol and The White House! It's billed as the first-ever interactive inaugural ball.
We're about to begin the live blog. David has the perfect view of the action and will update you on any celebrities and power brokers he sees. Tom Hanks, Jon Bon Jovi, Stevie Wonder, Marisa Tomei, Shakira, Halle Berry, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher are ALL expected tonight!
Look for David's LIVE hit from the ball later in Larry's program tonight!
8:56 p.m. EASTERN: D.L. Hughley from HLN's "D.L. Hughley Breaks the News," will update Larry on the action tonight from the ball. He's mic'd up and waiting for Larry to check out his sound.
8:57 p.m.: Jamie Lee Curtis and husband Christopher Guest are early arrivals.
9:01 p.m.: Sting and Will i Am singing on stage now. Rehearsing for later.
9:02 p.m.: Sharon Stone is in the house. We'll try to find out who she's with!
9:04 p.m.: Nice time to tell you the new Newseum is REALLY cool and you should check it out if you're ever in Washington, D.C.
9:06 p.m.: We're seeing Larry David of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" here. Low key.
9:09 p.m.: Senator Chris Dodd, one of Pres. Elect Obama's challengers during the primaries, is here.
9:10 p.m.: Arianna Huffington, Co-founder and Editor of Huffingtonpost.com, is walking toward my laptop. She's about to go on with Larry.
9:14 p.m.: Someone just asked me to describe Arianna's dress. Uhmmmmm, it's black-brownish with lace on top and a skirt that goes down to the floor on the bottom. Lacy collar thing too! (Mr. Blackwell or Tim Gunn I ain't!)
9:16 p.m.: UPDATE on Sharon Stone. She is here alone I'm told by someone in the know.
9:18 p.m.: My blogging table, which is basically a bar table, just got tackled as the crew scrambled to get Arianna in place for a hit on LARRY KING LIVE.
9:22 p.m.: I'm on the lookout for more celebs. DC isn't known for waiting up too late for anything!
9:24 p.m.: Flash bulbs in the eyes. Temporarily blinded.
9:28 p.m.: AC 360's very own Kay Jones, who is one of his producers, just stopped by the blog table for a hug.
9:30 p.m.: Ben Affleck is here!
9:31 p.m.: Don King ... and his hair ... strolling the floor. How can you NOT love a man whose hair does that? (I'm wondering if it's a look I should go with)
9:42 p.m.: David about to do a live hit to update Larry on the blog and the ball.
9:48 p.m.: Live hit over.
9:49 p.m.: D.L. Hughley now in front of the camera to give LK another update on the party.
9:51 p.m.: Very crowded on the main floor of the party at the Newseum. We're grateful for our balcony position.
9:54 p.m.: D.L posing for picture with a fan. Young kid. Will probably be a cute picture for him.
9:57 p.m.: Dancing(ish) has begun at the party. I've not seen the official dance floor, but one seems to have been started in one corner.
10:00 p.m.: That's it folks. Program's over. Will provide other celebrity updates in later posts. Meanwhile, Larry King is on his way over to the party here!
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