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Which stars will attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner?

A host of A-list guests will be in attendance in Washington this weekend for the 2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner.

About 2,600 people are expected to attend the event Saturday -- from celebrities and journalists, to political figures and media executives.

CBS News will host a few celebrities, including actress Gina Rodriguez of "Jane the Virgin" and actors Tim Daly and Tea Leoni from the CBS series "Madam Secretary."

According to The Washington Post, other celebrities expected at the dinner include Kerry Washington, Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, Naya Rivera, Eric Stonestreet, Michelle Monaghan, Matchbox Twenty singer Rob Thomas, Jane Fonda, Donald Trump, Martha Stewart, Brody Jenner, Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski, actor Norman Reedus, Ava DuVernay, Chrissy Teigen, Kelly Rutherford, Gabourey Sidibe and Larry Wilmore, the host of Comedy Central's "The Nightly Show," among others.

"Saturday Night Live" comedian Cecily Strong will host this year's gala. Strong, who joined "SNL" in 2012, is just the fourth woman to serve as the event's "featured entertainer." Previous hosts have included Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel and last year's emcee, Joel McHale.

"I know I definitely want some great, hard jokes," Strong, 31, told Variety. "There are definitely certain issues I'd love to hit and spend a little more time on. I think I'm kind of a silly person, so I hope it's a little more silly than truly biting, if that makes sense. Really, I just hope that some of it is funny to some people -- that would be the goal. I want to break even. That is what I keep saying because all I keep hearing is how tough a room it is, so it would really feel like a win if I break even."

Stay with CBSN this weekend for coverage from the 2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner.

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