BLACK TIE

Obama Rocks 'Nerd Prom'

Sarah Palin will get an earful from seat-filler husband Todd, who attended the White House Correspondents' Dinner in her place on Saturday night. The annual black tie event brought a disparate group together, from David Gregory to Bon Jovi to, of course, the President and First Lady. In front of mostly jovial press crowd (save for the Fox News table) Obama cracked jokes, including one aimed at the former vice-president: "Dick Cheney was supposed to be here, but he was working on his memoirs: How To Shoot Friends and Interrogate People." And permatanned House Minority Leader John Boehner didn't escape from Obama's scripted comments: "Boehner is a person of color, although not a color that appears in the natural world. Wazzup, John." Comedienne Wanda Sykes lobbied a particularly harsh crack at everyone's favorite Alaskan: "Sarah Palin was supposed to be here but pulled out at the last minute. Someone should tell her: that's not how you practice abstinence." A-list guests like Ashton and Demi were on camera almost as often as the President and Twitter was, well, all a-twitter with comments from attendees.