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Black-tie, celebs and media galore make for a successful White House Correspondents Dinner night. Check out the fabulous folks who showed up early for the pre-party inside…

Tonight at the Yahoo News/ABC News White House Correspondents’ Dinner Pre-Party at the Washington Hilton in D.C., the “Scandal cast linked up in the real-life city where their show takes place (it’s actually mostly shot in Hollywood).

Kerry Washington and what we still think looks like a baby bump was drape din a ruffled hem black dress with her clutch strategically placed over her tummy:

She didn’t leave it there for long though, and not while chatting with the legendary Madeline Albright:

Fab.

Boss lady Shonda Rhimes was all about the glitter and gold. Good look for her.

Tracee Ellis Ross did not come to play with you h*es….she came to slay! The “black-ish” star looked amazing in her revealing black evening gown with cut-outs everywhere she turned. And it worked.

Is there a reason brought this ginormous bag to this event AND posed in pics with it? “The View” co-host went for a tuxedo look for the evening’s festivities.

DJ Khaled spent his day off from Beyonce’s FORMATION tour at the White House:

Nice.

And “Grey’s Anatomy” hottie Jesse Williams brought the sexiness without even trying. You know, his usual steez.

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