Jessica Simpson Goes to Washington

When we learned that Jessica Simpson was in Washington, D.C. this weekend, we were hoping that she'd been promoted from VH1 reality host to United Nations Beauty Ambassador. But no -- Simpson was one of many celebrities and politicians who turned out for the annual White House Correspondents' dinner. And she told People that she was there because she aspires to be exactly like Michelle Obama -- "I really do!"

"She's such an incredible woman, and she's with such a powerful man," said Simpson, 29, of the First Lady. "Everything she does, she exudes confidence. I'm really here just to celebrate her."

Justin Bieber, on the other hand, was there to see Kim Kardashian. At the dinner, the 16-year-old singer snapped a photo with the 29-year-old TV personality, then promptly posted it on Twitter with the caption "Look its my girlfriend."

The many other stars who showed off their formalwear at Saturday's event include Rachael Ray, Bradley Cooper, Gabourey Sidibe, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Alec Baldwin, the Jonas brothers and Queen Latifah.

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