French President Arrives Solo for State Dinner

President Francois Hollande did not bring a first lady after a cheating scandal.
3:00 | 02/12/14

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We'll go to Washington and that state dinner at the white house. The stars were out for the est of honor French president Francois Hollande who came sole lea after his split from the first lady that made headlines around the world and threw a curve to the party planners and Jon Karl has the story. Reporter: Actor Bradley cooper and his supermodel girlfriend. Stephen Colbert, Mary J. Blige, the first openly gay NBA player Jason Collins, the veep and one who plays a veep on TV. The first state dinner of president Obama's second term brought out the rich, the famous and the powerful. It was a chance to show the French the best of American cuisine. The menu included caviar from Illinois, tangerines from Florida, chocolate from Hawaii, wine from Virginia. The American president -- Bonsour. I have now officially exhaust my French so have a seat. Reporter: And the French president Francois Hollande, exchanged toasts. "Speaking French ] Reporter: "We love Americans" president homelallande said. He arrived stag after an alleged affair with a French actress ended his relationship with the woman who had been considered France's first lady just last month. Hollande ended up sitting between the Obamas. The first lady decked out in this purple and black Carolina Herrera gown. Former NBA star Jason Collins tweeted that he wanted a dance with her. Good luck with that. Unlike previous state dinners, there was no dancing at this one. Perhaps an effort to keep hold Hollande of the awkward position of finding a dance parter. How much does this cost? We don't know but this week we learned how much the state dinners of president Obama's first term cost, they ranged from $216,000 for the German dinner to $570,000 for India. This was a pretty big one, George. I imagine it will be on the expensive side and, of course, as always with state dinners, taxpayers will pick up the tab. They will pick up the tab. Some good news coming out of Washington yesterday as well. That debt limit passed without real controversy. Reporter: Yeah, this was a really big deal. Republicans completely backed down on this. No strings attached, exactly what president Obama asked them to do, at least when it came to the debt ceiling. First time in three years. Okay, Jon Karl, thanks very much.

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