Guests Begin to Arrive for White House State Dinner Festivities

By Gorman Gorman

Nov 24, 2009 2:29pm

ABC News' Karen Travers reports:The official guest list for tonight’s White House state dinner is still a secret, but celebrities and notable visitors are already being spotted at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This morning President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife, Gursharan Kaur to the White House with a scaled down arrival ceremony, moved inside due to bad weather.Attending the ceremony in the East Room were CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, actress Alfre Woodard, actor Blair Underwood and Rep. Joseph  Crowley (D-NY) and Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI). Singer Jennifer Hudson, a Chicago native and winner of both an Oscar and Grammy Award, is scheduled to perform at tonight’s festivities.

-Karen Travers

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