The big event doesn’t start until 8 p.m. Saturday, but C-SPAN is providing live coverage from the red carpet at the White House Correspondents Dinner. The dinner is well known as #nerdprom, and the nerd factor was given a huge boost with the arrival of Carrie Fisher and her dates: Tom Hiddleston, and Fisher’s dog Gary.
There's a dog at the White House Correspondence Dinner. Oh, and he brought @carrieffisher.
— Janet Johnson (@JJohnsonLaw) April 30, 2016
— Eric Geller (@ericgeller) April 30, 2016
One of the two was briefly on a leash but was let loose to run around and pose for photos.
— Ryan Olsen (@rkolsen) April 30, 2016
— Washington Hilton (@HiltonWash) April 30, 2016
CARRIE FISHER AND HER DOG I'M SCREAMING
— Laurestablishment™ (@LaurenWaksman) April 30, 2016
Carrie Fisher's dog precedes her on the red carpet. "Do we know the identity of this animal?" #WHCD
— Cubeta de Fiesta (@jonerthon) April 30, 2016
— Jeff Simmons (@JackHites) April 30, 2016
To be fair, you can’t see his face in that shot.
— Emily Sandoval (@SandovalEmily) April 30, 2016
— Adam Griffiths (@adamgriffiths) April 30, 2016
Who doesn’t know Gary? He even has his own Twitter account, @Gary_TheDog.
Carrie Fisher, no ma'am. Leave Benji home. #WHCD2016
— Jillian (@jillianbowe) April 30, 2016
— Infobahn (@Infobahn) April 30, 2016
— Simmy4HRC16 (@simpostings) April 30, 2016
#WHCD…why would Carrie Fisher bring her dog???
— Jo Trammell (@trammellgerow7) April 30, 2016
Really, really nice table scraps?
This Washington Hilton employee isn't amused by Carrie Fisher's dog on the red carpet @ WHCD
— Leontine Walker (@WalkerLeontine) April 30, 2016
— Reality Randy (@RealityRandy69) April 30, 2016