Anorak News | When David Cameron met Obama it was all showbiz all of the time

When David Cameron met Obama it was all showbiz all of the time

by | 15th, March 2012

SO. David Cameron went to the White Hosue and met with Barack Obama, ate with Barack Obama, kissed Barack Obama and watched men in tank tops play netball with Barack Obama. The press pack looked on. There was pretty much nothing else to report on other than the celebrity stuff.
The Independent’s Dairy includes such gems as:

Glittering the White House dinner will be, but what stars will be there?

To reflect the astounding success in the US of the TV series Downton Abbey, Hugh Bonneville is said to be on the guest list. Sir Jonathan Ive – Apple’s British design supremo – is said to be attending, too, along with Damian Lewis, the British actor who shone as a US special ops soldier sprung from prison in Iraq in the Showtime hit, Homeland. Impressive? Attendees at a White House dinner for Tony Blair in 1998 included Harrison Ford, Tom Hanks and Barbra Streisand.

What this means is that the hacks reporting the event get to see some famous faces. It’s star spotting for the lucky few:

Mr Cameron sported a black shirt with long sleeves and blue jeans while Mr Obama was in his usual weekend garb of a blue and white checkered shirt and easy trousers. A boys’ night out? So it seems…

Perhaps a more refined affair than the boys – the vitals at the Dayton game for the two leaders of the free world consisted primarily of frankfurters.

Nicholas Watt of the Guardian was reduced to rperoting on the gifts:
Paul Waugh

Sam Cam is 

Politics is no longer showbiz for ugly people. It’s just showbiz…

Get this from the State dinner blurb:

“The Main Course, Bison Wellington, is a perfect pairing of U.S. and U.K. cultures. The Wellington is a classic English dish given an American twist with the use of buffalo tenderloin. The dessert is Steamed Lemon Pudding, a nod to the traditional British treat. The pudding is prepared with Idaho Huckleberry Sauce to unite the British and American flavors.”

Following dinner, John Legend and Mumford & Sons crooned. And George Clooney talked about African politics…


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Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha arrive at Andrews Airforce Base near Washington DC, USA ahead of their three day visit to the United States.

Spotter of kissing photo:

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