- The Washington Times - Friday, January 6, 2017

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama threw themselves a big A-list party Friday night — their last White House blowout before leaving office.

Among the celebrity guests were David Letterman, Nick Jonas, Paul McCartney, John Legend, Robert De Niro, Stevie Wonder, Charles Barkley, George Clooney, Bradley Cooper, George Lucas, Meryl Streep, Samuel L. Jackson, Magic Johnson, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Jerry Seinfeld, Steven Spielberg, Marc Anthony, Sarah Jessica Parker and Tyler Perry.

The party reportedly lasted until 4 a.m. Saturday, with guests snacking on chicken and waffles before it was over.

The White House says the Obamas typically pay for their own private events.

“I anticipate this will be the last one that they have. They’ve got some packing to do,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest.

The Obamas have hosted celebrity-filled parties before at the White House, including a top-secret bash in 2015 featuring Prince.

• Dave Boyer can be reached at dboyer@washingtontimes.com.

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