March 26, 2018 at 2:10 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Kathy Griffin to attend White House Correspondents Dinner as Blade guest

Kathy Griffin (Screenshot courtesy of YouTube)

Kathy Griffin announced on Twitter she will attend the White House Correspondents Dinner on April 28 as the guest of the Washington Blade and the Los Angeles Blade. This will be the comedian’s first time attending the event.

“Honored that I’ll be attending the White House Correspondents Dinner for the first time this year. I’ll be the guest of the great team at the @WashBlade @losangelesblade!” Griffin tweeted Friday.

Griffin teased her dinner appearance with a photo of herself posing in a dining room.

“Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner?” Griffin captioned the photo..

Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner?

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President Donald Trump skipped the 2017 White House Correspondents Dinner but told reporters at the time, “I would come next year, absolutely.”

The White House has not yet commented on whether Trump will attend this year.

Griffin’s career suffered a setback in the wake of her controversial photo shoot posing with a replica of Trump’s severed head. She was fired as co-host of CNN’s New Year’s Eve special with Anderson Cooper and venues pulled out of her previously scheduled tour dates. Now, Griffin will return to the stage with a new tour, which includes dates in Canada and the U.S., in May.

Previous Blade guests at the dinner have included actress Laverne Cox, professor and commentator Melissa Harris-Perry and “Real Housewives” star NeNe Leakes.

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