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NeNe Leakes Will Attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner and It's Kind of a Big Deal

The #RHOA Peach is being honored for her work for the LGBT community.

By Laura Rosenfeld

The White House Correspondents' Dinner has become a celeb-filled affair, and this year's event is no exception. Now we can add NeNe Leakes to this prestigious guest list. 

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Yes, The Real Housewives of Atlanta actress will be joining author and former TV host Melissa Harris-Perry as guests of The Washington Blade at this year's WHCD. The D.C.-based LGBT publication chose NeNe and Melissa because of their work as "prominent LGBT allies," according to an article announcing their attendance. “Both of these women have been allies to the LGBT community in different ways and the Blade is happy to thank them for their visibility by inviting them to join our table at the White House Correspondents Dinner,” Blade editor Kevin Naff said in the report.

NeNe showed her excitement for the honor by retweeting several posts announcing the news, like the one below.


NeNe will be in good company at this year's WHCD. Many other celebs are expected to attend, including Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Kendall Jenner, and Broad City's Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, Deadline reports. Larry Wilmore, the host of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore on Comedy Central will serve as this year's entertainer. 

The 2016 WHCD kicks off with the arrivals on Saturday, April 30 at 6/5c on C-SPAN.

This won't be the first time NeNe has gotten political. See what she had to say about her former Apprentice boss Donald Trump's presidential hopes on Watch What Happens Live, below.

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