Celeb Asks, ‘Oh! Helen Thomas, Is She Still Alive?’

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By Alec Jacobs Comment

ABC’s pre-WHCD party was one of the places to be Saturday night before the big dinner began.

“Modern Family” stars Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson made an appearance just moments before ABC’s White House correspondent Jake Tapper. On his way out, Stonestreet chatted up Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. We asked the actor which D.C. type he’d most like to meet. His first answer was “the President, obviously,” but we pushed him for something more creative. “Oh! Helen Thomas, is she still alive?”

Also spotted at ABC: the meeting of “Glee” star Jane Lynch and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar; Christiane Amanpour; actress Elizabeth Banks; Attorney General Eric Holder; and “Good Morning America” anchor George Stephanopoulos with his comedian wife, Ali Wentworth.