*President Obama marked his 50th birthday with a major fundraising swing through Chicago, but it turns out that wasn’t his only celebration.
Last night, the president celebrated his actual birthday with a celebrity-studded party at the White House. The event, which wasn’t listed on the president’s daily schedule, featured a “surprise” performance by Stevie Wonder and an A-list guest list that included rapper Jay-Z, comedian Chris Rock, actors Tom Hanks and Whoopi Goldberg and former NBA stars Grant Hill and Charles Barkley.
The party came to light after Rock posted a message on Twitter about the gala, mentioning that guests had performed the “electric slide.”
“A great night,” he wrote.
Also in attendance, according to the blog Obamafoodorama: Many of Washington’s top politicians, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, as well as several of Obama’s friends, staffers and top supporters.
Read more at The Ticket.