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Which Californians made the White House State Dinner invite list?



Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus arrives for the White House State Dinner in honor of French President François Hollande, with her father, William Louis-Dreyfus.
Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus arrives for the White House State Dinner in honor of French President François Hollande, with her father, William Louis-Dreyfus.
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It's always a bit of a mystery how the guest list gets put together for White House State Dinners. And Tuesday night's fête for French President François Hollande was no exception.

Among the Californians: film/TV producer J.J. Abrams (will we someday see a disaster movie set at a state dinner?); former NBA player Jason Collins; actor Bradley Cooper and actress Mindy Kaling (not together); TV awards show producer Ken Ehrlich; inventor Elon Musk; and Tennis Channel CEO Kenneth Solomon.

She doesn't live in California, but actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus was also there to represent Hollywood, escorted by her father, William Louis-Dreyfus, who was born in France.

From California's political set there was Democratic Congresswoman Karen Bass of L.A. and Republican Ed Royce of Fullerton (again, not together; they both serve on the the House Foreign Affairs Committee, which he chairs), and labor organizer Eliseo Medina.

Here's the complete invite list.