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Next year's White House Correspondents' dinner will not feature a comedian

Michelle Wolf
Comedian Michelle Wolf at the 2018 White House Correspondents' Association dinner. Photo: Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The White House Correspondents' Association announced Monday that author Ron Chernow will be the featured speaker at next year's White House Correspondents' dinner on April 27.

The backdrop: Last year's dinner was overshadowed by controversy after comedian Michelle Wolf's roast of President Trump and his aides, especially White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, drew sharp criticism.

CNN seeks emergency hearing over White House's Acosta threat

Jim Acosta and Trump at press briefing
President Trump and CNN reporter Jim Acosta in a heated exchange at a press conference on Nov. 7. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

CNN requested an emergency hearing in federal court on Monday after the White House sent its chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta a letter last week — signed by Sarah Sanders and Bill Shine — informing him that the administration intends to once again suspend his press pass at the end of the month.

Go deeper: Trump targets Acosta ouster — again

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