TODAY   |  February 12, 2014

White House throws deluxe dinner for French president

Bon appetit! President Barack Obama and the first lady hosted a star-studded state dinner on Tuesday night for French President Francois Hollande, whose personal drama forced the White House to get creative with seating.

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>>> state dinner at the white house last night. and francois hollande didn't have a date at tuesday night's state dinner . he was seated in a special place between president barack obama and first lady michelle obama . the first couple welcomed him on to the red carpet . and celebrities were there, like bradley cooper . guests were treated to a menu of caviar, ribeye beef and cotton candy . president obama welcomed guests before delivering the toast. and singer mary j. blije performed following the dinner.