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Celebs Descend on D.C. for Michelle Obama's Birthday Party

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Guests at Michelle Obama's star-studded 50th birthday party were supposed to keep it hush hush on social media, but leave it to Beyonce to post some fabulous images on her Tumblr. Thank you, Beyonce! She snapped a photo with a First Dog, immortalized the adorable moment when a tutu-clad Blue Ivy met Sunny, and captured a family portrait in Washington.

According to US Weekly, Beyonce performed with a full band for about 30 minutes, and brought her mother Tina Knowles and sister Solange Knowles to the party. The Washington Post reports that jazz vocalist Ledisi and Jennifer Hudson also performed, and John Legend sang "Happy Birthday" to Michelle. And apparently hubby Barack Obama gave a very touching toast when the birthday cake arrived.

Who were the other 500 guests at the party? The Washington Post lists bold-faced names like Bill and Hillary Clinton, Gayle King, Samuel Jackson, Sir Paul McCartney, Magic Johnson, Smokey Robinson, Donna Brazile, Tom Joyner, Michelle Kwan, Rachel Ray, James Taylor, Emmitt Smith, Angela Bassett, and Chrissy Teigen — a normally garrulous presence on Twitter who has so far only tweeted that she left her phone behind in D.C. and got a massive bruise on her leg while dancing to Beyonce.
· Michelle Obama's Star-Studded 50th Birthday Bash [Washington Post]
· Michelle Obama's 50th Birthday Party: Beyonce Performs, Blue Ivy Meets Puppy Sunny, John Legend Sings Happy Birthday [US Weekly]
· More stars spotted brunching after Michelle Obama's 50th birthday [WaPo]
· Sir Paul McCartney takes Obama's EBYC advice [WaPo]
· Blue Ivy Pets Sunny Obama and Somehow the World Did Not Implode From Cuteness Overload [Time]