beyonce & first dog sunny

No, that’s not Beyoncé and Bo dog, but Bey and First Dog Sunny posing for a pic she posted on her Tumblr page

*For whatever reason the White House has yet to release official photos of Mrs. Michelle Obama‘s 50th birthday bash.

But that hasn’t stopped stars like Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson, Magic Johnson and Sam Jackson, among others from doing it.

Speaking of Beyoncé, as we all guessed correctly, she performed at Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday soiree on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the White House

As well as Beyoncé, John Legend and Stevie Wonder also did their  musical thing. Other attendees included Mary J. Blige, Gayle King, Gladys Knight, Michael Kors, Rachael Ray, Smokey Robinson, Al Roker and Sheryl Sandberg.

“I am looking forward to saying happy birthday to her, being able to celebrate this great milestone in her life,” Samuel L. Jackson said on his way into the star-studded soiree.

magic cookie latanya  sam

Magic Johnson shared a photo of himself with wife, Cookie, and actor Samuel Jackson and Jackson’s wife, LaTanya, outside the White House gates.

Michelle Obama is said to have worn a red and black ensemble, and her daughters invited friends to the bash, reports E Online.

The leaked invitation promised “Snacks & Sips & Dancing & Dessert” and asked guests to refrain from taking photos inside the event. Attendees were also encouraged to wear comfortable shoes, as the entire state floor—including the gilded east room, the formal parlors and the state dining room—was transformed into a dance floor. At one point, POTUS, 52, taught guests how to do “The Dougie!”

For some, however, the president’s remarks about his wife of 21 years were the highlight of the night. “It was really beautiful and really touching,” musician Herbie Hancock said. “He said something—his voice almost cracked like he was crying. It was just beautiful, a husband speaking about his wife.”

The Obamas’ family and friends departed the gathering about 2 a.m.

No word on what the First Lady received by way of gifts but her husband’s present came early – an extra week in Hawaii for some girl time at Oprah Winfrey’s Maui mansion.

Her actual birthday fell on Jan. 17, and she tweeted a photo of herself displaying her membership card to the AARP.

“Excited to join Barack in the 50+ club,” she wrote.

jennifer hudson & david otunga (michelle 50th)

After attending First Lady Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday party, Jennifer Hudson posted this snap of herself and fiancé, David Otunga

According to the NY Daily News, Here’s some of the famous names on the guest list:

 

  1. Ahmad Rashad
  2. Al Roker
  3. Alonzo Mourning
  4. Angela Bassett
  5. Angela Bassett
  6. Ashley Judd
  7. Beyonce
  8. Bill and Hillary Clinton
  9. Billie Jean King
  10. Courtney Vance
  11. Emmett Smith
  12. Eric Holder
  13. Eric Whitaker
  14. Gayle King
  15. Gladys Knight
  16. Grant Hill
  17. Herbie Hancock
  18. James Taylor
  19. Janelle Monae
  20. Jennifer Hudson
  21. Joe Biden
  22. John Legend
  23. Kal Penn
  24. Kathleen Sebelius
  25. Kaye and Wellington Wilson
  26. Laura Ricketts
  27. Ledisi
  28. Magic Johnson
  29. Marian Robinson
  30. Marty Nesbitt
  31. Mary J. Blige
  32. Michael Jordan
  33. Nancy Pelosi
  34. Paul McCartney
  35. Paula and Jim Crown
  36. Penny Pritzker
  37. Samuel L. Jackson
  38. Sasha and Malia Obama
  39. Sheryl Sandberg
  40. Smokey Robinson
  41. Star Jones
  42. Steve Harvey
  43. Stevie Wonder
  44. Susan Rice