Ben Stiller is in the (White) House

May 14, 2009

Actors Ben Stiller, his wife Christine Taylor and Ricky Gervais took advantage of President Barack Obama being out of town on Thursday to tour the White House. 

They also stopped by the press briefing room, normally thronging with photographers, cameramen and other members of the White House press corps but largely empty as most were travelling with Obama in New Mexico, where he was addressing a town hall meeting. 

BRITAIN/Stiller and Gervais, best-known for his lead role in the British comedy series “The Office”, starred together in the new comedy “Night at the Museum 2″ and attended the world premiere in London on Tuesday. 

During their visit to the White House with children in tow, Stiller and Taylor, were smartly dressed while Gervais was wearing his trademark black T-shirt and trousers. 

They weren’t the first celebs to visit in the past week. On Saturday wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson crossed paths with “Arrested Development” star Jason Bateman. Both were in town for the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.

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Photo credit: Reuters/Andrew Winning (Gervais, Stiller at a premiere in London on Tuesday)

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