Obama Honors Italy’s Leader During Final State Dinner

Celebrities and politicians helped Obama raise a glass to Italy and its leader who stands with the United States as an ally on many issues.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama pose for the official picture with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Italian First Lady Agnese Landini prior to the state dinner at the White House in Washington DC, Oct. 18. The Obamas are hosting their final state dinner featuring celebrity chef Mario Batali and singer Gwen Stefani performing after dinner. SHAWN THEW / EPA
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his wife Jessica Seinfeld Alex Wong / Getty Images
Actor John Turturro and his wife Katherine Borowitz Alex Wong / Getty Images
Celebrity cook Rachael Ray and her husband John Cusimano Alex Wong / Getty Images
Rapper Chance Bennett Alex Brandon / AP
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest and Natalie Earnest JAMES LAWLER DUGGAN / Reuters
Host of NBC's "Meet the Press" Chuck Todd and Kristian Todd ZACH GIBSON / AFP - Getty Images
Italian film director and actor Roberto Benigni and his actress wife Nicoletta Braschi Alex Wong / Getty Images
New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his girlfriend and television chef Sandra Lee Alex Wong / Getty Images
Tamron Hall of MSNBC and Jonathan Todd Capehart JAMES LAWLER DUGGAN / Reuters
Former racing driver Mario Andretti and Barbra Andretti-Curto ZACH GIBSON / AFP - Getty Images
Frank Ocean and Katonya Breaux ZACH GIBSON / AFP - Getty Images
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi JAMES LAWLER DUGGAN / Reuters
Fashion designer Naeem Khan and his wife Ranjana Khan Alex Wong / Getty Images
ABC News Chief Anchor and the Chief Political Correspondent George Stephanopoulos and Alexandra Wentworth ZACH GIBSON / AFP - Getty Images
Musicians Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani talk with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and chef Sandra Lee before President Barack Obama and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi deliver their toasts on the South Lawn of the White House. Carolyn Kaster / AP
President Barack Obama toasts Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi during the final State Dinner of his administration. JOSHUA ROBERTS / Reuters
President Barack Obama speaks during a toast to Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi Carolyn Kaster / AP