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Allison Janney surprises White House pressroom with briefing as 'The West Wing's' C.J. Cregg

Allison Janney surprises White House pressroom with briefing as 'The West Wing's' C.J. Cregg

Actress Allison Janney who played Press Secretary C.J. Cregg on Aaron Sorkin's beloved White House drama "The West Wing" made her triumphant return to the White House briefing room Friday.

Janney feinted at running the news conference in lieu of White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, who, she said, was out with a "root canal."

STAY TUNED: Allison Janney and Anna Faris will be at The Times for a live video on Tuesday, May 3 at 2 p.m. PT. 

Announcements Janney made before taking questions included the president's plans for the correspondents' dinner ("He...

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