Her shoddy treatment by long time boss and "friend" Ken Corday is the last thing on Deidre Hall's mind tonight. Days of Our Lives' soon-to-be-ex- Marlena is partying it up in our Nation's capital as one of the Distinguished Guests at the Inaugural Purple Ball. Hall, who was a vocal supporter of President Barack Obama (Damn that has a nice ring to it!) during his campaign, finds herself in the company of Hill Harper, Lisa Marie Presley, John Cusack, Terrence Howard, Djimon Hounsou, The Honorable Steve Westly, Herbie Hancock, David Alan Grier, Clifton Powell, Angela Bassett, and The Honorable Senator Leticia Van de Putte among others tonight. She is also reported to be the event's guest speaker. I guess Molly Burnett had a prior committment. Thanks Joe for the tip!