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Wednesday
Oct032012

Julianne Moore and Others Featured in New Pro-Obama Video

ABC/RICK ROWELL(NEW YORK) -- Julianne Moore, who won an Emmy over a week ago for her portrayal of 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in a TV movie, certainly will not be supporting the GOP's presidential nominee this fall.

Moore stars in a new celebrity-filled video, posted online by the "Women for Obama" campaign, in which she explains why she is backing President Obama over his Republican rival, Mitt Romney.

An accompanying message on BarackObama.com written by Moore reads, "Here's something I can't imagine: Having to tell my daughter that she may not have the same opportunities as her brother because this country elected Mitt Romney as president.  But that's what's on the line in this election."

The video paints Obama as a president who is more supportive of women's rights than Romney would be if the latter were to be elected.

The clip also features Eva Longoria, Olivia Wilde, Julianna Margulies, Jennifer Lopez, Jane Lynch, Ashley Judd, Kerry Washington, Padma Lakshmi and singers Beyoncé and Sheryl Crow.

This isn't the first star-studded video centering on the election season to be released this week.  Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Ellen DeGeneres are among the celebrities who appear in a new video from the non-partisan campaign Vote 4 Stuff, urging people to vote this November.

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Tuesday
Oct022012

Celebrities Urge You to "Vote for Stuff"

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(LOS ANGELES) -- Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Ellen DeGeneres and several other stars have banded together to send out a message this election season: "Vote 4 Stuff."

They appear in a new public service announcement for the non-partisan campaign Vote 4 Stuff, urging people to head to the polls on Election Day, November 6. The clip, which is now available on YouTube, also features Jonah Hill, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zac Efron, Edward Norton, Selena Gomez, Amanda Seyfried, Sarah Silverman andBenicio Del Toro.

The video begins with the celebrities asking the question, "If you could vote for anything in the world...what would it be?" They initially provide humorous suggestions -- Hill deadpans, "Dogs would pick up my poop with a plastic bag. See how they like it."

Eventually they get serious and mention real issues, like employment, education and taxes.

The stars ask viewers to submit tweets, photos and videos to Vote 4 Stuff's Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages regarding the issues that are important to them. The entries will be incorporated into the campaign.

DiCaprio's production company is a producer of Vote 4 Stuff.


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Wednesday
Nov092011

Clint Eastwood Is a Fan of Herman Cain’s Story

Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Herman Cain could use a friend right about now, especially one who's gone by the name of ”Dirty Harry.”

It seems Hollywood legend, director and famous fiscal conservative Clint Eastwood is a fan of Cain’s rags-to-riches saga.

“I love Cain’s story,” Eastwood, 81, told the Los Angeles Times in an interview promoting his latest film, J. Edgar, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

“He’s a guy who came from nowhere and did well, obviously against heavy odds,” Eastwood said of Cain. “He’s a doer and a straight-talker, which I don’t see enough of from either party.”

He has seen plenty of Mitt Romney, though, who was running for governor in Massachusetts in 2002 when Eastwood filmed Mystic River there. Eastwood is no fan.

“I saw a lot of him and you have to admit, he looks like a president,” Eastwood said of Romney with sarcasm. “I mean, if you were casting a movie where you needed someone to play president, you’d definitely pick him.”

Although it might seem that Eastwood would have more in common with gun-toting Texan Rick Perry, the Unforgiven star said with a shrug, “If he wanted to meet me, he might be a little disappointed.”

While Eastwood has been voting for GOP presidential candidates since 1952, he’s probably best described as a libertarian.

“I’ve always been very liberal when it comes to people thinking for themselves,” said Eastwood, who supports gay marriage, abortion rights and environmental protection.

“But I’m a big hawk on cutting the deficit. I was against the stimulus thing, too. We shouldn’t be bailing out the banks and car companies. If a CEO can’t figure out how to make his company profitable, then he shouldn’t be the CEO.”

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Monday
Apr252011

Jerry Springer: Donald Trump the 'Flavor of the Month'

Mike Stobe/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- While Donald Trump mulls over running for president, another TV star with experience in politics is throwing in his two cents.  Jerry Springer, who once served as mayor of Cincinnati, tells PopEater.com he knows why the country is riveted by the Celebrity Apprentice star potentially running for the world's most powerful office.  Springer said, "Remember when you were a little kid and a wise guy at the back of the class would shout things out?  That's Trump.  He makes you laugh and giggle."

Springer also says Trump has filled a void created by a certain polarizing political figure, adding, "Sarah Palin is no longer the flavor of the month, so Trump is."

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