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After hosting a fundraising dinner for President Barack Obama, hip-hop mogul Jay-Z stars in a new ad-of-sorts trying to encourage more people to vote for Obama. In the one-minute video, Jay-Z said Obama represents the hope of many American and the possibilities they have. Jay-Z tries to encourage people to exercise their right to vote -- something that, he says, so far has been silent. On this debate night, let's see what his fellow Americans think of his latest move.
... Funny, a 1 minute video and not one mention of what Obama has done in black communities to help them. Unemployment is still above 13% amongst blacks. They're kids are still stuck in horrible schools. The vote empowered them to be heard? Puleez! ...
Seems like from most of the comments we sourced that people are not really feeling something which is apparently supposed to create rallying support for the other side. Perhaps the reaction is demonstrating that celebrity brings awareness, but in this day and age; people are looking for greater depth than these notables apparently represent. There seems to be a need for greater depth and realism. Not to say that these women aren't genuine, but perhaps if their feelings and concern were made more plain throughout the year rather than conveniently right around election time; the message would just be taken much more seriously. The celeb game has changed since the '08 campaign. Thing is, have the Dem's gotten that email message??
Actresses Scarlett Johansson, Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington, who are known to be pro-choice, star in a new ad attacking Mitt Romney and his plan to end funding for Planned Parenthood. The three actresses take turns in saying that Mitt Romney is for ending funding to Planned Parenthood including cancer screenings and that he’d overturn Roe v. Wade. In the ad, Johansson says “We have Republicans trying to redefine rape.” The ad is 30 seconds long and is paid for by the MoveOn group. Constituents say what?
I wish these ads were better. I'm glad people are raising awareness ... It'd be far better if people actually quoted Republicans. Todd Akin got so much shit and he's not nearly as crazy as some other people running for office.
What do you expect from a bunch of lady parts who get paid to play dress up and make-believe? They don’t have an original thought ... After all, they make a living repeating what other people tell them to say. ...
What? Minaj do something just to try and draw attention to herself? Never! LMAO But what is interesting here is not so much the debate as to whether celebs should get involved in politics (though that is obviously still present and represented below), but how a Black recording artist (whether playful or authentic) has created a conversation about the fact that maybe the Black-Democrat automatic luv expectancy should start to become questioned a bit more. Leave it to Nicki. The anger around the action, the finger-pointing of dissension from the ranks is the real social hot button. And not only a person of color, but a female of color creates even greater furvor. How dare her! Let's see where Nicki goes on this one. She has the stage. Will she chang that pink lipstick to an even brighter hue and run with it for all it's worth? Placing bets.
Nicki Minaj, born in Trinidad and Tobago but raised in New York City, publicly announced on fellow-rapper Lil Wayne's mix tape "Dedication 4" that she was going to vote for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. It is not clear whether Minaj is registered to vote in the U.S. Some celebrities don't believe Minaj is serious about her political preferences. Rapper Talib Kweli tweeted that in his opinion Minaj is only trying to draw some attention to herself. The fans think....
... The liberals have Chicken Littled themselves to death over the race issue. Obama could be the "One" that breaks the black vote solidarity with the left. ... Some black celebrities and a few black congressmen and Mia Love defecting from the Dems. A light at the end of the tunnel? ...
Don't know if she meant the endorsement or not ... How scary to be in the public eye and be on the receiving end of all that over an opinion included in a song lyric. ... It would be really great if she came out with some kind of statement exposing this hostility. ...
The backlash continues against celebs getting involved in politics, but will it really translate into actual boycotts of specific celebs and Hollywood content itself? Only time will tell, but one might want to stay on top of the comments as such just in case a bit of a brace is needed in the future because the divide seems to be deepening. Take cover?
Rocker Pete Wentz, actress Maggie Q, actress Maria Bello, “Black Swan” director Darren Aronofsky and “The Social Network” director David Fincher. These are just a few of the latest celeb names to come together for President Barack Obama. Under the banner of the "Gen44" fundraiser, another Hollywood event is being planned to raise money for Obama's 2012 run It is not clear whether the president or the First Lady will attend. The event is slated to be held June 29th, and ticket costs $500. For comparison, the ticket for the dinner at George Clooney’s house on May 10 cost $40,000. See the comments for yourself.
Shows with Hollywood stars who support Obama will strategically be boycotted. “You support Obama, I don't give you money,”... Instead, find other things to do. Don’t give your hard-earned money to Hollywood. Read a book, take a drive, have family fun, play sports, play cards, find a hobby. Don’t give the actors your money, because all they do is pass it on to Obama.
...They are so out of touch with the rest of the U.S. They preach going green and fly around on private jets, drive SUVs and have huge homes that use 4 times the energy normal people do. They spend millions on the latest fashions and then turn around and ask those of us struggling to put dinner on the table to send money to some 3rd world orphan.
It's good to be Betty White. Just in town and can pop up at the White House. In an era that iddolizes celebrity (while simultaneously tearing it down), it is a rare few that are just about unanimously loved. However, when it comes to celebrity cocktail-mixing with politics, some still like their government straight, no chaser. More evidence of the growing divide in our country?
Actress Betty White visits President Obama at the White Housem Oval Office; and the photo go viral. No word yet on what was discussed, but here's a peek at what the public thinks. (she was in town to speak at the Smithsonian)
Well, one thing is certain: we can't say that we don't know about the event and the SJP ad! The video and its analysis is everywhere!! Most of the comments no matter whether a celeb news site or political news site, are quite negative ranging from Parker's looks to celebrity involvement in politics yet again. Why? As boundaries move (i.e. sitting U.S. presidents on programs like "The View") look for people to continue to hotly debate what is and isn't appropriate, particularly in strained economic times. Is it ok for very wealthy people to ask younger constituents for donations while their unemployment rate is so high? Can a celebrity be vocal in his/her political views without being called uninformed? (both seemingly behind a large part of the negative comments we found) As the new era unfolds, surely we will all continue to debate such points; but GlassLDC editors say, we still probably wouldn't turn down an invite here just to see what's up! You know where to reach us, Guys.
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker plans to host dinner at her home as fundraiser for Obama. Complete with Vogue's Anna Wintour as host, the event is getting top billing. Parker records a video ( which aired during yesterday's MTV Movie Awards) encouraging people to donate and enter-to-win two seats at the dinner. Some jump at the chance, while others are less than mesmerized.