Hollywood Love Affair with World's Biggest Celebrity Hits Rough Patch...
Actress Mila Kunis of Friends with Benefits fame isn’t sorry she pulled the lever for Obama the first time. When asked by Stylist magazine about the current president, she couldn’t contain her glee.
“I love Barack Obama, I voted for him and I will forever be proud of my vote,” Kunis says.
Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman happened to bump into Obama on the golf course earlier this summer.
What are the odds of finding Obama there?
When a reporter asked Freeman about the president’s chances for reelection, The Shawshank Redemption star jumped to his commander in chief’s defense.
“If I could vote for him 1,000 times, I would,” Freeman said, and then added Obama had been “horribly sandbagged“ by his opponents.
And it looks like Obama will always have “Forrest Gump” in his corner. In June, Tom Hanks, who also gave the maximum amount to Obama’s Victory Fund, promised to vote for Obama again, long before anyone could know who the president’s opponent would be.
Hanks said Obama didn't just meet his expectations but "expanded" them:
If you would have told me a few years ago that "don't ask, don't tell" would be repealed and about a billion jobs at General Motors and Chrysler would have been saved because the president was smart enough and strong enough and bold enough to do so, I would have said, "Wow. That's a good president, I think I'll vote for him again.”
You want to talk about real movie magic? How ‘bout a president who could save a “billion jobs” and still face an unemployment rate north of 9 percent?
Hollywood’s love affair with Obama may have hit a few rough spots, but here’s betting the relationship will be reborn in 2012. Hollywood loves sequels as much as it does Democratic politicians.
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