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Democrats Seek Out Celebrities to Run for Political Office

Celebrities have the ability to greatly influence the beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors of our society.

A multi-billion dollar endorsement industry, which pitches everything from diet aids to reverse mortgages, serves as proof of the bona fide clout that celebrities possess as an adjunct to their fame.

Stars who have had the good fortune of becoming household names hold a particular advantage in being able to make a viable run for public office.

The Republican Party has had a history of successful candidates that hailed from the entertainment world. Names include the likes of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, California Congressman Sony Bono, California Mayor of Carmel Clint Eastwood, and the epitome of celebrity political victors President Ronald Reagan.

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Harvey Weinstein Deploys Liberal Weaponry in ‘Butler’ Battle

Harvey Weinstein has been engaged in a legal and public relations battle with Warner Bros. and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) over the title of his soon to be released film, which has been marketed as “The Butler.”

Weinstein’s movie factory, The Weinstein Co., has basically been involved in a full-scale war with Warner Bros. over use of the movie title, which is also the name of a Warner-owned short film from the silent era.

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Oprah: Obama’s Secret Weapon

A lot of folks who were enthusiastic during President Obama’s 2008 campaign have turned lukewarm.

But not Oprah Winfrey. The former queen of daytime talk appears to be ready to reprise her unprecedented chief political endorser role, this time for Obama’s 2012 campaign.

Winfrey always had a habit of staying away from politics, but she supposedly changed her mind when she heard Obama’s famous speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.

She may have ended her daytime show and may temporarily be struggling with her new cable channel, but her endorsement power is still intact, particularly when it comes to Democrats and Independent female voters.

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Obama Seeks Hollywood Advice on Illegal Immigration

One week after holding a series of Hollywood fundraisers, President Obama came out and decried the “carnival barkers” who in his view are diverting the nation’s attention away from more important issues.

Obama’s comments were given at a press conference, which was set up to mark the unveiling of his long-form birth certificate. Immediately following his brief statement sans questions, Obama hopped a plane and headed to a taping of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”

Next on his calendar the president made the decision to deal with the critical issue of illegal immigration by seeking counsel from celebrities including Eva Longoria, America Ferrera and Rosario Dawson.

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