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Actress Mila Kunis recently told Glamour Magazine, that her she shows her support for President Obama in a not-so legal way.
Glamour: Do you fund-raise for Obama?
Mila Kunis: More like street-art-based stuff in Los Angeles that I can’t talk about…because I’m pretty sure it’s illegal.
Glamour: You graffiti?
Mila Kunis: Mm-hmm. I’d rather do that. I don’t need attention for it. What I truly believe in I will do privately.
Last year, Mila expressed her support for Obama in Stylist.
“I know that he [Obama] tried,” Kunis said. “I know because you keep reading these reports of him trying to compromise with the Tea Party and the Republican Party and trying to come to a 50/50 agreement. I don’t think it was one. I feel the Democratic Party compromised everything and the Republican Party compromised pretty much nothing.”
Kunis then jabbed “Middle America” for being uninformed and not genuine in their beliefs.
“So obviously you are incredibly ill-informed to the point where they will go do these tests in Middle America… And they’ll ask, ‘OK, what party are you?’ And they’ll say, ‘Republican.’ ‘Why?’ And they can’t even tell you. They have no idea what the Republican Party stands for. Why did I vote for Obama? I can tell you why I voted for him, what I agreed and disagreed with him on, for hours,” Kunis said.
Campaign finance reports from earlier this year noted that Kunis contributed $1,000 to the Obama campaign, according to POLITICO.
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Actress Elizabeth Banks passively expressed her presidential preference in an interview with Movefone.com.
Since we’re talking politics, would you play another political spouse? Do you have your eye on playing Ann Romney?
“I am hoping Ann Romney is never a first lady. But no, I don’t have my eye on anybody right now. We’ll see.”
Banks was discussing her new movie People Like Us. She played Laura Bush in the movie W.
Actress Emily Mortimer, star in HBO’s The Newsroom recently slammed Americans for not being informed in an interview with Salon.
“I can remember when Bush got in for the second time, just feeling like so much of the problem about the way that politics go here is that people are improperly informed,” Mortimer said. “That they didn’t know that they had been lied to, or they didn’t understand exactly to what extent they had been, and they still thought that there were weapons of mass destruction. And that was just crazy to me that people could be so under-informed. I do think that there’s a difference in America to where I’m from.”
Mortimer went on, slamming American television broadcast news.
“There’s so much wrong with England, but I think people are informed in general,” Mortimer said. “I’m going to make a huge sweeping statement, but you just get the news much more [in England]. Listening to radio stations that play pop music all day and all night, the news will come on every two hours, foreign news too. It’s part of your daily routine, being informed about what’s going on in the world. Whether you like it or not, you can’t really escape it. I don’t think the same is true here, and television broadcast news especially seems to me to be a pretty dicey area. You can’t rely on getting the facts, or getting them presented in a way that is actually objective and makes sense and puts people in a position where they can make informed decisions about who to vote for. It’s just over-sensationalized and, as our show keeps pointing out, one of the big problems is that they act like there’s just two definite sides to every discussion — and that’s just not necessarily the case, but it feeds into the way this country has just become completely polarized. This Tea Party is presented on the television as the viable alternative instead of like a lunatic fringe.”
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In an interview with the Huffington Post discussing his new movie Savages, director Oliver Stone said President Obama should look to Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez as a role-model in solving problems in the United States that are rooted in other parts of the world.
Do you ever wish that Obama were more like Hugo Chavez or some of the other Bolivarian leaders that you profiled in your documentary “South of the Border”?
Absolutely. He is so out of touch with the needs of Third World people, what’s going on in South America — it’s shocking to me. I mean, early on he made the nice great gestures, and then the moment that Honduras happened, the coup in Honduras [in 2009], the United States had no courage whatsoever in backing those thugs down. They let this newly elected president go, and Honduras turned to shit. It’s now a major participant in the drug war, as is El Salvador. We kept reformers out of Salvador; we kept them out of Nicaragua; we kept destroying reformers’ regimes in South America or contributing to their destruction by enabling the entrenched classes and their right-wing allies to win through coups and economic pressure, etc.
Stone said he believes Obama has good intentions, but is being mislead by those around him.
Do you think that’s passivity on his part? He obviously doesn’t have any interest in prosecuting marijuana growers.
No, you can pile it on to Obama but, you know, he’s done some very intelligent things. I think the latest immigration act — I applaud it. I mean there is a brain there, but he doesn’t seem to be willing to confront real issues and take them on. I think he has bad advice. I think by putting Hillary Clinton back in the State Department — I don’t think that’s helpful. When you continue the old regime like with [Robert] Gates in Defense or James Sternberg in the State Department for a long time. They were against any kind of movement, reform movement, in any of these countries.
Stone said in a recent interview
that he admires Rep. Ron Paul’s (R-Texas) stances on foreign policy.
Actress Olivia Wilde said she still supports President Obama on The Colbert Report Tuesday, reports POLITICO.
Wilde was an avid supporter and campaigned for Obama in 2008, something she said she plans on doing in the coming months. Colbert then asked, “Why? I mean you liberals have got to be disappointed in him.”
Wilde replied, “I would say disappointed is not the word that I would use.”
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Actor Morgan Freeman said President Obama has done his job and done it well, on Travis Smiley on Tuesday.
“I think that we did a really good thing when we elected Barack Obama,” Freeman said. “He is absolutely and totally qualified for the job. He has proven himself to be not only qualified for the job, but very good at it. The things that he’s managed to get accomplished in the face of so much pushback is amazing.”
The Oscar-winning actor said Republicans don’t make him comfortable.
“And I think — this is Morgan Freeman’s personal thought — we’re going to be in a lot of trouble if we don’t re-elect him because people on the other side of the fence scare me.”
In 2011, Freeman stated Obama had made the country more racist.
“Their stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves one term,” he told Piers Morgan. “What’s, what does that, what underlies that? ‘Screw the country. We’re going to whatever we do to get this black man, we can, we’re going to do whatever we can to get this black man outta here.'”
Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones said her character in the new movie Rock of Ages, was based on Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn).
Jones plays an ultra-conservative and highly-religious wife in the film and discussed her character with iVillage.
“I kind of had a Michele Bachmann moment… I did… if she was in the eighties… I did, yeah I did,” Jones admitted. “She’ll hate me for the rest of my life, but yes I did.”
Jones said her character, Patricia Whitmore was “rather fun” to play and that she is a “conservative, everything has to be perfect, control freak who has a past.”