Celebrities air post-election feelings online

 

Donald Trump arrives for the opening ceremony at the Ryder Cup PGA golf tournament

Donald Trump arrives for the opening ceremony at the Ryder Cup PGA golf tournament

Mariah Carey was so excited about President Barack Obama’s re-election that she released a new song in his honor. Beyoncé popped up on Instagram with a rebuke for Mitt Romney, while Romney supporter Elisabeth Hasselbeck sent out a disappointed but conciliatory tweet urging a divided United States to become one.

Celebrities, who voiced their opinions loudly during the election, continued to speak their minds after the ballots were counted.

Cameron Diaz, who is promoting her film “Gambit” in London, said she was worried about the election as she fell asleep.

“I was terrified that I was going to wake up to a total embarrassment for our country and that today would be a very different day for me,” she said Wednesday. “But I was so thrilled.”

Romney supporters Donald Trump and Ted Nugent ranted on Twitter after the election that the country is doomed, while Spike Lee and Russell Simmons celebrated Obama’s victory and the diverse electorate behind it.

NBC News anchor Brian Williams called attention to Trump’s series of tweets Tuesday while covering election returns, saying the real-estate magnate and reality-TV star had “driven well past the last exit to relevance and veered into something closer to irresponsible” with his posts.

“This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy!” Trump tweeted. “Let’s fight like hell and stop this great and disgusting injustice! The world is laughing at us.”

Nugent was similarly upset — and expressive — Wednesday morning.

“Pimps whores & welfare brats & their soulless supporters hav a president to destroy America,” he wrote. “Goodluk America u just voted for economic & spiritual suicide. Soulless fools.”

He concluded with: “I cry tears of blood for The Last Best Place & the warriors who died for this tragedy.”

Hasselbeck shared a more measured response, tweeting, “(Hash) momentofpeace: You cannot love the game only when your player wins. We remain to be the greatest nation and (at)BarackObama is OUR President.” Mark Cuban, meanwhile, extended a virtual olive branch to Trump, writing, “I know it was a rough night for u,” and inviting Trump to join him in raising funds for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Spike Lee was among the most vocal Obama supporters online after the election, using his Twitter feed to blast the Republican party.

“Great Lesson. This Is Not Ike’s 1950’s USA. Complexion Of This Great Country Has Changed-A True Melting Pot. The GOP Is Stuck In A Time Warp. YO,” the filmmaker wrote Wednesday. “GOP WAKE UP. This Is Not” LEAVE TO BEAVER.FATHER KNOWS BEST OR MAYBERRY R.F.D.” THE 21st CENTURY. And Dat’s Da 2nd Term Truth, Ruth. YA-DIG??”

Beyoncé also gloated a bit, posting a photo on her blog that read, “Take that Mitches.” It was accompanied by another photo of the singer wearing a “Texans for Obama” T-shirt.

Carey released a new song, “Bring It On Home,” online Wednesday to celebrate the president’s victory. She first performed the song at an Obama fundraiser over the summer, said Carey publicist Cindi Berger.

The pop star also shared her support on Twitter.

“Congratulations to our beloved President Barack Obama, our spectacular First Lady Michelle Obama& the adorable Malia & Sasha. We love you!” Carey wrote. “INCREDIBLE SPEECH!!!!!! Watching in a room full of diverse people-all truly moved. Thank you America for President Obama-4more yrs.”

Simmons also acknowledged the diversity of Obama supporters in a blog post Wednesday called “Forward!”

“This is no time for triumphalism, because we are still in an economic crisis and we still have deep social divisions that must be dealt with,” he wrote. “But we have to absorb, as a country, as a NATION, that first and foremost, AMERICA IS CHANGING… We cannot fight demographics by ignoring women, Latinos, blacks, young people, and gays who gave their lives for our country.

“The middle class and poor need support,” he continues, “and every politician who is not ready for this change should wake today and realize that minorities will wait in line into the early hours of the morning to vote them out of office. Forward, we go.”

Scores of other stars — including Tony Bennett, Cher, Shakira, Lady Gaga, Jessica Alba and Samuel L. Jackson— celebrated Obama’s victory on Twitter.

Others, including filmmaker Ron Howard and actors Rob Lowe and James Van Der Beek, say it’s time to move past the election toward mending the nation.

“To all the winners (and losers) tonight: Politicians run campaigns. Leaders strike compromises,” Van Der Beek wrote. “Time for everyone to shift gears now (hash)please.”

SOURCE: Yahoo! News

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Springsteen, Jay-Z put the pop in Obama rally

Jay-Z performs at the grassroots rally in support of President Barack Obama

Jay-Z performs at the grassroots rally in support of President Barack Obama

 Someone has to introduce the president.

On Monday, the final day of the presidential campaign, President Barack Obama, however, didn’t bring along an opening act. He brought along two main acts.

Bruce Springsteen. Jay-Z. Theirs wasn’t an introduction, it was pop culture moment.

The Boss was spending the entire day with Obama, traveling on Air Force One from Madison, Wis., to Columbus, Ohio, and then to Des Moines, Iowa, where Obama planned a coda for his campaign, a finale where his run for the presidency began five years ago.

Jay-Z boomed his way into Columbus’s Nationwide Arena, performing a rendition of his hit “99 Problems” with a political twist for a crowd estimated by fire officials at more than 15,000 people. He changed a key R-rated word to make his own political endorsement. “I got 99 problems but Mitt ain’t one,” he sang.

“They tell the story of what our country is,” Obama said of the two performers, “but also of what it should be and what it can be.”

Springsteen added a whole new sense of vigor, even giddiness, to the Obama entourage, with many of the president’s aides and advisers clearly star-struck by the rocker’s presence.

Springsteen, in jeans, black boots, a work shirt, vest and leather jacket, was not wearing the typical Air Force One attire. But the Obama camp has left formality aside; many aides are growing beards through Election Day and ties have been left behind in favor of sweaters for the chilly outdoor events during the last hours of the campaign.

Asked if there was any downside to using celebrity glitz instead of substance to drive voters to the polls in the final days, Obama spokeswoman Jen Psaki laughed. “I think Bruce Springsteen might be offended by you calling him glitzy,” she said.

“Bruce Springsteen, and some other celebrities who have been helping us, reach a broad audience that sometimes tune out what’s being said by politicians,” she said.

As Psaki spoke to reporters at the back of the plane, Obama was up front and on the phone with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie discussing the recovery from Superstorm Sandy. Christie, who says he

President Barack Obama is flanked on stage by musicians Jay-Z, left, and Bruce Springsteen at a campaign event at Nationwide Arena, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012

President Barack Obama is flanked on stage by musicians Jay-Z, left, and Bruce Springsteen at a campaign event at Nationwide Arena, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012

has attended more than 100 Springsteen concerts, said Obama then handed the phone to Springsteen, a New Jersey native whose songs often have been tributes to his youth in the state.

Upon landing in Columbus, Springsteen told a reporter that it was his first trip on Air Force One. Grinning, he said, “It was pretty cool.” As for New Jersey, he said, “I’m feeling pretty hopeful” that the state’s hard-hit shore will recover.

In Madison and Columbus, Springsteen serenaded audiences with renditions of top anthems “No Surrender,” ”Promised Land” and “Land of Hope and Dreams.” But he also has a custom-made campaign song named after the Obama motto “Forward” — which he acknowledged was “not the best I’ve ever written.”

“How many things rhyme with Obama?” he asked.

Obama, no doubt, didn’t mind.

“I’m going to be fine with Bruce Springsteen on the last day that I’ll ever campaign,” he said above the din of the crowd.

“That’s not a bad way to bring it home. With The Boss. With The Boss.”

SOURCE: Yahoo! News

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Beyonce, Jay-Z to raise money for Obama

 

Jay-Z speaks to Barack Obama

Jay-Z speaking to Sen. Barrack Obama, supporters P. Diddy and Russell Simmons look on during a campaign rally for then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama in Miami

President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign is getting a boost from pop stars Beyonce and Jay-Z.

The superstar couple will hold a fundraiser with Obama on Tuesday at a swanky New York nightclub that Jay-Z owns.

Tickets are $40,000, but the campaign says a small donation lands a chance to win two tickets — airfare and hotel included.

Beyonce says in an email to Obama’s supporters that she’s a huge fan and will do whatever it takes to help him win a close race.

This isn’t the first time the Obamas have teamed up with the A-list couple to promote each other’s causes. Michelle Obama helped Beyonce with efforts to promote global humanitarianism, and the president appeared in a pre-recorded video earlier this month at a Jay-Z event in Philadelphia.

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