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Absurd as it is that we're even talking about this, Donald Trump confirmed this week that he is, in fact an American citizen, with the documentation to prove it.

This hilarious/sad saga began last week with Trump bloviating at length on The View about President Obama's birth certificate and why he hasn't produced it.

To further his alleged point (that Obama is hiding something), Trump released what he thought was his own birth certificate Monday ... only it wasn't.

The document Trump gave to a conservative website Monday turned out to be a mere "certificate of live birth," not an official birth certificate. Cue cries of hypocrisy.

One day later, Trump's team got their hands on his actual birth certificate, then used the miraculous revelation that Trump is a U.S. citizen to reiterate their "point."

"A 'birth certificate' and 'certificate of live birth' are in no way the same thing, even though in some cases they use some of the same words," a Trump staffer said.

"One officially confirms and records a newborn child’s identity and details of his or her birth, while the other only confirms that someone reported the birth of a child."

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Among other entertainment industry heavyweights, Anne Hathaway, Martin Sheen, Jane Lynch and Ellen DeGeneres signed an open letter sponsored by Freedom to Marry, a New York-based group promoting same-sex marriage rights.

Just weeks after President Obama's administration announced it would no longer legally defend the Defense of Marriage act, his supporters want him to go further.

Anne at the Oscars

"Whether to end discrimination in marriage is a question America has faced before. It is a question that calls for clarity from the president," the letter reads. "We ask you to join us, and the majority of Americans, who support the freedom to marry."

The letter was also signed by moguls David Geffen and Bob Wright; former NAACP chairman Julian Bond; and Facebook co-founders Chris Hughes and Sean Parker.

Hughes, who is gay, worked for Obama's campaign in 2008, heading its enormously successful social media efforts. But in 2011, the climate is a bit different.

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One of Barack Obama's most prominent supporters during the 2008 election, Matt Damon is now one of the President's most outspoken critics.

Days after the actor expressed disappointment in Obama to Piers Morgan, he gave an interview to Great Britian's The Independent in which he went into greater detail over what he considers missed opportunities on the commander-in-chief's part.

Barack Obama Debt Speech

"I think he's rolled over to Wall Street completely," Damon said. "The economy has huge problems. We still have all these banks that are too big to fail. They're bigger and making more money than ever. Unemployment at 10 percent? It's terrible."

Matt Damon believes the Democrats "squandered" a chance to "stand up for things."

So, will Damon vote Republican in 2012? No, he joked: "I just got a 3 percent tax cut!"

But then he turned serious again, expounding on one of Obama's more controversial compromises with conservatives:

"Do you think I'm going to start a small business with that money? You're out of your mind if you think so. I'm going to put it in the bank. So is every other guy that makes the kind of money I make. I don't think that's what's best for the country. I think a stronger middle class makes for a stronger country."

Ouch. In better news for the President, many people still like his wife a lot.

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With one word, Barack Obama lost the enthusiastic support of one of his most famous supporters last night.

Asked by Piers Morgan if he's happy with the way Obama has been running the country,"Matt Damon simply replied: "No." He then elaborated:

"I really think he misinterpreted his mandate. I no longer hope for audacity."

Matt Damon Photograph

The Adjustment Bureau star cited education as one area in which he believes the President has failed.

"The idea that we're testing kids and we're tying teachers salaries to how kids are performing on tests, that kind of mechanized thinking has nothing to do with higher order. We're training them, not teaching them."

In 2008, Damon often appeared at fundraisers for the Democratic candidate and hit the campaign trail on Obama's behalf. Watch him criticize the Commander-in-Chief in the following video:

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Is Barack Obama a Communist? Former SNL cast member and current Tea Party activist Victoria Jackson sure thinks so, as evidenced by a little song she wrote.

It's hard to believe this isn't an SNL sketch, but Jackson, who co-starred with Dana Carvey, Phil Hartman, Dennis Miller & Co. in the ’80s and ’90s, is quite serious.

A Tea Party member priding herself on being a Hollywood conservative, she penned "There’s a Communist Living in the White House" last year. Here it is:

At a recent Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Victoria was selling her CD Use Me, which includes this harmonious attack on the President.

Asked why she joined the Tea Party, she said in 2008, "I heard someone was running for President who was left of Hillary. I said, 'What’s left of Hillary?'"

"That would be Communist! I did research. I was horrified. Obama is a communist," Jackson said. "I only woke up because we elected a communist."

Well, she's nothing if not clear about her views. What about you? Tell us:

Is President Obama a Communist?

 

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President Barack Obama did his best to comfort Tucson, Arizona and the nation as a whole last night at a eulogy for the victims of last week's tragedy.

Urging Americans to forward on "in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds," his speech evoked memories of the six killed and many wounded.

Among those wounded was U.S. Rep. Gabrille Giffords, whose supermarket meet-and-greet instead became the site of this unspeakable tragedy.

Obama condemned our nation's increasingly harsh public dialogue, or "politics, point-scoring and pettiness that drifts away with the next news cycle."

"Rather than pointing fingers or assigning blame, let us use this occasion to expand our moral imaginations, to listen to each other more carefully," he told 14,000 people at the University of Arizona's McKale Memorial Center in Tucson.

Instead, he called upon us "to sharpen our instincts for empathy, and remind ourselves of all the ways our hopes and dreams are bound together."

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Sundat on Family Guy, Quahog's school assignment was to write an essay on hope, with the winner earning an exquisite honor of introducing the President.

Chris stole Meg's essay and won, but like a good brother, they ended up sharing in reading it and presenting Barack Obama at James Woods High School.

Then, of course, Obama appeared in a skintight leather outfit and sang a song for no apparent reason. This sort of thing tends to happen on Family Guy ...

Obama on Family Guy

Is that Elvis? Evil Kenevil? Oh, wait, that's just the President of the U.S. Follow this link for the best Family Guy quotes from last night and EVERY episode!

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Barack Obama likely won't be selecting Baltimore Orioles first baseman Luke Scott in his baseball fantasy draft next season.

The power-hitting lefty gave a lengthy interview to Yahoo today in which he touched on the topics of hunting, guns... and the integrity of President Obama.

"Obama does not represent America," Scott said. "Nor does he represent anything what our forefathers stood for. This country is built on an attitude. It's a way of life. It's not because you're born here. It's not that you're supposed to take from those who have and give to those who haven't. That kills a country. It killed Russia."

Even if it were about being born here, Scott believes Obama would not be representative of the country, saying:

"[Obama] was not born here. That's my belief. I was born here. If someone accuses me of not being born here, I can go to my filing cabinet and I can pick up my real birth certificate and I can go, 'See? Look! Here it is. Here it is.' The man has dodged everything."

(Editor's Note.)

As for Scott's slugging percentage in 2011? "Anything over .600 would be nice," he said.

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Happy Thanksgiving to all from The Hollywood Gossip!

What would this holiday be without family, food, football and reflection upon the things we appreciate most ... in the case of THG, that means some of the bird-brained celebs we've had the privilege of covering in the past year.

Without further ado, THG's Top 10 Turkeys of '10 ...

We may rename this the Spencer Pratt Thanksgiving Turkey Award.

10. Barack Obama. The good will and immense popularity enjoyed by the President at the start of his White House term eroded fast, leaving in its wake a deeply polarized electorate and a Congress destined for partisan gridlock.

9. Jake Pavelka. Lame stints on The Bachelorette, The Bachelor and DWTS were enough to overcook this turkey, but his televised breakup special with fake fiancee Vienna Girardi was the year's reality TV douchepocalypse.

8. The Kardashians. Sure, they're harmless, but there's so darn many of these girls. Mix in a hearty helping of Scott Disick and we're just burned out.

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President Barack Obama will appear on the Discovery Channel's MythBusters Dec. 8, as proven (it's no myth) by the just-released promo for the episode below.

In it, the Commander-in-Chief has the hosts test the Dancing With the Stars voting system. Just kidding. They break down the famed Archimedes Solar Ray.

That's the weapon supposedly created by the Greek scientist utilizing only the sun and mirrors to torch invading Roman ships around 200 B.C. Real or fake?

"I am a big fan of MythBusters," Obama says. "I am, and so are the girls." Of the mythical solar ray, Barack believes it still "hasn't been thoroughly tested."

"Figure this out and report back to me," he orders.

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