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This week's Us Weekly looks like a good one.

Angelina Jolie talking about sex during pregnancy. Linda Hogan's romance with Charlie Hill. The inside scoop on the Lauren-Audrina cat fight.

The crazy thing: all of those stories don't even get top billing! That would given to (drum roll please) aspiring First Lady Michelle Obama!

Barack and Michelle Obama

Michelle and Barack Obama: America's next first couple?

Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential candidate, says that his wife is an "extraordinary mother" to daughters Malia, 9, and Sasha, 7.

"Nothing is more important to Michelle than being a good mother," Barack Obama told the celebrity gossip publication. "She works every day to instill in our girls the same values we were raised with."

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Thanks to People magazine for this great collection of celebrity quotes, featuring a pair of our favorite engaged celebrities and much more ...

"I'm a huge fan of gays. They love me; I love them."
- Tori Spelling

President and Mrs. Obama

"Four words: Treasury Secretary Hannah Montana."
- Barack Obama, in a sketch at the CMT Awards, where he, Hillary Clinton and John McCain each tried to persuade Miley Cyrus to give them tickets

"I can't wait for the story about how I'm really in a gay relationship and this is all just a cover."
- Pete Wentz on rumors that he got Ashlee Simpson pregnant

  "It makes my butt look big, and I like that."
- Sara Evans (with fiancé Jay Barker), on her skin-tight dress at the CMT Awards

"She wore a power suit and had a teeny, tiny resume made of candy. That you don't find in the suburbs, I don't think."
Tina Fey on her daughter applying for preschool in New York City

"Wow, wow, wow... Can I meet you?"
- Snoop Dogg to LeAnn Rimes

"I was always pale. And I'm glad that I can be open about my paleness now."
- Evan Rachel Wood

"It's incredible to be young, live here and not have to clean up your dorm room."
- Gossip Girl hunk Penn Badgley, on being a successful actor in N.Y. City

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Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have the support of their spouses. That is obvious to anyone who knows about them. But what's less expected are their first-person pieces arguing for the candidates they know best in the latest issue of Us Weekly.

"I tell people I am married to the answer," Michelle Obama, 44, wrote to the celebrity news magazine. "If I weren't married to him, I'd still want a Barack Obama presidency right now �" not in four or eight years, but now."

As the spousal counterpart of Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton wrote his own column.

"I'm really proud of Hillary's campaign - the big goals she's setting for America and the plans she has to achieve them. For most of her adult life, Hillary Clinton was a public servant without a public office," the former President of the U.S. said.

The full columns? We'll have to wait for those.

We enjoy both Bill Clinton and Michelle Obama and think it's very cool they did this. We also like Cindy McCain, who was for some reason not profiled by the publication for this feature. Oh well, maybe next time, Cindy.

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Here's a funny YouTube video in which Hillary Rodham Clinton discloses the true nature of her relationship with rival Democratic Sen. Barack Obama.

This is a clear parody of the infamous videos made by Sarah Silverman and boyfriend Jimmy Kimmel, in which they confess that they are f*%king Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, respectively. Like those, this one contains strong language.

Barack Obama at the Podium

Who knew Barack and Hillary were so close ...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skIlZflDs9Y[/youtube]

Good stuff. We're just holding our collective breath in hopes that someone will make one featuring Heidi Montag and John McCain next.

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We love politics at The Hollywood Gossip, but we tend to keep our posts geared towards Ashley Dupre, or George W. Bush and the Easter Bunny.

In other words, we try to keep opinions to ourselves and focus on humor or scandal. Other celebrity gossip sites, however, can't help themselves.

A post on Perez Hilton today rips Democratic candidate Barack Obama over his connections to another controversial minister, Rev. James T. Meeks.

Perez details Rev. Meeks' inflammatory comments on gays and race, yet declines to mention that Obama has condemned homophobia on many occasions, and even met with gay leaders in New York in the last 48 hours. Disgraceful indeed.

It's a blatant and shameful attempt by Perez, a devout Hillary Clinton supporter, to slander Barack Obama, who he apparently thinks should be held accountable for the political views of every person he has ever associated with.

Noticeably absent from the article as well? Any connections Hillary might have to shady individuals. The former First Lady is a strong candidate for president, but there are more than a few skeletons (and ugly clothes) in that closet, no?

Perez Hilton needs to stick with what he's good at (or at least best known for), rather than subjecting us to his political opinions - and making cheap attacks.

You could least try to give a more balanced portrait, Perez. We don't judge you based on everything your BFF Spencer Pratt says or does. Think about it.

It's one thing to scribble lame comments on celebrity pics. It's another to back up your nonsensical, biased views. It's time for Perez to put up or shut up!

Enough is enough. The Hollywood Gossip hereby challenges Perez Hilton to a fair debate on the candidates... anytime, anywhere.

Can we taunt the blue-haired one enough to make him accept? With your help, readers, Yes We Can! Follow the link to his article HERE, leave a comment on Perez's site and tell him to respond to The Hollywood Gossip's challenge!

Let's see what this hack is made of.

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Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are running such a competitive race for the Democratic presidential nomination that many voters want them to run in tandem.

Good luck getting one to agree to take the V.P. spot. Still, one artist's rendering of an Obama-Clinton ticket took on a whole new meaning this week. Gross!

Obama Giving a Speech

Opposing Obillary, of course, is John McCain, who (at least regarding the Iraq war) is sounding more like President Bush each day. We'll call it McBush!

Which candidate below would you vote for? There's little doubt that the frightening lagoon creature on the left has the diversity vote locked up ...

Interestingly, the Barack Obama-Hillary Clinton image is actually taken from a real ad for a school in Brussels, Belgium, with the visible tagline "why choose if you can combine?" The gist - it's a college and university in one! Clever!

Meanwhile, our celebrity gossip presidential primary remains a tight race!

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It's always great to report about celebrities giving back to the community and few, if any, are a better example of that than Brangelina.

Former President Bill Clinton, too, is no slouch in that department. Bill hosted his Clinton Global Initiative University, while Pitt, the founder of the Make It Right Foundation, posed with supporters and promoted an all-important cause.

The political and Hollywood stars greeted volunteers and broke ground for new homes in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana, on Sunday.

Brad Pitt and Bill Clinton walked along the street as hundreds of volunteers on each side, wielding shovels and rakes, prepared the land for homes, clearing overgrown grass and weeds that were covering drains and sidewalks.

The foundation headed by Pitt plans to begin building affordable homes for Hurricane Katrina victims, and the 9th Ward was one of the hardest hit.

"We hope to see a huge change here in the next six months," Pitt told a group of residents as the 42nd President stood by his side.

Brad Pitt, Bill Clinton and a young lady named DeeCarla Rogers.

While Brangelina continued rebuilding New Orleans, Bennifer (Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner) had politics on the mind, hosting a fundraiser for Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama on Sunday in Boston, Mass.

Wearing a gray suit and black Converse All Star sneakers, Ben Affleck said he and his wife were just doing "their part for society."

Calling the Illinois senator a "genuine, real force" he said "there are a lot of things" he loves about Barack Obama, "but I won't bore you with all of them. I'm an actor. I'm not going to create 10-point policy details."

Affleck has been a Barack Obama supporter since he first met him at the 2004 Democratic convention in Boston, according to the Boston Herald.

Their relationship hasn't gotten too close for comfort.

"I'm just grateful he didn't ask me to do a sexy YouTube video with him," Affleck said, referring to his raunchy music video with Jimmy Kimmel.

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Hillary Clinton's fear-mongering "3 a.m. / red phone" ad helped propel her to big win in the Ohio primary this week - but it turns out one of the stars of the commercial is actually a huge Barack Obama supporter.

The first child featured in the ad - which asks people who they want to answer the phone in the White House at 3:00 in the morning - is actually Casey Knowles, an Obama volunteer in the state of Washington.

Obama Giving a Speech

The footage was shot eight years ago when she worked as a TV extra. Getty Images owns the footage and can do with it as it pleases.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M70emIFxETs[/youtube]

Knowles (no related to Beyonce, Solange or Shanica Knowles) turns 18 in April, and told a Seattle TV station that she is for Obama all the way:

"It's really sort of ironic that my image would be used to advocate for Hillary Clinton when I myself do not."

Barack Obama won yesterday's Wyoming caucuses, giving him a modest boost in an increasingly tight race for the Democratic nomination.

A Clinton spokesperson responded that this means nothing, and that she had been planning to lose 59-40 percent in Wyoming for the past 35 years.

Okay, we're just kidding about the last part, sorry about that - but admit it, you kind of bought it for a second, didn't you?

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You gotta love fear-mongering.

When your back is to the wall, throw everything at your opponent and see if it works. Why not, right? Especially if you can prey on ... FEAR!

President-Elect Barack Obama

Mwwwa-hah-hah-hah-hah-hah!

First, leaking a photo of Barack Obama in traditional African attire in hopes of sparking fears that the Illinois senator is secretly a Muslim.

Then, when asked about the falsehoods on 60 Minutes, kinda sorta not really fully denying he's Muslim in a shameless attempt to stoke the rumors.

If today's primaries in Texas and Ohio are to be the last stand for Hillary Clinton, she has no intention of going quietly. Or with dignity.

Check out her non-denials of the Obama-Muslim rumor ...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHFREDHB-nQ[/youtube]

Follow the jump for another video, this one of a new Clinton campaign ad.

It's message, in a manner of speaking, is that Obama isn't going to keep children safe at 3:00 in the morning. Or something. Gotta love the use of kids ...

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Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am, whose "Yes We Can" music video aimed to boost the presidential hopes of Barack Obama, has released an encore.

His recent effort is a monochromatic, multi-lingual, celeb-studded music video titled "We Are The Ones," and is terrific, just like the first.

A New Day

Backed by music, the Democratic candidate himself speaking and the vocal refrain of "O-BA-MA! O-BA-MA!," celebrities like Jessica Alba, Ryan Phillippe, George Lopez and many others offer reasons why they support their man.

"I would like to see a cleaner Earth for my child that I'm bringing into the world very soon," says Jessica Alba, who is expecting with fiance Cash Warren.

Says Philippe: "It's time for a change. I want a better a future for my children."

Regardless of how you feel about Barack Obama and his presidential candidacy, this is very cool. Check it out, it's worth your time...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghSJsEVf0pU[/youtube]

Barack Obama Biography

Barack and Michelle Obama Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States of America. He became a Democratic U.S. Senator from Illinois in 2004, and has... More »
Born
Birthplace
Honolulu, Hawaii
Full Name
Barack Hussein Obama II

Barack Obama Quotes

I do think in Washington, it's a little bit like American Idol. But everybody is Simon Cowell.

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I think I'm a pretty cool dad.

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