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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]

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Chatting about celebrity gossip with Us Weekly, doing the talk show circuit - this guy actually makes running for president look like fun!

Crediting his previous appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show - in which he famously danced with the funny host - for his poll numbers shooting through the roof, Barack Obama did not showcase his dance moves again yesterday.

Obama Shirtless

But the Illinois senator did talk with Ellen about how his wife, Michelle Obama, is making him quit smoking, how he respects Sen. Hillary Clinton, what he would do on his first day in the Oval Office and much more.

See below ...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlSLDXav1tE[/youtube]

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A possibly-funny, possibly-bitter Hillary Clinton actually cited last weekend's SNL skit at the onset of this week's debate with Barack Obama in Ohio.

"In the last several debates, I seem to get the first question all the time," the New York Senator said. "I don't mind. I'll be happy to field it. I just find it curious if anybody saw Saturday Night Live ... maybe we should ask [Barack Obama] if he's comfortable and needs another pillow."

Obama and College Student

Here's the terrific Saturday Night Live skit in question, featuring cast members Fred Armisen as Obama and Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton...
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNol2-DV6Ug[/youtube]

Saturday Night Live head honcho Lorne Michaels requested another skit featuring Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to open the program this week.

With Ellen Page hosting, the Juno star might play Chelsea Clinton.

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Presidential candidate Barack Obama invited Us Weekly to join his campaign for a day. He revealed that his young daughters think Britney and Paris are "yuck" and offered some unique insight into the wonderful world of celebrity news.

Here are some excepts:

Us: How familiar are you with Us Weekly?
Barack Obama: My wife (Michelle Obama) reads it.

Us: Do your daughters (Sasha and Malia) ever ask about Britney Spears?
Barack Obama: Actually, yeah. But they're very sensible. They're pretty down on Britney and Paris and all of that. They think that's very "yuck." They're way more into Hannah Montana (Miley Cyrus) and Beyonce. They got to go backstage and meet Beyonce and they just love her to death.

Barack Obama can talk celebrity gossip as well as international affairs.

Us: Your supporters include Oprah Winfrey. Ever been starstruck?
Barack Obama: I don't really get starstruck. Everyone I've met has been very nice and friendly, like Kal Penn. During the writers' strike, he was like a staffer! And Scarlett Johansson has been traveling a lot. George Clooney is a good friend. He and I worked on Darfur issues together. I'm always impressed by people who do their homework... and use their celebrity to advocate for issues. George does that just about as well as anyone I know.

Us: So, boxers or briefs? Bill Clinton said he wore boxers** in a 1992 interview with MTV.
Barack Obama: I don't answer those humiliating questions. But whichever one it is, I look good in 'em!

** - The 42nd president did not specify whether he meant around his ankles. Airrrrrrballllll...

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A photo of Barack Obama donning traditional Muslim attire as a goodwill gesture during an overseas trip has sparked controversy.

The picture, which mysteriously surfaced yesterday, was attributed by The Drudge Report to sources within the campaign of Hillary Clinton.

The site did not reveal who might have released the photo, but it reeks of political fear-mongering. Here's the picture in question...

Barack Obama donned the traditional Muslim garments during a trip to Kenya in 2006. Like many high-ranking U.S. visitors, he received such clothing as a gift.

Obama's father is Kenyan, his mother from Kansas. The senator is Christian and has been a member of Chicago's United Church of Christ for 20 years.

These facts did not stop some Clinton volunteers from circulating e-mails that falsely claimed Barack Obama is a Muslim late last year.

That bogus rumor (which he has worked hard to dispel) and the release of this picture are pathetic ploys to stoke the fears of ignorant Americans.

Hillary Clinton aides also suggested that his drug use as a young man might make him vulnerable to GOP attacks if he were the Democratic nominee.

She makes a point there. Thank goodness Bill Clinton didn't inhale, otherwise he might have left himself vulnerable to GOP attacks. Phew!

How much more shameless and desperate can the former First Lady get? Stay tuned - the proverbial bar just keeps finding a way to go lower.

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Well, not in the literal sense. Barack Obama is quite content with his wife, Michelle, and their two young daughters.

But Scarlett Johansson, asked after her recent USO Tour of the Persian Gulf if she is engaged to Ryan Reynolds, responded in this fashion:

"I am engaged ... to Barack Obama. My heart belongs to Barack, and that is who I am currently, finally, engaged to. Yes."

Johansson has been a vocal proponent of the Illinois senator's campaign for the White House. No word on whether Reynolds is jealous of Barack Obama.

Her adoration for Obama aside, rumors were flying today that Scarlett and Ryan Reynolds, who have been going out for awhile now, are in fact engaged.

They are not engaged.

The New York Post reported early this morning that Scarlett Johansson, 23, was seen shopping for wedding dresses at a Monique Lhuillier boutique in L.A. with her mother and sister recently, triggering big-time celebrity rumors.

But her rep spoke with Us Weekly this afternoon that "a family member is getting married, not her. She is not engaged."

Ryan Reynolds is, presumably, still hittin' that though.

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Many undecided voters are faced with a tough choice between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Count Hayden Panettiere among them.

The Heroes cutie said this week that she was "not yet prepared to say" which of the Democratic presidential hopefuls she supports.

"I had a conversation with Barack Obama," the 18-year-old girlfriend of Milo Ventimiglia said. "I'm waiting to hear from Hillary Clinton."

The big issue for the actress? Whales.

A source tells celebrity news sites that when Hayden attended a February 1 dinner with former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton, and "Hayden Panettiere made it clear to Chelsea she'll vote for whoever will help save the whales."

THG NOTE: If she already had a conversation with Obama, but is waiting on Hillary, does that mean Barack does not want to save the whales?

THG NOTE II: Both California and New York (Hayden's home state) held primaries February 5, so she may be out of luck until November!

THG NOTE III: Know who probably doesn't care about whales, but wants to service Hillary in the Oval Office? Holly Wellin!

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A host of celebrities, such as Scarlett Johansson, Will.i.am, Common, Kate Walsh, Nicole Scherzinger and Nick Cannon, have lent their singing voices to "Yes, We Can," a cool YouTube video supporting Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.).

It was inspired by Barack Obama's "Yes We Can" speech. See below ...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjXyqcx-mYY[/youtube]

Meanwhile, Barack's chief rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Hillary Clinton (N.Y.), teared up - AGAIN - at an event, this time at the Yale Child Study Center, where she worked while in law school...

What do you think: Is Hillary Clinton crying too much?

With tomorrow's Super Tuesday primaries and caucuses in 22 U.S. states, the race between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton is getting tighter by the day - and celebrities are flocking to both of the popular contenders.

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Last night's Democratic presidential debate in L.A. between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, was notable for several reasons:

  • Nobody started crying during it
  • There was actually a discussion of issues
  • A large number of stars were in the audience

Forget the Oscars or Grammy Awards - they should have had a red carpet for this thing! Just a few of the many celebrities on hand:

Steven Spielberg, Leonardo DiCaprio, Pierce Brosnan, Diane Keaton, Stevie Wonder, former Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington, Bradley Whitford of The West Wing, and America Ferrera (with fiance/non-fiance Ryan Piers Williams).

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton talk health care and foreign policy.

Barack Obama certainly has his share of celebrity support (Oprah Winfrey, Scarlett Johansson), but like the nation's voters so far, the crowd on hand last night seemed relatively split between the two Democrats.

America Ferrera has even teamed with Chelsea Clinton and has actually been knocking on doors for their fave candidate. We mean Hillary Clinton.

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Their battle for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination has taken over the news, but we're going back to their college days for this photo finish.

Born in 1947, Hillary Clinton is a product of the baby boom generation through and through... right down to her obligatory hippie phase in the late 1960s.

While he missed out on that part of American history, Barack Obama (born 1961) was still one cool customer when he enrolled at Columbia University.

My, how these youngans have grown up ...

Which do you like better: the Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama of yore?

In Saturday's South Carolina primary, Obama defeated Clinton in a rout that may only be surpassed by Tom Brady and the Patriots in next Sunday's Super Bowl. Obama won 55 percent of the vote to Hillary's 27 percent.

The next big date on the primary calendar for these co-frontrunners is February 5, a.k.a. Super Tuesday, when more than 20 states vote.