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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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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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We're not sure if Natalie Portman is still dating Nathan Bogle. We haven't heard from that alleged male model in quite some time. Sad.

But we know she's throwing her support behind Hillary Clinton in the race for president, although she likes the other contenders too.

Natalie tops Elle Magazine's April 2008 "Intelligent Women" issue, and in her interview, here's some of what she shared about politics:

"A lot of the stuff people say about [Hillary Clinton], I hear it and my stomach falls because it's so sexist. You ask people why they don't like her and it's because her husband cheated on her! That was obviously not her choice."

THG NOTE: We respect everyone's opinion, but really, Natalie? Didn't you go to Harvard? We would love to know the name of one person who actually used that reasoning.

  Natalie Portman is sharing some political views in the new Elle.

"She's so much more polished and experienced than anyone else. Last night, a friend, a social worker in L.A. who works with underprivileged kids, was saying how these girls who have never been interested in politics before are so excited a woman might be president. I mean, look how many women are in government ... Hillary Clinton is one of, what, [a handful of] female senators?"

THG NOTE: 16, actually, Natalie. There are also 71 U.S. Congresswomen, including the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, plus eight state governors and the U.S. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice. Which is great. We're just saying.

"I also like Barack Obama. I even like John McCain. I disagree with his war stance â€" which is a really big deal â€" but I think he's a very moral person. I met him and Hillary on the same day, actually, when I went to Washington with Finca [a nonprofit that gives loans to businesswomen in developing countries]. Hillary was by far the smartest person I met that day. Just totally focused, and knew more about the issues than anyone else, and was so able to go from one thing to the other."

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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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Live from New York it's... Hillary Clinton! After ripping last week's episode in an actual debate, the former First Lady slipped off the campaign trail and made a surprise appearance on Saturday Night Live.

The show began with a satire of Tuesday night's Democratic debate, poking fun at Clinton's stance on health care and the softball questions posed to her chief rival for the Democratic nomination, Barack Obama.

"Life is too short to deal with this awful woman. Just give her what she wants," Amy Poehler as Clinton said.

Following the SNL skit, Hillary Clinton appeared to praise the "reenactment ... sort of," she said, standing next to Amy Poehler wearing a matching outfit.

"The campaign is going well," Clinton said when asked by her impersonator how things have been progressing. "Why? What have you heard?"

Hillary Clinton then exclaimed the trademark line that has opened the show for three decades, "Live from New York, it's Saturday night!"

Ellen Page hosted the show, with Wilco - a band hailing from Chicago that has endorsed Barack Obama - as the musical guest.

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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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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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George Clooney says he won't beat out Daniel Day-Lewis for Best Actor at Sunday's Academy Awards, drawing a political analogy.

"For me, it's like being Hillary Clinton," the Michael Clayton star said. "If it weren't for Barack Obama, it would have been a very good year."

"I thought Daniel Day-Lewis had the best performance of the year."

Apart from his own race, the boyfriend of Sarah Larson handicapped all the other major categories, boasting to Time Magazine that he's never lost an Oscar pool. We'll see how accurate his picks are Sunday, February 24.

Clooney

George Clooney did not say if he prefers Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama, choosing instead to discuss his recent film, Best Picture nominee Michael Clayton.

"Our film is the best it can be in that genre," he says of its Oscar chances, "but there's a ceiling on that genre."

Instead, Clooney predicts that No Country for Old Men will take the top prize, and its directors Joel and Ethan Coen will nab the Best Director trophy. He also gives a nod to Javier Bardem as Best Supporting Actor.

"If [Michael Clayton] has a shot at anything, it's Best Supporting Actress with Tilda Swinton," he says - although George Clooney officially made Amy Ryan, from Gone Baby Gone, his pick in that category.

The actor was also impressed by La Vie En Rose's Marion Cotillard.

"She does an old person trying to be young, instead of what everyone does - a young person trying to be old," he says. "It's a stunning performance."

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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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Barack Obama can take his celebrity endorsements from Oprah Winfrey, Kate Walsh, Scarlett Johansson and Amber Lee Ettinger and shove 'em.

Why? Because Holly Wellin has backed Hillary Clinton.

What's Up Hillary?

The British porn star recently said she would love to have Hillary Clinton in the White House. And she means that quite literally.

Holly Wellin, a 21-year-old who is "best known for her enthusiastic (and often violent) performances" according to various bios, wants Hillary Clinton to be president so she can be her intern. You know where this is going.

Mmmm! Holly Wellin has a nice surprise for (Mrs.) President Clinton.

In order to get back at Bill Clinton for the Monica Lewinsky scandal, Holly said she would gladly pleasure Mrs. President in the Oval Office.

Comments rendered unnecessary. We just hope Hillary is asked about this vote of confidence during her next debate with Barack Obama.

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