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Just a typical day in the life of Ian Somerhalder.

U.S. President Barack Obama held a breakfast Thursday with 25 young Hollywood guests, including the Vampire Diaries star, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The meeting was part of Obama's "Young America Effort" in his 2012 reelection campaign, during which he urged the young stars to get involved.

Somerhalder Tweeted afterward:

Ian Somerhalder and Barack Obama

"Totally surreal morning. Met up with some friends, had coffee with President Obama now tweeting. The 21st century... Let's do this."

He added, "Just spent my morning with this man talking about green energy, a better America and being a young American ... wow."

The caption, "Me and President Obama if it was 1962."

Pretty funny, and cool. Others in attendance: Jeremy Renner, Zachary Quinto, Jessica Alba, Dianna Agron, Sophia Bush, Jared Leto and more.

Hollywood Stars Meet President Obama

Alba shared a group shot of the 25 stars and tweeted, "Got up bright and early to hear Barack Obama speak with an awesome group."

"Maybe the only man I truly get nervous around," Glee cast member Agron, 26, tweeted. "Well worth the early wake up call."

We would say so, though Rush Limbaugh, who called Obama Barack Kardashian this week, will probably have a field day with this.

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Nina Dobrev hasn't read Fifty Shades of Grey yet, but with her name floating around as a possible fit for the female lead, she might want to get on it!

"All I've heard is that it's very scandalous, to say the least," the Vampire Diaries starlet told MTV. "I haven't read it, but I'm intrigued ... who knows?"

"I mean, well, I guess we'll have to see."

Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder

With co-star and real-life boyfriend Ian Somerhalder expressing interest in the role of Christian Grey, it's no surprise Dobrev has been linked to Anastasia Steele.

Working with Ian a second time isn't as appealing to Nina as you night think, though. She said if she did play Anastasia, she'd prefer another guy.

"I don't know if that's a good idea," she said of herself and Somerhalder both starring in the movie adaptation of EL James' erotic love story trilogy.

"I think it's best for any of the actors on The Vampire Diaries to kind of do their own things ... and create new characters ... if it's the same people, the fans will alway see me as Elena and they'll see him as Damon if we do a film together."

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Will Ian Somerhalder star in the wildly-anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey movie? That question was posed to The Vampire Diaries star during his Chelsea Lately appearance on Wednesday.

And the talented actor certainly sounds up for it, acknowledging the possibility and joking that - based on his 175-year old blood sucker falling for an 18-year old on this CW hit - he's clearly into younger women.

Other topics broached in the video below: Somerhalder accent, filming his show at night and, of course, Chelsea Handler's overt, unfunny attempts to make EVERYthing about sex. Watch now:

Meanwhile, did you catch last night's Vampire Diaries season finale? If so, please remember to breathe again now. Holy everything.

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Ian Somerhalder might take on the role of Christian Grey in the movie adaption of 50 Shades of Grey.

But he's definitely been named United Nations Ambassador for World Environment Day, an event led last year by Gisele Bundchen and Don Cheadle, who teamed up to encourage folks around the world to mobilize their efforts, register their activities and set a record for clean-up efforts.

"We're all working together," Somerhalder says in the following video, joking that he "couldn't decide between Team Don and Team Gisele," so now he can assist both while promoting a great cause.

Watch now and be inspired to help:

Somerhalder, of course, is best known as Damon Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries.

But he's proven time and again - actually testifying in front of Congress last year - that he's a lot more than a pretty face.

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Ian Somerhalder is one of several stars talked about as a potentially great fit for Christian Grey in the upcoming film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.

He's leading THG's poll on the subject (below), as a matter of fact.

Asked about it on Ryan Seacrest's radio show Monday, The Vampire Diaries heart throb admitted he's heard the speculation about his casting, and approves.

Asked if he's interested in starring in the film, Ian said: “Potentially. I absolutely would be up for that. I have the book and I just started reading it."

"That would be a pretty incredible thing, and hopefully that could pan out. Yes, beyond the shadow of a doubt I think that would be a phenomenal opportunity!”

The best-selling book's protagonist, Anastasia Steele, and her troubled, controlling man, 27-year-old millionaire Christian Grey, will surely be sought-after roles.

What do you think? Should Ian play Christian?

 

Who would be the best fit among these stars?

 

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Welcome back to the first annual Tournament of THG: Couples Edition, where fans vote on the most popular celebrity couple in the entire universe!

The concept is simple: Pick your favorite of the two pairs in each poll. Done. YOUR VOTES will determine the winners of this tournament showdown.

Milkshake Drinker

In recent matchups, Jay-Z and Beyonce took on Jason and Molly from The Bachelor, while William and Kate battled Britney Spears and Jason Trawick.

Today's battle: Our #10 seeds, The Vampire Diaries' Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev, up against #7 seeds Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth!

Vote for your favorite duo in the first-round contest below!

And the Winner is?

Which celebrity couple do you like more, Ian and Nina or Miley and Liam? Vote in this first-round Tournament of THG Couples Edition matchup now! View Poll »

Poll is now closed! Here are the results:

Ian & Nina
47.9%

Miley & Liam
52.1%

Total Votes: 7825

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Forgive us for ripping off a previous CW marketing campaign, but: OMFG.

There really is no alternate reaction to the trio of covers Entertainment Weekly just released in honor of The Vampire Diaries, specifically stars Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley. All three are featured across the main cover and two collector's items, and nary a shirt is to be seen...

  • Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder Naked!
  • Paul Wesley and Nina Dobrev EW Cover
  • VD on EW

Copies of the issue go on sale Friday, while inside producers Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson dish on the challenge of writing for a show with dueling, passionate fan bases.

"When we want Stefan and Elena to have a moment together, how can we do that and not have our Delena fans outraged?” Plec asks.

We've got an idea, Julie: just take Damon's shirt off. That will satisfy all viewers.

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It's totally on between two of the hunkiest actors on television.

Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley, brother typically at odds with each other on The Vampire Diaries, both walked the red carpet of the People's Choice Awards in Hollywood last night.

And while each can agree he's happy co-star Nina Dobrev took home the trophy for Favorite TV Drama Actress, that's where the pleasantries end - and the showdown begins! Compare non-tied grey suit below with his opponent's rolled up sleeves and darker outfit and decide, hard as it may be: WHO LOOKED BEST?

Fashion Face-Off!

It's a Vampire Diaries hunk-off! Choose between Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley at the People's Choice Awards now! View Poll »

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Their characters shared their first real kiss on The Vampire Diaries last week, but a new report suggests things have taken a turn for the worse in real life for Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev.

Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev Picture

According to In Touch Weekly, the actor proposed to his long-time girlfriend over the holidays, but the response was not exactly what Somerhalder has been dreaming about.

“She is freaking out, saying, ‘I don’t want to marry him!’” a friend claims. “She thinks she’s too young, and with all the offers she’s getting, she’s poised to be a big star... They were having fun, and now there’s a lot of tension.”

Call us crazy, but if Dobrev doesn't want to wake up alongside Somerhalder every morning for the rest of her life, we have a feeling a few (million) other women might.

UPDATE: Ian's rep has shot down this rumor, saying no proposal ever took place.

[Photo: WENN.com]

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A hearty happy birthday is due for Ian Somerhalder today, but The Vampire Diaries star doesn't want a card, a hug or even an iPhone 4 from fans.

Instead, the 33-year old would love fans to donate to his IS Foundation, a charity that looks out for the environment and which has already changed Canadian sled dog laws; delayed the Keystone XL Pipeline; and banned shark fins in California.

In the following video, Somerhalder makes this plea, asking supporters to give whatever they can. In exchange, you might have an email from Ian appear in your Inbox next week:

"Everyone who has it within their hearts to support ISF deserves some respect and love, and the only way I know how to give a little of this to so very many is to try my very best to try to send each and everyone of you a personal email," Somerhalder says. "I want to reach out so I can thank you for your support and learn a little about you to discover how you fit into this remarkable family."

You heard the man, readers. Visit the official ISF site now to donate!

Ian Somerhalder Biography

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