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.
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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…