‘Tis the season for celebrity political endorsements, and just yesterday comes another one — this time from Kelly Clarkson. Kelly says that while she considers herself a Republican, she can’t abide by Mitt Romney’s anti-gay marriage stance, and has decided to support Obama. Additionally, she said, “I’ve been reading online about the debates and I’m probably going to vote for Obama again … I can’t support Romney’s policies as I have a lot of gay friends and I don’t think it’s fair they can’t get married.”
Additionally, she voiced concern over women’s rights issues. “I’m not a hardcore feminist but we can’t be going back to the ’50s,” she said.
Last year, Clarkson voiced her support for Ron Paul, but then retracted it after it was found that Paul was linked to several racist and homophobic pamphlets. “I am really sorry if I have offended anyone. Obviously that was not my intent. I do not support racism. I support gay rights, straight rights, women’s rights, men’s rights, white/black/purple/orange rights,” she said.
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Beyonce sported some eye-catching hoop earrings for a dinner date with hubby Jay-Z over the weekend, and as you can see from this closeup, they spell out a clear message: OBAMA. And guess what? This political fashion statement is actually affordable for those of us who have never been on a yacht. Bey’s earrings are by Erika Peña, and retail for about 30 bucks. So, would you wear them? Or would you prefer a pair of bedazzled Romney hoops? [Hollywood Life]
Beyoncé sang the national anthem at the 2004 Super Bowl, but she has yet to perform at the iconic halftime show—until 2013, according to an AP source who says she’s slated to take the stage this time around. An official announcement is expected tomorrow. This season’s Super Bowl will be held Feb. 3 in New Orleans, the city’s first championship game since Hurricane Katrina. The AP speculates that Beyoncé could collaborate with husband Jay-Z or her Destiny’s Child bandmates. Read more…
Beyoncé Knowles aka Mrs. Jay-Z has dropped out of Clint Eastwood’shighly anticipated remake of “A Star Is Born” – is Bey maybe unavailable because she’s pregnant and is worried about her own little star being born? Beyoncé even went so far as to issue a statement saying: “For months we tried to coordinate our schedules to bring this remake to life but it was just not possible. Hopefully in the future we will get a chance to work together.”
Hmm… The movie doesn’t even have a male lead cast or a start date, so how can she surmise that she’s got a conflict of interest? I think something else is brewing… Otherwise, what is Beyoncé thinking dropping an opportunity like this? Read more…
Looks like Matthew McConaughey is the latest in a long line of celebs to drop a pretty shocking amount of weight for a role. In recent days McConaughey has been spotted around Austin looking downright frail after losing at least 30 pounds on a liquids-only diet to prep for a movie called “The Dallas Buyers Club.” As the actor recently explained to Larry King: “It takes a while for your body to understand that it has to feed off of itself and that you’re not going to give it something else from the outside.” Damn. Suddenly we really want a donut.
So, what other celebs have gone to dieting extremes for the sake of their craft? Who lost the most? How did they do it? Check out our gallery to find out! [Huffington Post]