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Harvey Weinstein Will Attend Obama Inauguration; Spielberg, Katzenberg Pass

Weinstein tells THR he’s “looking forward” to attending the festivities, which will include an all-star lineup of musical celebrities.

President Obama’s second inauguration won’t have quite the Hollywood celebrity wattage of his first, but there still will be a substantial entertainment industry contingent in Washington on Jan. 21 to celebrate the beginning of his new term.

A representative for mega-Obama backersJeffrey Katzenberg, Steven Spielbergand Tom Hanks told The Hollywood Reporter they wouldn’t be attending because they “have other commitments.” So, too, does Andy Spahn, the Hollywood point man for the Obama re-election campaign. Presidential pal and super-fundraiser George Clooney will be traveling “out of the country,” as will talk diva Oprah Winfrey.

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  1. Bad Brad

    January 19th, 2013

    They are all probably in Switzerland setting up bank accounts as fast as they can. I hate these people.

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  2. Corona

    January 19th, 2013

    Early November through late January. Obviously they needed more notice.

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  3. Im not going

    January 19th, 2013

    I have to change the cat litter that day.

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  4. Corona

    January 19th, 2013

    Oh that’s right. February is sweeps month. How naive of me.

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  5. Jerry Manderin

    January 20th, 2013

    Tom Hanks has to scrub Obama’s taint out of his slacks.

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  6. J Frank Parnell

    January 20th, 2013

    Hardly ever watch movies, last one was Act of Valor. I think a life is better spent loving my nuclear family, the one with no Hollywood communists in it.

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  7. JimBob

    January 20th, 2013

    I spit in that general direction.

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  8. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 20th, 2013

    Aww too bad I won’t be watching it either. That’s the day I wash and dry my TV. But thanks, anyway.

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  9. scr_north

    January 20th, 2013

    What absolute crap. They’re starting to distance themselves from Obama for when the inevitable meltdown occurs. In about 2 years you’ll start hearing choruses of “Gee, I was fooled to, just like you guys so you can keep loving and adoring me”

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  10. jobe

    January 20th, 2013

    Way to go asshole, spend taxpayer money !!! Go home and do some fukn work !!!!

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  11. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    January 20th, 2013

    Half a million blacks with attitude is not my cuppa tea.

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  12. the aardvark

    January 20th, 2013

    I’ll pass too! Gonna leave my radio off tomorrow morning while I’m driving except to hear Mark Steyn who’s subbing for Rush tomorrow lambaste the Hell out of it, should be fun.

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  13. AbigailAdams

    January 20th, 2013

    Whenever I think of Gollywood political groupies, I think of Winifred Ames in “Wag The Dog”:

    “Oh, God. What do we do now? Huh? Huh? What do we do now, huh, boy producer? Huh? Mister win-an-Emmy, social-conscience, whale-shit, save-the-rain-forest, peacenik-commie, fuckin’-hire-a-convict-shithead? Huh? What do we do now, liberal, affirmative action, shithead, peacenik commie fuck? What do you want to do now?”

    I also think of the dialogue on voting from the film. I especially like the excuse offered about voting booths being claustrophobic. “But I always vote for the Oscars.”

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  14. Joe

    January 20th, 2013

    I’m sorry too… will be taking a long jacuzzi sudsy bath. Just think… 4 more years of this crap.

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