Now Jay-Z Does Pro-Obama Ad

Plus: ScarJo, Eva, Kerry are quite unhappy with Romney's politics

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 15, 2012 2:15 PM CDT | Updated Oct 16, 2012 8:36 AM CDT
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(Newser) – President Obama brought in the big guns for his latest video: Jay-Z. The rapper appears in a new, nearly 2-minute video for the Obama campaign that's basically a mutual lovefest. "When the president got into office initially, what he represented to a nation of kids was hope," Jay-Z says in the video. "You know, the hope of people all across the country, who would look and see themselves, and the possibilities." Meanwhile, clips are shown of Obama introducing Jay-Z via video at the rapper's Made in America festival: "To me the idea of America is that no matter what you look like or where you come from, you can make it if you try. Jay-Z did." The Huffington Post has a picture of the prez, Jay, and Beyonce together.

Jay-Z joins yesterday's MoveOn ad featuring Eva Longoria, Scarlett Johansson, and Kerry Washington—who are all very, very mad about Mitt Romney's stance on women's issues. "Mitt Romney's for ending funding to Planned Parenthood," says an indignant Longoria. A similarly incensed Johansson adds, "We have Republicans trying to redefine rape. … If you think that this election won't affect you and your life, think again," she warns. "Vote for Barack Obama." The ad, which was produced and directed by Rob Reiner and his wife, will air during shows watched mostly by women, the Huffington Post reports. (Meanwhile, a fake Jake Gyllenhaal Twitter account announced the liberal actor was endorsing Mitt Romney last night ... and both Tagg Romney and the Drudge Report fell for it, Gawker reports.)

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