J.Lo, Marc Belatedly Hop on Obama Wagon

Couple will appear at inaugural ball
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 12, 2009 10:12 AM CST
Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez arrive at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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(Newser) – J.Lo and Marc Anthony are jumping on the Obama bandwagon—and being dubbed “vile opportunists” for their trouble, the New York Post reports. Though the power couple snubbed him during the campaign, Anthony will sing and Lopez will speak at the Latino Inaugural Ball Jan. 18, leading one supporter to accuse them of “worming themselves into anything Obama-related even though they had nothing to do with his win.”

The source says Lopez wouldn’t endorse Obama without receiving a personal phone call, and Anthony refused to perform at a campaign event geared toward Latino supporters. As if that’s not enough, “They haven't given him, his campaign, or the inauguration a cent,” says another source. But chill, says a friend of the couple—“Lots of people are performing and didn't donate.”