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Before heading off for a breakfast Thursday that officially concluded his two-day fundraising trip to Los Angeles, President Barack Obama met privately at the Beverly Hilton with two dozen of Hollywood’s hottest young stars, urging them to involve themselves in his re-election campaign.
Among those who met with the president were The Avengers star Jeremy Renner, Glee actress Dianna Agron, Star Trek's Zachary Quinto, Southland's Ben McKenzie, Jessica Alba, Bryan Greenberg, Adam Rodriguez, Zach Braff, Brandon Routh, Ian Somerhalder, Jared Leto, Kal Penn and Sophia Bush.
Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the meeting was part of the Obama re-election campaign’s “Young America Effort,” an initiative to build support and turnout among the younger voters who were key to the president’s election four years ago.
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From ruthless debate-team captain to corporate axe-wielder, Anna Kendrick tells how strident character choices allow her to live out a personal fantasy of assertiveness
It's a shock to find Anna Kendrick curled up in a bathrobe when I enter her hotel suite. On closer inspection, though, the 26-year-old turns out to be beneath the robe, rather than inside it. "I do have clothes on under here," she squeaks. "It's just so cold." She is perky, with subtly Manga-esque features – wide-open eyes and a tiny, expressive mouth – but she hasn't had the most relaxing morning. Whisked to Salford at bleary o'clock to appear on breakfast TV, she got stuck in traffic on the way back to London and hasn't eaten all day, hence the pizza that she begins nibbling on while we talk.
Not that Kendrick would bemoan her lot. "I'm the person who wouldn't send back my food even if I got steak when I'd ordered fish," she sighs. This could be why she is often drawn to the tenacious or hyper-confident characters in her work – the "bad asses," as she puts it. Through them she can live out fantasies of assertiveness. "It's sort of a wish-fulfilment thing, to have those moments where you can yell at people, or say 'Fuck you!' to an ex-boyfriend."
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