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Ashley Judd is considering a run for U.S. Senate, and the fact that it’s even crossed her mind is enough to draw fire from potential political opponents!
American Crossroads, a Super PAC founded by Karl Rove, made the ad, calling her “an Obama-following radical Hollywood Liberal.” Take a look:Ashley Judd Attack Ad
Judd is considering a run in her home state of Kentucky, which explains why the ad notes that she resides in neighboring Tennessee, at least for now.
A Democrat, Judd, who just split from Dario Franchitti, would potentially take on Mitch McConnell, the RepublicanMore >
Happy Thanksgiving to all from The Hollywood Gossip!
What would this holiday be without family, food, football and reflection upon the things we appreciate most … in the case of THG, that means turkeys of a different sort.
On this 22nd of November, we’re paying tribute to stars we had the honor and the burden of covering in 2012. We are talking fowl individuals here … real bird brains.
Without further ado, THG’s Top 10 Turkeys of 2012 …
Who will win the Sixth Annual Spencer Pratt Thanksgiving Turkey Award!?
10. Mitt Romney and Courtney Stodden (tie). One’s a relentless fameMore >
San Francisco residents may soon be forced to wear clothes outside of their homes, and some activists are displeased by this proposed public nudity ban.
City lawmakers are set to vote Tuesday on an ordinance that, if passed, would make it illegal for anyone over age 5 to expose their genitals in public.
Hilariously, this is not currently against the law in San Francisco.
Exemptions may be made for parades or festivals with a city permit, according to the ordinance. Just the same, a group of activists has already filed a lawsuit.
One of the plaintiffs, Mitch Hightower, hasMore >
U.S. Rep. Ron Paul bid farewell to the U.S. House Wednesday. Watch the Texas Congressman’s final speech on the floor of the U.S. house here:Ron Paul Farewell Speech
Not surprisingly to those familiar with Dr. Paul’s career and philosophy, he spoke for a LONG time (48 minutes) and touched upon his usual themes:
Liberty, freedom, peace, and tolerance.
Yes, there are the obligatory gold standard and raw milk references. This is Ron Paul, people. But wherever you are on the political spectrum, this is worth listening to.
Paul’s influence on the Republican Party in recent yearsMore >
Although she hasn’t officially decided on it, actress and avid Democrat Ashley Judd isn’t ruling out a run for U.S. Senate in her native Kentucky.
Judd lives in Tennessee and would have to re-establish residence in neighboring Kentucky before challenging Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.
The 44-year-old says she’s honored to be mentioned as a potential candidate, but sidestepped the question of whether she would actually run in 2014.
“I cherish Kentucky, heart and soul,” she said.
“While I’m very honored by the consideration, we have just finished an election, soMore >
Gen. David Petraeus has surprisingly and abruptly resigned as director of the CIA.
The decorated former chief of U.S. Central Command cited an extramarital affair.
“After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair,” Petraeus’ resignation letter said.
“Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours.”
“Teddy Roosevelt once observed that life’s greatest gift is the opportunity to work hard at work worth doing.”
“I will always treasure my opportunity to have doneMore >
At a rally Friday, President Barack Obama derided what he calls Mitt Romney’s effort to showcase more moderate positions of late, labeling it a case of “Romnesia.”
“We have got to name this condition he is going through. I think it is called Romnesia. I think that’s what it is called,” said Obama, fighting for his political life.
“Now I’m not a medical doctor. But I do want to go over some of the symptoms with you because I want to make sure nobody else catches it.”
And so he did, in Jeff Foxworthy-esque fashion:Romnesia
Funny? Desperate? Superficial? True? A little ofMore >
According to Mitt Romney, 47% of Americans are content to loaf through life and rely on the government for their financial needs.
That figure and that stance may be controversial, but this is not: 100% of Americans ought to be excited for October 6 at 8 p.m. EST.
That’s when Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly will hold a debate at George Washington University, as the Comedy Central and Fox News hosts may come at each other from different sides of the political spectrum, but have actually appeared on each other’s shows and clearly hold a high level of respect for one another.
Are you listening,More >
Republicans. When will they learn.
With some notable exceptions (Ted Nugent, Dave Mustaine, Hank Williams Jr.), music stars seem far from keen on having their material used at GOP campaign rallies.
Today, Dee Snider became the latest to decry such a move. He surely won’t be the last. Said a rep for the Twisted Sister rocker / Celebrity Apprentice star:
“It was brought to my attention today that Paul Ryan has been using client Dee Snider’s composition ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ in his political campaign to become the Vice President of The United States of America.
Dee does not support PaulMore >
With the Republican National Convention coming up this month, presidential nominee-in-waiting Mitt Romney is preparing to make the biggest decision of his candidacy.
Who will be his vice presidential running mate? No one knows.
The secretly-guarded vetting process offers few clues as to who Romney might run with against President Obama, but that hasn’t slowed the political world’s answer to the Fifty Shades of Grey movie rumor mill for one second.
A number of GOP All-Stars – former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Rob Portman (Ohio), Rep. Paul Ryan (Wis.),More >
Never one to shy away from controversy, Madonna once again finds herself in the middle of one.
During a concert in Tel Aviv last week, the Material Girl flashed a Swastika over the face of National Front leader Marine Le Pen, the political leader who has been accused of racism amidst her extremely conservative views.
As you might expect, the stunt is not sitting well with Le Pen, who has threatened legal action against the icon and who told The Daily Mail:
“We understand how old singers who need to get people talking about them go toMore >
A federal judge told jurors in the John Edwards trial that they must continue deliberating, just moments after the jury announced a verdict – on one of six counts.
The courtroom was briefly thrown into confusion this afternoon in Greensboro, N.C.
All sides were told a verdict had been reached, but once in court, the jury announced it had only reached a unanimous verdict on Count 3 of the indictment.
On the other five counts, the jury was deadlocked. The Count 3 verdict was not read.
Edwards’ defense team asked the judge to accept the verdict on Count 3 and declare a mistrial on otherMore >
Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican George Allen are currently running a tight and contentious campaign for Virginia’s open seat in the U.S. Senate.
They’re both political heavyweights, but right on their collective tail is an insurgent, third-party candidate who’s surging in grassroots support.
That candidate is Hank the Cat. Bow down, bitches!
The official site of the Hank Senate campaign claimed in a press release Friday that the 9-year-old Maine Coon (52 in human years) has pulled ahead of Kaine.
In Facebook fans, anyway.
Despite entering the race just two months ago, Hank’s FacebookMore >
Sarah Palin earned the nickname Sarah Barracuda for her gritty play on the basketball court, not in the political arena – though the quality served her well there as well.
It’s no surprise, then, that she’s name-dropping popular figures of the moment to stay relevant rooting for another hard-working point guard, New York’s Jeremy Lin.
On Fox Business Network yesterday, the ex-Alaska governor flashed a Lin t-shirt and raved about his performance. “All of a sudden, our team is the Knicks,” Palin said.
“Linsanity, man,” she raved. Well put.
“I mean, talk about an all-American story whereMore >
After The Colbert Report was suspended this week for unknown reasons, speculation ran rampant as to why Stephen Colbert’s Comedy Central was on hold.
It turns out it had nothing to do with his Super PAC, just a super person in the comedian’s life. Colbert apparently took the hiatus to be with his ailing mom.
The New York Post, citing sources close to the show, said that the host, 47, took a break because of the health of his 91-year-old mother, Lorna Colbert.
Stephen, one of her 11 children, is said to be very close to Lorna.
Back in 1974, the Colberts experienced the loss of their fatherMore >