• US celebrities diss Trump, rally voters to the polls

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    Donald Trump  AFP PHOTO

    Donald Trump
    AFP PHOTO

    NEW YORK: Some of America’s biggest stars – including actors Robert Downey Jr and Scarlett Johansson – appear in a short video unveiled Wednesday (Thursday in Manila), taking potshots at Donald Trump while rallying voters to the polls on election day.

    “On Tuesday, November 8, this country will make one of the most important decisions in its history,” the film and stage actors say as part of the effort launched by Save the Day, a Super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton.

    PACs, or political action committees, are organizations created to raise funds to support or oppose a given candidate or political cause.

    Super PACs can raise even larger amounts of cash during the immensely expensive American political campaigns, but are forbidden from making direct contributions to a candidate.

    Leslie Odom Jr – until recently a star of the hit play Hamilton – makes a reference to Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump in the three-minute video.

    “Do we really want to give nuclear weapons to a man whose signature move is firing things?” Odom asks.

    Scarlett Johansson leads the potshots at Donald Trump  Screengrab from Youtube

    Scarlett Johansson leads the potshots at Donald Trump
    Screengrab from Youtube

    Likewise, Hollywood star Don Cheadle appears to allude to the Republican presidential nominee when referring in the video to “a racist, abusive coward who could permanently damage the fabric of our society.”

    Save the Day was founded by Joss Whedon, director of two installments of the hit The Avengers films, among other works.

    The get-out-the-vote video was unveiled less than seven weeks before the November 8 presidential election.

    George Clooney feels sorry about the divorce of his close friend Brad Pitt and wife Angelina Jolie.

    Reportedly, he was at the United Nations attending a roundtable with President Obama on the refugee crisis when he first heard about the news from CNN’s Richard Roth.

    “I didn’t know that. Wow,” Clooney said when it was clarified for him that Jolie had filed for divorce, according to CNN.

    “I feel very sorry then,” he said. “That’s a sad story and unfortunate for a family. It’s an unfortunate story about a family. I feel very sorry to hear that.”

    Clooney and Pitt first became close on the set of Ocean’s Eleven in 2001 then a good friend of the couple.

    The news that Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt on Monday (Tuesday in Manila), citing irreconcilable differences, made fans all over the world sad realizing that there’s no forever even if you are a power couple, and it’s the end not just of Brangelina but of an era.

    AFP

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