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Who Sang It Best at the Inauguration: Beyonce or Jennfier Hudson?

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“Beyonce was introduced and the crowd again roared its approval.”[HP]

Some may have grumbled at the choice of Beyonce singing the National Anthem at yesterday’s Presidential Inaguration (Her?? Again?!) but most who heard it thought she did more than a serviceable job to what is probably the hardest song to sing live (that isn’t an opera and wasn’t penned by anyone born in the last 100 years). Beyonce shared the stage at the inauguration with several other major singing acts, including Kelly Clarkson, John Mayer, and Katy Perry (who made the gayest inauguration ever hella gayer).

Creepiest Guy in the Audience definitely goes to Clarence Thomas, who applauded like a madman when Beyonce finished her song. Somewhere, Anita Thomas is shaking her head.

The evening saw even more acts, with Jennifer Hudson crooning to “Let’s Stay Together” and then followed by Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys at the inaugural balls.

So who was your favorite? I know we’re feeling especially non-partisan today (most of us, at least) but don’t be all diplomatic and say “they were all good”.

My favorite? James Taylor singing “America the Beautiful.” The legend brings it every single time.

Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson to Sing at Obama Inaguration

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“Beyoncé, who is a friend to the Obama family, will be performing the National Anthem at the Jan. 21 ceremony, which will take place at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol.”[NY Daily News]

It’s no secret that Beyoncé and Jay-Z are big Obama supporters. It’s also no secret that the Obamas love Beyoncé right back (sometimes I wonder why given her lacking grammar), but the least surprising thing about the upcoming Obama inauguration will be Beyoncé crooning to the National Anthem in what we can only hope will be Baby Blue Ivy’s first memory of momma’s singing (in public). Ivy, by the by, just turned a year old a couple of days ago.

A bit more surprising is the presence of Kelly Clarkson among the artists readying themselves to sing to another four years of Obama. Clarkson, who supported Republican Libertarian hero on Paul during the presidential election, will be singing “My Country Tis of Thee”.

For the hardcore singer-songwriter fans (like me), James Taylor will be performing “America the Beautiful”.

Katy Perry Performs at “America Forward” Grassroots Event in Las Vegas

Katy Perry performs at the "America Forward" Grassroots Event

Katy Perry performed at the “America Forward” Grassroots Event campaign rally for U.S. President Barack Obama at Doolittle Park in Las Vegas. For those who want to get all political, Obama is currently in the midst of a 48-hour campaign tour of battleground states, including Colorado, Florida and Iowa. Also, at the event to rally for Obama was Eva Longoria but in the case for both Eva and Katy, they’re support of Obama fails to live up to the gold standard of political support as displayed by none other than Italian hottie Claudia Romani. We’ve used our minimal Photoshop skills to give Ms. Perry an idea of how her performance outfit could’ve been just a little better.

For reference, we turn back to Miss Romani for a demonstration…

Italian glamour model Claudia Romani at the beach in Miami Beach, FL the day of the final Presidential Debates. Claudia was seen wearing a black bikini with 'OBAMA' written in the brazilian bikini bottom.

Obama Supporters Jessica Alba, Scarlett Johansson & Eva Longoria Need To Learn From Claudia Romani

Obama Supporters Jessica Alba, Scarlett Johansson & Eva Longoria Need To Learn From Claudia Romani

Italian glamour model Claudia Romani at the beach in Miami Beach, FL the day of the final Presidential Debates. Claudia was seen wearing a black bikini with 'OBAMA' written in the brazilian bikini bottom.

This brings up a great point about how beautiful ladies in Hollywood should go about campaigning for their candidate of choice. I know some of you bastards are completely against celebrities showing their support one way or another, but I gotta admit, I could careless. One thing is for sure though, I’m pretty sure they’d be 100x more effective if they used Claudia Romani’s creative approach to campaigning b/c let’s face it, the ladies are famous not for their political viewpoints or respective IQs, but rather their beautiful faces & bodies!

These latest photos Claudia Romani were snapped earlier this afternoon in Miami as the Italian-flavored model was seen workin’ her delicious bonbons in a black bikini with “OBAMA” written across the bikini bottom. This comes just hours ahead of the final Presidential Debate, so if Obama comes out victorious, we can all thank Claudia’s meaty ass.

We’ve gone through the trouble of recreating what it’ll look like if Jessica Alba & Eva Longoria did the same thing (photo grabbed from this post):

It’s the Oscars! It’s the Emmy’s! It’s . . . the Democratic National Convention

“Far fewer high-wattage celebrities are expected to attend this gathering of the Dems than turned up in Denver four years ago for Barack Obama’s initial nomination.”[THR]

Still reeling from the spectacle of Clint Eastwood taking the empty space next to him to task at last week’s “surprise” RNC speech? How could you not be? Well, get off your geriatric horse, libs, because the DNC is set to kick off tonight with a large gathering of celebs, but nowhere near what we saw four years ago in Denver. This basically means no Oprah and no Spielberg . . . and probably no George Clooney, Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan, Bette Midler, or Barbara Streisand.

Who is turning up? Check out the roster of likely and confirmed celeb guests: Brad Pitt (and Angelina), Susan Sarandon (who’s in every movie this fall), Eva Longoria, Ashley Judd, Rosario Dawson, America Ferrera, Wilmer Valderrama, Russell Simmons, will.i.am, Jessica Alba and husband Cash Warren, Kal Penn, Marc Anthony, Elizabeth Banks, Aisha Tyler, Olivia Wilde, Fran Drescher, Zach Braff and Alexis Bledel.

Being as Sarandon is the oldest one of this bunch, we can expect that no one will be making any speeches that could be confused with PSA’s about the perils of aging and dementia a la Eastwood. Too bad Jack Black isn’t gonna be there: I would pay money to watch him in a slow jam with Bill Clinton.

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