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The Obama Staff Ball…Like Prom With Booze…Free Booze

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Okay, first off – we saw our new stalker Christopher Hayes of The Nation at this ball too! We should never put up our schedule on the Internet. You never know who will randomly show up where you’re going to be.

Anyway, this was the Obama Staff Ball – the final official event put on by the Presidential Inauguration Committee. Arcade Fire and Jay-Z preformed. The actor Kal Penn, who everyone in the crowd knew as ‘Kumar’ took the stage. He was a surrogate for the campaign so he spent his time on stage outing by name all the staffers who ‘tried to kill him’ by texting while driving through snowbanks.

Vice-President Joe Biden and his wife Jill made an appearance and then President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama took the stage. The new president said something to the effect of,”You guys are great.” To which someone next to us said,”Hire me!” Hm. Seems to be a theme developing. Free beer dude.

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38178194-23123050.jpgCannes Lineup Announced: Surprises include the Angelina Jolie/Clint Eastwood film Changeling and Steven Soderbergh’s back-to-back Che Guevara films. They’re also screening Indiana Jones out of competition, so at least one movie there will be fun to watch.

38180137-23160056.jpgMost Surprising Factoid of the Day: Kal Penn, who plays Kumar in Harold and Kumar is “currently a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania, teaching courses in ‘Images of Asian Americans in the Media’ and “Contemporary American Teen Films.’” Put that in your spliff and smoke it.

38179026-23142317.jpgSAG Talks Extended: According to Richard Verrier: “The Screen Actors Guild and major Hollywood studios have agreed to extend their contract talks another week in a sign that the two sides are making some, albeit limited, headway in their negotiations toward a new three-year agreement.” A cliffhanger. Goody.