January 11th, 2009
09:20 PM ET

Dern's dress: Buy American

Laura Dern is one of the first to come backstage. She's toting a trophy for best supporting actress. It's for her stellar portrayal of Katherine Harris in HBO's "Recount" - about the 2000 presidential election. Dern talks about being "Miss Golden Globe 1982," and how her grandmother dropped her off at the Beverly Hilton for rehearsals, since she wasn't old enough to drive.

Someone asks Dern (an ardent Barack Obama supporter) her thoughts on Sarah Palin. She chuckles and says she hopes Palin has a "nice life in Alaska" - as opposed to D.C.

Someone else compliments her on her dress. "This old thing?," she jokes. "It's Vuitton by Marc Jacobs." Dern makes a point of saying it's her strategy to support an American designer.

– Denise Quan, CNN Entertainment Correspondent


Filed under: Golden Globes

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  1. marquee.blogs.cnn.com

    Derns dress buy american.. Huh, really? :)

    April 17, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. iling

    Buy anything that's really good, useful and beautiful not necessarily just because it's american or not, cause most of the things are manufactured in China or third world countries anyways (like Ralph Laurent's). On the other hand I did not find Dern's dress pretty at all!

    January 15, 2009 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  3. judy

    Good for her wearing American. I can not even find clothes made in America anymore. Not matter if it is cheap or expensive.

    January 13, 2009 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Rob

    Tom Hanks picked up his trophy. It was big. He walked over to some people talking.

    Someone asks him if he likes living in a house, he says "yes" – as opposed to a pirate ship.

    Yay! Everyone went home and was happy.

    ...I wanna be a CNN Entertainment Correspondent when I grow up too!!

    January 13, 2009 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Kevin

    Buy American? Great idea, that will solve all our economic problems! That statement reminds me of post WW2 mindset, as if those 'commies' are to blame.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  6. Katie

    Yes it's an American designer: Marc Jacobs.
    But it's not sold by an American design house.
    It's Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton.
    The money goes to LVMH, not an American company.
    Doesn't seem like most people are grasping that.

    I don't have an opinion about buying domestic vs. internationally produced goods. Just wanted to clarify.

    January 13, 2009 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  7. TTM

    Marc Jacobs works for Louis Vuitton, owned by LVMH, a French company. I love his designs but I'm not sure it that's truly "buying American"!

    January 12, 2009 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bella

    i would love to buy american. other than autos, however, i haven't found anything made in america anymore. where are they? what happened to 'buy the union label'? we are a mess of a country.

    January 12, 2009 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  9. gina

    Whether you support her efforts or not, her dress was ugly.

    January 12, 2009 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  10. kate

    what does "Buy American" mean anymore?

    with so many ingredients, components or parts constructed or sourced somewhere else

    or American parts taken and assembled somewhere else and then brought back for sale

    the American economy is not inside your borders anymore – the economy is global

    January 12, 2009 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  11. American in TX

    Why should we buy american products if the price is higher and the quality inferior?

    Why not support companies that are creating jobs here?

    January 12, 2009 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Janice Oney

    What's news to one person is "worthless" news to another. I personally found Laura Dern's comment VERY interesting!

    January 12, 2009 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. DR

    It is "Entertainment" news. Geesh, you people are too serious. If I want in-depth news and analysis, I watch Bill Moyers.

    January 12, 2009 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Lrodenbeck

    Hence the reason you find this information under the ENTERTAINMENT part of the news. Don't think it's news, don't click on that tab. : )

    January 12, 2009 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Christopher

    Very good point. Because it's CNN. And nothing screams worthless news than CNN.

    January 12, 2009 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  16. C. Lee

    As for as the red carpet goes from the Golden Globes – here are
    my top three for the evening:
    "Bronze Medal" – Salma Hayek
    "Silver Medal" – Beyonce
    "Gold Medal" goes to Eva Longoria – simple "breathtaking" in red!!!

    January 12, 2009 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  17. newzzzjunkie

    Americans should buy American!!!!!!

    January 12, 2009 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  18. L. Rozela

    Why is this considered news?

    January 11, 2009 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |

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