Hollywood and politics have mixed it up plenty in the past, and the overlap is feeling especially apparent this election year.
Following Clint Eastwood's now famous conversation with an empty chair (and the pleas of Betty White fans to get her to the Democratic National Convention), actor Kal Penn had a turn at the DNC podium Tuesday.
Five lines that killed on Day 1 of Democratic National Convention
Penn, an actor who's served as an associate director in the White House Office of Public Engagement, brought sexy back to the DNC - well, #sexyface, at least.
The 35-year-old "Harold & Kumar" star launched a Twitter trend last night as he expressed his support of the Obama administration - and fired off a wisecrack about Eastwood's Republican National Convention speech.
"I've worked on a lot of fun movies, but my favorite job was having a boss who gave the order to take out bin Laden, and who's cool with all of us getting gay married," Penn said. "So thank you, invisible man in the chair, for that. And for giving my friends access to affordable health insurance and doubling funding for the Pell Grant."
Penn explained that he began volunteering for Obama in 2007, and he's returned to support the administration that he feels has brought about change.
"So before I close, and as I wonder which Twitter hashtags you'll start using when I'm done talking - hashtag sexyface - I ask all of you young people to join me," he said, promising, "You don't even have to put pants on."
And as he closed, he even used a "four-letter word": "Vote."
Did you catch Penn join the speakers at day 1 of the DNC? How do you think he did?
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convention sucks as does Rahm emmanuel.
Bill Mahrer is soo GAY!
if your desperate for a cool friend at a certain age ..they your self esteem needs questioning
he has his own click he doesn't need another on.
This guy reminds me of the guy who is so desparate to have cool friends he will basically do or say anything he has to to hang with the cool kids.
Harold and Kumar are cool. There not constipated. Everyone likes them.
who is this guy again? lol
you wonder why there is other visits...
what a bore...
you failed. NO answers on your test were correct.
I bet Kumar's toots are extra smelly.
I can only bet if you are really a "toots smelling expert"....I do not want to entertain the advice of a non experts..... LOL!!!
is he related to sean penn? just curious
I think there should be a law that if you post you should use your real name, none of these fake names.
Me too. But I do agree he looks overly constipated. Maybe he ate too much cheese. That and peanut butter binds me up.
to : margo, monkeycig, jeff, tracie and Demetrius.
it seems like you are able to identify yourself through Kal...lol. good for you. seems like all of you look constipated and resembles like a monkey. (takes one to identify another- good job losers)
No. You. You are a monkey face do do. I'm rubber you're glue. Bounces off me and sticks to you !
Harold and Kumer are in their thirties. That's older than my mom and dad. They aren't cool anymore. My mom said its time they grow up.
and that makes you how old ???
day off next week.
You're too lucky. We have school every day, but library celphone time on Wednesday and Friday. I think Harold looks all constipated too. If he eated some of Kumar's indian food it would clear that constipation riiiiight up.
he does look constipated your right.
He looked like a foreigner to me. From India where they rub poooopie on their skin.
You are a crazy racist human being! He was born in USA! The real americans are the native Indians, so that makes you a foreigner too! I bet you dropped out of high school!
I think he looks constipated.
You meant monkey do do face I think.
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