President Obama's a Catwoman fan
August 7th, 2012
12:13 PM ET

President Obama's a Catwoman fan

Well no wonder Anne Hathaway was spotted "beaming and laughing" at a fundraiser for President Obama on Monday.

Obama kicks off August fundraising with star-studded dinner

The "Dark Knight Rises" actress was the recipient of some personal approval from the President at the event, which was held in Connecticut at Harvey Weinstein's home.

Hathaway was seated at the table closest to Obama, dressed for the high-powered event in "a sliver dress with puffed sleeves ... and a tight bodice," according to pool reports. "Newsroom" creator Aaron Sorkin was also in attendance, as was Vogue editor Anna Wintour, Jerry Springer and the widow of actor Paul Newman, actress Joanne Woodward.

Obama told those gathered that Hathaway "is spectacular," and offered his critique of her latest film.

"I did get a chance to see Batman. And she was the best thing in it. That's just my personal opinion."

We're not sure if moviegoers are flocking to see "The Dark Knight Rises" just for Anne Hathaway's portrayal of Selina Kyle, but we do know the film is flourishing at the box office.

The Hollywood Reporter indicated this week that Christopher Nolan's final Batman installment is the No. 2 film of the year with a worldwide gross of $732 million.

Filed under: Celebrities • movies • The Dark Knight Rises

soundoff (36 Responses)
  1. Poetry

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    August 26, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. LIV4LUV

    I loved Anne Hathaway in Dark Knight and she was the best thing in the movie. I am a fan for life.

    August 13, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. SATS


    August 10, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Danielle

    I love Batman but I really have to disagree with Obama (yet again) with this one. I personally did not think Anne Hathaway was good for this role. I love her but she was a terrible Catwoman. Michelle Pfieffer was the best! The movie was good but Anne did nothing for me.

    August 10, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Big O

    I like the Kitteh!

    I like to take your money and redistribute it according to what I think is best. Don't talk. Your feedback isn't required.

    Kitteh, Kitteh!

    August 10, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Cait

    I would think he would prefer Hallie Berry's catwoman more.
    I personally dont care for either of them, Michelle Pfieffer did it best in my opinion.

    August 9, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Michael Calaiizzo

    No laughing matter.

    August 8, 2012 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  8. Mel

    What is worst?
    Mitt is out altering his tax returns to present to the America public.
    Obama is enjoying a Batman movie with his family…

    August 8, 2012 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
    • truth

      Don't let him fool you. BO's got accounts in the Caymans & Switzerland too. He went to Harvard. He's a lawyer. He is not your friend.

      August 8, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Give it a rest

      OMG...he watched a movie and most likely with his family! Do you work 24hrs a day? I didn't think so....

      August 9, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bri Guy

      What is 'worst'? Aside from someone who uses the wrong tense of 'worse'? I'd say it's whoever thinks sharing a movie with the family is in the same realm as someone stalling to deceive a nation, while simultaneously making promises of a better future without a single elaboration as to how he plans to do so.

      Anyone can promise the world...I want to hear *how* they plan to deliver it.

      August 10, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • YouareDumb

      Yeah, that makes sense. Presidents should not be allowed to spend quality time with their family... dolt!

      August 13, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jack

    Hello folks. Everyone is cordially invited to visit –

    August 8, 2012 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  10. red wolf

    Sweet j*$u$...make all these .money stealing politicians vanish into thin air and you take their places. Poof..I just woke up from a wonderful dream.'s not about us people anymore.

    August 7, 2012 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  11. james

    Yeah–And I'll bet his wife lives it–

    August 7, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Diamond Dave

    Obama is a tool of the leftist, east coast propaganda machine

    August 7, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tamara

      stop being a hater

      August 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • truth

      Typical liberal socialist. If the truth is not something you agree with, it gets labeled as hate speech.

      August 8, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • CarbonChris

      @ Diamond Dave

      "Obama is a tool of the leftist, east coast propaganda machine"

      Yet another reason to like him! 🙂 thanks!

      August 13, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  13. MoralExperts

    same iffy publicity stunts...i have real things to do. go away.

    August 7, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Morals

    who knows more about morals then bloggers. keep moving.

    August 7, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Nick

    high praise

    August 7, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Rex

    Same “iffy” moral fiber. I can see that..

    August 7, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |

    This is not Robert DeNiro i had to apologize to.

    August 7, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |

    i was thinking the same thing.

    August 7, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Joe

    Maybe he should spend less time being a media wh0re and more time trying to fix what's wrong with America...

    August 7, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • truth

      He doesn't want to fix it, he wants to destroy it. He's a Socialist.

      August 7, 2012 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Danielle

      THANK YOU!!!! Thank you for saying it because no one else does! Him and his family need to consentrate more on the US and not on being on every tv show they can and doing every single thing they can to be in front of a media camera.

      August 10, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Jumper


    August 7, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Thumper

    See I told you he was evil. Never trust a man who likes cats. Or Anne Hathaway

    August 7, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |

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