Darla Khazei, PacificCoastNews.com
Do we know yet which of Hollywood's lovable lefties will be going to the inauguration in January? I imagine celebs will be falling all over themselves to see Obama.
Indeed! In fact this B!tch has learned that several celebrities will be cutting short their snow-frolicking at the Sundance Film Festival to watch the swearing in, while others will simply descend from their thrones on Olympus for a few hours of patriotic revelry.
Exactly which 30 Rock actress is expected to be in the VIP section when Barack Obama swears on the Bible on Jan. 20, 2009? Well...
Not Tina Fey, sorry. At least, she isn't confirmed yet. But Jane Krakowski sure is, along with Anne Hathaway, Maggie Gyllenhaal, her man Peter Sarsgaard, Spike Lee, Kerry Washington, Josh Lucas and a whole bunch of others.
The stars are being rounded up by the Creative Coalition, an organization created to bring Hollywood together with political and social causes. And just in case you were wondering, these particular stars aren't just bandwagon fans who clamored for tickets once Obama won.
"Anne, Josh, Susan [Sarandon] and Spike were all with us at the Democratic National Convention as well," a publicity rep for the Creative Coalition told me. "Maggie and Peter are a recent addition to the group who joined us at our pre-Hofstra debates event on Long Island.
"They will be coming as a group, many straight from the Creative Coalition's involvement at Sundance. That's commitment!"
And some seriously enviable access. The stars are expected to attend some combination of the inauguration—traditionally held at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.—and more than a dozen anticipated balls, including parties thrown by the Creative Coalition itself, Obama's people and Joe Biden's.
I just hope they all offer decent gift bags.
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