Barack Obama

Anne Hathaway isn't the only one in H'wood hotheaded about Obama. We've done an unofficial Hollywood poll on what celebs expect from Barack in his first year as prez, because you should demand things from your employees, as we're the ones payin' B.O.'s paycheck, lest everybody forget.

Jordin Sparks, perky: "I'm excited to see what he can bring to the country and how he can help the economy while promoting volunteerism. And if he needs a babysitter, he just needs to call me!"

Dustin Hoffman, finagling: "Confusion, probably. God bless him. That's more than daunting…What do you have to do to get the Obamas to have [Last Chance Harvey] to be the first film at the White House?" And pushy Dusty's hardly the only famous type to put in his Oval Office requests—check out the starry rest:

Ron Howard, solicitous: "He's facing all kinds of challenges, but I think he's a remarkable and gifted man, and I was a supporter and continue to be. I think it's our job as citizens to remain engaged and be as supportive as we can."

Paul Bettany, removed: "Oh my god, I don't know if that's for me to say. I can tell you as a European I was incredibly relieved when Obama became president, and I think we're all very optimistic and excited about the future. I'm sure he will do everything he can."

Revolutionary Road's Kathryn Hahn, stoked: "I'm excited for a lot to change in terms of the economy…for him to ask all of us to step up to the plate and take some responsibility. We're all gonna have to make sacrifices."

Malin Akerman, prioritized: "I guess our hopes are like any other; it feels like the world is falling apart right now. We need someone with the charisma and people skills Obama has."

We'll keep polling for sure, but got it so far, Barack? Hope you're paying attention—that's a lotta celeb lip service to live up to. Don't let us down in '09 like the new 90210 or Guns N' Roses' Chinese Democracy did in '08.

—Additional reporting by Taryn Ryder and Becky Bain

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