In 2008, America’s infatuation with then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama was captured in a viral YouTube music video, “I’ve got a crush on Obama.” It turns out the star of that video, who achieved fleeting fame as “Obama girl,” almost landed on Team Hillary. Amber Lee Ettinger tells ABC News that “Terry McAuliffe from the Hillary campaign, he actually took me … out to dinner to try to persuade us to go to Hillary’s side.”
“People would ask me, ‘What are you working on?’” she told 20/20. “And I would tell them, ‘I’m shooting this video about Barack Obama.’ And half the people I told were like, ‘Who?’”
“I was only going to sing and dance for one candidate. I didn’t want to be all over the place.”
Angelina Jolie, for the last 10 years a goodwill ambassador for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, has accepted a position as Special Representative on the Afghan refugee situation, the U.N. announced Tuesday in Geneva.
According to the U.N. agency, Pakistan and Iran host a combined 2.7 million displaced Afghan refugees. Miss Jolie’s work with the U.N. has taken her to 40 troubled locations around the world, including far-flung countries like Ecuador and Somalia. She was recently recognized for her unusually long tenure as a U.N. goodwill ambassador.
She spoke Monday at the United Nations Refugee Agency Awards about her work: “From them I’ve learned so much. I’ve learned to be a better person, a better mother. They’ve inspired me by showing me the unbreakable strength of the human spirit.”
Miss Jolie is the mother of six children, three of whom were adopted from countries she visited doing work with the U.N. InTouch Weekly recently reported that although husband Brad Pitt would like her to take time off from her career, Miss Jolie has no intention of slowing her pace anytime soon.View Entire Story
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