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Talks of film production include Robert Lorenz, Mr. Eastwood’s longtime producing partner at Malpaso Productions. Mr. Lorenz and Mr. Eastwood have been working together for nine years - their first project together was “Blood Work” in 2002. Their most recent collaboration was the biopic “J. Edgar.”

“Trouble With the Curve” would also be Mr. Lorenz’s directorial debut.

‘Obama Girl’ says her man still has ‘a lot of work to do’

Amber Lee Ettinger found fame as the online sensation “Obama Girl,” starring in a music video so popular that even the Hillary Rodham Clinton camp tried to horn in on the action and steal her away.

“I’ll always feel a tie, and a special connection [with] him,” Ms. Ettinger told The Daily Caller last week. “He does have a special place in my heart.”

But all is not well in Obama Girl-land. Like many Americans, Ms. Ettinger isn’t quite ready to call the Obama presidency a slam-dunk success.

“Well, he had a lot of work to do,” she told TheDC. “He was brought into a situation that was very hard, not a lot of people would be able to deal with that situation. But yeah, he’s got a lot of work to do.”

She also has a soft place in her heart for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who she calls “the nicest guy I have ever met in my entire life.” Ms. Ettinger appeared twice on Mr. Huckabee’s Fox News Channel show.

Ms. Ettinger received a crush of responses to her “Crush on Obama” video in 2007.

“The amount of positive response I received was truly inspiring. I had a lot of people tell me that they went out and voted because of me. It was really cool to see such a great response like that.”

But not everyone was encouraging: “For every positive response there was a negative one, too. I just tell myself that you can’t please everyone, and try to focus on the positive.”

Ms. Ettinger also catches blame from some Americans for giving Mr. Obama the broad appeal that made him electable in 2008. But she’s not buying it. “I feel like people are mad at me for that,” she said. “It’s like - don’t hold it against me. I just was in a video.”

• Compiled by Laura Donovan and Betsi Fores 2011 The Daily Caller.