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Topic - Amber Lee Ettinger
Model and actress Amber Lee Ettinger became a national sensation when her 2007 YouTube video "Crush on Obama" tallied nearly 25 million hits, eventually landing the 29-year-old New Yorker on "Saturday Night Live."
Within a day of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's announcement that she won't seek the presidency in 2012, former "CBS Evening News" host Katie Couric reflected on her viral 2008 interview with the conservative politician.
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.
Crush on Obama
Despite prodding from Fox News host Sean Hannity, Miss Ettinger refused to say during a June interview that Mr. Obama "has failed"; in the same month, she released another video imploring Mr. Obama to "step up, 'cause I need that man, if my old crush on you was true/'Cause across the land … all our hearts were bet on you."