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Topic - Tina Daunt
Has America become hopelessly tacky thanks to reality TV, celebrity gossip, baby daddies, tattoos and trailer parks? Someone has at last sounded a tasteful alarm about a trend that has permeated just about everything, including politics.
The diplomatic guessing game that comes with every president's second term is sweeping swank salons from Washington to Hollywood, as big-time Obama supporters gossip about who is expected to get the coveted titles of Mister Ambassador or Madam Ambassador.
He may have matinee idol looks and the hard body of an action hero, but Mitt Romney's newly cast running mate is already sending shudders through Hollywood.
Hollywood beckons the White House: several glittering fundraisers are scheduled to begin on Tuesday in Tinseltown, complete with the Obama Victory Fund's own "Platinum Package," just for two.
"And the Westside L.A. dinner-party circuit has started buzzing with conversations about who else might be in the mix this time around," wrote reporter Tina Daunt.
"Rep. Paul Ryan's hard-right ideology may rekindle the entertainment industry's enthusiasm for President Obama," writes Hollywood Reporter journalist Tina Daunt, who notes that Hollywood zeal for the president could go into "overdrive."