- The Washington Times - Friday, November 27, 2009

R&B songstress Patti LaBelle was in town Tuesday to unveil the Christmas windows at Macy’s Metro Center and to showcase her new bedding collection.

Topping her wish list this Christmas is “peace, just peace,” she told G2.

Peace for any place in particular? we wondered, on a day when President Obama was meeting again with top advisers about his strategy in Afghanistan. “All over the world,” Miss LaBelle said. “There’s corruption all over the world.”

Miss LaBelle didn’t hesitate to express support for Mr. Obama. “It’s hard for him,” she said. “It’s very hard. He’s getting such bad press. I don’t like it. I don’t like it one bit.”

Returning to the focus of her trip to Washington, she spoke of the debut of the Patti LaBelle Collection at Macy’s. “This is my first time at Macy’s, and I’m very happy to be here, and I’m starting off with Patti LaBelle Home, but it’s for bedrooms, just bedrooms,” she explained. “I have three sets, and I love all three sets. I hope people like it!”

Closing ranks?

Jon Voight, who recently spoke out against Democratic health care reform plans at a protest on Capitol Hill, isn’t the only one in his family who has little use for President Obama. Us Weekly is reporting that the actor’s superstar daughter, Angelina Jolie, shares a disdain for the prez, whom she dismisses as “smoke and mirrors,” according to a source for the celebrity gossip magazine.

Father and daughter have been estranged for many years; could their convergence of minds on the current administration mark the beginning of a rapprochement? The photogenic Miss Jolie could sure help Dad boost attendance at those rallies.

To contact Stephanie Green or Elizabeth Glover, e-mail undercover@washingtontimes.com.

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