Acute Obamamania

first_imgLOS Angeles is so full of celebrities that it’s hard to get excited about catching a glimpse of a movie star slurping a latte, or even a pop diva shaving off her hair. That’s why it’s amusing to note that even oh-so-cool Angelenos aren’t immune to acute Obamamania. That’s the condition that follows U.S. Sen. Barack Obama as he tours the country raising money in his run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008. But what’s most amusing is that those most star-struck with the hip senator from Illinois are Hollywood icons who are typically on the receiving end of such adulation. Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Jennifer Aniston and Eddie Murphy are just a few of the top celebrities scrambling to honor Obama with their presence and their checkbooks. That’s Hollywood. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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