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Lena Dunham, the Golden Globe-winning creator, writer and star of the raunchy HBO drama series "Girls," took to Twitter on Thursday, February 7, to deny reports that she did not vote in the November 2012 election.
Public records show that the 26-year-old is registered to vote in Brooklyn, where she bought a condo last year. The New York political blog Room Eight reported on Wednesday that New York City's voter file shows that the actress did not vote in the 2012 general election or in any local elections since she moved from her prior home in the Tribeca area.
As buzz builds over rumors that Ashley Judd is mulling a run for the U.S. Senate race in her native state of Kentucky, the actress' mother, famed singer Naomi Judd, spoke to Larry King about the subject.
"As of right now, she doesn't know," Naomi Judd said in an interview in January when asked by King on his Ora TV show if Judd is planning to run. "I can tell you she's very interested in changing the world and she knows that politics unfortunately right now is one of the ways she could do that."
Beyonce's performance of the national anthem at the Presidential Inauguration of President Barack Obama on Monday was pre-recorded, says a spokesperson for the U.S. Marine Band.
A rep for the R&B singer had no immediate comment. U.S. Marine Band spokesperson Kristen DuBois told CNN that Beyonce "pre-recorded" her performance of the "Star Spangled Banner" the evening before the ceremony, after rehearsing with the band.
Ashley Judd, known for films such as "Heat" and "Double Jeopardy," appears to be shifting gears and contemplating venturing into the world of politics following recent speculation and reports.
Judd, 44, responded to reports about a possible Senate run while speaking at The Kentucky Society of Washington's Bluegrass Ball on January 19.
Kelly Clarkson sported a romantic, floral look at the Inaugural Ball honoring President Barack Obama on January 21.
The Grammy-winning pop star and first winner of "American Idol" attended the event with her fiance, Brandon Blackstock. She wore a strapless, sweetheart neck Oscar de la Renta gown printed with a dazzling array of white, yellow and reddish orange flowers and green leaves and posted on her Twitter page two photos of herself.
Two celebrity power couples attended President Barack Obama's Presidential Inauguration ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Monday, January 21 -- Beyonce and husband Jay-Z and Katy Perry and boyfriend John Mayer.
Beyonce, who has voiced her support for the U.S. leader and his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, many times in the past, sang the national anthem at Obama's second inauguration ceremony (watch video). The R&B singer sang at his first, which took place months after he was first elected, in January 2009.
Ben Affleck has put the kibosh on the idea of a possible run for the United States Senate, following a TV interview in which he did not rule out the prospect.
The 40-year-old "Argo" actor and director, who has been involved in efforts to aid those affected by violence in Eastern Congo and has even lobbied Congress about it, made his latest comments in a message posted on his Facebook page on Monday afternoon.
Ashley Judd, an actress and native of Kentucky, is mulling a run for the U.S. Senate, a report says, while Rand Paul, a Republican leader and a junior senator in the state, says she is "way damn too liberal" for America.
Politico had earlier this week quoted "four people familiar with the matter" that the 44-year-old Democrat, daughter of country singer Naomi Judd and half sister of country singer Wynonna Judd, is "seriously exploring a 2014 run for the Senate to take on" Republican leader Mitch McConnell. The outlet also said that she is "reportedly also weighing whether to wait until 2016 to instead take on freshman Sen. Rand Paul."
Kid Rock, who supported Republican candidate Mitt Romney during the 2012 election, says there are "no hard feelings" between himself and President Barack Obama, who was re-elected in November.
The rocker, whose real name is Bob Ritchie, and the U.S. leader had on Sunday both attended a reception at the White House honoring the recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors, which included "Late Show" host and comedian David Letterman, actor Dustin Hoffman and legendary rock band Led Zeppelin.