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Anne Hathaway to Obama: Why Rick Warren?

Anne Hathaway to Obama: Why Rick Warren?

On Tuesday, Anne Hathaway was interviewed on the red carpet at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala.

E! asked what she expected of President-elect Barack Obama in the New Year.

Said Anne, who has a gay brother, “I expect him to explain that choice of [Orange County mega-pastor] Rick Warren [to give the inauguration prayer]. I don’t get it. All my friends and I were trying to figure it out, but we just can’t. So I’d love that. Other than that, I expect nothing but the best.”

Watch the interview inside…

Anne Hathaway to Barack Obama: “Why Rick Warren?”
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  • guest

    and he owes her an explanation because…???

  • Shemp lugosi

    I didn’t think much of her before this, but now… she’s A-OK!

  • sarah

    And who the hell do you think you are Ms. Horseface. Why do you deserve an explanation of anything except why you make so much money although you are so butt ugly. I ,would like an explanation of that!

  • LolaSvelt

    Horseface? Real mature. So people have to be beautiful to make money (even though she IS beautiful)?

    Is she not allowed an opinion now, or…?

    Oh wait, I figured it out. Sarah, you’re Rick Warren!

  • regina

    oh shut up Anne

  • Ouch!

    If guest, sarah and regina are an example of the people who voted for Obama, then nothing has changed.
    We’ll see, I guess…

  • hmmm

    No to surprise you, but Obama is actually in fact a very strict Christian who is against gay marriage. Sometimes we forget this when he starts talking about “change” … Sad but true :-(

  • Coolcat

    She’s right. I think Obama is trying to please too many people at once. Appeasing bigot evangelists won’t make the Evangelicals like you anymore.
    I want someone to ask him why h seems so homophobic.

  • soujourner-truth

    Hathaway (like much of Hollywood) is out of touch with mainstream American views and values. Obama had a very broad base of support that included people with views quite different from Hathaway’s. That is evidenced by the fact that the same Californians that elected Obama chose to vote against gay marriage.

  • deka

    shut up, anne!!
    she used to be cute but is starting to get annoying
    if she is so smart and righteous why did she get involved with her loser ex-boyfriend in the first place?!

  • Natchy

    People, Obama is representing USA, of course he does need to explain his choices in the governament… Is the last he can do, Americans have that right!

  • jo

    lol, some who voted for obama are just blind. sorry if anne offended your obama god, but anne was right.
    change? don’t think so… cause he is just another politician.

  • kyle

    Deka, she’s rich and you are not. I guess that at least makes her smarter than you. Who is the loser? The joke is on you, oh well.

  • kiki

    you this is just a example of why Hollywood is just like a lot of people, hypercritical. They say they like diversity but when someone has different views from them they get mad cuz he has different views. Pathetic.

  • tom

    Is Anne knew anything of Rick Warren except the tidbits of biased so-called “news” from the liberal media, she wouldn’t have said those words. Why is it that Sheryl Crow has changed her mind about Warren after speaking with him? Because he is a good man.

    Anne, you are losing a lot of fans with your reckless words and politically driven bias.

  • sillyme

    Obama’s already got the black vote, the gay vote, the lefty vote, in his pocket. He wants conservatives to like him, too, so he’ll pander as much as possible over the next four years. The guy is really more about popularity and symbolism than anything else. It’s like his main goal is to be everyone’s favorite president. Unfortunately, as he’ll soon find out, life doesn’t work that way. In order to be America’s president, he will have to make hard choices that will not make people happy.

  • Cynthia

    Anne is one crazy bitch! Love her, but Anne just be quiet and make kick ass movies!!!!

  • mickey

    I thought Obama did explain why he picked Warren. Anyway, I’d like Anne to explain why she chose to be in “Bride Wars.” I don’t get it. All my friends and I were trying to figure it out, but we just can’t. So I’d love that. Other than that, I expect nothing but the best.

  • Obama has always shared where

    he stood on the issues and Anne Hathaway must have been under a rock or to busy trying to pretend crook of a live-in BF for 3yrs was upstanding if she didn’t know Obama’s opinion. I’m tired of the far left lib’s acting like their asses put Obama in office, and if not for them, he’d be working on how to run for pres in 2012!

    Rick Warren or who? The freaking Dalai Lama? Hell to the know ya funny looking non acting pasty faced Michael Jackson looking clown girl!

  • Tom #15

    ITA. Rick Warren is a great guy, and he has a right to his opinion just like Anne, just like me, just like Obama. He’s a registered Indie, and he’s also someone who gives 90% of his income away and lives off the remaining 10%

    I’m as fed up with the far left as I am with the far right. They’re both so busy trying to micro manage the rest of the worlds thoughts that they don’t even get how damn similar to each other they truly are.

  • hmm

    I guess when Obama said he intended to be the President of everyone, Anne didn’t get the memo. It is okay to have people who disagree and to still invite them to the table. Rick Warren is as entitled to his opinion as Anne is to hers. I’ve had enough of the political BS that has ensnared this country for far too long and I’m happy that Obama kept his promise and intends to be an inclusive President. That’s one of the reasons I voted for him.

  • julianna marie

    Obama did explain why he picked Rick Warren (immediately following the controversy). If we are a diverse nation who accepts different cultures, religions and political views, then we can’t set rules on who should be accepted and who should not. Obama had the right to pick whomever he felt comfortable with for his Inauguration. It does not make him a hypocrite since he stated many times throughout his campaign that he opposes gay marriage. He supports civil unions and equal rights (this was confirmed in the presidential debates and in the vice-presidential debates).

    Do I personally agree with Rick Warren’s views on homosexuality? Absolutely not (here in Florida we had a measure to ban gay marriage and I voted against it- and it passed here too like in CA), but he has the same right to express his beliefs as I do mine. Obama was correct when he stated that we must bring all sides together whatever our differences are. As we have learned from the Bush years, ignoring the other political party does little to help this nation prosper. To understand those we disagree with, we have to open our ears and listen. It is the only way to learn and to form any healthy relationship.

    If Obama refused to listen to those who agree with Rick Warren and isolate them from the process, then it makes him no better than anyone who closes their heart and mind to a differing point of view. You can’t simply leave people out because they disagree with you. He has taken the mature and responsible approach to governing thus far and I applaud him.

  • HATHAWAY is a criminal

    and a GOLD DIGGER.

    She dated and lived with a con man for four years, then conveniently “broke-up” with him a week before the FBI arrested him. He is currently in jail for YEARS. Charged with? Stealing non-stop to buy Hathaway Jewels, yachts, trips, designer clothes.

    Now, she thinks it’s unhealthy to have any contact with her ex-fiance.

    Sure, she didn’t know! FOUR YEARS!

  • nigel

    okay , to number 3 sarah , your probably filled with jealous because your the one who’s a comeplete horseface. So id like an explanation of why sarah loves to type all strong , better yet say it to her face little girl.

  • youwillmissme

    Never like her!

  • Tinaverse

    Obama is trying to please the conservatives and he gained a few points with me. Rick Warren is a pastor and has stated that he is not a homophobe and that he likes them as people; he just teaches the Bible and it says that the act of homosexuality is a sin. By the way, Obama is also having a pastor who is for gay marriage at the inauguration too but you don’t hear anything in the media about this.

    It appears that Obama is playing both sides of the fence. Someone said here on JJ earlier that Obama is trying to please everyone and I agree. He will soon find out that it is impossible, but I give him credit for trying.

  • elaine

    Everything happens for a purpose. Some things we just don’t understand. You know what I mean.

  • calm down on Anne people

    I love how sensetive people get on this site (and how many republicans, YIKES) visit it, oh well. Anne is as confused as most of us about the choice & of course she would like an explanation (not literally). Although, the point has been made of why Obama selected ‘idiot’ Rick, the real reasons are not out although they most likely have to do with politics & positioning. Rick Warren was Obama’s first HUGE mistake (the guy preaches about God, well God is love & not hate & there is a lot of things the bible says to do/not do & we presently do otherwise), oh well, as Anne ALSO mentioned, we’re all sure our future Pres. will do great things. Otherwise, GO ANNE!

  • fr


  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    hey anne: why raffaello follieri?

  • Riri

    Obama owes an explanation- it’s called “accountability”.

    He is becoming some sort of an Angelina Jolie who uses the media to have his picture taken shirtless, and make sure they cover his family life as a distraction from his choices.

    Anne is right.

  • Tiffany

    I think actors should stick to acting, Im pretty sure anne hasn’t researched rick warrens views on homoesexuality. it seems to me that many people who have a problem with this whole thing are being just ignorant as they claim evangelicals are. get over it america, you wanted obama so deal with the choices that he makes.

  • LuckyL

    STFU and STFD. When you’re elected president, you can make those decision Horse Face.

  • Jan

    Obama ran on “i am against gay marriage”. Joe Biden repeated “I am against gay marriage” when debating Sarah Palin. What don’t you understand???ENGLISH?!!!!!!???

  • WW

    She’s been pretty open about her brother being gay, so she’s probably more sensitive to and about Warren’s comments against gay marriage than the average person. Personally, I’m in agreement with #22. Well said. And Warren isn’t nearly as homophobic as some of those guys.

  • debra77

    Maybe she should have been this “aware” when her boyfriend was spending all that money on her… May be if she had asked… “Where does the money come from”.. President Elect Obama does not owe her any answers to her questions.. I hate it when a celeb get a little notoriety and they think the world cares about what they think.. Anne just act… I think she is talented but not that pretty… I am getting tired of her. I will watch her on the screen, but I don’t want to her her talk any more.

  • lakers fan in boston

    honestly i dont give a shit about gay rights
    she looked pretty cute tho

  • chris

    her face is creepy. obama made the right choice by picking rick warren. do your research and you’ll know why.

  • Halli

    Anne, EVANGELICALS voted for Obama too.

    That being said, I am not an Evangelical. I just think its important to note that Obama won over 60 million votes. Those votes come from people of many many backgrounds.

  • Nate255

    Her tits should give the invocation.

  • kaskade008

    she sucks!

  • Juryandjuor

    These stars so often amaze me, they cut their nose off despite their face. She attests to Rick Warren who opposes gay marriage so she will be wearing a “black ribbon” to protest since the issue of gay marriage hits close to home (I.e. her gay brother).
    Though, Miss Hathaway voted for Barak Obama who DOES NOT SUPPORT gay marriage but will attend the inauguration.
    News flash Ann Hathaway……..People that are also non religious also do not support gay marriage. Hmmm, had she known Barak Obama did not support gay marriage, would she have voted for him? I’m mean after all, it hits so close to home.

  • BD

    Why is anyone surprised at Rick Warrens stance on gays. He is a Christian and preaches the bible which clearly states its wrong, what else can he say and stick with his beliefs as a pastor

  • sandra

    Why boycott Rick Warren? He is not in any position to legalize gay marriage. That just goes to show how ignorant and arrogant Anne is.

  • Diane Pearce Loves Obama

    All I know is that I work at a large Pharmaceutical corporation in Clayton NC and I endroce Barack Obama with all my energy. I invite all my friends and colleagues to say yes for Obama in 2012!! I LOVE YOU OBAMA