Angie Harmon is not afraid to come out and say she doesn’t like how President Obama is handling the job — but she’s sick of having to defend herself from being deemed a racist.
"Here's my problem with this, I'm just going to come out and say it. If I have anything to say against Obama it's not because I'm a racist, it's because I don't like what he's doing as President and anybody should be able to feel that way, but what I find now is that if you say anything against him you're called a racist," Harmon told Tarts at Thursday’s Los Angeles launch of the new eyelash-growing formula, Latisse. "But it has nothing to do with it, I don’t care what color he is. I’m just not crazy about what he's doing and I heard all about this, and he’s gonna do that and change and change, so okay … I'm still dressing for a recession over here buddy and we've got unemployment at an all-time high and that was his number one thing and that's the thing I really don't appreciate. If I'm going to disagree with my President, that doesn't make me a racist. If I was to disagree with W, that doesn't make me racist. It has nothing to do with it, it is ridiculous."
Speaking of dislikes, the starlet has also had enough of the double-standards in the media.
"I do think McCain would have done a better job, only because I think he has more experience. I also think if W or John McCain or Reagan would have gone and done a talk show, the backlash would have been so huge and in his face, and ‘What is our president doing? How unclassy!’ But Obama does it and no one says anything," Harmon said.
And in spite of the scornful opinions most of her Tinseltown counterparts have shared on Gov. Sarah Palin, Harmon remains a true fan.
"I admire any kind of woman like her. My whole motto is to know what I stand for and know what I don't stand for and have the courage to live my life accordingly and she does exactly that. The fact that this woman has made the decisions she's made and literally lived her life according to that and takes heat for it is absolutely disgusting to me," she added. "People cannot look at this woman. I really think they're afraid of her and her morals, ethics and values and the fact that she hangs on them. Is she the most experienced person in the world? But she was running to be the Vice President, so we then put the most inexperienced person as the President. That didn't make any sense to me."
However Harmon is definitely in the Hollywood minority when it comes to her criticism of Obama as other lasses at the Latisse party were quick to advocate their unequivocal support.
"The sort of criticism over the last couple of weeks is a bit unfounded, he's been in office for barely any time and I think he inherited a lot on his plate and he's doing a pretty remarkable job," quipped Mandy Moore. "I think it's cool that he went on Leno and I watched the "60 minutes" interview as well last week. The guy is just so articulate and he is so well versed in something that is so new to him and I think he has a good team around him. It sounds cliché, but he makes me feel proud to be an American."
Debra Messing also told Tarts that our new President is not only meeting her expectations, but going far beyond.
"He is thoughtful and considerate and he gets all the information before he speaks which I think is a wonderful quality for the ruler of the free world to have," she explained.
The ladies of "Entourage" certainly showed their Obama-loyalty too.
"It's not an over night process. It's going to get worse before it gets better; we're all kind of in the same boat now. Everybody's broke and everybody's struggling and he makes me feel like I know him and that I know Michelle and that they’re like us and they’re out to try to save the USA. It's just an amazing period to watch him take on these challenges and everyday in the news to hear about AIG or possibly global currency changing, it's incredible. He's facing big challenges and he's got a lot of support and I'm just praying things get better," Debi Mazar said, while co-star Perrey Reeves added that Obama is a "wonderful leader" and she’s looking forward to his future endeavors.
For a man who has made millions slamming stars, (a very thin) Perez Hilton had quite the turn-out at his YMI-sponsored 31st Birthday bash at West Hollywood’s iconic Viper Room on Saturday night. The self-proclaimed "Queen of Gossip" was fanned by a flurry of famous faces including Paris Hilton and beau Doug Reinhardt, Kim Kardashian, Aubrey O’Day, Ashley Tisdale, Steve-O, Emmy Rossum, Amanda Bynes, Brittny Gastineau, Spencer Pratt, Cisco Adler, Shwayze, Lacey Schwimmer, Jamie King, Jessica Stroup, Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt, Robin Antin, Ross Matthews, Mieko, Ferris and reformed rehabber Tara Reid.
The ex-trainwreck looked simply stunning in a flowing white dress and hung by the birthday boy for most of the night, carefully avoiding the temptations of the free Alize alcoholic beverages. Reid also avoided her former BFF Paris Hilton, as did Kim Kardashian. In fact, Pop Tarts noticed that Kimmy K was quick to leave once the hotel heiress showed up.
And even despite the very clear ‘No Persons Under 21’ sign on the door, an exception was made for the Jonas Brothers who also partied with Perez and sang him "Happy Birthday" as his Coldstone Birthday cake was brought out. But the boys’ better watch that their squeaky-clean image doesn’t get too tainted as Paris Hilton was all over them all night, and overheard gushing about how excited she was too see them. …
The paps outside also got a little more than they were prepared for when "Playboy" pin-up/pop star Aubrey O’Day pulled a total Britney circa December 2006 by flashing her cotton coverings for the frenzy of flashes while getting out of her car.
The highlight of the evening however was a surprise performance by pop princess Christina Aguilera who shook her itty bitty booty in a skin-tight leopard print get-up with a drag-inspired rendition of "Lady Marmalade" (in which she propelled Perez’s face into her crotch) before serenading him with a Marilyn Monroe-esque "Happy Birthday Perezident."
Speaking of surprises, jaws dropped to the floor when Meghan McCain arrived — especially considering the world-famous gossip guru made several not-so-nice comments about mama Cindy’s "Stepford" existence and her daddy’s age in addition to retouching quite a few photos to show drool coming out of Mr. McCain’s mouth. Hmmm, so does Miss McCain have a hidden agenda in trying to get on Perez’s good side?
Paris Hilton (and her dog "Baby Bear" in a pink dress) by the pool in a bikini alongside Kathy Griffin and 15 extras/models shooting an episode of "My Life on the D-list" at blue on blue at Avalon Beverly Hills on Wednesday.
Seal and David Foster performing for one hundred lucky KOST 103.5 radio winners at a private lunch at the W Hotel in Westwood on Wednesday. Seal even dedicated "If You Don’t Know Me by Now" to his supermodel wife Heidi Klum and said that she does "all the work" in raising their 3 toddlers.
Rihanna and a posse of pals (plus a female bodyguard) at West Hollywood restaurant Nobu on Wednesday night.
Paula Abdul eating dinner on the lounge with friends at Koi Los Angeles on Wednesday night. The "Idol" judge spent most of the night on the phone chatting and texting but was overheard talking about how her Chihuahua has given her comfort since a fan committed suicide her home late last year.
In Plain Sight's Cristian de la Fuente entertaining the fans and taking pictures with them in the T-Mobile bleachers at the Premio Lo Nuestro awards show in Miami on Thursday night.
John Mayer, Jordin Sparks and Gavin Rossdale on-board the "Mayer Carrier" cruise liner to perform a benefit concert for VH1's Save the Music Foundation in Los Angeles on Thursday night.
Reba McEntire and Jewel dining together at STK in Los Angeles on Thursday. The country crooners shared lots of laughs and were overheard discussing "DWTS."
Diddy, Paris Hilton, Doug Reinhardt, Nicky Hilton and DJ AM at NYC nightclub 1OAK's "Satellite" party in Miami during the annual Winter Music Conference on Thursday night. Reinhardt was seen leaving the party with a bloody lip after getting into an altercation with one of the DJ's bodyguards. According to Hilton's posting on her MySpace Celebrity Blog.
According to Hilton's account, she asked for a change in music and the DJ "snapped" at her and his security guy pushed her. Then, like a "knight in shining armor," beau Reinhardt told him to keep his hands away. "Then all hell broke loose...Doug was fighting off like 6 guys... There was blood all over, I cried I was so upset and scared," the heiress wrote.
Shenae Grimes trying the new Reebok Jukari Fit To Fly workout at the Los Angeles studio on Friday. The "90210" starlet had a massage at the studio post-workout and sipped a Vita Coco beverage. The day before Jaime King and Giuliana Rancic were seen working up a sweat at the hot new workout spot together.
Nick Lachey enjoyed a boys night out with several sporting pals, including Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush at Hollywood hotspot MyHouse on Friday night. The team took over the sunken living room VIP area and in true sportsman style kept trying to out spend each other with bottle after bottle. Meanwhile, Reggie's better half (aka Kim Kardashian) and her sisters made it a family outing for the night and were treated with sparklers and bottles of champagne and vodka.
Jamie Pressly celebrating her friend's bachelorette party in Las Vegas on Friday night, staying in a one-bedroom suite at Palms Place Hotel & Spa with her posse of pals.
Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Jonathan Loughran and Ray Romano hit up The Mirage's "The Beatles Revolution Lounge" on Friday night after Romano's performance at the Terry Fator Theater. The comedic crew drank Amstel Light and downed shots of Belvedere, which were probably contributing factors to the antics that ensued. While James was doing handstands on the table, Sandler was approaching each of the go-go dancers and telling them that he was "scouting" actresses for his upcoming movies. The gorgeous ladies ate it all up but funnily enough, Sandler never ended up actually casting the role. Prior to their eventful evening, the guys fueled up at Stack Restaurant & Bar.
Barry Manilow being escorted by a fleet of people through Wynn lobby in Las Vegas on Friday night. Channing Tatum (sans fiancée Jenna Dewan) was spotted waiting at Wynn's Tower Suites valet line on Saturday morning.
Kim Kardashian pushing beau Reggie Bush and brother Rob into the pool at MGM Grand's first Wet Republic pool party for the season on Saturday. The sexy starlet was seen snacking on jellybeans in her VIP cabana alongside sis Khloe, step-brother Brody Jenner and BFF Brittny Gastineau.
Adrian Brody, Reggie Bush and Khloe Kardashian all at the Lil Wayne concert at the Pearl Concert Theater inside the Palms on Saturday night.
Sara Underwood, Playboy Playmate of the Year 2007 celebrated her 25th birthday at Tabú Ultra Lounge in MGM Grand on Saturday where she partied until the very early hours.
"The Office" Starlet Jenna Fischer dancing on the tables until 2.30am at Vegas's Prive Nightclub on Saturday in celebration of her 35th Birthday.
Dave Grohl and his little girl playing at The Coop in Studio City, Los Angeles on Sunday.