Britney Spears' Video Music Awards jig is up. Lindsay Lohan's happily ensconced with Samantha Ronson. Paris Hilton is out hunting for another new best friend.
With all the usual Hollywood newsmakers lying low, celebrities have found someone outside their usual circle to sound off on: Sarah Palin. Read what they're saying below:
"At first I thought Sarah Palin was some kind of Republican pandering -- a misguided attempt to woo Hillary voters over to the dark side, as if they believed women voters were so stupid that they would vote for anyone in skirt, but now I see that she is much, much worse."
"I have nothing against hockey moms -- I just don't want to be one. If Sarah Palin had her way, she would take away that right not to be a mom. She wants to outlaw abortion -- so to call her a feminist is as laughable as calling evangelicals 'Christians.' They shouldn't have the right to call themselves Christian, for they have no Christ-like attributes. I am a feminist and a Christian -- and when I see Sarah Palin -- I see neither." -- statement to ABCNews.com, 9/11/08
"sarah p -- elisabeth h
women who hunt in high heels
gives one pause." -- entry on her blog, Rosie.com, 9/10/08
"You do the actuary tables, there's a one out of three chance, if not more, that McCain doesn't survive his first term, and it'll be President Palin. ... It's like a really bad Disney movie, "The Hockey Mom." Oh, I'm just a hockey mom from Alaska, and she's president. She's facing down Vladimir Putin and using the folksy stuff she learned at the hockey rink. It's absurd." -- to reporters at the Toronto Film Festival, 9/10/08.
"I'm not gonna lie. Sarah Palin is quite attractive." -- to reporters at the Stand Up for a Cure Concert Series, 9/10/08.
"I was watching her speak at the convention, and I was mostly struck by how people of equal intelligence can believe utterly different things. I don't agree with her policies. I'm a person who's going to vote for Obama.
"It's amazing that a woman has come that far. But from what I know about her, her policies are not things I agree with." -- to reporters at "The Women" press junket, 9/10/08.
Jada Pinkett Smith
"I'm voting for Michelle." -- to reporters at "The Women" press junket, 9/10/08.
"I think the real problem comes from the fact that we are taking the focus off getting to know Sarah Palin and her political views, and what she can do to make our country a less destructive place. It's distracting from the real issues, the real everyday problems that this country experiences."
"I get Sarah Palin's views against abortion, but I would much prefer to hear more about what she can do for our country rather than how her daughter is going to have a child no matter what. Maybe focus on delivering some words and policy with stronger impact like Joe Biden." -- post on her Myspace.com blog, 9/2/08.