Paris Hilton told "Extra" on Wednesday that she's ready to forget about the "old, white-haired dude." Used in a McCain ad to compare her celebrity to Obama's, Hilton appeared to be firmly in the Obama camp. "It's so exciting," she said. "I was so happy. I had all my friends over last night and we were watching the acceptance speech….I think the world is going to be a better place."
Leo DiCaprio told reporters in Rome at the Italian premiere of his movie "Body of Lies," that he stayed up all night watching the election. "I couldn't be more proud of my country right now and proud of being an American ... I feel overwhelmed and I feel a tremendous weight has been lifted from my shoulders," the "Titanic" star said.
Hip-hop music and fashion mogul Russell Simmons said in a statement to the Associated Press that Obama's election was "a clear reflection of hip-hop politics."
"While many older Americans, who marched and struggled so hard so Senator Obama could run for president of the United States never dared to believe in his candidacy's real potential, young people, particularly the hip-hop community, had faith and their imagination became our reality," Simmons wrote.
Whoopi Goldberg from ABC's "The View" was excited by the prospect of having what appears to be a happily married couple in the White House. "It's exciting," she said on Tuesday's show. "There's going to be some action in the White House. I think there's going to be a whole lot of whoopie going on."