Penn Badgley and Blake Lively are teaming up to support Senator Barack Obama in his bid for president. In a new video paid for by MoveOn.org, the "Gossip Girl" stars and real-life couple spoof anti-drug PSAs, telling parents about the dangers of voting Republican. Holding up a John McCain trucker hat, Badgley begins the clip by saying, "Mom, Dad, I found this in your room today."
The 30-second "Partnership for a McCain-Free Whitehouse" clip, directed by Doug LimanDoug Liman (the man behind "The Bourne Identity" and "Mr. & Mrs. Smith"), features young people applying familiar lines from public-service announcements to voting in this year's election and warning that the effects of voting Republican can last a lifetime.
At the end, Lively makes an appearance, saying, "If you're ever out somewhere and you're considering voting McCain, just call me. I'll pick you up. No questions asked."
Badgley and Lively aren't the first famous couple to support Obama this week. Perhaps they were taking a cue from another celebrity pair, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, who showed up at an Obama rally in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Speaking for about a half hour, they urged fans to vote for the Democratic presidential nominee. "We've never publicly endorsed before, but we've never been so inspired by one person," Timberlake reportedly told the crowd.
"I'm not here as some dude who writes goofy songs," the singer said from the stage of the Clark County Government Center amphitheater. "Me and Jess, we're here as Americans. We're here as humans, because this is something we had to do."
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