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Obama has private meeting with young Hollywood


In further hobnobbing with the rich and famous, the Hollywood Reporter reports that President Obama met privately with a group of two dozen young stars at Hollywood's Beverly Hilton.

Among those who met with the president were The Avengers star Jeremy Renner [pictured above], Glee actress Dianna Agron, Star Trek's Zachary Quinto, Southland's Ben McKenzie, Jessica Alba, Bryan Greenberg, Adam Rodriguez, Zach Braff, Brandon Routh, Ian Somerhalder, Jared Leto, Kal Penn and Sophia Bush.

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the meeting was part of the Obama re-election campaign’s “Young America Effort,” an initiative to build support and turnout among the younger voters who were key to the president’s election four years ago. [...]

Like other young Americans, young Hollywood lives on social media, and shortly after the ostensibly private meeting concluded, participants began sending out Instagrams and tweets documenting the event.

Some of their tweets:

Agron: "Maybe the only man I truly get nervous around. Worth the early wake up call."

Greenberg: "Truly inspirational talking with @BarackObama today"

Bush: "It was amazing to see @iansomerhalder @ZacharyQuinto @DiannaAgron and @BryanGreenberg with the POTUS today. Good peeps. #YoungAmericans."

Alba: "Got up bright & early to hear @BarackObama speak w an awesome group"

Somerhalder: "Totally surreal morning. Met up with some friends, had coffee with President Obama now tweeting.The 21st century... Let's do this." Soon after, he followed up with, "Just spent my morning w/this man talkn green energy,a better America&being a young American-wow"

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