Justin Bieber: President Obama beats the latter's re-tweet record
Today’s examination of the exit polls in the pop-culture world finds social media front and center, chatter about Diane Sawyer, a grumpy Donald Trump, Beyonce, other things, and the mystery music video.
SORRY, BIEBS: POTUS moves to the top of the charts, per E!, “President Barack Obama didn't just clinch a win against Mitt Romney—he snagged a huge victory over Justin Bieber, too! His celebratory tweet "Four more years," which went up right after TV networks projected him the winner of the 2012 election, edged out a tweet by Biebs to become the most retweeted post of all time.” http://eonli.ne/Uwzqsi
MEANWHILE: The Donald isn’t happy, per Entertainment Weekly, “Celebrities from both sides of the aisle agreed on one thing this election: Twitter was their site of choice to express their political beliefs, enthusiasm for the election and excitement or disappointment about the results. Donald Trump started out a long tirade of tweets with a call for revolution, but that particular tweet was deleted. He continued his rant with quotes from George Washington and slams on the electoral college system. But other reactions were more supportive of the President, from Andy Cohen’s “mazel” to the “most retweeted tweet ever” from Obama himself.” http://bit.ly/VBgpdZ
TRENDING: Tipsy, tired or what?, per the AP, “Diane Sawyer's Election Night performance left some viewers asking if she had begun celebrating Tuesday's election a bit early. Co-anchoring ABC News' coverage, the veteran journalist struck a different manner from her practiced, straight-news-delivering style.” http://apne.ws/VT48gh
TEARS OF JOY: In an official capacity, per POLITICO, “Actress Eva Longoria got emotional when President Barack Obama was reelected Tuesday night. “I was in tears,” Longoria, an Obama campaign co-chair, said Wednesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “I thought it would be a longer night. So, we were prepared. And I was just in tears. And I was so excited because we did work very hard for the campaign.” The “Desperate Housewives” star added that it was a victory for the middle class.” http://politi.co/UkbrCq
BILL-O: Of stuff, per The Wrap, “Fox News host Bill O'Reilly said soon before President Obama's re-election that it reflected that "the demographics are changing, and it's not a traditional America" anymore. O'Reilly pointed to Obama's support among African-Americans, Hispanics and women, and said the president's supporters voted for him because they want "stuff." http://bit.ly/RHEE5B
CALCULATED CELEBRITY: Obama’s team picked it spots, per TIME, “In late spring, the backroom number crunchers who powered Barack Obama’s campaign to victory noticed that George Clooney had an almost gravitational tug on West Coast females ages 40 to 49. The women were far and away the single demographic group most likely to hand over cash, for a chance to dine in Hollywood with Clooney — and Obama. So as they did with all the other data collected, stored and analyzed in the two-year drive for re-election, Obama’s top campaign aides decided to put this insight to use.” http://ti.me/RVWNuR
BEYONCE: She does this, per the Huffington Post, “It's safe to say Beyonce is happy that President Barack Obama was re-elected last night. After the fundraisers, the Obama earring, the letter of support she penned to the President -- and the fact she shared her absentee ballot that showed she had indeed voted for Obama -- we're not surprised by her reaction to his win against Mitt Romney. After learning the results of the election, the 31-year-old singer posted another photo to her Tumblr. On lined paper, she simply wrote: "TAKE THAT MITCHES." http://huff.to/U9cVcq
AND THIS: Per Entertainment Tonight, “Texas native Beyonce Knowles has joined Instagram and her first photo was in support of President Barack Obama. Queen B posted a pic of herself wearing a shirt that read: "Texans For Obama." http://bit.ly/MID3Mk
FLOTUS: What she wore, per People, “Four more years with President Barack Obama in the White House means … four more years of amazing fashions from Michelle. The First Lady exercised her right to look stylish after the polls closed Tuesday night, wearing a pintucked magenta silk chine Michael Kors dress (she’s a fan of the designer), House of Lavande Vintage brooch and black shrug for her husband’s acceptance speech in Chicago.” http://bit.ly/PWOuni
THIS IS DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE: Of a song, per Celebuzz, “Mariah Carey is just one of the many famous faces celebrating President Barack Obama’s re-election. But in true diva fashion, Carey decided to dedicate an entire song to the Obama family in honor of the president’s re-election. Titled “Bring It on Home,” the newly released song is a testament to the celebrity power behind the Obama campaign.” http://bit.ly/PX9f2t
VINDICATION: A recurring theme, per The Hollywood Reporter, “President Barack Obama’s clear victory Nov. 6 over Mitt Romney has both exhilarated and empowered Democratic activists in Hollywood. The exhilaration, of course, comes from the fact that, whatever their initial reservations about his first term, entertainment donors ultimately rallied solidly behind the president, giving at least $30 million to Obama’s campaign, the Democratic Party and liberal super PACs.” http://bit.ly/RVjP4Q
AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video. http://bit.ly/Uh6pXk
--Skip Wood (Follow me on Twitter @DaybreakSkip)
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