The First Lady and the Sequel


The cast of The Hangover Part III was filming in town—because that plot isn’t going to cynically recycle itself in a blatant cash grab. But three of the actors got all civic-minded with their downtime. And here we thought the only thing actors ever did in between scenes was retreat to their trailers to have sex with crewmembers or do drugs or have sex with drugs. Or however Hollywood works.

Michelle Obama was holding a rally Oct. 26 at Orr Middle School, where Ed Helms, Ken Jeong and Zach Galifianakis all turned up to support President Obama’s reelection efforts and/or drunkenly kidnap the First Lady instead of Mike Tyson’s tiger. It could go either way; you’ll just have to wait until the end of May when the movie comes out.

(We don’t want to spoil it, but we will say that the Secret Service insisted Jeong couldn’t be pantsless in front of the Commander-in-Chief’s wife. They really ruin everything.)

Justin Bartha brought a date to O after dinner at Olives later that night, while Helms was at The Beatles Love the night before. Bradley Cooper, meanwhile, teamed up with Zoe Saldana to hit up Marquee on Oct. 27.

As for Galifianakis, he had the dubious honor of being in Las Vegas over Halloween weekend, when even three years after the fact, plenty of people were still running around wearing Alan-and-baby-Carlos costumes. You know who you are, and you should be ashamed of yourself.

Jason Scavone is editor of Follow him on the Vegas gossip trail at

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