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From Miley Cyrus’ tears to Lady Gaga’s protest, Donald Trump’s election has elicited a variety of responses from Hollywood’s elite.

However, at this early stage, few stars have surmised America’s current political situation as eloquently as The Hunger Games’ Jennifer Lawrence.

In an open letter for Vice’s Broadly, the 26-year-old Kentucky native has encouraged US citizens to transform their current state of anger and fear into a form of hopeful resolution.

Surmising the feelings of those left marginalised by Trump’s rise to power, the Oscar-winner wrote: “Is this the stark reality?…This country was founded on immigration and today the only people that feel safe, that their rights are recognized and respected are white men.”

“I want to be positive; I want to support our democracy, but what can we take away from this?  It’s a genuine question that we all need to ask ourselves.”

As an outspoken opponent of the President-elect, Jennifer continued by offering seemingly modest solutions to the anxieties of her peers.

“If you’re worried about racial violence love your neighbour more than you’ve ever tried to before – no matter what they believe or who they voted for.”

“If you're afraid of a wall putting us all into another recession then organize and stand against it.”

“If you’re a woman and you’re worried that no matter how hard you work or how much you learn, there will always be a glass ceiling, then I don’t really know what to say.  I don’t know what I would tell my daughter if I were you.  Except to have hope.  To work for the future.”

The actress’ powerful letter finished by recognising that the current mood is apt, but suggested that those left disappointed by the election’s result must continue to strive for progress.

“We’re all allowed to be sad that the present isn’t what we thought it was.  But we mustn’t be defeated.  We will keep educating ourselves and working twice as hard as the man next to us because we know now that it is not fair.  It is not fair in the workplace, so you make it impossible to fail.  And like Hillary, it might not work.”

“But like Hillary, you can still be an inspiration and get important things done.  Do not let this defeat you – let this enrage you!  Let it motivate you!  Let this be the fire you didn't have before.  If you are an immigrant, if you are a person of colour, if you are LGBTQ+, if you are a woman – don't be afraid, be loud!”

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As the world struggles to cope with Donald Trump’s election to president, Paris Hilton has stepped up to discuss the most pressing issue of the day.

While not exactly a prominent political figure, the 35-year-old heiress has taken to Twitter to muse over what she would do should she ever take up residence in the US presidential home.

In addition to hashtagging “MakeAmericaHotAgain” – oh, she went there – the former reality star shared an image of herself superimposed in front of a Barbie pink White House.

To ensure her intentions were made totally clear, Paris included the caption: “I’d paint the White House pink #PresidentParis.”  Shudder.

If you think Trump is bad, try Paris.

 

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Pretty Little Liars star Troian Bellisario has opened up about her struggle with anorexia in a powerful new Instagram video.

In the post, the actress – who plays Spencer Hastings in the hit TV series – explained how her eating disorder affected her ability to interact with others and to care for herself.

The 31-year-old star said: “With anorexia, a lot of it is about presenting a front of ‘everything is OK’ as you’re slowly killing yourself.”

 

Mod vibes.

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“Gone were the days where I was just a happy, carefree kid who was running around,” she continued.  “Suddenly I felt this inability to interact with people and to nourish myself.”

When asked why mental health issues are worth addressing in the run-up to the US presidential election, Troian replied: “I just want to make sure that everybody has the same opportunity for treatment that I have.”

“I think that we have to make sure that our government invests in those programmes.  What matters is that we continue to make our voices heard in this great democracy.”

The award-winning star finished by encouraging people to vote.

Her post’s caption reveals that she will be supporting Hillary Clinton’s bid for president.

Troian first spoke publicly about her own mental health issues in 2014 when she revealed she had battled an eating disorder and self-harming tendencies while at school.

 

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She’s gone glitter cowgirl, netted one piece and who could forget that infamous meat dress?

But in recent month’s Lady Gaga’s style could be described as verging on ordinary.

Thankfully the star has now corrected that impression by stepping out in a bizarre tulle ensemble in a unique show of support for US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

 

In times of stress I like to be fashionable. #Election2016 #GoVote #ImWithHer

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Last night, the 30-year-old hitmaker took to Instagram to reveal the eye-catching outfit which appears to involve visible underwear, a partially mesh skirt, a feather-topped cowboy hat and a whole lot of tightly scrunched tulle.

Each of the four images she uploaded is branded with an election focused caption.  These include “In times of stress I like to be fashionable #Election2016 #GoVote #ImWithHer” and “Let’s go you modern suffragettes, go put on your hats and #GoVote ‘Corsets Off’”.

 

#Vote #GoVote no matter who you're with. But #ImWithHer

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Let's go you modern suffragettes, go put on your hats and #GoVote  "Corsets Off!"

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Corsets off.  LET DO THIS. #Election2016 Spread the word to #GoVote

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The Diamond Heart singer is one of a long line of celebrities to publicly endorse Hillary Clinton for president.

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He may be one of music’s most beloved golden boys, but that doesn’t mean Justin Timberlake is totally immune from trouble.

The Cry Me a River singer landed himself in hot water this week when he snapped himself voting in the US presidential election in his home state of Tennessee.

Alongside a picture of himself posing in a polling station, the singer wrote: “I just flew from LA to Memphis to #rockthevote!!! No excuses, my good people! There could be early voting in your town, too.”

After sharing the image on Instagram, the 35-year-old was reported for violating a new Tennessee law which prohibits voters from using phones for any purpose while voting.

Yesterday, the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office released a statement saying it had been “made aware of a possible violation of election law” and that “the matter is under review by the D.A.’s Office”.

But luckily for Justin, the office seems to have since changed its mind as Local Memphis has reported that the D.A. will not be reviewing JT’s case.

 

NBD… Just hanging with The Notorious at #UFC200

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In a second statement, D.A. Amy Weirich said: “The statement released earlier today by my office regarding Justin Timberlake and an investigation was incorrect and was released without my knowledge.”

“I am out of town at a conference.  No one in our office is currently investigating this matter nor will we be using our limited resources to do so.”

 

I see you…getting your #TimberlakeAndChill on…. @netflix

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Sounds like Justin won't be spending 30 days in jail after all!

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From his hell raising guests to his close of show musings, we should have known Jerry Springer would have an interesting take on the first US Presidential debate of 2016.

On Monday night as Hillary and Donald battled it out over everything from nuclear weapons to Obama’s birth cert, the controversial talk show host set about constructing one of the best Trump tweets to hit the web this year.

The 72-year-old former soldier – who has made no secret of the fact he is avidly “with her” – wrote: “Hillary Clinton belongs in the White House.  Donald Trump belongs on my show.”

Naturally the Internet burst with applause for Jerry, with his tweet receiving more than a quarter of a million likes in just two days.

Is it too late to vote Springer?

 

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Adele has been forced to issue a statement regarding the use of her music at rallies during the presidential election process in the States this week. 

Most notably, Donald Trump has been using the 2011 smash hit Rolling in the Deep before coming out on stage during rallies in Iowa. 

Many people were infuriated by the use of her music for a political campaign and not least it seems, the British songstress herself. 

"Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning," a spokesperson for the singer has said in a statement. 

The businessman-come-politician has also used Adele's James Bond theme song Skyfall during previous speeches he has made. 

And he is not the only candidate to use the 27-year-old's music. Another republican potential, Mike Huckabee, also released a parody of Hello on YouTube last week. 

Attorney's for Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler have also sent letters to the Donald Trump camp asking them to "cease and desist" from using the band's song Dream On for his campaign. 

"[Mr. Trump] not have our client's permission to use Dream On," said the letters. 

"[It] gives the false impression that he is connected with or endorses Mr Trump's presidential bid."

Yeah maybe Donald should stick to using his own bonkers theme song in future (that's if he is still even in the running, of course). 

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