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FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
It happens every time there's a presidential election. Some Hollywood celebrity comes out and announces that if the candidate they don't like wins the election, they are going to leave the country.
They say this with a sense of high drama, like anybody cares. Problem is, they never leave. In 2000, Alec Baldwin's wife had reportedly told a magazine that if George Bush won, her husband would make good on a threat to leave the country. I was working at CNNfn at the time and remarked I wanted to be sure to get off on time because I was going to go out to Long Island and help him pack. Alec Baldwin is still here.
This time around it's Susan Sarandon. If John McCain wins, Sarandon is threatening to move either to Italy or Canada. It might be reason enough to support McCain. But five will get you ten that regardless of the outcome of the race between John McCain and Barack Obama, you won't find Susan Sarandon at the Calgary Stampede or the Vatican.
But we can dream, can't we?
Here’s my question to you: Which Hollywood celebrity would you like to see leave the country and why?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Bill from Michigan writes:
Can we send them all as the new Peace Corps? We could solve poverty, adopt villages, establish educational systems, free Tibet, best the FEMA organization and in some cases set up rehab centers.
Bob from Philadelphia writes:
I would love it if Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity left the country, but you asked for celebrities, not conservative morons who run their mouths without looking at the facts.
Ed from Port Aransas, Texas writes:
When the mother ship finally comes, Tom Cruise will be leaving the planet.
Michael Moore. Discussion over!
Jack, It's a toss up between Britney Spears and Rosie O'Donnell. Nawww, not even a contest! See ya, Rosie!
Barbara Streisand, unless she agrees to shut up and sing.
Is it me or is this the biggest waste of digital ink that CNN has ever encouraged?
Sharon "Karma" Stone.
Laura from Scotland writes:
Jack, I wouldn't like any of them to leave the country because I'm scared they might come to mine!
Michael from New Orleans writes:
Politics aside, I think it's time Dr. Phil quit pretending to be a weight loss guru and "Shrink to the Stars" and politely relocate to Belize.
Finally, something bipartisan.
John from Victoria, British Columbia writes:
I'll keep the Hollywood celebs if you will leave the country and remain silent until the presidential campaign is over.
Jack I'm not sure about which celebrity I would like to leave.
But I sure would like for Hillary Clinton to leave and to take Geraldine Ferraro with her!
All of them except Hilary Swank. You need to ask why?!
I'm with Marylee.
When the mother ship finally comes, Tom Cruse will be leaving the planet.
Port Aransas, TX
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. The married women must just make sure they lock up their husbands, one never knows with Angelina around. In the video store, I don't even consider taking out their movies anymore. I may watch it if it comes on TV of course, provided CSI Miami isn't on at the same time.
I would throw out any of the dramatic, hollywood types that spout hate from the pulpit with special consideration given to Barack OBama. Give that man an oscar on the way out.
Oprah Winfrey...she turns people in screaming lemmings with no thoughts of their own
I think Chuck Norris, should because he support's the republican party they stick up for the wealthy not the minority
NONE OF THEM. With few exceptions, they're all horrifying examples of Americans. We don't need the narcissistic lunatics in Hollywood venturing elsewhere to spread their mindless materialism or to demonstrate just how uninformed so many of our citizens are. Let's keep these embarrassments in house, thank you.
Bill & Hillary Clinton are the actors/celebrities I would like to see leave the country. Do I really need to provide justification?
I'll keep the Hollywood celebs if you will leave the country and remain silent until the presidential campaign is over. You might take some of the hateful Obama supporters like Father Pfleger with you.
Tom Cruise for trying to play a good Nazi. Everyone involved making that film should be deported to Germany. This film is not going to convince me there were any good Nazis in history.
Please deport Tom Cruise for accepting a Nazi role.
Every single last one of them. Stone, Bradgelina, all the morons that have testified in front of congress for their causes recently. When the hell did celebrity = intelligence and expertise. But hey they are as out of touch with the common man as the people they testify to, they make good bed partners.
Actually I would like to see all of them leave. For the life of me I cannot understand the general public's facination with them. They are all overpaid and have egos as big as Hillary Clinton. I certainly cannot understand the press falling all over each other everytime one of them appears in public and putting this information on news programs. Since when is this news?
Can we send them all as the new Peace Core? We could solve poverty, adopt villages, establish educational systems, free Tibet, best the FEMA organization and in some cases set up rehab centers.
Mostly, they don't matter enough to worry about. And, unless we could keep them from bad-mouthing the US which has made them unconscienably rich and privilaged, I'd rather keep them here. We have some good people in the crowd - but why couldn;t we have a Bono? Could we somehow annex Ireland?
As far as I'm concerned, Jack; Each and every one of them that speaks out on a political issue..
These are the same self-centered individuals that don't know how to run their own lives, let alone ones that should be telling us how to run ours. - First you need creditability.... Then I'll listen.
brittany spears should go,she's a horrible example to young ladies everywhere.and not a very good mother,either.jack?when we're finished thinning out hollywood,can we go to wash. dc,and deport our current administration?
The Stranger Than Fiction Trio, Bill, Hillary, Chelsea!
Tough question Jack. If I can only name one, Tom Cruise would top my list, because of his strange, cult-like fascination with his bad self. But if I was able to toss out a few more, I would add the entire families of the Lohan's, Spears, and Kardashian's. That would be a good start, don't you think?
I would love it if Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity left the country, but you asked for celebrities, not conservative morons who run their mouths without looking at the facts. I would say Barack Obama, but he is not a celebrity, just a cold, Chicago-type politician. I would have to go with Spears or Lohan, how embarrassing for us to have them here in the U.S.
Sorry, my vote(s) will require a small jet with Lindsey Lohan, Brittany Spears, Paris Hilton and Jessica Simpson as passengers. Then maybe the next batch of hollywood bubbleheads will realize that without morals and/or talent they too could be handed a one-way ticket out of the country. But, the real question is what country would take them?
Jack, I think all the celebrities should stay here if they want. This is America.
But I would love to see that ugly GECKO lizard thingy on the GEICO commercials go away. I hate to see something like that, especially with a dialogue giving advice about car insurance.
Easy answer. Bill Cosby can stay.
Angelina Jolie ever since the home wrecker stole Brad Pitt form Jennifer Aniston I've been waiting for her to leave the Country.
Send all the Republican celebrities away Jack!
Nicole Ritchie,Paris Hilton ,Brittany Spears and Lindsay Lohan and there like.They can see how well they dress and eat on the fruits of their talents or lack there of. Dont send them out of the country.Send them into the streets of America to better spend their time serving and helping the needy and homeless right here at home.
Eddie Murphy. When was the last time he ever made a good movie and wasn't in a fat suit?
Pamela Anderson and she should take PETA with her.....wait, er...on second thought, just send PETA and send Pamela to my house.
Most of them.
You should have asked which should stay in this country the leis would be a lot shorter.. With the actions of so many of these people and supposed to be setting examples should be dropped from the industry. If they left maybe the nosey paparazzi would follow.
i would like to see lord bush running from impeachment to exit our country, taking with him his henchment and let them all self deport to mexico. when bush said he couldn't deport 12 million illegals, he forgot his good buddies in mexico didn't seem to have a problem doing it. yes we can.
I'd like two to leave if that's o.k. GEORGE BUSH and DICK CHANEY, i didn't like there act......oh along with all there supporting actors..
Jack: As far as I'm concerned.............they can all leave......with one exception......Jack Cafferty......you didn't know that you were preceived as "Hollywood Jack.".......Reading your book........and I can't put it down.
It doesn't matter they're just paid media distractions to hide what is really going on.
I don't necessarily want these people to leave the country, but we could have a reality TV show based on out-of-control preachers, like Rev. Wright, Father Pfleger, Sharpton, Hagee, etc.
They could have a contest to see who could offend the largest number of church members. Whoever wins, gets voted off.
They could film it somewhere in the Bahamas! 🙂
Everyone on "The View". Do I really need to say why?
I wouldn't care if all of them left as long as they promised to take an overpaid pro athelete and one politician with each of them. The first one who volunteers to leave and take George Bush or Dick Cheney with them deserves the Congressional Medal of Honor.
How about the poarozzi, those folks make it seem like Hollywood is a circus by making up stories, assuming by a pictures what a person is doing and half the time it's not even close. Who pays these folks anyway.
That rock star, Obama. He can't sing.
Forget the celebrities. We need to rid Hollywood of the papparazzi. Ship them to the east coast, specifically... Washinton, D.C. Maybe they can snap pictures of the beltway news media that seems to be so enamored with the politicians that they won't ask the truly hard questions.
Hillary Clinton should leave the country. Opps... you mean she isn't a professional actress? You could have fooled me.
The Geico Gecko.
Because we have enough problems in this country without having to worry about talking lizards
Jack, All of them. The no-talent bums.
All the media that allowed themselves to be used during the advertising campaign used by the bush administration to sell the Iraq war.
and Jack Cafferty of course.
Jack, thats easy..."Political celebrities" like Hillary should leave for puerto rico senate, and Bill should be their governor. Incase you forgot, he promised Hillary would make Puerto rico a state if she got elected. That should be convinient. And by the way they should take Geraldine Ferraro with them, we don't need another bitter clintonite lurking around.
You, Jack. You need to get out more to broaden your outlook and intellect of the world and it's people. Perhaps a trip to the Amazon to discover new tribes would be in order. You might even start one yourself.
All "celebrities" born after the year 1950...
All of them Jack, all of them.
Every single celebrity who has shown their face in a political ad trying to use American's affection for the theatre and it's stars as a way to influence a vote. To all of them I say, your opinion means nothing to me and I could care less who you'd vote for.
Hollywood people are just americans who have a pulpit from which to voice their opinions. They have the constitutional right to say what they want and don't give it up just because of their chosen profession. I would like to see the right-wing nutcases and blowhards leave the country because the disgusting hatred that they spew is anti american and only serving their own distorted views.
TOM CRUISE!! This guy seems like a cartoon character. Please tell him not to harass anyone about scientology in whatever country he is sent. Thanks.
I don't have a problem with any citizens including celebrities spouting off political beliefs. Isn't that what we are all doing responding to your questions?
It's the reporters and media that hand celebrities a microphone and present their opinions as if they have more weight then the rest of us because they are attractive or professionally pretend to be other people that I have a problem with.
SEAN PENN, Mr. I am not happy no matter who the president is. He secretly thinks he is presidential material so he is always complaining about something. He is a great actor,one of the best, but why does he think any of us care what he has to say. He needs to leavest he country and take his attitude with him. Don't be shy Sean step up and show everyone how it is done!!!!
Both Baldwin and Sarandon are good choices. Though they are good enough actors, one can't say much for either of their personalities. To be honest though Jack, I have stated in the past that if Hillary is elected president, I would leave this country, and I've had people tell me that I have a great personality. If a simple commoner can feel this strongly I'm sure it's ok that simple actors can feel just as strongly. They are afterall just actors and not someone r-e-a-l-l-y special.
Geri – Mead, OK
This is a question best answered by Gary Trudeau. His "Reagan Felons' list was impeccable. No doubt he could winnow down the veritable ocean of possibilities to a meaningful 500. Then again by the time he completed the list, there would surely be new additions who if excluded would make the list incomplete. The value of a well crafted and well compensated political commentary: priceless.
Jack,it happens every election ,Hollywood types promise to leave if their candidate isn't elected,and of course none ever keep their promises ,,just like politicians,The Hollywood types of today such as,Sarandon,Robbins,Alec Baldwin,are really just annoyances,but those of us that remember the Vietnam era,remember Jane Fonda's treasonous actions,she cost some American soldiors their lives,she should be exiled and never let back in this great country!It.s too bad that such a great actress turned out to be such a poor American!
It's a darn good thing that Baldwin didn't leave... have you seen NBC's "30 Rock" Jack? It's hilarious.
All the Hollywood celebrities that have those stupid "Reality Shows". I don't watch them because some are just too graphic.
All of them Jack. Then maybe more Americans will start paying attention to what happens in Washington that concerns them instead of what goes on Hollywood which shouldn't.
ALL OF THEM ! And whatever country they finally settle in let them stay there, while we seal the borders so they cant return.
Geradline Ferraro lives in California and she should leave when Obama wins in November and we will be glad to help her pack.
I would like to see all of them leave! They are overpaid, arrogant, and ignorant. I think our country would be much better off without them.
Keith Olbermann, Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, and Chris Matthews. The noise level in this country would decrease substantially. And they can take George W. and the Congress with them. If they'd do that, I'd let these 4 guys return - after the election.
I know don't think that she's made any movies, but Ann Coulter should get a one way ticket to China. At least she wouldn't have any Democrats to hate there.
I think we could do without the Spears family.
P.S. How'd you get such a smog-free shot of the Hollywood Hills?
Stretching to call them "Hollywood celeb", but I would love it if Rush Limbaugh and Bill OReilly hit the trail. Why? Because they're lying pigs.
Love Susan Sarandon and her husband. They are two of the very few who truly stand up for the constitution and democracy in this country.
I wouldn't like to see any of them leave, regardless of politics. I love the movies and at the present time, the best movies are being produced in Los Angeles.
Let's keep them here and ship some of those neocons who pushed for this war overseas. Siberia sounds like a great place for them.
I would be more inspired to write a detailed response, Jack, if this question asked "Which ten Washington, D.C., elected Republican office holders or appointed advisers would you most like to see indicted for treason, or one of a variety of high crimes and misdemeanors? (Note: those already convicted or actually indicted should not be included.)
Can't wait to see Jeff Probst leave the country this fall with the new contestants of Survivor 17.
I don't want to see any celebrities leave but I'd be very content to see Americans end their pathetic fascination with over paid actors, atheletes and the mega rich. Americans would be more successful and content it they took all the time and energy thery put into star watching and directed it towarld solving our national problems that we expect politicans, lawyers and doctors to do.
I don't care if they stay or go, personally, but don't care to see them on serious news programs like CNN, MSNBC, etc., unless they are doing something to give back. That includes athletes, as well.
You already mentioned my favorite for leaving the country – Susan Sarandon. But, think about it. Why do we listen to those megalomaniacs?
I'd be happy to see the entire panel on "The View" leave the country.
If you are going to comment on current events and issues,
be informed, not inane.
I'd rather take all the pastors, priests, ministers, imams, rabbis and evangelists (especially this group) and send them to Mars. If they were on SNL, then they would be funny, but the pulpit isn't supposed to be stand-up and trying to get celeb status is inappropriate! If they want to be a star, they should go to Hollywood.
Tom Cruise and Britney Spears. Then maybe they can hook up, get married and live happily everafter.
Jack, Susan Sarandon’s comments were based, in part, on her long-standing opposition to the death penalty and the war, and her not wanting to be part of a population that advocates the killing of others in her – or my or your – name. Obviously, she won’t leave if McCain wins. I would prefer that Tom Cruise and John Travolta left because their support of the Scientology mega-cult is actually causing harm. But they will probably be campaigning for McCain – and also staying in the US no matter who wins.
Are you plotting snatch some innocent celbrities role? If anybody needs to leave it is John McCain because I believe he is a good fit for the Iraqi parliament.
Since Bill Clinton falls onto that catagory now, I'll pick him on one condition. He takes Hillary with him. They will be able to go off and create their own kingdom away form the American continent.
Send Hollywood and all the "actors" to another planet. It's a disgrace in the USA.
I would like to see all the media types that enabled the Bush administration by spreading the lies, and also by playing Rev Wright every day for 2 weeks, while this country is about to implode on account of the Bush crimes. Ship them out, every one.
JS North Carolina
Just the husbands, Jack. Brad can leave, Angelina stays. Just trying to whittle down the competition, so an old guy like me has a better chance. Hope my wife's not watching.
I have no problem with most of the Hollywood crowd. I enjoy their views. We need them all. The ones who should leave are Bush, Chaney, and their unpatriotic friends. I for one love Susan Sarandon.
Ricky Martin. Yea, Ricky Martin … although technically I don’t think he’s a Hollywood celebrity. Anyway, if Hillary doesn’t win, I’d like him to consider leaving the country because, well ... because I’d prefer that he not “shake his bon-bon” for anyone but Hillary. Agreed?
None of them assuming that they legitimately pay their Income Taxes in our country. All these movie and sport celebrities need to leave as much of their obscene salaries in the United States as possible. Their actions do not mean anything anyway!
Any celebrity that threatens to leave the country based on the outcome of a legitimate election shouldn't leave – he/she should be first sent to a psychiatrist to help him/her with the over-inflated ego problem he/she has (since the threat apparently is designed to influence enough people to vote "properly") along with some therapy on dealing with disappointment, then he/she should be sent back to high school (or maybe junior high) to learn about our system of government and how leaders are elected. Since those folks are usually wealthy they should be responsible for the costs of their rehabilitation.
All the leftists liberal can leave right now! Including Obama!
If I had my choice, I'd expel the parents of all those celebutants. Lohan, Spears, Hilton et al. are proof that a girl needs an education and competent guidance even if she has a zillion dollars. I forgive the girls their empty and lame existences but I think it's disgusting that their parents raised such incapable and lost individuals. The fact that these lousy excuses for parents are not only accepted but glorified is a sad commentary on what we, as a society, choose to excuse, tolerate and value.
Jack, I will be happry to see George Bush and senator McSame his cousin both leave the country.
That is way to silly a question for me to comment on.
BARBRA WALTERS-for years I believed in her classy image only to see her painfully attempt a sense of humour on theView (she has none) and then watch her pre-empt the Diane Sawyer/Rosie interview about Rosie announcing she's gay, then we find out she's had an affair with a married guy-outed his name in public when he had the class NOT to out her years ago in his book–and made on writing about what a crappy wife, mother and sister she was...Worst of all is watching all the media cronies who fear her (like Oprah and Anderson Cooper) who just suck up to her in public and not call her what she really is...a selfish skank.
Jenn Cape Cod
Everyone at Fox News.
There re too many to name, but the top choices are Paris Hilton and anyone named Lohan. Why? Because I am sick of these entitled 20 somethings who contribute nothing to society, yet are viewed as role models.
The Hills cast, send them all away...lol (Lauren, Holly and even Brody).
How about the panel from American Idol? They could play Survivor on some island, and we could watch them all get eaten by tigers. That would be a decent reason to put them on the news, where they show up far too often. The show itself doesn't rise to that level of importance.
Lindsey Lohan, Britney Spears, and Paris Hilton all need to take a long vacation with that new uncontacted tribe in Brazil. That should bring them down from the cloud nine they live on.
At this moment, Sharon Stone. Her China earthquake remark only shows her level of intelligence. And we wonder WHY Americans are hated abroad!
I am not sure if Lou Dobbs can be considered a "celebrity" but please send him away. Send him away to Mexico - preferably somewhere near the border.
You could send the "wayward preachers" such as Rev. Wright, Pastor Hagee, and that Catholic dude that was dissing Hillary, to the Bahamas so they can film a reality TV show.
They could call it, "Preachers Gone Wild!" 🙂
No one should have to leave the country jack unless they have committed treason or embarrassed the country unfairly....come to think of it....I wonder what George W. will do after he is out of office...I guess we can rule out the French Rivera.
Jack, Should McCain be elected, people who make statements like Susan Sarandon should get a letter from the Federal Government telling her that since she has publicly "renounced" her citizenship because of the outcome of the 2008 election, she is being "deported" to the country of her choice. That might shut up a few of these whiners.
I wish you would have asked which Cable Television News
pudits should leave this country and I could fill up this Blog
with many, many names.
I also approve of this message!
Send all those young girls out of the country that think that they can sing. No one will ever replace Cher and Tina.
I would send anyone from "The Hills" into "Sudan" to start a reality show there.
Maybe then they'll learn that life isn't all about make-overs and expensive cars.
The Baldwins, Rosie O'Donnell, Michael Moore, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, and the Clinton clan.
The Jolie-Pitts don't bother me, they are usually out of the country anyway.
I would start with the "dunce crop" of new female actresses, beautiful people, or whatever you want to call them, Britney Spears, her sister, Paris Hilton, Lidsay Lohan, maybe her sister and all the other syncophants related to same. Then I would continue with the older Hollywood types, Martin Sheen, Barbra Streisand, the Baldwin Brothers and every other bleeding heart liberal around. For a good mix, throw in Hillary, and reminder her to take her flak vest.
Buffalo, New York
LinLo, Brittany and Paris can all go, regardless of who wins the election. It would raise the IQ level of Hollyweird considerably, and might open some places for people with some real talent...although it might lead to the closure of some of the major Rehab centers.
Does anyone really listen to them? They all have egos that have to be stroked. Sarandan and anyone else that does not like this country, where they should be greatful they have paychecks most of us do not, should leave and the quicker the better.
Ted Danson and his wife, Mary Steenburgen, for their knee-jerk support of Hillary Clinton. Get a brain you two. And you should have supported Larry David on his divorce and on his support of Obama.
Most Hollywood celebs already have homes in other countries so it's no big deal for them.
People like Rush Limbaugh could leave, but then, that's wishful thinking. I say Susan Sarandan has more pull than a Sharon Stone.
In this economic time, I really don't care about Hollywood and their obscene wages, wasteful spending, etc.. The only ones I support are the writers...I was glad they went on strike! They are the real creative ones.
All of them...... And when they leave, have them take all the newspaper, magazine and newspaper people who think we are interested in their lives.
almost all of them.....there are few good celebrities left...I yearn for the days of paul newman, robert redford, jackie gleason, joan crawford, bette davis, ....guess I am showing my age
Your question is akin to opening a bag of chips during the game and saying "just one." You want the whole bag. Same thing applies when discussing who should leave Hollywood.
How about angelina jolie, in case she hasn't noticed this country has a lot of children that could use somebody to adopt them!
I would have said Charlton Heston, but he already left...
Brittney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton are my next picks. What have they done that would make anyone want them to stay?
Could we opt for leaving the planet Earth?
Kick em all out, Start with Harrison Ford trying to push another Indiana Jones movie off, I guess he needs to make another 10 million before his 67th birthday, and what makes any of their opinions greater than the general publics, i havent seen a good movie since gone with the wind, and that is all we get out of these would be actors, a lot of wind.... DELMAR
Sean Pean, Rush Limbaugh, Keith Oberman.
IS Fox News broadcast from Hollywood? If so, let's start with Bill O'Reilly & Sean Hannity – have them go work from the new Halliburton HQ in Dubai. They'll appreciate the tax breaks.
Susan Sarandon!! Jack! Are you so over the hill you don't want her around? After getting all your draft dodgers a Susan Sarandon would be a nice change.
Lets Susan go and let her take several of her colleagues. We do not need them to tell us who to vote for. They all make a living at our expense, then think they can whisp in, endorse someone, especially those w/ limited experience and the most liberal of all while expecting us to kneel, praise, and follow suite. Let them all go!
I would like any Hollywood Celebrity that makes the stupid statement that if their candidate doesnt win they will leave the country to "leave the country."
I would like to see all the MTV and other reality "stars", including Paris Hilton, Nicole Ritchie, etc. to be flown to Iraq, Darfur, or North Korea. It's time the youth of our country understands what real drama is.
Sharon Stone, after her idiotic comment about the disaster in China she certainly should leave. Come to think of it they all should leave except the ones that do some good like, Angelina Jolie, Bradd Pitt, Clooney, Damon and few others. Maybe Tom Cruise can get his church to house all them somewhere out of the US boundries.
Sharon Stone: She really "stepped in it" last week in France when she made a comment about Karma in connection with the earthquake in China. Personally, I think she needs a dose of that karma. Send her to China to help these poor people and get her to donate a whole 40 foot container of tents. these people are not responsible for what happened in Tibet a number of months ago at the hands of the Chinese army. Please, Sharon. Show what you are made of. Go to China; make up; save face and HELP those people. mary from sarasota, fl.
That's easy Jack. The four women from the cast of Sex and the City would make me happy if they took up residence somewhere that ends in "stan" in the old Soviet Union. Any "stan" will do.
I always loathed that show, and thought it was over when they ended Sex and the City four years ago. Suddenly they reappear with a movie, the publicity on TV is relentless, the women at home and work are all a-twitter. And a persistant significant person wants to see a "chick flick" with me. Guess who's going to pay...
As John McCain might say, "These are challenging times, my friend..."
Aww Jack, Are we limited to just one?
Warren Betty, Sean Penn and any other Hollywood type who tries to represent a segment of society and simply doesn't.
If we could include fake New Yorkers, I would Rupert Murdoch and Lou Dobbs to the list.
Jack, can I answer, "All of them" ? Besides, what qualifies his bunch of pampered egomaniacs to hold forth on any major issue with the certainty they often exhibit ? I make a point of ignoring everything they say. I consider my personal opinions, based on 65 years experience in the "school of hard knocks" , to be every bit as good as theirs.
Put my vote in the "Tom Cruise Column". Maybe we can get a giant spaceship to come take him away to his home planet.
If politicians can be called celebs...then all the ones with the last name of Clinton and Bush.
Mel Gibson. Give him a one way ticket to the moon. Maybe Micahel Richards can be his co-pilot.
San Diego, CA
Can we pair up ex-Bush insiders now doing news commentary with those Hollywood celebs? Both deserve to be jettisoned. I suggest Alec Baldwin pair up with Fran Townsend and Karl Rove escort Susan Sarandon. Get them all off the air, please!
I'd like to see all the Hollywood types, along with musicians and sports superheros, lose their influence on our young. If they would have to leave the country to do this that would be fine with me. Just leave the NASCAR drivers here.
Definitely desperately seeking "Susan" Sarandon can leave the country provided she takes her hubby with her. She and her husband think they are the only ones with any sense. All the while,most of us just think they are just simply obnoxious. Susan is a fair actress,but she should really leave politics alone! It doesn't agree with her! Both come off looking and sounding rediculous.
Wow Jack, a really tough question. Do I go for the 'dumber-than-a-box-of-rocks' crowd (Lohan, Hilton, Spears, etc.) or the 'I'm-morally-superior-to-everyone' crowd (Baldwin, Sarandon, Streisand, Penn, etc.).? Hey, how about Rosie O'Donnell? She fits in both groups.
Andrew Bird promised to go to Greenland in 2000, yet he's still here. Go Andrew, and take your Bowl of Fire with you!!!
Tom Cruise and Sharon Stone seem to be the winners by a long shot.
But as far as I am concerned, you can flush all of Hollywood into the ocean before they do some serious damage by meddling in the national election again in the fall.
Britney Spears, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Jacko, and anyone from Fox News Corp anywhere in America. They should all leave NOW!! Go to France or wherever your welcome. Sharon Stone should go to China and live there in the quake zone for a year like the villagers do!! Anywhere would work for Britney, maybe to Pluto!!
Is the Governator a celebrity still?
Believe me, it would be no great loss if Susan Sarandon, Alec Baldwin, Brad Pitt, Angilina Jolie, Madonna, and other Hollywierd so called A-Listers all moved to Europe. They have it much easier than most Americans right now, so what they think shouldn't matter as much.
Since Al Gore was in his own movie he technically qualifies as a celebrity. Could we export him to northern Canada to feed the starving Polar bears by hand? We can always find another global warming extremist to laugh at.
jane fonda for ever go back to were ever just go
The list is sooooo long of Hollywood trash that should leave for good. And on their way out, take along Bush & Cheney!!
Since I live in Europe I´d be more than pleased to buy a one way ticket to Jennifer, Julia, Scarlett and Hilary. They would be invited to stay with me.... I would cook, clean, sing and dance for them until the very end of days...
Elizabeth Hasselbeck of "The View." I've tried to like her, but she buys into everything the Republican political machine churns out – hook, line, and sinker. Most of the time I hear her speak, I wonder if she has a working brain cell anywhere up in her head. Let's send her to some country where their beliefs are really liberal, just for kicks!
Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Arnold Schwarzenegger (seriously, he's a governor?), Mel Gibson, and of course, socialites such as Paris Hilton. These people are highly offensive to at least four of the five senses. Not to mention they are also unintelligent. The country could do some good without people like them giving America a bad name.
It doesn't matter if any of them leave. I've never considered any of their opinions any time, and only wish they would realize it and keep their opinion to themself. It's not as if anyone is influnced by what a Hollywood type believes.
Hey, Bill Hoffman... got a fear of comparison, dearie?
Before he's even given a chance to make his Hollywood debut, let's ship Mike Huckabee out! After losing in the "Who'd Make the Worst President Contest" to a 71 year old, I don't think Americans can bear another terrible performance. It's just bad for the eyes...
I'd like to see all the ones who can't put a sentence together without a four-letter-word, a foreign word, or ebonics leave the country. If we don't all speak like we have some sense, how can any of us take each other seriously... much less expect another nation to respect us? Oh, and add to these, all the comedians who think their culture's "sense of humor" should make everyone else laugh... Stupid people shouldn't be celebrities from America, either.
I don't know if I would call these guys celebrities, but I would love send Dennis Miller, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and last but certainly not least, Bill O'Reilly on a one way trip to the moon!!
I'm with you, Jack. I'll gladly help any celebrity who uses the "I'm leaving the country" statement pack. What time/day should I be as Ms. Sarandon's house should McCain win?
Well seeing how Britney Spears was a Amercian Dream turned disaster last year, I think she should go to England and replace Victoria Beckham's spot as a European Dream, if it comes for her to make another cd, Europe can help her there. If not her, Sarandon should fit be the perfect choice to leave, she haven't had a major impact to Hollywood lately, unlike Britney, so I think Sarandon can go to Paris or Italy.
Send most of them out with Tom Cruise and John Travolta leading the way.
Since it seems most Hollywood folk have gone waaaaaay too far to the left – I'm sorry but I can't just pick one – can you justify a male and female nominee?
In that case, Michael Moore gets the nod for the guys and for the gals it would have to be Rosy O'Donnell – and let's send them to Iran – maybe that will prevent the next war.
Jack, I believe if John McCain wins YOU would probaby want to move to Canda or Italy– at least back to Reno.
As for the celebrities– Bruce Willis, in the movie "The Last Boy Scout" was asked what it took to make him mad? He responded by saying "play rap music". Bruce stays. The "rap" stars– any or all of them– gotta go!
We could only be so lucky to have Susan Sarandon leave the country! The only thing more pathetic than these people using their celebrity to inject themselves into an election, is the number of idiot voters who are actually swayed by what any of these people have to say.
Would George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and Karl Rove count. If so I'll gladly buy all three of them a one way ticket to the North Pole. If not then I say the Clintons, of course I don't know where to send them, I'm sure someone could figure that part out.
Can i choose 2?
No doubt Britney Spears and Paris Hilton
Please one more ?
Lindsey Lohan !
any of bushs buddies
Jack, Oprah Winfrey could leave and go to Africa and help the poor. She doesn't do much to help the poor in the US, like in Kentucky although she gained her fame and fortune from the USA. What'cha think Jack?
Politics aside, I think it's time Dr. Phil quit pretending to be a weight loss guru and "Shrink to the Stars" and politely relocate to Belize.
George Bush Becuse that will be his next job. the name of the movie will be george and dick go oil hunting in the desert.
Susan Sarandon and husband. Sean Penn.
Well Jack I am a first time voter this primary season, however I am not surprised at celebrities trying to capture some more screentime. I would love to see Britney Spears leave the country, but the way this political season is going I would much rather see someone such as Geraldine Ferraro leave the country to lessen some of the drama.
send bush, cheney and all the rest of their ilk to Guantanamo and please leave them there as enemy combatants.
To be fair, the only celebrities I would ask to leave would be democrats.
Sharon Stone, and she should have to relocate to Communist China.
Let all of them leave! I am tired of tv shows, music promotions, and reality tv anyhow. Maybe our younger generation will begin to empty their brains and use the space to think of cleaner ways to produce oil, help our enviornment, and stop thinking that Hollywood stars are really Stars. They are just like us! LET THEM GO
How about Wolf Blitzer, Lou Dobbs, and their counterparts at the other useless media outlets?
Let them cheer for wars in other countries.
Let them all stay... instead I'd like to kick out the celebrity worshippers... I'm so tired of those people.
Renee Zelwegger, I would not be sad to see her go.
Jane Fonda, she should have never been considered an American citizen anyway. Maybe Siagon will allow her to take up residence there.
I would love see Kobe Bryant leave the Country and take all of the other players who get more than special treatment by the Referees.
I'd like just about all of them to leave the planet! Most of them can't act and all they do is whine about everything. They're given way too much air time now as it is.
Well, she's not exactly a celebrity, but how about my ex-wife? And yes, she's a Hillary supporter...
My pick would be Micheal Moore, haven't seen any of this movies either!!! I also would like to see Dennis Miller hitchin' a ride from Micheal Moore.
Anybody that asks for more money for their charities when they have more money they know what to do with.
Rosie O'donell – enought said.
I think all people living in the US should be allowed to stay. Both illegal imigrants and celebrities.
I am honestly looking forward to one of these celebrities announcing that they will use their fortunes to make the lives better of those people they are all feeling so sorry for. Adopt a small town, pay for all those services they want the taxpayer to pay for?
I don't know if these two count as celebrities, but for embarassing your fair country I think it would be wise to send Nancy Pelosi and (FORMER) President Jimmy Carter to a galaxy far, far away.
Barbara Streisand, unless she agrees to shut up and sing.
I really really don't like her.............Sally Fields
I'd like to see Tom Cruise leave the country. Because he's insane.
Pat Buchanan. We're so over him.
Jack it would have to be Sharon Stone. And I'd like to see her move to China. Then we can see what the "Basic Instinct" would be of every citizen over there who saw her.
I don't know who I'd want to leave the US but if I want them to leave there it's unlikely I'd want them to come here to Canada...
Tom Cruise and all the other scientologists.
Finally, something bipartisan 🙂
Jack, so many choices; so little time.
He has to be an actor as he sure is not Presidential material.
Pretty much all of them.
Mel Gibson or Brittany Spears. And I'm sure you don't need to ask why.
Does Pres. Bush II count as a celebrity? But, something tells me no one else would take him.
Paris Hilton. Need I say more?
Natalia, Santa Cruz, CA
Jack: I think you have become quite the celebrity! Why don't you and your opinionated self take a hike?
I'd like to see Britney Spears leave the country; particularly since she appeared in Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 911 movie stating that we should trust and believe in President Bush and do whatever he says 🙂
I would like to see Lindsay Lohan leave America.
She is a negative influence. Period. And the fact that we're still showering her with attention is just sick. That's all I have to say.
Sharon Stone....perhaps to China.......it's a karma thing
How about you, Jack?
Who? Brittany Spears
Who? Paris Hilton
Beth – Alameda
Jack, I would like to see Paris Hilton leave the country. If she did, the average IQ of the nation would go up by five points
There are oh so many. Can't I just circumvent the painful choice of just one and just close my eyes and pray to Jesus Christ that California separates from the US and drifts across the see and merges into China so they can finally fulfill their Socialist dreams?
All of them. Do you have to ask?
It doesn't matter who, but if there has to be someone who leaves, it has to be some movie star who leaves right before their premier. That would be enough to shake people to their senses. It certainly would for me.
tom cruise please.
I agree with Courtney from South Windsor, CT... these people just make Americans look bad; we need to keep them shut away from the world... but, do we have to keep them in California? Isn't there room for them in South Windsor?
Tom Cruise, and hopefully he'll take his scientology cronies with him
I'd like to see Bill O'Reily leave the country, or better yet, let's send him to another planet. Sure, he is only a celebrity in his own mind, but I am worried about him. This planet is spinning, and it's spinning pretty fast.
I would like to see Sharon Stone leave the cpuntry because what she said about China was deeply insulting to Chinese pople in China and the Chinese people around the world.
Jack, I'd like to see Dick Cheney leave the country, but you know that no one is going to leave when they see the exchange rate between the dollar and other foreign currencies! Keeping the dollar in free fall will keep immigration flowing in, not out. No one can afford to leave.
As a Canadian I am pleading for my good neighbours to the south to please ensure that it is a TIE this November. Ms Sarandon et al are not welcome in the friendly confines of the North where they will just begin to preach their ultra-left-wing views to us poor Canucks. If it's a stalemate they can't declare they lost so they must stay put to torment you all.
I can just see what's next, if her hockey team doesn't win then she'll move to Russia....... Hm, if that was the case then maybe this would be a worthwhile means to an end....
Paris Hilton! She has a connection with Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears. If they're truly "BFFs", maybe they'd stick together and allow France, Germany, (or hopefully Greenland) enjoy their "news" coverage!
Hmm.. is Bush considered a celeb? Guess so. Let's send him packing!!!
Paris Hilton should leave the country/planet....
Justin Timberlake, He Can't Act, he can't sing, and hes as Ugly as Sin!
Paris Hilton should leave the country since she is celebrity for nothing!
I know they haven't and probably won't support a presidential candidate but I would like to see Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson leave the country. Both are no talent flea bags who can't sing or play any instrument to any kind of decent quality. They need to leave so that the music industry can begin to heal and foster the growth of more talent artists. These two are sadly not talent, and have no redeeming qualities as musicians.
Does anyone really care which celebrity leaves the country for any reason? This is the silliest question you have ever posed.
All the celebs that say they will leave and dont when x happens. Bye Bye your movies suck you have failed.
When I saw Ed's suggestion of Tom Cruise, I almost changed my vote and agreed with Ed. However, I think I'll still have to stick with Sean Penn.
Sharon Stone... I think the next President should put her on a plane to china, maybe she could meet Karma.
Sean Penn...for boarder line treasonist activities!
I would like to see Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton leave the U.S.A and go somewhere like Amsterdam so they can party it all up there and quit corrupting our television
I nominate Jack Cafferty as the celebrity I'd most like to leave the U.S.
What purpose do these mean-spirited comments about Susan Sarandon and Alec Baldwin serve?
Jesse "The Heat " Ventura
The reason why? Why Not!
Tom Cruise. He can take Xenu and his thetans with him.
Silly questions deserve silly answers. If YOU were from Hollywood, I would have an answer for you.
barbara streisand. no explanation required.
Let Mel Gibson go and take his fundamentalist christian brothers with him! Ralk about a hate monger!
All of them should leave....except Carrot Top of course.
I'd like to see Wolf Blitzer leave the country because his obviously fake name scares me.
Ken from Mount Cobb, PA
Sean Penn. I would want him to move to a county that had few television reporters so we can stop hearing him make unintelligent observations about our country.
I would love for Tom Cruise to leave the country
Bill O'Reilly, and I don't even care where he moves, because wherever he goes he will have less right to spew his drivel, and perhaps he'd realize that America wasn't so bad after all.
Have a great weekend Jack.
Jack if you move to Hollywood, I would like for you to be the one to leave the country.
Jack, Id like to see them all leave regardless of who gets elected.
Doane Cafferty, Binghamton, New York
Hannah Montana... Before she goes down the road of Spears and Lohan.
how about paris hilton. britney spears and hillary herself go on a permanent vacation outside of the united states.
any one of them is followed by anything but drama, nonsense and and a general circus atmosphere....
This is a stupid question. Everyone has a right to their opinions. This is America or have you people forgotten that?
Barbra Streisand. Do I really NEED a reason?
Why in hell do I have to pick just one? It would be easier to choose the ones that one wants to keep.
The list would be shorter of those that shouldn't leave.
If McCain wins . . . I want to see Sharon Stone move to China because that will be karma's way of teaching her a lesson.
Paris Hilton. I don't want the world to think americans are stupid and ignorant.
Kim Bassinger for leaking private family issues to TMZ. She should have been charged with child endangerment, for the emotional trama she subjected on her daughter.
Thank you for a question that can finally unify all of America. The answer is simple: ALL OF THEM!
Celebrities, is there anything they DON'T know?
Although he does not reside in Hollywood; I used to consider him a celebrity. My choice would be Lou Dobbs! Ever since the head swelling idea of a presidential run for president; he has become a rude, arrogant, pompous ass.
Come on back down to earth Lou, we want to hear your guests opnions as well. You used to be the best; however with Jack and Wolf in the arena you've become expendable.
Hey Kitty, this does not apply to you! You ROCK!
Paula Abdul! trouble is she maybe thinks she has already left anyway. I am sure Jason Castro can direct her to a suitable place to convalesce.
I'm going to suggest Jane Fonda, for her treason against our country (and the lives that were subsequently lost due to her words and actions) during the Vietnam War.
Or...Tom Cruise. He honestly gives me the creeps.
Well Jack, as there are many celebs out there that I would help pack, I think we need to back the uhaul up an help move the governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger outta here before he tries to find a way to the white house, some day, oooh I shudder at the thought....
I would like to see any Hollywood celebrity who supports John McCain to leave the country and go to Afghanistan or Iraq for a year or two, and then decide if they support more wars in foreign lands.
I'd enjoy seeing Tom Cruise beamed up to the mothership. After that NASA wouldn't have to waste money on Mars probes that search for signs of life in space.
Richard in Mexico:
George W. Bush and Dick Cheney! If they're not some of our best fantasy actors on the scene today, who is?
Could we get them ALL to leave?? What gives ANY person catagorized as a "Celebrity" the ability or right to be an influencer of public opinion?
Their only qualifications are that they look good, can follow directions and read a script well. Wow!! Sounds like most of the politicians that we have.
Next we need to get rid of People, National Enquirer, et al.
PARIS HILTON!!! What a waste of skin. No talent, morals, or anything else. I also think her parent's should go too, terrible role models. They ruined a good name, they should get no money from the grandfather. So.. kick them out.
I think Paris hilton should leave...cos she's as dumb as the current president.
No question,it's Tom Cruise here's a guy who correlates having money with intelligence and knowledge. He's an expert in all fields, medicial, religious you name it. He's beyond a doubt, the most annoying hollywood celeb of em all, and could hit the bricks tommorow.
Michael Bolton, He stole one of my Cabs in New York and Dated my mom when i was a child. I hate that Guy.
Anyone who walks across the "red carpet" as if that were really what is most important about the Oscars.
Most of them!
They take the money American citizens pay at the movies, then give to other countries. Instead of helping American citizens who are in need, no homes,no money. Charity belongs first at home-then when America is strong we help other countries.
They all should leave the United States as they part of the problem and none of the solution! Kind of like United States Federal Government, most of the problem and none of the solution.
Most desired businessman I would help pack, Bill Gates!!!!
If your last name is Rove, Cruise, Winfrey, Lohan, Hilton, Kelly, Peterson, O'Reilly, Hannity, McGraw, Clinton, McCain, Cheney, Gingrich, Blitzer, Buchannan, or Bush, you gotta go!!!. It's fairly self explanatory. They are damaging America.
Put the majority of them on a ship with Rosie O'Donnell as the captain. That woman just can't shut up.