DiCaprio, Berry among celebs in vote video
NEW YORK - How do you get kids to vote? Just say no.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Halle Berry, Jennifer Aniston, Tobey Maguire, Eva Longoria Parker and other stars are using reverse psychology to get young people into voting booths on election day.
In a new public service announcement that hit YouTube and other online outlets Wednesday, DiCaprio said: 'Please - just don't vote.' Others echo his plea: 'Don't vote.'
But the stars soon twist the message: Voting is a civic duty and the only way to effect change.
'I mean, seriously, ... after this whole video - if you're not gonna vote, I don't even know what to say. ... You know you have to vote,' says DiCaprio, who produced the PSA.
Bow Wow starts vote promo tour
ATLANTA - Bow Wow once thought that politics was only for 'old folks,' but the 21-year-old platinum-selling rapper said he's had a change of heart and wants other young people to vote.
'I used to think going to the mall and hollering at girls (was) more important,' he said. 'But in reality, we are in a different time now. My focus now is to take it a step further to make a change and vote.'
On Wednesday he kicked off a 15-city tour urging people to register for the Nov. 4 general election. He and about 50 followers spent most of the day walking more than two miles from downtown Atlanta to nearby colleges.
Bow Wow, whose real name is Shad Moss, said he felt compelled to act after seeing the financial struggles of his family and friends but he's not promoting any specific candidates.
Phish to do reunion tour
MONTPELIER, Vt. - Those reunion rumors weren't just cut bait: Four years after disbanding, the time seems right to Phish.
The Vermont-bred foursome on Wednesday announced three concert dates next March in Hampton, Va., a longtime favorite venue for the band and its fiercely loyal fans. Other 2009 dates will be announced later, according to a notice posted on the band's Web site.