Magazine May 2, 2011, Issue

Dreams of My Carwash

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In a recent issue of Vogue, actress Reese Witherspoon says she sits in her car and cries sometimes, because she misses her privacy. In a recent interview with Hearst Newspapers, politician Barack Obama says he misses grocery shopping, taking walks, and other humble diversions private citizens take for granted. But he doesn’t tell everyone to deplane Air Force One ahead of him, he’ll be right along, so he can have a good cathartic sob into his hanky — so he’s not exactly like the star of Legally Blonde. Still, you have to feel for the guy. Stardom is lonely:

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