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The Baltimore Sun

Obama turns 50

With a 500-point drop in the stock market and frustration with government near record highs after the debt ceiling battle, President Barack Obama's 50th birthday looked as if it was going to be a very grim affair, indeed. But despite some earlier speculation that his birthday party would be star-less, it turned out that Hollywood's elite still love a little White House partying. Chris Rock, Jay-Z, Tom Hanks and Charles Barkley all attended the bash. Oprah Winfrey didn't make it, but her BFF, Gayle King, did. The public may be frustrated with the president, but the big stars still love him (or at least the free food). Win McNamee / Getty Images