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It’s an emotional morning in America — as Republican Donald Trump gets sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America, the country is saying goodbye to Barack Obama, the country’s first Black president.

Obama, an absolute standup character, served two terms with pure class, dignity and love. As Obama and his stunning family get ready to move on to the next chapter of their lives, celebrities are praising the now-former president and his team for a job well done.

Zoe Saldana took to Instagram Friday morning to simply say thank you for all Obama has done for this country. “We hope we make you proud. You taught us that love is the only way to move forward,” she wrote. “I learned so much from you and our First Lady Michelle Obama. I am honored I was able to witness your presidency , and I have been forever changed, educated, guided and inspired by you. Our children will know about you, we promise.”

Lala Anthony posted on Instagram: “Grateful to GOD myself and my son were alive to witness this.JOB. WELL. DONE.FOREVER MY POTUS AND FLOTUS!!!”

Zendaya shared an emotional message on Instagram, writing: “My president is black…feels good to say. Thank you for all you’ve done and all you represent. #ThankyouObama.”

Khloe Kardashian wrote on the social media website: I’m asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about change — but in yours.” Terribly sad to see you go but honored I was able to watch firsthand. I hope our history books will do you justice.

See below for more celebrity reactions.


What ‘Geostorm’s’ Gerard Butler & Abbie Cornish Wish They Could Control Via Sattelite



One of the many taglines for the new drama, Geostorm, is simply: “Some things weren’t meant to be controlled.”

The film follows a team comprised of world leaders that have one goal in mind; to save the world from natural disasters with the creation of Dutch Boy, a series of satellite grids that control weather and natural disasters around the world.

And while the movie is flooded with action and stellar performances, the film ironically rivals recent natural disasters and crisis around the world and welcomes a bigger conversation. “That’s the genius behind the movie,” the film’s star, Gerard told HipHollywood. “But nobody knew how acutely it was going to be happening when the movie came out.”

He added, “It’s fun, it’s epic, it’s exciting, but at it’s core, it’s like, listen, ‘we gotta be careful. We gotta be really careful.”

Co-star Jim Sturgess added. “There is this sort of back bone, a message about climate change and you kind of hope that audience members leave with that somewhere in the cautiousness.”

With the idea, however, that a large unit could control the world’s natural ills and weather patterns, imagine if the same could apply for people’s personal lives.

So when HipHollywood sat down with the cast of the film, we asked: If you could have a grid of satellites over your personal life, what would it control?

For Abbie Cornish, she “wouldn’t mind a satellite that could bring all the local organic seasonal fruits and vegetables to my house ” or “a satellite to drop down fresh flowers.” Jim Sturgess suggested he would love help with “being late for things.”

But it was Butler who suggested “Integration.”

He explained, “As opposed to having different satellites and saying ‘here’s one for my personal life, here’s one for my relationships, here’s one for my career; I’d rather just have one big satellite, combine them all together, and just shine a whole bunch of positive inspirational light on me as a whole.”

Geostorm hits theaters on Friday, October 20.

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