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In case you haven't already heard, brace yourself for this news: Wyclef Jean is seriously considering running for President of Haiti. He's already filed the paperwork to participate in the election on November 28, and we can expect an official decision to come on August 7.
Don't make us bring up Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ronald Reagan, but the transition for a movie or music star to political office can be pretty easy if they are a different sort of triple threat: they've got the right amount of previous positive political activity, drive and inspiration for the future and support from more than just their fans. Lucky for Wyclef, he's three for three there, so the step to presidency in his troubled home country is well within reach.
Matt Damon and musician Wyclef Jean help deliver food to one of the many cities in Haiti affected by Hurricane Ike this week. The island nation has been slammed by four tropical storms this hurricane season, leading the Haitian-born Jean to organize a special UN aid effort there with Matt's help.
Meanwhile, a performance in which Damon played, shall we say, a supporting role took home an early Emmy on Saturday.
The Emmys aren't till next Sunday, but the Creative Arts Primetime ceremony bestowed a statuette on comedian Sarah Silverman's kiss-off to ex-boyfriend Jimmy Kimmel, "I'm F#@&ing Matt Damon." Ben Affleck was not thanked for his role in Kimmel's follow-up regarding the actor and the TV host's special relationship.
· Matt Damon Is in Haiti to Help Hurricane Victims [ICYDK]
· Booster Travel: Matt and Ben For Barack [Jaunted]
· Matt Damon Uses Fairly Unoriginal Fake Name at London Hotel [HC]
· Celeb Travel coverage [Jaunted]
[Photo: AP via Yahoo]