Barack Obama’s After Party: Celebs Stay Out

By: Celebuzz / November 4, 2008

Presidential candidate Barack Obama has drawn major support from the Hollywood community, not the least of which was displayed at the Democratic National Convention in August.

And today, Election Day, the quest all finally comes to an end—possibly in victory for the 47-year-old Senator from Illinois.

But don’t expect to see many famous faces holding court with Obama tonight at his rally in Chicago, says the Sun Times.

”There really only needs to be one star in Grant Park, and that’s Barack,” an anonymous elected official told the paper.

”There will be plenty of time for a new President Obama to be surrounded by famous fans, all hopeful about a new administration.”

The newspaper notes that while Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Sean ”Diddy” Combs, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins and Ben Affleck were advised to skip the Chicago festivities and focus on attending the expected Obama inauguration in January, there’s one person you just don’t say no to: Oprah Winfrey.

The upcoming 30 Rock star is expected to join the Obama family to watch the returns in the candidate’s suite at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

And once the big “O” sets her mind to something, there’s no stopping her.