On This Day in History: March 9, 2008


Carmit Bachar quits the Pussycat Dolls.

A hair expert speculated that troubled teen sensation Britney Spears’ hair may never grow back.

Billionaire Richard Branson kissed a woman.

The child star in Hillary Clinton’s infamous 3 a.m. phone call ad endorsed Barack Obama on national television.

Stock footage of an 8-year-old [Casey] Knowles sleeping – shot when she worked as an extra in TV commercials – was used in Clinton’s “red phone” ad, which asked “Who do you want answering the phone at 3 a.m.?” in the case of a foreign policy crisis.

But the high-school senior – who will be eligible to vote in the general election – is actually a passionate supporter of Barack Obama’s, and has been volunteering for the Illinois senator’s campaign.

“I think it would be wonderful if Barack Obama and I could get together and do a counter-ad,” she told CNN Saturday…

“It hurts that footage of me would contribute to a candidate that I’m not necessarily supporting. Hopefully Mr. Obama would forgive me. ”

Knowles, who lives in Washington State, also said she plans on helping Obama in Oregon ahead of that state’s primary in May.

“They want to get me down there and hopefully get me to help support and get campaigning going on down there,” she said.

Troubled teen sensation Lil Bow Wow turned 21, Sucker Punch star Oscar Isaac turned 29, Cinderella star Eloise Webb turned 5, and Polish Bar extra Chingy turned 28.

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