OMG: Blake Lively and Penn Badgley Star in Obama Ad

'Gossip Girl' Stars Go to Bat for MoveOn

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WASHINGTON ( -- "Gossip Girl" stars Blake Lively and Penn Badgley are going political in an ad for the MoveOn Youth Vote program that supports the election of Barack Obama.

In a parody of the White House's anti-drug advertising, the 30-second spot features youths discovering that their parents have -- horror of horrors -- a "Drill, baby, drill" hat. The ad, which features a number of other teens as well as the stars of the CW show, encourages youths to talk to their parents about the consequences of voting for John McCain. (Video and more after the jump.)

Like the White House's anti-drug spot, the ad points to a website, before switching to a final scene with Ms. Lively.

"Talk to your parents about John McCain," she says. "And if you're ever out somewhere and you're considering voting McCain, just call me. I'll pick you up. No questions asked."

MoveOn officials weren't immediately available to discuss spending on the ad. Doug Liman, who directed the spot, said in a statement the ad was intended to stress the importance of the election.

"This will be the most important election of our lifetimes when you think about what is at stake. Young people get it, they are voting overwhelmingly for Barack Obama," he said. "Too many of their parents are still on the fence, and I thought it was important to make this ad and let my generation and older generations know that the younger generation is clear: They want a future and a country led by Barack Obama."
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