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The Governator blocks Beatty from campaign rally


Actors Warren Beatty, right, and Annette Bening, center, lead a get-out-the vote effort in San Diego, Saturday, as they begin a bus tour that will follow Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s campaign bus to protest his reform propositions that will go to the polls on November 8, 2005. Reuters photo by Mike Blake.

Boy, this got ugly. What egos…oh, wait, they’re actors. (SFGate):

The state’s special election verged on a celebrity showdown Saturday when Warren Beatty and his wife Annette Bening attempted to crash a campaign appearance by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The Hollywood couple strode side by side to the entrance of a cavernous airport hangar where the governor was about to address several hundred supporters. But they were blocked by a Schwarzenegger campaign aide, Darrel Ng, who told the “Bulworth” star he was not on the guest list and didn’t have the appropriate wristband to get inside.

“You have to have a wristband to listen to the governor?” Bening asked. “He represents all of us, right?”

Beatty’s appearance caused momentary confusion at the rally. Just before the governor took the stage, the hangar door was closed — literally in the face of Beatty and Bening. It was later reopened as Schwarzenegger began to speak.

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