Blake Lively and Penn Badgley two of the stars of Gossip Girl join other young actors in a new pro-Obama television commercial. The ad, a parody of drug prevention ads, encourages young people to talk to their parents about the consequences of voting for John McCain.

The joke is continued on the Partnership for a McCain-Free America website, which features the ad as well as real talking points young folks can use to have "the conversation."

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Released by MoveOn.org Political Action, as  part of MoveOn’s Youth Vote program, is directed by Bourne Identity/ Mr. and Mrs. Smith director Doug Liman. The 30-second spot will air nationally during Gossip Girl as well as on MTV and Comedy Central in university towns in North Carolina and Nevada.

Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.