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President Obama and his TV faves: 'Entourage' and Omar on 'The Wire'

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While he watches Hannah Montana with his daughters, President Obama also logs TV time with Entourage and The Wire. Politico.com is reporting that the President enjoys watching Jeremy Piven’s antics as a hard-nosed Hollywood agent on Entourage. (Piven’s character Ari is widely considered to be based on the real-life brother of the President’s chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel.)

Demonstrating excellent taste in drama, the President has also named HBO’s The Wire among his other favorites, singling out Omar, the gay, ruthless, and ultimately-dead Baltimore drug dealer who played by his own rules, as a favorite character. Proving he can sensibly distinguish art from life, the President has noted, “That’s not an endorsement. He’s not my favorite person, but he’s a fascinating character.”

Now if we could just get the President to give his endorsement to another HBO show loved by some of us here at EW: the just-announced-for-a-second-season cult show Eastbound & Down. Maybe someone on his staff could slip him a DVD of this show about a down-on-his-luck baseball player? Sounds like the President enjoys rooting for an underdog…

What do you think about the President’s viewing choices?