Even Eva Mendes Can’t Get a Ticket to Obama’s Inauguration!

Looks like smoking looks, box office bankability and a sexy underwear campaign mean nothing when it comes to getting tickets to the hottest party in town, President Elect Barack Obama's Inauguration!

At the Macy's 150th Birthday gala in New York, Eva Mendes told Access Hollywood that even she was going to have to miss the festivities saying, I thought I had some pull—I usually do, and I've been shut down," Eva sighed. "It's the hardest party to get into."

Her co-star in the upcoming film The Spirit, Gabriel Macht piped in as well, "I've had my people speak to Barack's people and..." Gabriel started. Eva finished his sentence for him, laughing and adding, "And he's not going either!"

Mendes can always pull a Scarlett Johansson and scream from the mountain tops that all she wants for Christmas is tickets to the inaugural ball! Oh wait, she kind of just did that. Either way, Eva has vowed to keep trying.

"We are still working on it, but I understand the whole thing," Eva said. "They don't want to make it a celebrity studded event because this in an extremely crucial time in our history and in our world right now. I completely understand that. But of course, I would love to go and be there."

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Mariela Rosario,

I'm a raging opinionista and I love to share my ramblings on everything from pop culture to food to stuff that makes me laugh & cry! I've worked in all types of media (TV, film, print) and was previously the online editor at Latina magazine before joining Mamás Latinas. On most nights you can find me working my way through my library of cookbooks or playing with my puppy Lola (my only child so far). I have a wonderful hubby who shares my passion for any and all kinds of travel. Together, we've formed a semi-professional wine drinking team.

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