Bill Russell Gets Confused For Morgan Freeman At Presidential Inauguration

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

There were many celebrities at President Obama’s second inauguration in Washington D.C. yesterday but Good Morning America was a bit hasty in spotting actor Morgan Freeman in the crowd. Commentator George Stephanopoulous confused retired basketball player Bill Russell for the legendary actor.

Not one to let the mistake slide, comedian Jon Stewart roasted the flub on his “Daily Show.” “Now, in George Stephanopoulous’s defense, all tall people look alike to him,” joked Stewart. Zing.

Several celebrities were in attendance during the inauguration ceremonies. Singer Beyonce and hubby Jay-Z were all smiles during the swearing in ceremony after Bey sang the National Anthem. Afterwards, Alicia Keys who performed “Girl On Fire” and Jennifer Hudson who took on Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” for the President and Mrs. Obama’s first romantic dance.

Jamie Foxx even serenaded the Vice President and his wife with his rendition of “I Can’t Stop Loving You.”