Celebrities smoke, stress eat and drink amid wait for presidential election results

Suzy Byrne
·Editor, Yahoo Entertainment
·5-min read

Voting is over but the great wait is on for the winner of the 2020 presidential election between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Despite what’s been said, there’s no winner yet in the race as many absentee ballots are being tabulated — and everyone is impatient, including celebrities. There’s been stress eating, drinking, smoking and — luckily, because we can all use some lightheartedness — a few jokes amid the largely liberal crowd in Hollywood.

Biden or Trump? The country, world — and, yes, Hollywood — waits for the counting to be done. (Photo: ANGELA WEISS,MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
Biden or Trump? The country, world — and, yes, Hollywood — waits for the counting to be done. (Photo: ANGELA WEISS,MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Jimmy Kimmel compared the wait for a winner to having surgery sans anesthesia.

Whitney Cummings quipped that it’s more stressful than waiting for a positive or negative.

Molly Sims compared it to a paternity reveal on Maury.

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On edge... who’s with me?

A post shared by Molly Sims (@mollybsims) on Nov 3, 2020 at 7:04pm PST

Hilary Duff joked it was like waiting for STD test results.

(Screenshot: Hillary Duff via Instagram)
(Screenshot: Hillary Duff via Instagram)

Sharon Stone cried to get out her emotions.

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#ElectionDay2020

A post shared by Sharon Stone (@sharonstone) on Nov 3, 2020 at 5:29pm PST

Cardi B had not one, not two, but three smokes — at once.

Heidi Klum had her beat by a few.

Monica Lewinsky reported that she would be smoking, too.

Ryan Seacrest did some stress eating.

Mindy Kaling worked on “an entire cheesecake.”

Olivia Culpo and Duff too.

(Screenshot: Olivia Culpo via Instagram)
(Screenshot: Olivia Culpo via Instagram)
(Screenshot: Hillary Duff via Instagram)
(Screenshot: Hillary Duff via Instagram)

Chrissy Teigen did some stress cooking. “Everything’s fine. Everything’s fine. Don’t worry about us, we’re fine,” she said in a video from her kitchen while making guacamole.

(Chrissy Teigen via Instagram)
(Chrissy Teigen via Instagram)

Busy Philipps did a combo of crying, stress eating and dancing.

Roma Downey was also “out of control snacking.”

There was drinking. Jennifer Aniston shared a Baby Yoda cocktail, saying, “May the force be with us,” along with praying hands and cocktail emojis.

(Jennifer Aniston via Instagram)
(Jennifer Aniston via Instagram)

Kevin McHale was walking while drinking around his neighborhood to combat insomnia.

Randy Rainbow also had booze on the brain.

Patton Oswalt joked about just getting drunk — and staying that way until Sunday.

He also joked about raiding the medicine cabinet.

Jenna Dewan was drinking too.

(Screenshot: Jenna Dewan via Instagram)
(Screenshot: Jenna Dewan via Instagram)

Ricki Lake was ready to drink early Wednesday morning.

Andy Cohen was in more of a “wake and bake” mood on Wednesday a.m. (Now legal for the New Yorker in nearby New Jersey.)

Comfort was key in combating stress for Ariel Winter and Padma Lakshmi.

Kristin Cavallari couldn’t sleep.

(Screenshot: Kristin Cavallari via Instagram)
(Screenshot: Kristin Cavallari via Instagram)

Others posted silly distractions.

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🇺🇸 How is everyone doing? 🇺🇸

A post shared by Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamilofficial) on Nov 4, 2020 at 6:50am PST

Some more shared some not-so-soothing quotes about patience.

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Good morning everyone. After a long night, the election still has not been called, and all eyes are now on a few crucial states - so I wanted to provide you with some updates on what we know so far. Hang in there, and be patient. NEVADA The state’s election division announced Wednesday morning that no more results would be updated until noon Eastern on Thursday. Remaining votes include mail ballots received on Election Day, those that will arrive over the next week, and provisional ballots. 86% of votes have been reported, Biden in the lead. WISCONSIN 97% of estimated votes have been reported with Biden in the lead by a small margin. Absentee ballots are expected to be counted by Wednesday morning. MICHIGAN 90% of estimated votes have been reported. The remaining mail ballots are expected to favor Democrats. Biden has a very small lead as of this morning. On Tuesday, the secretary of state said that she expected to have a “very clear picture, if not a final picture” or the results by Wednesday night. GEORGIA 96% of votes have been reported with Biden up slightly. Still waiting for votes from Atlanta and the surrounding suburbs - counting should be completed today. PENNSYLVANIA 76% of estimated votes are in - with Trump ahead - but more than half of the uncounted votes are in suburbs and medium cities. The remaining mail ballots are expected to favor Democrats. Officials have said they expect most votes will be counted by Friday, November 6th. Pennsylvania has the largest share of uncounted ballots. State officials couldn’t begin opening mail-in ballots until Election Day, so it may take days to count more than a million outstanding ballots. NORTH CAROLINA 99% of estimated votes have been reported - with Trump ahead. Mail-in ballots postmarked by Election Day are accepted until November 12. ARIZONA 98% of votes have been reported with Biden ahead by less than 100,000 votes with an estimated 400,000 yet to be counted. But the vast majority of the uncounted ballots are in Phoenix, which favors Democrats. Officials expect to finish counting ballots today. #election #results #news #politics #breathe

A post shared by Katie Couric (@katiecouric) on Nov 4, 2020 at 7:15am PST

And Dan Rather had sage advice, as he often does.

While Trump incorrectly claimed victory on Tuesday, the wait continues as ballots are counted in states including Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, and Biden remained hopeful.

On Stephen Colbert’s Showtime election night special, he talked about why “it's actually a good thing we don't know who won yet”:

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