Happy 4th of July! Celebrities Posing With the POTUS (PHOTOS)

It's Independence Day, so what better time to look at some photos of celebrities with the man in charge? President Barack Obama has taken an audience with many of our favorite celebs, in both work and play. For example, while Jennifer Hudson often sings at presidential parties, politically-active ;Vampire Diaries ;hottie Ian Somerhalder is a little more interested in talking policy. Let's take a look at celebs hangin' with the Commander in Chief, or the lovely FLOTUS, Michelle Obama.

From Katy Perry and her grandma to Beyoncé and Jay-Z, all kinds of celebs have made his acquaintance. Click through to start the gallery... and happy birthday, America! Be safe out there tonight.

Craving more celebrity patriotism? We have you covered with our Celebs in Stars and Stripes gallery!