The Obama re-election campaign rolled out the First
Lady for a series of high-profile events on Monday, including
a star-studded fundraising dinner, for which celebrities each
Whoopi Goldberg, Gayle King, Angela Bassett and
Ben Stiller also attended the event, joining producer Harvey
Weinstein, who has reportedly donated more than $500,000 to
The lure of the First Lady: Celebrities
flock to lavish $5,000-a-head Obama election fundraiser hosted
by Michelle (and she even manages a spectacular outfit change)
By Lydia Warren PUBLISHED: 09:30 EST, 20 March 2012 | UPDATED:
14:59 EST, 20 March 2012
A lot of people have requested a list of which Hollywood
airheads are at the Democrat convention this week. Apparently
these readers plan to snub the celebs' movies, TV shows and music.
"In a speech that went on so long that California
Democratic Party Chairman Art Torres began to hover nervously
at his side, Dreyfuss called Bush 'arrogant and incompetent' and
said 'his appeal to patriotism is simplistic and thuggish,'" the
San Jose Mercury News reported.
Dreyfuss raged: "He is the enemy of thoughtfulness.
I wasn't raised in George Bush's America, and I wouldn't be comfortable
in it. "In this America, you point toward a sin and you are pointed
at. You are the irritant, not the gatekeeper. You smell funny
- sinister funny. Terrorist-friendly. You mention due process,
and the silence is not respectful, it is ominous."
Other Tinseltown tyros having a gas in Beantown,
according to publications ranging from Variety to the Chicago
Tribune to the Toronto Star: Billy Crystal, John Cusack, Sarah
Jessica Parker, Jon Bon Jovi, Joe Pantoliano, Liev Schreiber,
Natalie Portman, Glenn Close, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, James
Taylor, Chris Cooper, Sean Astin, Harvey Weinstein, Rob
Reiner, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Ziggy Marley, Wes Craven,
Montel Williams, Jason Bateman, Ellen Burstyn, Wyclef Jean, Rachael
Leigh Cook, Minnie Driver and Alfre Woodard.
Tuesday, July 27, 2004
Not 'Bush's America': Hollywood Airheads Have a Gas in Beantown
Tonight, Lieberman will join Gore in an unprecedented
star-studded fund raiser at Radio City Music Hall in New York
scheduled to include as hosts liberal actors Ben Affleck, Julia
Roberts, John Cusack and Matt Damon – all of whom have starred
in violent R-rated movies – as well as liberal performers Bette
Midler, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Jimmy Buffett, Don Henley,
Macy Gray, Lenny Kravitz and Crosby, Stills & Nash.
The hosts are Miramax Chairman Harvey Weinstein,
Rolling Stone Editor and Publisher Jann Wenner and VH1 President
John Sykes, according to Center for Responsive Politics.
On Monday, Gore raised more than $1 million at a
star-studded fund raiser in Camden, N.J., hosted by comedian David
Brenner that included performances by Luther Vandross, Michael
Bolton and Cher.
Focus on Hollywood Sleaze Ill-Timed
for Gore UPI
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000
Wall-to-wall celebrities at the Democratic National Committee
fund-raiser at Radio City Music Hall included Matt Damon, Salma
Hayek, Julia Roberts, Michael Douglas, and Harrison Ford, who
helped raise $6.5 million for the Democratic cause. Maybe it was
her legal activist role in Erin Brockovich, but Roberts confessed,
“I’m a Democrat, [but] I’ve never done anything political before”
Performers included Sheryl Crow, Lenny Kravitz, and Jon Bon Jovi
— who harmonized on The Beatles’ “Revolution” — and Bette “Bathhouse”Midler.
The hosts of the event were Miramax’s Harvey Weinstein,
VH1’s John Sykes, and Rolling Stone’s Jann Wenner. Introducing
Lieberman, Weinstein acknowledged that the vice-presidential candidate
“isn’t making my job any easier”but called him “a strong but fair
critic of the entertainment industry.” He added, “I’m proud that
we were the first to respond this week,”referring to the Sept.
12 statement by Miramax’s parent, the Walt Disney Co., which spelled
out “responsible marketing practices”that the company would undertake
in order to answer specific criticisms of a recent Federal Trade
Commission report. (Mr. Showbiz is also owned by the Walt Disney
Stars Turn Out for Gore Fund-Raiser
Holllywood Turns Out For Gore Fund-Raiser Sept. 15
Independent candidate Arianna Huffington has raised
$728,000 -- with $62,000 remaining. She garnered the support of
Hollywood Democrats Paul Reiser, Noah Wyle, and Miramax Chairman
Recall Race to Exceed $50 Million
NewsMax.com Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003