"We've become the people our parents warned us about!"
That quip by veteran singer Jimmy Buffet underscored the zeitgeist
at Thursday night's major Democratic fundraiser at New York's Radio
City Music Hall. Vice President Al Gore and running-mate Joe Lieberman,
with respective spouses and Hillary Clinton for good (and local)
measure were the front-row guests of honor through a three-hour
concert which raised a very impressive $6.5 million for the DNC.
Some of the younger actors were making their first
forays into presidential politics and were effusive yet almost charmingly
unprepared for the task of public endorsements. Julia Roberts
explained her support for Democrats over Republicans by way of her
study of the definition of those two words in the dictionary. Her
line that she found "Republican" right between "reptile" and "repugnant"
was a an easy crowd-pleaser.....
Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Gore
by Martin Lewis (First published September 15, 2000)
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
"He's embarrassing," Roberts recently confided
to friends and associates, according to sources. "He's not my president.
He will never be my president" Roberts turns animated when discussing
politics. She told an audience last year: "Republican comes in the
dictionary just after reptile and just above repugnant... I looked
up Democrat. It's of the people, by the people, for the people."
XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX FRI MARCH
16, 2001 10:31:04 ET XXXXX JULIA ROBERTS UNLOADS ON BUSH!
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
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"We all need to take a deep breath and think about
being a Bush daughter and having that cross to bear. I'd go out
and have a couple of drinks too," Roberts says.
June 25, 2001
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