Hillary Rakes in Hollywood Dough

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Last week, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) began releasing presidential candidates’ third quarter financial reports. The reports detail information on all donors who contribute over $200 to the campaign. Below is a list of celebrities who donated to the White House hopefuls:

Hillary Clinton 

  • Chloe Moretz – $1,500
  • Geena Davis – $2,700
  • Michael Douglas – $2,700
  • Tom Hanks – $2,700
  • Rita Wilson – $2,700
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson – $2,700
  • Josh Peck – $2,700
  • Candice Bergen – $2,500
  • Marg Helgenberger – $500
  • Matt Damon – $2,700
  • Meg Ryan – $2,700
  • Corey Feldman – $201
  • Allie Grant
  • Octavia Spencer – $2,700

This post will be updated as candidate’s reports are uploaded to the FEC website.

Oprah Hits Back At T.I. For Comments On A Woman Occupying The Oval Office

Winfrey and Clinton at 33rd International Emmy Awards (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

Winfrey and Clinton at 33rd International Emmy Awards (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

Rapper T.I. faced an onslaught of backlash, including Oprah Winfrey’s, after telling a radio show host he wouldn’t vote for a woman for president, according to The Hill.

“Just because every other position that exists, I think a woman could do well,” said the rapper. “But the president, it’s kind of like, I just know that women make rash decisions emotionally — they make very permanent, cemented decisions — and then later, it’s kind of like it didn’t happen or they didn’t mean for it to happen.”

“I think you might be able to get the Loch Ness Monster elected before you could [a woman]. It’s not right, but I’m just saying I don’t think,” he added

Winfrey shot back at the rapper.

“You know what I say to that? I want to say, ‘Honey child, hush your mouth, you don’t know what you’re talking about.’”

The rapper apologized via Twitter.


During the interview, T.I. also dubbed Republican frontrunner Donald Trump as interesting, but said he could not endorse the real estate mogul.

“His racist remarks, all of his off-color statements, it makes it impossible to be, like, completely supportive of him,” he said. “But just knowing what he’s done for business, for himself, if he intends to do that for America, it would be beneficial. But I can’t cast no vote for him.”

Bernie Sanders Sits Down With Ellen DeGeneres

Mark Foster of ‘Foster the People’ Makes Presidential Endorsement

Mark Foster of Foster the People endorsed Bernie Sanders for president today on Facebook.


After following this man for the last few months and hearing what he has to say, I have decided to support Bernie Sanders and do what I can to help him become the next President of the United States. Last night a group of us met with Mr. Sanders and had a creative meeting about how to spread his message to people that haven’t been educated on what he stands for. I would love to reach out to all of you for creative ideas and help; so we can come together and radically change the institutions that have controlled this country using fear, power, and greed. From reforming Wall Street & the corruption in corporate America, to proactively addressing climate change. From helping create free college; to providing free health care to everyone. And giving paid maternity leave to new mothers. These aren’t new ideas to a lot of the Western world. But they are new ideas to the United States. And to me they Just Make Sense. The people truly have the power to change the way this country is run. If we come together and create a collective voice, we can knock down the old walls. With that same voice, we can rebuild something beautiful for our future kids and grandkids. ‪#‎feelthebern‬‪#‎bernie2016‬ 🇺🇸

-Mark Foster

Trump Gains Celebrity Endorsements, Digs

After what some political pundits called a mediocre second debate performance, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump can rest easy with endorsements from actor Gary Busey and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

“I know him personally. I know him professionally. He’s a great guy. He’s sharp. He’s fast. He can change the country after the last eight years,” Busey told Fox News. The actor endorsed and then unendorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 GOP primary.

On Thursday, Brady said it would be “great” if Trump triumphed in 2016.

Meanwhile, Trump’s taken heat from a slew of celebrities:

Sharon Osbourne: “You don’t expect somebody in that sphere to behave that way.”

Robert Redford: “He’s got such a big foot in his mouth I’m not sure you could get it out.”

Andrew Garfield: “I just don’t understand the blatant lack of humanity that he is proudly exhibiting on a daily basis. [It is] harrowing.”

Salma Hayek: “We have to take this very seriously. This is very scary.”
“This is not a reality show. America is not a reality show. This is not a popularity contest. This is not Miss America or Miss Universe.”

Emily Blunt (To Republicans in general): “I became an American citizen recently, and that night, we watched the Republican debate and I thought, ‘This was a terrible mistake. What have I done?'”

Bernie Enlists Hollywood Help

A few months ago, many political pundits called Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) bid for the White House a longshot. Today, Sanders leads Hillary Clinton and the rest of his Democratic opponents in crucial states, including Iowa and New Hampshire, according to recent polling.

With momentum picking up, the Sanders campaign released the names of 128 celebrities who have pledged support for the campaign.

Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Will Ferrell, Margaret Cho, Danny DeVito, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Juliette Lewis, Zoë Kravitz, Justin Long, Ezra Miller, Graham Nash, Patton Oswalt, Jeremy Piven, John C. Reilly, Bonnie Raitt, Sarah Silverman, Steve Wozniak and Hans Zimmer.

“We — the undersigned artists, musicians, and cultural leaders of America — are excited to endorse a new vision for our country. It’s a vision that pushes for a progressive economic agenda,” reads the campaign page.

Mark Ruffalo and Susan Sarandon, whose names were also on the list, were early celebrity supporters of Sanders. DeVito maxed out political contributions to Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who is also seeking the Democratic nomination, earlier this year.

On Friday, Ruffalo shared an image of himself at a Sanders rally in New York City.

#feelthebern2016 This guy is for real.

A photo posted by Mark Ruffalo (@markruffalo) on Sep 18, 2015 at 10:01am PDT

“Little House on the Prairie” Actress Running for Congress

Photo credit: Melissa Gilbert for Congress

Photo credit: Melissa Gilbert for Congress

Melissa Gilbert, best known for playing Laura Ingalls Wilder on “Little House on the Prairie” and as the Screen Actors Guild president, is running for Congress in Michigan.

The actress announced her candidacy against Republican Rep. Mike Bishop in early August.

Bishop won Michigan’s 8th Congressional District by a 13-point margin in 2014, but Barack Obama carried the district by 6 points in 2008 and Mitt Romney edged Obama by 3 points in 2012.

While the seat may be a pickup opportunity for Democrats, national Republican groups are already attacking Gilbert for not paying $360,000 in federal income taxes.

The National Republican Congressional Committee blasted out an attack of Gilbert following her announcement, according to Roll Call.

“Hopefully tax delinquent Melissa Gilbert didn’t sell her little house on the prairie, because with $360,000 owed to the IRS, she certainly won’t be moving into the House of Representatives,” said NRCC spokesman Chris Pack in a statement.

Gilbert responded to a June article in The Detroit News that detailed her financial difficulties.

“I’ve set up an installment plan to fully pay off my debt and will continue to work as hard as I can to erase this debt and dig myself out of this hole,” Gilbert said. “I am absolutely positive that I can do it.”