Monthly Archives: October 2012

Brad Pitt Makes Massive Donation to National Marriage Fund

Photo credit: HRC

Academy Award nominee Brad Pitt is donating $100,000 to the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) National Marriage Fund and offered to match donations, reports the Los Angeles Times

The fund supports initiatives in four states where same-sex marriage legislation is on the ballot. The newspaper is reporting the fund will be split evenly among Maine, Maryland and Washington where the initiative seeks to legalize gay marriage. Money will also go to Minnesota against the initiative that would ban same-sex marriage.

On the HRC website, Pitt wrote a message and offered to double all donations that are received in the next 24 hours – up to $100,000.

“It’s unbelievable to me that people’s lives and relationships are literally being voted on in a matter of days,” Pitt said. “In Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington, voters will go to the polls to decide if gay and lesbian couples — our friends and neighbors — are worthy of the same protections as everyone else.”

Pitt, a long time supporter of gay marriage, said every donation helps.

“Every person’s right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is enshrined in our country’s Declaration of Independence, but powerful, well-funded groups are flooding the airwaves with lies trying to take away those rights from certain people…and we can’t stand for it,” Pitt said.

Last summer, Brad Pitt’s mother, Jane Pitt, ripped President Obama for supporting same-sex marriage in a letter to her local newspaper.

Stacey Dash Tweets Pic With Paul Ryan

Actress Stacey Dash received a lot of heat for supporting Mitt Romney over President Obama a few weeks ago. However, the actress hasn’t shied away from publicly supporting the Romney/Ryan ticket and recently tweeted a photo of her with VP nominee Paul Ryan.

Paul Ryan and Stacey Dash. Photo: Stacey Dash @REALStaceyDash

Jennifer Lopez to Latinos: Vote Obama

Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez encourages Latino voters to vote for President Obama on November 6 in a new Youtube video.

“He knows what it’s like to for families who are struggling to make ends meet and make a better life for their kids,” Lopez says. “That’s why he’s taking steps to support the Latino community every day. Like investing in the Pell grants that give hundreds of thousands of Latino students a shot at a college education. He’s  fighting to keep Latino families out of poverty. And he put the first Latina on the Supreme Court.”

“President Obama has had our back from the beginning,” Lopez says. “So it’s time we get his.”

Lopez recently attended a fundraiser for the president in Paris.

Jon Hamm Educates Colorado Voters

Actor Jon Hamm stars in a new Youtube video for the Obama campaign that explains how to vote early in the swing state of Colorado. Hamm recently campaigned for President Obama in Colorado and Nevada.

Julianne Moore and Mary J. Blige in Planned Parenthood Video

Actress Julianne Moore and singer Mary J. Blige star in a new Planned Parenthood video praising President Obama for his stances on women’s rights.

Patricia Heaton Campaigns for Romney in Ohio

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage.com

Actress Patricia Heaton stumped for the Romney-Ryan campaign in North Canton, Ohio on Friday, reports the Los Angeles Times.

“I get the pleasure of introducing our next vice president,” Heaton said. “I have to tell you, backstage I didn’t recognize him with his shirt on. And I did wear orange not only because I’m a Browns fan, but I was afraid Paul would have his shotgun. I just wanted to make sure he knew I was here and where I was standing.  Didn’t want to get any buckshot.”

Although an Ohio native, Heaton now lives in California and explained the hardships the state is dealing with.

“I live out in California, it’s a beautiful state with a lot of beautiful resources and wonderful people but it’s being run into the ground,” Heaton said. “The taxes are out of control in California, the jobs are going down, businesses are fleeing, and that’s happening all around the country as you know.”

Heaton praised Mitt Romney as a job creator and said she believes he can turn things around.

“On Nov. 6 we have an opportunity to vote for someone who has been a successful job creator in the private sector,” Heaton said. “We have an opportunity to vote for someone who, as governor, brought both parties together and turned a deficit into a surplus and balanced the budget. We have an opportunity to vote for a team who believes in the greatness of this country, who believes that everybody should have a shot at the American dream and who will set politics aside to do what is right for the American people.”

Heaton is one of the few prominent conservatives in Hollywood. She recently attended a fundraiser for Romney in Beverly Hills.

On Thursday the Meatloaf and country singers Big and Rich campaigned with Romney in Defiance, Ohio.

Celebrities Make Final Obama Push

A handful of celebrities hit the campaign trail over the weekend for one final push to reelect President Obama on November 6.

Actors Jon Hamm and Bryan Greenberg campaigned for Obama in Nevada. Greenberg tweeted this photo and stated: “Jon Hamm and I. Two St. Louis boys who want you to vote.”

Jon Hamm and Bryan Greenberg. Photo credit: Bryan Greenberg http://instagram.com/p/RVcltaqt5P/

Actors Ben MckenzieZachary Quinto and ‘The Hangover’ stars Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms and Ken Jeong were also campaigning in Nevada.

Actress Julianne Moore campaigned for Obama in New Hampshire and tweeted some photos while on the trail.

Julianne Moore
Photo credit: Julianne Moore @_juliannemoore

Actress Eva Longoria traveled around Florida over the weekend and encouraged people to vote early.

Eva Longoria Photo credit: Eva Longoria @EvaLongoria

Bruce Springsteen performed for the Obama campaign in Pittsburgh, while James Taylor joined President Obama in New Hampshire and played a few songs. Meanwhile, singer Alicia Keys stumped for the president in North Carolina.