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Elton John and Katy Perry Serenade Clintons

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Elton John, Katy Perry and Andra Day rocked out at a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton at Radio City Music Hall Wednesday night.

“I’m not voting for her because she’s a woman,” Perry said, according to Variety. “I’m voting for her because she’s the right person for the job.”

“This election feels very personal to me, and I think it feels very personal to a lot of people here, and I know there’s a lot at stake,” said Perry. “So I think we need to elect a president that can do all parts of the job, including being commander-in-chief. A person that is strong but also a human… that looks out for us and our needs, our basic human rights and needs, which I can’t believe are still in question in 2016.”

Perry previously campaigned and performed for Clinton in Iowa ahead of the state’s caucuses.

Jamie Foxx and Julianne Moore also made appearances.

“Hillary has always fought for us, and now it’s our turn to fight for her,” Moore said.

Tickets for the fundraiser ranged from $125 to $2,700. Other celebs in attendance included Orlando Bloom and Neil Patrick Harris, as well as Hillary, Bill and Chelsea Clinton.

 

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Michael Bolton Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

Singer Michael Bolton endorsed Hillary Clinton for president in 2016 during an interview with the Huffington Post.

Bolton told Abby Huntsman, daughter of former GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman, “if [Hillary] decides to run, I would walk across the country to get her into office.”

Bolton said he has a history with the Clintons and said President Clinton’s work in the last decade has been “very powerful and inspiring.”

“I love the Clintons and they know it,” Bolton said. “Bill and I are friends for 22 years, 23 years. He’s already creating the greatest post-presidency in the history of the presidency.”

The two also talked about politics and Bolton’s interest in the political world. One of the more important and impassioned pieces of legislation Bolton is interested in is the Violence Against Women Act.

Bill Clinton At The Golden Globes

Former President Bill Clinton introduced Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” at the HFPA Golden Globe Awards on Sunday.

Deadline is reporting that Spielberg helped orchestrate the surprise appearance by the 42nd President. Prior to Clinton’s introduction, few with HFPA knew about Clinton’s presentation and honchos at DreamWorks kept the plan under wraps, according to the Deadline.

Clinton received a standing ovation and praised the “brilliant film” in his introduction.

“Winning it required the President to make a lot of unsavory deals that had nothing to do with the big issue — I wouldn’t know anything about that,” Clinton joked.

Celebrities Hit The Campaign Trail in Final Days

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With the election days away, President Obama has tapped his Hollywood friends for help during his final campaign push.

Rocker Bruce Springsteen will be joining Obama on a three-state tour, beginning in Madison, Wisconsin on Monday. They will then head to Columbus, Ohio where rapper Jay-Z will join Springsteen onstage. The President and ‘The Boss’ will then finish out their tour in Iowa.

Although absent earlier in the campaign, Springsteen has become one of Obama’s most important celebrity allies in the last month – playing at a handful of rallies in crucial swing states.

Jay-Z has also been a key player in Obama’s reelection efforts by hosting a fundraiser and starring in a web video encouraging people to vote for him.

Katy Perry is set to perform a free concert in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday.

Perry recently performed for 13,000 supporters at an Obama rally in Las Vegas. The singer also joined big names at a Los Angeles fundraising concert in early October.

Also hitting the campaign trail is actress Eva Longoria, who campaigned with Obama on Thursday in Las Vegas. Stevie Wonder and Marc Anthony joined first lady Michelle Obama at events in Florida on Thursday. On Saturday, singer Dave Matthews will join Obama and former President Bill Clinton for a rally in Bristow, Virginia.

David Axelrod, Eva Longoria and David Plouffe in Florida.

Bruce Springsteen Playing Free Concert for Obama in Virginia

Bruce Springsteen will perform a free concert in Charlottesville, Virginia on Tuesday for the Obama campaign, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The rocker will be accompanied by local politicians and volunteers at the event. THR reports ”The Boss” will go onstage at 2 p.m. at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion. The campaign began giving out free tickets on Saturday and will continue through  Monday until they run out.

Last week, Springsteen hit the campaign trail for President Obama with former President Bill Clinton in the highly contested states of Ohio and Iowa.

Bruce Springsteen Hits the Campaign Trail for Obama with Bill Clinton

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Bruce Springsteen recently hit the campaign trail for President Obama in Ohio and Iowa.

In Parma, Ohio, Springsteen was joined by former President Bill Clinton and played six songs for a crowd of 3,000, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The singer recently penned an open letter about why he supports the president.

“This presidential election is different than the last one because President Obama has a four year record to run on. Last time around, he carried with him a tremendous amount of hope and expectations. Unfortunately, due to the economic chaos the previous administration left him with, and the extraordinary intensity of the opposition, it turned into a really rough ride. But through grit, determination, and focus, the President has been able to do a great many things that many of us deeply support….

…Right now, we need a President who has a vision that includes all of our citizens, not just some, whether they are our devastated poor, our pressured middle class, and yes, the wealthy too; whether they are male or female, black, white, brown, or yellow, straight or gay, civilian or military…

…Right now, there is a choice going on in America, and I’m happy that we live in a country where we all participate in that process. For me, President Obama is our best choice because he has a vision of the United States as a place where we are all in this together. We’re still living through very hard times but justice, equality and real freedom are not always a tide rushing in. They are more often a slow march, inch by inch, day after long day. I believe President Obama feels these days in his bones and has the strength to live them with us and to lead us to a country ‘…where no one crowds you and no one goes it alone.'”

Barbra Streisand: Mitt Romney A “Good Actor”

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Actress and singer Barbra Streisand took shots at GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney at her concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Thursday night, according to the Huffington Post.

“I love Big Bird and I hope no one tells Romney how to get to Sesame Street … or to Pennsylvania Avenue,” Streisand said.

She said Romney gave a great performance during the recent debate.

“He’s a good actor,” Streisand said. “[He’s] a chameleon. It’s great.”

Streisand, a firm supporter of the Democratic party and former President Bill Clinton, told The Associated Press in early October that she stands behind President Obama.

“Thank God Obama’s pulling ahead because it’s a clear choice, you know, in my opinion,” Streisand said. “If you want to survive as a planet, recognize that there is climate change and you want to protect your food and your air and your water from pesticides, chemicals, you want to focus on education and young people and giving health care to the public -– there’s no choice.”

Last month, Streisand wrote an op-ed in the Huffington Post and explained why she supports President Obama rather than Romney. She also attended George Clooney’s $15 million Obama fundraiser in May.