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Streisand Slams Trump at LGBT Event

Barbra Streisand slammed Republican Donald Trump in an altered version of “Send in the Clowns.” Watch below.

Streisand performed at a Hillary Clinton LGBT campaign event in New York. The Clinton event drew a handful of celebrities, including Cynthia Nixon, Debra Messing, Laverne Cox, Andy Cohen, Kathy Najimy, Mary Louise Parker, Andrew Rannells, Zachary Quinto, Marissa Tomei,  Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Isaac Mizrahi, Donna Karan, Diane von Furstenberg, Harvey Weinstein and Barry Diller, according to The Wrap.

Tickets ran from $1,200 to $250,000, and donors who raised six figures received a meet-and-greet with the Democratic candidate.

Streisand, a gay icon, has been a strong Democratic supporter. Last spring, the singer and actress attended a fundraiser with President Obama in an effort to boost Congressional Democrats.

Celebrities Endorse in NYC Mayoral Race

Celebrities are throwing their support and opening their wallets for candidates in  race for New York City’s mayor.

Christine Quinn recently nabbed the endorsement of director Brett Ratner and had previous support from Tom Hanks and Rob Reiner. Last week she released a list of 1,700 LGBT supporters for Quinn, including Neil Patrick-Harris, Lance Bass, Meredith Baxter, Victor Garber, George Takei, Zachary Quinto, Tim Gunn and screen writer Dustin Lance Black. Other celebrity supporters include Whoopie Goldberg, Brooke Shields, Gloria Steinem, Candice Bergen and previous donors reportedly include Anna Wintour, Harvey Weinstein and Jon Bon Jovi.

Before deleting his Twitter account, Alec Baldwin tweeted he was raffling off invites to a dinner fundraiser with candidate Bill de Blasio. Also supporting de Blasio, include Steve Buscemi, Russell Simmons, Susan SarandonPaul Simon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Alan Cumming.

Republican candidate Joe Lhota has the support of actor Steve Schirripa, and Democratic candidate Scott Stringer has the support of Scarlett Johansson. However, former Rep. Anthony Weiner hasn’t been able to nab any endorsements yet.

With the election months out (Nov. 5), Weiner and the other candidates still have time to win the “Hollywood vote.”

Michelle Obama Attends Star-Studded Park Avenue Fundraiser

First Lady Michelle Obama attended a ritzy Park Avenue fundraiser in New York City on Wednesday, reports POLITICO.

Celebrity attendees included: Sigourney Weaver, Chris Rock, James Earl Jones, Blair Underwood, Cynthia Nixon, Sam Waterston, Cherry Jones, Geena Davis and Jeffrey Wright. Director Mike Nichols, husband of Diane Sawyer, was also in attendance.

The 350 guests in attendance paid $1,000 per ticket. Prior to Obama’s speech, some of the actors, (many who had coincidentally played presidents or first ladies on screen), read some classic selections from Twain, Whitman and Morrison about America.

A short time after the readings, Obama went on stage and expressed her regret for missing the readings.

“Everybody goes, ‘You’ve got a great event. This person is going to be there!'” Obama joked.  “And I’m like, am I going to be there? ‘No, actually, you’re going to miss everything.’ So was the case tonight.”

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