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Neil Young to Donald Trump: Stop Playing My Music

Neil Young is no fan of Donald Trump.

During Trump’s presidential announcement last week, Young’s Rockin’ in the Free World was played and the rocker was none too happy.

“Donald Trump was not authorized to use ‘Rockin’ In The Free World’ in his presidential candidacy announcement,” said a  statement from Young’s manager.

Young then endorsed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for the presidential race.

“Neil Young, a Canadian citizen, is a supporter of Bernie Sanders for President of the United States of America.”

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President Obama’s Hollywood Love Affair

President Barack Obama visited Los Angeles Wednesday night and Thursday morning for fundraisers with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

On Wednesday night, Obama attended a fundraiser at Glee creator, Ryan Murphy and his fiancé David Miller’s Beverly Hills home.

The event was attended by 70 people, who allegedly paid $40,000 per ticket to see the president speak for 12 minutes, according to DEADLINE Hollywood. After his speech, which had an emphasis on LGBT rights, Obama took questions from the audience, which included: HBO’s president of programming Michael Lombardo, Julia Roberts, CAA’s Kevin Huvane and Bryan Lourd, Glee star Jane Lynch and Reese Witherspoon. Also in the crowd were CBS executive Les Moonves and wife Julie Chen, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer, Disney Worldwide Marketing president Ricky Strauss, Participant Media’s Jonathon Bass, screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, singer Cher and transgender son Chaz Bono, Will & Grace creator Max Mutchnick, Hulu’s Jamie Kershaw, NCIS Pauley Perrette and Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

Ellen DeGeneres and Glee’s Darren Criss performed before Obama’s  speech. Criss filled in for singer P!nk, who had to back out last minute due to health issues. Many of the supporters at the event were large LGBT rights supporters. Murphy announced he was hosting a fundraiser shortly after Obama came out in support for same-sex marriage. After the performances, Obama was introduced by a military doctor who came out after the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” in which Obama signed in 2010.

Early Thursday morning, the Obama campaign held an exclusive breakfast at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with some of Hollywood’s hottest young stars including: The Avengers Jeremy Renner, Glee actress Dianna Agron, Star Trek‘s  Zachary Quinto, Southland’s Ben McKenzieJessica AlbaBryan Greenberg, Adam Rodriguez, Zach Braff, Brandon Routh, Ian Somerhalder, Jared Leto, Kal Penn and Sophia Bush.

Sources said the event was intended to help build the youth support for team Obama and enlist some of Hollywood’s youngest, hottest stars to help out with that effort.

Above: Jeremy Renner with Obama

Above: Zach Braff with Obama

Above: Sophia Bush with Obama

In the last month, the Obama campaign has been teaming up with celebrities for fundraisers and public raffles. George Clooney‘s fundraiser in early may brought in over $15 million for the president. Obama attended a fundraiser with many broadway stars earlier this week that was hosted by former president Bill Clinton. Rocker Jon Bon Jovi played at one event and attended another.

An upcoming fundraiser hosted by actress Sarah Jessica Parker and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour on June 14 is also expected to bring in a huge haul for the president.

The Romney campaign has yet to receive much Hollywood support and is set to have only one event with “celebrity” Donald Trump in the works.

Zach Braff Disses Donald Trump Birther Claims

Entrepenuer and reality star Donald Trump not only ignited some fireworks on CNN today with host Wolf Blitzer, but he also set off actor Zach Braff.

In an interview with Blitzer, the billionaire questioned President Obama’s birth certificate. The remarks provoked a heated debate about the president’s birth place and Blitzer told Trump he was being “a little ridiculous.”

“Here’s the question,” Blitzer said. “Did the conspiracy start in 1961 where the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and the Honolulu advertiser contemporaneously published announcements that he was born in Hawaii?”

“That’s right. And many people put those announcements in because they wanted to get the benefits of being so-called born in this country,” Trump said. “Many people did it. It was something that was done by many people even though they weren’t born in the country. You know and so do I. And so do a lot of your viewers, although you don’t have many viewers, Wolf.”

After hearing the remarks, Braff went off on a tweeting rampage against Trump:

Obama Nabs Clooney and Parker; Romney Nabs…Trump

In the last month, the Obama campaign has enlisted actors George Clooney and Sarah Jessica Parker, as well as former president Bill Clinton to host fundraising dinners with the President.

The Clooney fundraiser raised around $15 million for the Obama campaign and the Parker fundraiser, on June 14, is also expected to bring in a large amount of money for the campaign.

Now the Romney campaign has enlisted entrepreneur and reality star Donald Trump to host a fundraiser for Mitt Romney.

The campaign has dubbed it: “Dine with the Donald” contest. Like the Clooney and Parker campaigns, the minimum donation is $3 for donators who would like to throw their name in the raffle to attend the dinner. The campaign site does not list when the event takes place, but does include some details:

• Airport transportation in the Trump vehicle.

• Stay at the Trump International Hotel & Tower New York.

• Tour The Celebrity Apprentice Boardroom.

• Dine with Donald Trump and Mitt Romney.