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Killers’ Brandon Flowers: “[Mitt Romney] would have been a great president.”

The Killers’ lead singer, Brandon Flowers, recently told Rolling Stone he had lunch with former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney during the 2012 campaign. Flowers, a fellow Mormon, didn’t admit who he voted for, but  offered praise for the former Massachusetts governor.

RS: You had lunch with Mitt Romney, a fellow Mormon, during his campaign, right? 
Flowers: You know, he was a nice guy. I don’t have anything bad to say about him. I think he’s a leader, and I think he would have been a great president.

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‘Superman’ Actor Thinking About U.S. House Bid

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‘Superman’ actor Dean Cain is contemplating a run for a California House seat, which includes the communities of Malibu, Beverly Hills, Bel-Air and Santa Monica, reports Roll Call.

The District 33 seat is being vacated by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) after serving in Congress for 39 years.

Cain, who grew up in Malibu, said he is not affiliated with a particular political party. When pressed about his presidential vote in 2012, Cain wasn’t shy about sharing his choice. “It wasn’t Barack Obama,” he said. “It was certainly Mitt Romney.”

Cain said he was conservative on issues regarding the economy and individual liberties, but liberal on social issues.

The actor, who starred in  “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” endorsed Texas Gov. Rick Perry during the 2012 Republican primary. 

Cain said he is not a fan of the retiring congressman.

“Waxman was there for a long time — far too long in my opinion,” Cain said. “I don’t like career politicians. And I don’t think it should be a full-time job, and it’s something that I would do on a part-time basis after many, many years of having a career. I’m just glad Waxman’s out, to be honest.”

 

 

Hollywood Opens Wallet For Cory Booker

Eva Longoria and Newark Mayor Cory Booker Credit: Twitter - @mattdonnally

Eva Longoria and Newark Mayor Cory Booker
Credit: Twitter – @mattdonnally

Newark Mayor Cory Booker has been the frontrunner for the Aug. 13 primary election for New Jersey’s vacant Senate seat. He’s also raked in around $8 million for his  bid – and much of that was raised by Hollywood celebrities and industry bigwigs.

In March, Hollywood Democratic fundraising heavy-weights, Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg, joined notable Hollywood Republicans Bruce Willis and Jerry Weintraub at Weintraub’s Beverly Hills mansion to fundraise for the popular Newark Mayor.

In early April, House of Cards star, Kate Mara, tweeted a picture of her and Booker at a Booker fundraiser.

As the election edged closer, more Hollywood stars came out for Booker.

Oprah Winfrey held a fundraiser Aug. 1 for Booker in Jersey City. Tickets for the event went from $1,000-$2,600 a person and it’s estimated 200 people attended. Winfrey has stayed relatively quiet since endorsing and campaigning for President Barack Obama in 2008. Recently, Winfrey spoke at the Harvard Commencement ceremony and spoke about tougher gun control and advocated for immigration reform. But it seems she’s always been a fan and supporter of Booker’s, writing in Time Magazine in 2011, “Cory Booker is a genius.”

“He’s Newark’s biggest cheerleader now, but I’m looking forward to the day we all get to cheer him on wherever politically he chooses to go,” Winfrey wrote of Booker when he was selected to be one of “Time” magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.

Ivanka Trump recently held a fundraiser at her home (on Park Avenue) for Booker. Tickets to the fundraiser were reportedly going for $5,200 a piece. Trump endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election, but Politico reports that Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, have bundled $41,000 for Booker’s Senate run.

Actress and Democratic advocate, Eva Longoria, hit the campaign trail for Booker in recent days. Longoria joined Booker on his bus tour on Aug. 12.

Booker is running for the seat previously held by Democrat Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who died in June at the age of 89. Gov. Chris Christie appointed Republican Jeff Chiesa to occupy the Senate seat after Lautenberg’s death. Chiesa decided not seek election in the special election.

Kid Rock Slams GOP

Kid Rock has some tough words for the Republican Party.

Rock, who is interviewed by the Rolling Stone, is prepping for his summer tour and is setting ticket prices at $20 for every seat at every concert. But Republican lawmakers in certain states have passed laws that add ticket fees to the price of tickets and don’t allow paperless tickets. This upsets Rock.

“That’s one of the times I’m f—king embarrassed to be a Republican,” he seethes. “It’s f—king Republican lawmakers passing those laws, you dumbasses. They already did it in New York and they’re trying to do it in Michigan. I’ve even called some of those guys to try and stop it.” He’s also livid with Ticketmaster. “They’re taking a fucking five-dollar service charge,” he says. “It’s 25 percent of the fucking ticket! That’s fucked up, but I’ve beaten them up as much as I can. Then Walmart stepped in and agreed to charge just $20, and it includes parking.”

Rock publicly supported Mitt Romney in 2012 and appeared at fundraisers with the Republican candidate, but he said he respects other people’s political opinions.

“People in this country just hate each other for voicing an opinion, especially in my business,” Rock said. “I’m like the fucking lone wolf. Look, I tend to vote Republican, but I don’t like the hardcore views on either side and I’m not in bed with anybody. I’d probably be more Libertarian, but I’m a firm believer you have to pick a side. I can’t be playing the middle. If you think differently, that’s fine. I’d love to grab a beer and hear why you think that way.”

Rock said he is pro-gay marriage and pro-abortion rights, but declined to endorse any candidate for the 2016 election.

 

Kid Rock to Obama: ‘No Hard Feelings’

Although Kid Rock endorsed and campaigned for Mitt Romney, the rocker said he has no hard feelings towards President Obama.

“It always stinks to lose at anything in life,” Rock told CNN. “But the beautiful thing about it, you know, is that I love this country and I think both men do, so you cross your fingers and try to move forward and hope for the best. You respect the office of the president of the United States, and the great thing is that in four years, we’ll see what happens. It’s tough to stand up for something you believe in, especially in my business. It’s very easy to alienate a lot of fans and people, but if you don’t stand for something you stand for nothing.”

Rock said Obama greeted him at the Kennedy Center Honors and joked that he was “still here.” “I said, ‘No hard feelings’ and he remembered meeting my son when I played his inauguration, which was very special.”

Mitt Romney Gains Last Minute Endorsement From Melissa Joan Hart

Actress Melissa Joan Hart endorsed GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan on Twitter Monday night.

 

Alec Baldwin Lends Voice For Pro-Obama Ad

Outspoken liberal actor Alec Baldwin narrates an ad that favors President Obama and rips Mitt Romney and his response to Hurricane Sandy and FEMA.

“If you live where there are hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and fires, remember there are also voting booths,” Baldwin says. “Tuesday, you can vote for a candidate who ignored the hard questions … or you can reelect a president who gave us answers.”