Tag Archives: Sarah Jessica Parker

Michelle Obama Joins Anna Wintour at Costume Museum Grand Opening

Obama and Wintour Image Credit: AFP/Getty Images

First Lady Michelle Obama assisted Vogue editor-in-chief and Obama campaign bundler, Anna Wintour, at the grand opening of the Anna Wintour Costume Center in New York.

Other guests at the event included Calvin Klein, Sarah Jessica Parker, Victoria Beckham, Stella McCartney, Donatella Versace, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

Wintour played a major fundraising role in President Barack Obama‘s 2012 reelection campaign, co-hosting celebrity fundraisers in New York City, London and Paris.

It was reported Wintour raised around $500,000 for Obama’s reelection bid.

Obama and Wintour Image credit: AFP/Getty Images

Obama and Wintour Image Credit: AFP/Getty Images

Advertisements

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.”

Geena Davis Makes Presidential Endorsement

Credit: ABC “Commander in Chief”

Actress Geena Davis endorsed Hillary Clinton for president in 2016, reports Politico.

“Along with [most] of humanity, I fervently hope that she will run for president,” Davis told POLITICO. “We don’t want a female president just in fiction.”

Davis played president in the ABC drama, “Commander in Chief.” The actress said more women need to be involved in politics.

“There are far too few women in elected office … We’re far, far away from where we should be and it’s not right and it’s something that we have to make change faster than it would happen in the sort of natural course of time,” Davis said.

Davis joins Dustin Hoffman, Sarah Jessica Parker and Michael Bolton on Clinton’s list of 2016 supporters.

Sarah Jessica Parker Endorses Hillary Clinton For President in 2016

Credit: Obama Campaign video

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker drew headlines last summer when she co-hosted a star-studded fundraiser for President Barack Obama’s reelection.

However, the “Sex and the City” actress has already made her pick for the 2016 election: former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton.

“Personally, and I mean this with all sincerity, I will be very, very sad if she doesn’t choose to run,” Parker told The Edit magazine. “I think she has so much to offer and is equipped to do it well, to be thoughtful, reasonable, strong, authoritative, empathetic.”

Parker said Clinton has all the right attributes for being a leader.

“The conventionally female parts of her can partner well with the parts of her that are considered not as female to make a great leader.”

Weinstein and Wintour Team Up For Obama Fundraiser

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour are throwing a fundraiser for President Obama in Greenwich, Conn., on Aug. 6, according to the NY Post.

The two democratic supporters are set to co-host the event. Other co-chairs have yet to be announced. Tickets are expected to be  $35,800 per head.

Weinstein and Wintour hosted an Obama dinner together last year, which included Gwyneth PaltrowTory BurchAlicia Keys and Quentin Tarantino.

Wintour co-hosted an event with Sarah Jessica Parker last month that brought in a variety of supporters from Hollywood and the fashion industry.

 

Obama Dines with Parker, Streep, Wintour and Franklin

The Obamas appeared together last Thursday evening at a fundraiser held at the home of actors Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick in New York City. The exclusive dinner raised nearly  $2 million, with 50 people paying $40,000 each. The dinner was co-hosted by Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour according to the AP.

Among the famous attendees, actress Meryl Streep, Bravo’s Andy Cohen, fashion designer Michael Kors and singer Aretha Franklin dined with the President and First Lady. Although the event was held at his home, Broderick was absent due to his performance in a play.

After the glitzy dinner, the Obamas then headed to a fundraiser in Manhattan, where singer Mariah Carey performed and singer Alicia Keys spoke. The 250-person dinner brought in at least $2.5 million for the Obama campaign.

This is one of the many recent celebrity fundraisers the Obama campaign has held that has raised an estimated $50 million.

This particular event has been scrutinized by conservatives as “elitist” and “out-of-touch.” Pundits such as Glenn Beck criticized the Obama campaign for tapping Wintour to co-host, due to her harsh reputation.

However, like the George Clooney fundraiser, the Obama campaign held a raffle for donors to partake in with a minimum donation of $3. Two lucky winners were chosen to attend.

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.