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Scarlett Johansson Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

Actress and outspoken Hollywood Democrat, Scarlett Johansson, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president in 2016, in the October issue of Harper’s BAZAAR.

The actress’ commitment to film is matched by her passion for politics, she tells Mair, expressing her hope that at the next US Presidential election in 2016, Hilary Clinton will win.  “I think we could only benefit from having someone in office who has been a mother; women have a different perspective because of that maternal instinct.”

In recent years, Johansson has advocated for Democratic candidates and causes. The actress campaigned for President Barack Obama during both election cycles, and even  spoke at the Democratic National Convention in 2012 (below).

Johansson joins the long list of celebrities who have endorsed Clinton for president, including Dustin Hoffman, Michael Bolton, Sarah Jessica Parker, Geena Davis and Anna Wintour.

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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.”

Obama Has 16-1 Hollywood Fundraising Advantage

As of Oct. 28, President Obama has managed to out-raise Mitt Romney in Hollywood donations at a rate of 16-1, reports TheWrap.com.

A total of 208 “celebrity” donors have given $712,874 to the Obama campaign compared to 15 donors who have given $46,500 to the Romney campaign, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, an organization that tracks donations.

The list of actors, directors and producers that donated least $5,000 include: Cameron Crowe, Will Ferrell, Ron Howard, Scarlett Johansson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Eddie Murphy, George Clooney, J.J. Abrams, Ellen DeGeneres, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Downey Jr., Jamie Foxx, Brian Grazer, Adrian Grenier, Tom Hanks, Mariska Hargitay, Will Smith, Aaron Sorkin, Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, Quentin Tarantino, Marlo Thomas, Sam Waterston, Ben Stiller, Oprah Winfrey, Kirk Douglas, Hilary Duff, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Jack Black, Anne Hathaway, Bette Midler, Tobey Maguire and Rita Wilson.

Other celebrities who donated less than $5,000 include Susan Sarandon, Zach Braff, David Arquette, Martin Scorsese, Don Cheadle and Chevy Chase.

The website also reports that many in the music industry have given $5,000, including Don Henley, Gwen Stefani and Randy Newman – as well as many more who have contributed lesser amounts.

The list also includes authors, athletes and individuals in the fashion industry. This list consists of author Steven King, NBA players Vince Carter, Carmelo Anthony and former NBA player Magic Johnson, designer Michael Kors and model Christie Brinkley.

Obama also has a long list of ‘bundlers’ who collect funds from friends, family and associates and then contribute the funds in one large gift.

Some of those that top the list from the industry include Dreamworks’ Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen, Harvey Weinstein, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and Ron and Kelly Meyer as well as actors Wendell Pierce, Tyler Perry and Eva Longoria.

Many of these individuals collected $500,000 according to the Center for Responsible Politics.

The Romney campaign’s list isn’t as prominent, but still has a few big Hollywood names including  Scott Baio, Jerry Bruckheimer, Neil Simon, Orson Bean, John O’Hurley, Jack Hanna as well as Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez.

 

 

Eva Longoria, Scarlett Johansson and Kerry Washington Slam Romney, GOP

Actresses Eva Longoria, Scarlett Johansson and Kerry Washington star in a new ad by MoveOn.org that criticizes Mitt Romney and Republicans’ stance on a variety of women’s health issues. The issues brought up include defunding Planned Parenthood, overturning Roe v. Wade, redefining rape, etc.

All three actresses attended and spoke at the DNC in early September and have been vocal advocates of President Obama and Democrats this election cycle.

Celebrities Attend Obama Fundraiser in Paris

Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour continues to fundraise for President Obama around the world. This time in Paris.

Wintour held a fundraiser for the Obama Victory Fund Oct. 1, with celebrity guests including Scarlett JohanssonJennifer LopezKanye West, Stella McCartney, Mick Jagger and Lee Radziwill, according to the Daily Mail.

The exclusive fundraiser, held in a ritzy area of Paris was apparently sold out far in advance. The evening raised an estimated $350,000 for Obama’s reelection campaign.

In late September, Wintour co-hosted a similar fundraiser in London with a slew of celebrities. The fashion icon has been a key bundler for the Obama campaign during the 2012 election cycle.

Elizabeth Banks Praises Obama, Blasts Romney in Pro-Planned Parenthood Video

Actress Elizabeth Banks talked about her experience with Planned Parenthood and why she supports it in a new video produced by the Obama campaign.

In the video, Banks blasts Mitt Romney over his stance on Planned Parenthood.

“These services that they provide — what is it? Ninety-five percent of them don’t involve anything controversial, so for that little 5 percent that Mitt Romney decides he doesn’t agree with, he’s going to take away cancer screenings? What is he doing? He’s going to take people’s access to health care close by? We’re talking about working-class ladies who need health care,” Banks said.

The actress then goes on to praise President Obama and his support for Planned Parenthood.

“President Obama has not compromised on women’s rights and that’s why President Obama needs to stay in office,” Banks said.

Banks isn’t the only actress to publicly support Planned Parenthood. Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlett Johansson have also made videos expressing their support.