Friday, July 27, 2012
The once relevant comedienne tweeted that anyone who eats at the fast food chain, which does not support gay marriage, "deserves to get cancer that is sure to come from eating antibiotic filled tortured chickens 4Christ."
Roseanne Barr was busy Thursday re-tweeting a hailstorm of criticism heaped her way since she angered Christians on Wednesday for tweeting that people who eat at Chick fil-A deserve to get cancer.
Her attack on the chicken restaurant stems from the company’s president and COO Dan Cathy recently proclaiming that the company is run on Biblical principles, including opposition to gay marriage.
Barr, though, supports same-sex marriage and apparently did not take kindly to Cathy's statement.
“Anyone who eats Shit Fil-A deserves to get the cancer that is sure to come from eating antibiotic filled tortured chickens 4Christ,” the comedienne tweeted Wednesday.
After a Twitter-storm erupted, in which people accused her of wishing cancer on Christians and supporters of Chick-fil-A, Barr tweeted: “Christian liars: I never wished cancer on you at all – jesus will punish u 4 ur deceit – I said processed foods cause cancer -- #chickfilA.”
But Twitter users responded by throwing her original tweet back at her and accusing her of being the liar, until Barr apologized and clarified her position over a series of subsequent tweets.
“Retreading my tweet I realize that I used the wrong word – I shouldn’t have used the word deserves,” read one tweet. “What I meant was not that ppl deserve cancer – at all. I meant to warn ppl not 2 eat processed food,” read another.
All day Thursday, though, the angry tweets poured in, and Barr gamely re-tweeted some of them.
“@TheRealRoseanne can always be counted on to be a totally immoral comedic moron, maternal failure and life long joke. Hilarious!” read one. “I can’t figure out why anyone still calls @TheRealRoseanne a celebrity or cares what crap she tweets #chickfilA,” read another.
“One thing certain fake American ‘christian’ conservatives NEVER do – is forgive anybody for mistakes,” Barr tweeted in response to the criticism.
Roseanne - The Readers of Hollywoods Conservative Underground forgive you for being IGNORANT!
Posted by Hollywood at 9:23 AM
Weinstein, an avid Obama supporter, cites lack of gun control as the real culprit behind the Colorado theater shooting and says it's time for Hollywood to examine its part in perpetuating real-life events.
Harvey Weinstein -- the man behind some of the most violent movies to ever hit the big screen -- says it's time for Hollywood to address how violence in movies influences people.
Speaking to The Huffington Post, Weinstein called for a filmmaker summit in the wake of last week's theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., that left at least a dozen dead and 58 wounded.
"I think as filmmakers we should sit down -- the Marty Scorseses, the Quentin Tarantinos and hopefully all of us who deal in violence in movies -- and discuss our role in that," Weinstein said.
But Weinstein -- an avid supporter of President Obama -- suggested the No. 1 culprit is the lack of gun control and said it is time for politicians to "put up or shut up" on the issue.
"If we don't get gun-control laws in this country, we are full of beans. To have the National Rifle Association rule the United States is pathetic. And I agree with Mayor Michael Bloomberg: It's time to put up or shut up about gun control for both parties. Mitt Romney better outline where he stands, and people know that I'm a firm supporter of the president and I believe he's got to do the same," Weinstein said.
However, Weinstein -- who is reportedly throwing an Obama fund-raiser on Aug. 6 -- stopped there in terms of questioning Obama's decision not to talk about gun control in the days following the shooting. "I don't think he's timid. I think he's got deep personal beliefs. I don't have to agree with everything a candidate does to support him," Weinstein continued.
As for himself, Weinstein has backed all of Tarantino's violence-infused movies, including Inglourious Basterd and Django Unchained, a violent slave-era Western, due out Christmas Day.
The level of mayhem in these films hasn't gone unnoticed by Weinstein.
"It's a question that I wrestle with all the time. I've been involved with violent movies, and then I've said at a certain point, 'I can't take it anymore. Please cut it.' You know, you've got to respect the filmmaker, and it's a really tough issue. My heart goes out to those kids and those families," Weinstein said later in the interview.
Posted by Hollywood at 9:12 AM
Thursday, July 26, 2012
"They are not guaranteed or protected by our constitution. If they were, then we could all run out and purchase a tank, a grenade launcher, a bazooka, a SCUD missile and a nuclear warhead," the "Seinfeld" star wrote.
Jason Alexander continues to make headlines on Twitter.
Less than two months after posting a lengthy apology for calling cricket a "gay" sport, the former Seinfeld star and stage veteran joined in the contentious national debate over gun control after the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colo.
Alexander initially received a flurry of responses for writing, "I cannot understand support for legality of the kind of weapon in this massacre. It's a military weapon.why should it be in non- mil hands?" which led to a much longer explanation and rhetorical defense of his position.
"Clearly, the angry, threatened and threatening, hostile comments are coming from gun owners and gun advocates," he wrote. "Despite these massacres recurring and despite the 100,000 Americans that die every year due to domestic gun violence - these people see no value to even considering some kind of control as to what kinds of weapons are put in civilian hands."
After dissecting the Second Amendment, Alexander took on gun-rights activists, many of whom he accused of intolerance and paranoia.
"I believe there are evil forces at play in our government," Alexander continued. "But I call them corporatists. I call them absolutists. I call them the kind of ideologues from both sides, but mostly from the far right who swear allegiance to unelected officials that regardless of national need or global conditions, are never to levy a tax. That they are never to compromise or seek solutions with the other side. That are to obstruct every possible act of governance, even the ones they support or initiate. Whose political and social goal is to marginalize the other side, vilify and isolate them with the hope that they will surrender, go away or die out."
Predictably, the actor's longer message drew even more feedback; much of it was positive, though he received plenty of flack, as well.
"No one cares what you think, so shut the f--- up, dipshit. Heller, McDonald, etc. ... we won, you lost," tweeted a particularly intelligent user, BillTobey.
Another wrote, "I would rather follow Constanza. He would at least make us laugh. Enough already of soapbox celebs."
Of course, Alexander had a response for them before those tweets were even sent.
"So, sorry those of you who tell me I'm an actor, or a has-been or an idiot or a commie or a liberal and that I should shut up. You can not watch my stuff, you can unfollow and you can call me all the names you like. I may even share some of them with my global audience so everyone can get a little taste of who you are."
Posted by Hollywood at 2:11 PM
First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are both scheduled to hit the Los Angeles fundraising scene next month, and the Obama re-election campaign is working to get the most out of their visits by adding events to their schedules.
Along with a family-oriented fundraiser at the Beverly Hills home of singer and designer Gwen Stefani on Aug. 12, the rirst lady also will be the guest of honor at an event later that day at the home of Warner Bros. CEO Barry Meyer and his wife, Wendy. Tickets prices to the latter range from $2,500 to $25,000.
The following afternoon, tech entrepreneur and executive Yolanda “Cookie” Parker, an Obama National Finance committee member, will co-host an “intimate luncheon” for the first lady in Ladera Heights, the hillside community that is part of the nation’s most affluent majority African-American census tract. Couples hoping to attend that event should plan on spending $25,000, while going on your own only will run $3,500.
Biden will be in L.A. on Aug. 3 for a fundraising reception at the home of entrepreneur and active Democratic donor Shoukat Hussain Ali. Tickets to that event go for $10,000 per person.
Meanwhile, on Aug. 6, Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry and his wife, Berta, will host a private benefit concert for the president's re-election. As befits an evening in the Santa Monica home of the Walt Disney Concert Hall’s designer, the concert’s musician will be super star cellist Yo Yo Ma. Ticket prices from $2,500 to $10,000 per couple.
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
July 2012 By Julia Gorin and Ed Rampell
That is the question that Rock Cellar Magazine’s “Both Sides Now!” section tackles in the current issue. Since Obama is obviously a socialist and worse, I did the “pro” side. Meaning, yes he’s a socialist. My friend Ed Rampell, a regular contributor to the magazine, did the “con” side, since he’s a real socialist and doesn’t see Obama as the real thing. (I told him he needs to appreciate the concept of transition. Meaning, if Obama gets reelected, he’ll show Ed they really are on the same page.)
Anyway, there are some funny cartoons and of course some funny prose by yours truly. (And by my socialist friend Ed, I guess, if I’m being honest.)
READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE
Posted by Hollywood at 11:45 PM
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Elton John praised former President George W. Bush and “conservative American politicians” for pledging billions of dollars to “save the lives of Africans with HIV.” He also credited hip-hop artist Jay-Z with starting a “domino effect” in the African-American community to support gay marriage.
“We’ve seen George W. Bush and conservative American politicians pledge tens of billions to save the lives of Africans with HIV. Think of all the love. Think of where we’d be without it, nowhere, that’s where. We’d be nowhere at all,” John said at the International AIDS conference in Washington on Monday.
“Thanks to all this compassion, thanks to all this love, more than 8 million people are on treatment. Thanks to people who have chosen to care and to act, we can see an end to this epidemic on the horizon.”
The Grammy award winner also addressed what he called “changes of attitude” toward same-sex marriage, especially in the African-American community.
“Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made the most amazing speech and then the vice president made a speech, then the president endorsed gay marriage and then Jay-Z, who’s one of the most respected artists in his field in the world made an incredible statement supporting gay marriage and saying any criminalizing and discriminatory behavior in the world is wrong,” he said.
“For him to have said that, as an African-American and as a hugely respected person, it meant that the dominos fell. Three days later the NAACP said yes and then Colin Powell said yes and then Frank Ocean the hip hop singer said yes. It was like a domino effect.”
Elton John also said AIDS advocates need a role model.
“We haven’t had one since Magic Johnson. We need people to say it is okay to be HIV positive. Look at me. I’m leading this life. I’m okay. People treat me good. We need to move forward in that respect,” he said.
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Friday, July 20, 2012
Here is the exchange between ABC News chief investigator Brian Ross and host George Stephanopoulos about apparent suspect James Holmes:
Stephanolpoulos: I'm going to go to Brian Ross. You've been investigating the background of Jim Holmes here. You found something that might be significant.
Ross: There's a Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado, page on the Colorado Tea party site as well, talking about him joining the Tea Party last year. Now, we don't know if this is the same Jim Holmes. But it's Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado.
Stephanolpoulos: Okay, we'll keep looking at that. Brian Ross, thanks very much.
How interesting that Ross and ABC News should think to look to the Tea Party website first--and to broadcast politically volatile information without verifying if that "Jim Holmes" is the same as the suspect.
The "Jim Holmes" page on the Colorado Tea Party website is advertising an event with Middle East commentator Brigitte Gabriel next Thursday, July 26--hardly the behavior of a man who expected to be committing a deadly crime on July 20 for which he would certainly be apprehended and might not survive.
Look for more scapegoating from the mainstream media and the Democrats in the hours and days to follow.
UPDATE: The James Holmes arrested at the Aurora theater was 24 years old and seems to be from Denver, CO, according to a Facebook profile (a similar Facebook profile linked by a local news reporter has not been confirmed as the suspect's profile, either). There are many people with the name "James Holmes" in the area, and the James Homes on the Tea Party website could match a James Homes from Aurora, CO who is in his fifties and therefore does not fit the description of the suspect. More evidence that Ross, Stephanolpoulos and ABC rushed to blame the Tea Party without confirmation that the suspect is also the Tea Party member.
Posted by Hollywood at 10:34 AM
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The average Canadian household is worth about $40,000 more than their American counterparts
While Americans might enjoy throwing politically-charged barbs at their neighbors to the north, Canadians now have at least one reason to be smug.
For the first time in recent history, the average Canadian is richer than the average American, according to a report cited in Toronto's Globe and Mail.
And not just by a little. Currently, the average Canadian household is more than $40,000 richer than the average American household. The of the average Canadian household in 2011 was $363,202, compared to around $320,000 for Americans.
If you're thinking the Canadian advantage must be due to exchange rates, think again. The Canadian dollar has actually caught up to the U.S. dollar in recent years.
"These are not 60-cent dollars, but Canadian dollars more or less at par with the U.S. greenback," Globe and Mail's Michael Adams writes.
To add insult to injury, not only are Canadians comparatively better-off than Americans, they're also more likely to be employed. The unemployment rate is 7.2 percent—and dropping—in Canada, while the U.S. is stuck with a stubbornly high rate of 8.2 percent.
Besides a strengthening currency and a better labor market, experts credit the particularly savage fallout from the financial crisis on the U.S. economy and housing market, which torpedoed home values and gutted household wealth. According to the report, real estate held by Canadians is worth more than $140,000 more on average and they have almost four times as much equity in their real estate investments.
Stephen Marche traces the increasing wealth spread between the two countries to America's "struggles to find its way out of an intractable economic crisis and a political sine curve of hope and despair."
"The Canadian System is working," Marche writes, crediting Canada's cautious, fiscally conservative society. "[T]he American system is not."
But there is one caveat that could give the U.S. an ego boost: the average American holds more liquid assets—cash in hand—than the average Canadian.
Posted by Hollywood at 4:40 PM
Monday, July 16, 2012
Comedian George Lopez went on a vulgarity-laden rant during his HBO special Saturday night claiming presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney "ain't going to get" the Latino vote because he's "a f--king Latino and he won't admit it."
Lopez also had numerous f-bombs for Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio (video follows with transcript and commentary, serious vulgarity warning):
GEORGE LOPEZ: Mitt Romney wants the Latino vote. He ain't going to get it. He ain't going to get it. And you know why? Because Mitt Romney is a f--king Latino and he won't admit it. His father was born in Chihuahua, Mexico. Mitt Romney is a Chicano. But he won’t admit it. “I am not. I am Danish. I am French.”
If you want our vote puto, come out of the closet. Get a hair net and lean back and say ole…His father, his grandfather went to Mexico to create a Mormon colony. That don't sit good with Mexicans when you want six wives to get twelve kids. F--king Latinos can have one wife and get twelve kids. Don't f--king cheat.
For the record, "puto" is Spanish for male prostitute. In Mexico it's used for cowards and traitors.Nice thing to call the presumptive Republican presidential candidate. But I digress:
LOPEZ: Obama is the closest thing to a Latino that we have. Barack. Everybody wants to see his birth certificate too.Of course, nothing but kind words for America's so-called first Latino president. What would you expect?
From there, it was on to Arpaio:
LOPEZ: And while we’re at it Sheriff Joe in Arizona – f--k you you f--king puto. How about that? F--k you. You fat mother f--ker. F--k you. I said I was going to talk some s--t. F--k you Sheriff Joe you f--king puto. F--k you. F--k you.
And the audience ate it up like it was fine caviar.
This is what you get on HBO these days. And people pay for it.
It's a grave new world, isn't it?
Posted by Hollywood at 10:37 AM
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Barack Obama’s half-brother, George Obama, is about to make his film debut, and in a feature-length documentary that is critical of the president, no less.
In the film clip embedded above, D’Souza and George Obama are seen chatting on what appears to be a park bench, and D’Souza seems most curious to know why the half-brother of the most powerful man on the planet lives in poverty and without any financial help from President Obama.
“I think he has a family of his own,” George Obama says. “I’m a member of his family, but I’m over-age, so I help myself.”
D’Souza presses him by using the Biblical admonition – one that the president has also cited -- that Americans ought to be “our brother’s keeper,” and George Obama shrugs off that insinuation, as well.
“He’s got other issues to deal with,” he says. “He’s taking care of the world, so he’s taking care of me.”
The focus of the movie, though, is the alleged anger at colonialism that President Obama inherited from his (and George’s) father.
As D’Souza puts it in the book: “This philandering, inebriated African socialist, who raged against the world for denying him the realization of his anti-colonial ambitions, is now setting the nation’s agenda through the reincarnation of his dreams in his son.”
D’Souza, therefore, presses that theory with George Obama, and seems to get agreement from him, as the president's brother argues that Kenya has fallen behind since its independence.
D’Souza clearly enjoys getting to know George Obama and at one point during the interview (though not in the above clip), he jokes that America elected the wrong Obama to be its president.
George Obama is the youngest of several children that Barack Obama, Sr. had with his four wives. He co-wrote a book in 2010, and D’Souza tracked him down through its publisher. D’Souza told The Hollywood Reporter that he met George Obama at a hotel in Nairobi and then they toured his village in Huruma Flats, spending about 12 hours together.
“George is the rebel in Obama’s family. He’s the black sheep,” says D'Souza, who has penned several right-leaning books, such as Letters to a Young Conservative and What's So Great About America.
“George doesn’t go along with the worship of the father and he is politically incorrect on a lot of topics," says D'Souza. "And he’s particularly interesting because he lives in rubble on a few dollars a day while his powerful, multimillionaire brother doesn’t lift a finger to help him.”
The movie opens in Houston this week and is screening by invitation-only in Los Angeles next week. It gets a national limited release on July 27.
Posted by Hollywood at 3:22 PM
EXCLUSIVE: Jon Voight defends Brad Pitt's mom after she gets death threats for penning anti-Obama letter to the editor
Last week, Brad Pitt’s mother Jane Pitt hit headlines after penning a response letter-to-the-editor of her local newspaper, Missouri’s Springfield News Leader, in which she advocated support for Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, referring to him as a “a family man with high morals, business experience, who is against abortion, and shares Christian conviction concerning homosexuality.”
“Any Christian who does not vote or writes in a name is casting a vote for Romney's opponent, Barack Hussein Obama – a man who sat in Jeremiah Wright's church for years, did not hold a public ceremony to mark the National Day of Prayer, and is a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage,” she continued. “I hope all Christians give their vote prayerful consideration because voting is a sacred privilege and a serious responsibility.”
"Good for her"
- John Voight
However, it seems the backlash surrounding Jane’s opinion has become so vehement that she has reportedly been “scared into silence.”
According to WND, Mrs. Pitt has not only been the victim of vulgar and hate-filled attacks, but she has also received death threats which have left her very frightened.
The tweets reportedly included: "BRAD PITT'S MOM WROTE AN ANTI-GAY PRO-ROMNEY EDITORIAL. KILL THE B***H" and, simply, "Brad Pitt's mom, die."
Some media outlets too had their way with her words as well, complete with headlines and references stating that she is “homophobic” and “hates Obama and gay people.”
But Mrs. Pitt has at least one high-profile supporter on her daughter-in-law's side of the family: Jolie's dad Jon Voight!
“Good for her,” Voight told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column, adding that he agrees with the points-of-view expressed by Jane.
A rep for Brad Pitt, an avid supporter of President Obama, did not respond for further comment. Jane Pitt declined further comment when we attempted to reach her.
Brad’s brother Doug also defended his mother earlier this week during an appearance on the "Today Show."
“I think moms and dads and kids agree to disagree all over the world. So why would our family be any different? There can be healthy discussion when people disagree with you,” he said. “The bad thing is when it turns to venom and negativity, and we don’t have that in our family. It’s open discussion. We can learn from each other and, if anything, it solidifies your point. Or maybe you learn something.”
Oh, to be a fly on the wall when Brangelina and the family sit down for Sunday dinner in that big French castle they bought…
Posted by Hollywood at 3:01 PM
Monday, July 9, 2012
In a "Today" show sitdown, the Missouri businessman defends his mother's right to speak her mind, saying: "Moms and dads and kids agree to disagree all over the world. So why would our family be any different?"
Brad Pitt has attracted media attention -- the good, the bad and the ugly -- for years; by sheer assocation with the movie star, his mother, Jane Pitt, courted a slew of headlines last week after a Missouri newspaper printed an anti-gay letter she wrote urging Christians to vote for Mitt Romney.
Last Thursday, The Springfield News-Leader confirmed in an editor's note that "the letter writer is the mother of actor Brad Pitt and local businessman Doug Pitt."
It's a response to another opinion piece in the newspaper espousing Christians' rights to refuse to vote for Romney because he is a Mormon. In her missive, Jane Pitt identifies as "a Christian (who differs) with the Mormon religion" and writes "any Christian should spend much time in prayer before refusing to vote for a family man with high morals, business experience, who is against abortion, and shares Christian conviction concerning homosexuality just because he is a Mormon."
She also notes that "any Christian who does not vote or writes in a name is casting a vote for Romney’s opponent, Barack Hussein Obama — a man who sat in Jeremiah Wright’s church for years, did not hold a public ceremony to mark the National Day of Prayer, and is a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage."
In his Today sitdown, Doug Pitt -- who appeared on the NBC morning show to talk about spoofing his sibling star status in an overseas Virgin Mobile commercial, and, ostensibly, support Mrs. Pitt against those blaring headlines -- defended her right to speak her mind.
"You know, I think moms and dads and kids agree to disagree all over the world. So why would our family be any different?" he said. "There can be healthy discussion when people disagree with you. The bad thing is when it turns to venom and negativity, and we don't have that in our family. It's open discussion. We can learn from each other and, if anything, it solidifies your point. Or maybe you learn something."
Brad Pitt and partner Angelina Jolie have long championed gay rights, with the former recently revealing his endorsement of Obama in the upcoming presidential election.
In January, Pitt said of his mother in a cover profile in The Hollywood Reporter, "She's very, very loving -- very open, genuine, and it's hilarious because she always gets painted in the tabloids as a she-devil. There's not an ounce of malice in her. She wants everyone to be happy."
Posted by Hollywood at 12:33 PM
Friday, July 6, 2012
Jane Pitt calls the president "a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage" just months after her son reveals his support of Obama in a THR cover story.
An anti-gay letter urging Christians to vote for Mitt Romney that was printed today in The Springfield News-Leader has been confirmed by the newspaper as having been penned by Jane Pitt, mother of Brad Pitt.
The verification comes amid some confusion, as the Missouri newspaper first printed an editor's note denying any relation between the letter writer and movie star. That was later replaced with a second editor's note, reading, "To clear up earlier confusion, the News-Leader has verified the letter writer is the mother of actor Brad Pitt and local businessman Doug Pitt."
The letter -- itself a response to another opinion piece in the newspaper justifying Christians' rights to refuse to vote for Romney because he is a Mormon -- identifies Mrs. Pitt as "a Christian [who differs] with the Mormon religion."
But, Pitt continues, "any Christian should spend much time in prayer before refusing to vote for a family man with high morals, business experience, who is against abortion, and shares Christian conviction concerning homosexuality just because he is a Mormon."
Pitt goes on to write that "any Christian who does not vote or writes in a name is casting a vote for Romney’s opponent, Barack Hussein Obama — a man who sat in Jeremiah Wright’s church for years, did not hold a public ceremony to mark the National Day of Prayer, and is a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage."
Along with Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt has long been an outspoken champion of gay rights. Pitt once told Ellen DeGeneres, "I’ve said that we would not be getting married until everyone in this country had the right to get married." The two nevertheless announced their engagement in April, after seven years and six children together.
In January, Pitt said of his mother in a cover profile in The Hollywood Reporter, "She's very, very loving -- very open, genuine, and it's hilarious because she always gets painted in the tabloids as a she-devil. There's not an ounce of malice in her. She wants everyone to be happy."
In the same story, the Moneyball star revealed his own support of Obama in the upcoming presidential election.
Posted by Hollywood at 12:17 PM
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Billy Corgan, founder and frontman of rock band The Smashing Pumpkins, held nothing back when discussing his feelings about the current state of the country on CNN.
As part of the promotional tour for his band's newest album, Oceania (out now), Corgan stopped by the CNN program and quickly launched into a mini-rant. Asked broadly about his views, Corgan stated, “I’m very disappointed in my country right now because I think we’ve lost our moral compass. ... At some point, we have to get out of this paternalistic churn we’re in where we want Daddy to come save us and the banks to come and save us. We need to get back to a level of social responsibility that we haven’t seen for a long time.”
The singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist was raised as a democrat in a liberal lower-middle class household, he revealed, adding that he can relate to the hardships of today's working class. “I know the working class of this country is what this country is all about," said Corgan. "That’s what I grew up in -- that’s my people.”
When it comes to the two major political parties, Corgan says he's not impressed with either, but recalling a story about his Italian immigrant grandmother, Connie, Corgan said he remembers her "sitting in the front of the TV when Reagan was nominated…and [she was] crying and saying ‘he’s going to bring this country back.’ So I had that experience.”
When asked if he was an “Obama man,” the rocker didn't skip a beat as he promptly replied, “No ... He ran on a moral compass agenda, but what happened?”
Corgan continued to convey his displeasure with the country, adding, “I don’t see the vigorous democracy that I was raised to believe in, and I don’t understand where that went.”
Posted by Hollywood at 9:07 AM
The No Doubt singer will stage a "Family Day" with the first lady.
If ever there was an organization whose creativity matched Hollywood’s, it’s the Obama re-election campaign. And just to prove it, Michelle Obama is teaming up with singer/fashion designer Gwen Stefani for a novel "Family Day" fundraiser.
The event is set for Aug. 12 at the singer's Beverly Hills home. A family of four can join the first lady and their hostess for a day of child-friendly campaign fun for $1,000. A $5,000 donation gets mom, dad and the presumably Democratic kids additional face time with Michelle and Gwen -- a kind of progressive playdate.
The Orange County-born and -educated Stefani has two young children of her own with English singer Gavin Rossdale of Bush. She recently has moved decisively into activist philanthropy, donating $1 million to aid children affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. She also has staged a series of online auctions of vintage items from her own fashion-forward wardrobe to benefit children’s causes.
Posted by Hollywood at 8:56 AM