These are Celebrities?
If I had a party and these are the only so-called celebs who RSVPd yes, I'd be mighty disappointed. Look at this list from Newsmax:
Not 'Bush's America': Hollywood Airheads Have a Gas in Beantown
A lot of people have requested a list of which Hollywood airheads are at the Democrat convention this week. Apparently these readers plan to snub the celebs' movies, TV shows and music.
We did a search of the wires and found that the lineup ranges from A-listers such as pop star Bono and pro-murderer activist Susan Sarandon to Z-listers such as William Baldwin and Chevy Chase.
The most visible of the bunch is poor Ben Affleck, still limping from a disastrous year that nearly bumped him from Premiere magazine's oh-so-important power list.
The most hateful rant so far has come from former movie star Richard Dreyfuss, who addressed California's delegation at breakfast today.
"In a speech that went on so long that California Democratic Party Chairman Art Torres began to hover nervously at his side, Dreyfuss called Bush 'arrogant and incompetent' and said 'his appeal to patriotism is simplistic and thuggish,'" the San Jose Mercury News reported.
Dreyfuss raged: "He is the enemy of thoughtfulness. I wasn't raised in George Bush's America, and I wouldn't be comfortable in it.
"In this America, you point toward a sin and you are pointed at. You are the irritant, not the gatekeeper. You smell funny - sinister funny. Terrorist-friendly. You mention due process, and the silence is not respectful, it is ominous."
California's girlie-men delegates "gave him a standing ovation," according to the paper.
The most amusing anecdote so far: old folkie Carole King, who lives in GOP-dominated Idaho, advising Democrats from the Northwest on how to try to deceive Republicans into voting for John Kerry. Her condescending approach to her rural neighbors: "If you think it through, I respect that you will make the right decision for you."
Hollywood hatemonger Alec "Kill Henry Hyde" Baldwin made an observation about the presidential election that we can all agree on: "I never saw a clearer choice in my life."
Other Tinseltown tyros having a gas in Beantown, according to publications ranging from Variety to the Chicago Tribune to the Toronto Star: Billy Crystal, John Cusack, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jon Bon Jovi, Joe Pantoliano, Liev Schreiber, Natalie Portman, Glenn Close, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, James Taylor, Chris Cooper, Sean Astin, Harvey Weinstein, Rob Reiner, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Ziggy Marley, Wes Craven, Montel Williams, Jason Bateman, Ellen Burstyn, Wyclef Jean, Rachael Leigh Cook, Minnie Driver and Alfre Woodard.
The Los Angeles Times had this fun aside: "For a while, people were scrambling to find tickets to a party for Rep. Harold E. Ford Jr. (D-Tenn.) after various news outlets, including Newsweek, reported that Justin Timberlake would perform. But Timberlake declined the invitation. In his place: rapper Doug E. Fresh, who can imitate drum machines and other musical effects. That party invite is apparently not so hot anymore."