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 Irritant'

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."

Bada Bing

Is Steven Bing, the demos top fundraiser, a mobster?

from ABC
Bing is perhaps best known for sparking a tabloid frenzy when he publicly expressed doubt that he was the father of actress Elizabeth Hurley's baby. (A paternity test proved he was indeed the father.) He repeatedly has refused to say why he is funneling millions of dollars to the Democrats

/snip/In fact, Democratic Party officials said they knew nothing about the man who law enforcement officials tell ABC News is Bing's friend and business partner — Dominic Montemarano, a New York Mafia figure currently in federal prison on racketeering charges.

Montemarano has a long criminal record and is known to organized crime investigators by his street name, Donnie Shacks.

"Donnie Shacks' main activity was murder. No question about it. That was his main function for the Colombo family and for organized crime in general. He was one of the top hit men in the New York area," said Joe Coffey, a former NYPD investigator.

According to The Los Angeles Times, Bing paid Montemarano's legal fees after his most recent scrape with the law. Montemerano's lawyer said his client was an employee of Bing's.

perhaps he'd like to hear a selection from the CD Mob Hits

Mambo Italiano
Artist: Rosemary Clooney

A girl went back to Napoli
Because she missed the scenery
The native dances and the charming songs
But wait a minute, something's wrong
Hey, mambo! Mambo italiano!
Hey, mambo! Mambo italiano
Go, go, go you mixed up sicialiano
All you calabraise-a do the mambo like a crazy with a
Hey mambo, don't wanna tarantella
Hey mambo, no more a mozzarella
Hey mambo! Mambo italiano!
Try an enchilada with da fish a bac a lab and then a
Hey goombah, I love a how you dance a rhumbah
But take a some advice paisano
Learn how to mambo
If you gonna be a square
You ain't a gonna go nowhere
Hey mambo! mambo italiano!
Hey mambo! mambo italiano!
Go, go, Joe, shake like a Giovanno
Hello kess-a-deetch-a you getta happy in the feets a
When you mambo italiano
Shake-a Baby shake-a cause i love a when you take a me
Mama say "stop-a or I'm gonna go to papa"
And a hey ja drool you don't a have to go to school
Just make-a wid da beat bambino
It's a like a vino
Kid you good a lookin' but you don't a-know what's cookin' till you
Hey mambo, Mambo italiano
Hey mambo, Mambo italiano
Ho, ho, ho, you mixed up Siciliano
it's a so delish a ev'rybody come copisha
How to mambo italianoooooo!
'Ats nice!