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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

DeVito for Clinton, Skerritt for Obama, Midler for Richardson, and More Hollywood Donations

posted by on July 18 at 10:42 AM

A Hollywood blog has a list of second-quarter donations by the stars. Some excerpts:

HILLARY CLINTON (D)

* Danny DeVito, actor: $2,300
* Tom Hanks, actor: $2,300
* Tobey Maguire, actor $4,600
* Paul Newman, actor: $4,600
* Rhea Perlman, actress $2,300
* Ben Stiller, actor $6,900
* Lily Tomlin, actor $2,000

CHRIS DODD (D)

* John Lithgow, actor: $1000
* Christy Romano, actress: $300

JOHN EDWARDS (D)

* Oliver Stone, director: $500
* Mary Steenburgen, actress: $2300
* Ben Stiller, actor: $4600
* Peter Coyote, actor: $1054
* Sharon Lawrence, actress: $1000

MIKE GRAVEL (D)

* Mark Ruffalo, actor: $700

BARACK OBAMA (D)

* Jodie Foster, actress $1,000
* Jamie Foxx, actor $2,300
* Bruce Hornsby, singer $2,300
* Cedric “The Entertainer” Kyles, actor $2,500
* Paul Newman, actor $4,600
* Tom Skerritt, actor $1,000
* Will Smith, actor $4,600
* Isaiah Washington, actor $2,300
* Joanne Woodward, actress $4,600

DENNIS KUCINICH (D)

* Shelley Morrison, actress: $1600
* Alexandra Paul, actress: $1300
* Deirdre Hall, actress: $1000
* Hector Elizondo, actor: $300

BILL RICHARDSON (D)

* Michael Douglas, actor: $3100
* Val Kilmer, actor: $2300
* Paul Newman, actor: $2300
* Steven Spielberg, director: $2300
* Jodie Foster, actress: $1000
* Christie Brinkley, actress: $500
* Bette Midler, actress/singer: $4600

RUDY GIULIANI (R)

* Tony Sirico, actor: $1000
* Melissa Gilbert, actress: $4600

RSS icon Comments

1

interesting, but what donations has Dakota done?

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 18, 2007 10:55 AM
2

Melissa Gilbert? Of Little House on the Prairie fame?? What's she doing giving money to a Nellie?

Posted by Carollani | July 18, 2007 10:56 AM
3

So, of the two who donated to Republicans, one of them is a former gangster and convicted felon. Go figure.

Posted by tsm | July 18, 2007 11:00 AM
4

If Christie Brinkley is an "actress", then I'm Lyndon LaRouche. Oh, wait.....

Posted by Lyndon LaRouche | July 18, 2007 11:00 AM
5

I thought the maximum individual contribution was $2,300...?

Posted by arduous | July 18, 2007 11:10 AM
6

Nice to see Melissa Gilbert spending her hard earned Lifetime Movie of the Week money on Mr. 9/11. I'd be more interested to see who her little sister is donating to. Isn't Sarah Gilbert a lesbian?

Posted by monkey | July 18, 2007 11:13 AM
7

Half Pint's full of shit.

Posted by DOUG. | July 18, 2007 11:26 AM
8

Not to point out the obvious but....

wow, look at that race divide.

Posted by Dee in SF | July 18, 2007 11:31 AM
9

arduous @5: The max donation is $2300 per election cycle. So the better-off among us will just write one check for $4600, and half will go to the primary cycle and half to the general election. Ben still sending $6900 to Clinton tells me he forgot he'd maxed and sent another $2300 along - happens all the time in campaigns; they just write a check back to the contributor.

Posted by switzerblog | July 18, 2007 11:45 AM
10

@6:

Yes, Sara is a happily partnered lesbian with children.

Posted by horatiosanzserif | July 18, 2007 12:12 PM
11

Isn't it interesting that Mary Steenbergen gave to John Edwards, but not to Hilary? (Mary is a longtime FOB and is from Arkansas).

Also, HalfPint is a past president of the SAG, so watch out. She's got something in common w/Reagan.

Posted by cassandra | July 18, 2007 12:33 PM
12

Look, Melissa Gilbert simply understands that if you're not a Republican, then you're a terrahist-fellating, dirty traitor who hates America.

I'm surprised that Kelsey Grammar, Adam Sandler and whatsherface from Everybody Loves Raymond (or was it Home Improvement?) aren't on the list since they're the only Republicans in Hollywood who'll admit to it.

Posted by Original Andrew | July 18, 2007 1:06 PM
13

Looks like Jodie's hankering for a Richardson/Obama ticket. Smart lady.

Posted by keshmeshi | July 18, 2007 2:13 PM
14

Ok, there's one thing I gotta agree with the Rethugs on. Who f'n cares who the movie stars are gonna vote for?

Posted by Mike of Renton | July 18, 2007 2:14 PM
15

I wanna know the republican ones, so that I can stop watching their shows/movies, like Kelsey Grammer (I know!) and Patricia Heaton (never watched hers anyway).

Posted by Sean | July 18, 2007 5:57 PM
16

I'm sure that with Jodie Foster's endorsement, Bill Richardson now has a lock on the lesbian vote.

Posted by Gitai | July 18, 2007 6:33 PM

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