When Hollywood takes Washington. Keep tabs on the celebrities influencing politics with their activism, opinions, campaign endorsements and more.
The Grief Industry
On the evening of the Manchester bombing, there were several tweets of condolence from a variety of people. Some "celebrities" many of the public and some leading politicians.
Manchester Tragedy Sees Suicide Bomber ID'd, Humanity Rising
Terror has hit the world's youngest, and once again, humanity is showing its resolve. Pop sensation Ariana Grande had just finished her concert in a packed Manchester Arena when concertgoers heard a loud "bang" and saw smoke, sending fans and parents reeling and seeking both cover and medical aid. By the time the smoke had cleared, 22 people were dead and 59 were injured.
...Do you mind if I call you that? I’ve never been much of a “political person” which I think explains why I’m following the events of the past few months so closely. Rather than politics, I feel like I’m watching a scandalous soap opera, complete with massive contradictions, dirty lies, and a few grossly egotistic characters. The problem is, the show is no longer keeping anyone guessing.
Caitlyn Jenner To Run For Office? Kris Jenner "Full of S**t?"
It's been a busy few days for Caitlyn Jenner. After seeing her image on the promotional posters for the remake of It throughout Los Angeles, courtesy of the artist Sabo, Jenner made an appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News, where many television critics said that Carlson basically seemed to be making fun of his guest throughout her appearance. Now, it seems that Jenner might be setting her sights on a continued life in the public eye.
Bill O'Reilly Out At Fox
The O'Reilly Factor is done, and so is its host, Bill O'Reilly. On Wednesday, 21st Century Fox made a statement that really surprised no one: "After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the Company and Bill O'Reilly have agreed that Bill O'Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel," the company said.
Brian Williams Invokes Leonard Cohen, Talks About "Beautiful Weapons"
Brian Williams came under fire a couple of years ago for dressing up stories as he reported them from various Middle Eastern countries, and now, he's in trouble once again.
Why Did We Elect a TV Star?
I know, I know, you assumed this was another hit piece aimed at President Donald Trump. Why not, right? Everyone else does. I'm sorry to disappoint the 'Never Trumpers' but someone else caught my attention. Another television star turned politician. After watching the congressional hearings to confirm SCOTUS nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, I noticed that Senator Al Franken (D - MN), was going after him extremely hard. Some of his questions weren't really questions but accusations. "You've said that politics is still a little foreign for you," he told Gorsuch. "It turns out that's not entirely correct."
Sir Patrick Stewart Going For United States Citizenship?
Make it so. The man behind such characters as Star Trek: The Next Generation's Captain Jean-Luc Picard and, more recently, Professor X of the X-Men franchise wants to become a permanent United States citizen as a result of President Trump.
Captain America Lives Up To Title
Chris Evans has joined the growing ranks of celebrities using their power to generate some good. He's taken a stand against former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke regarding his support of the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, and added, via Twitter, that "If David Duke....DAVID!...DUKE!... thinks you're right, then you are unequivocally wrong."
Actors Who Went Into Politics
Celebrity actors have been dabbling in politics since the beginning of Hollywood. Besides serving the movie industry, they served our country as mayors, ambassadors, governors, and presidents—just a few of the leading government roles played by Hollywood’s finest.