Alyssa Milano slams Jason Aldean’s political openness after wife catches heat for anti-Biden shirts
Milano took to Instagram on Thursday and posted a headline from The Washington Post that said Aldean “used to keep his politics private. Now his toddlers are on Instagram wearing anti-Biden T-shirts.”news.yahoo.com
From Gaga to Garth, Miranda to Moreno: Celebs join inaugural
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Like so much this past year, the inaugural celebration will be like no other: pared down, distanced, much of it virtual. But for actor Christopher Jackson — the original George Washington in Broadway's “Hamilton" — performing in a virtual “ball” is a way of participating in an essential rite of American democracy. Miranda will contribute a classical recitation, joining musicians like Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Foo Fighters, Justin Timberlake and Bon Jovi. The inaugural committee has made sure to blend this high-powered list with ordinary Americans and inspiring stories. And the “AAPI Inaugural Ball: Breaking Barriers” celebrated the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities with planned participants including actors Kal Penn, John Cho, Kumail Nanjiani and Chloe Bennet.
Biden campaign 'flooding the zone' with celebrity backers
The four-time Grammy winner isn't the only Biden playlist mainstay helping his campaign against President Donald Trump. Still, Biden has gone beyond celebrities in search of campaign surrogates. Stars generate candidate buzz, help with fundraising and can build campaign event crowds even for those online. His reelection campaign has been holding its own online events with top supporters nearly every night for months and says its online events average 2.6 million views per broadcast, though its headliners are often the presidents children. The Trump campaign has also seized on Biden's preferred venue for participating in online events, a basement studio in his Delaware home accusing the former vice president of hiding from voters.
Weinstein trial revives #MeToo, a hashtag with movement's longevity
(Reuters) - The Harvey Weinstein rape trial opened in January with celebrity appearances, noisy protests and graphic accounts of alleged assaults - and a spike in usage of the #MeToo hashtag that has become closely associated with the former Hollywood powerbroker. It speaks to the staying power and longevity of #MeToo, said Kellan Terry of research firm Brandwatch. It has peaked again with the Weinstein trial, which started on Jan. 6. The hashtag had 274,000 mentions across social media and news sites between Jan. 1 and Jan. 23, according to Meltwater. Derek Nelson, 22, of New York, was developing his MeToo social networking app for college students when the Weinstein allegations gave the name new meaning.feeds.reuters.com
4 things to watch for -- Tuesday, October 15th
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Alyssa Milano creates organization aimed at defeating Trump in Michigan and 2 other swing states
click to enlarge Kathy Hutchins / ShutterstockAlyssa Milano at the 'Fahrenheit 11/9' Los Angeles Premiere at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater at AMPAS on Sept. 19, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif.Actress and activist Alyssa Milano is targeting three critical swing states in the 2020 election to stop the orange-haired guy from getting re-elected.Milano created the 2020 Fund, an organization raising money for grassroots efforts supporting women's rights, immigrant rights, and communities of color in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. She partnered with Movement Voter Project, an organization that supports local grassroots organizations and empowers people to get out and vote.The activist is targeting these areas in particular because of Trump's close margin of victory in the states. In Michigan, Trump only won the popular vote by a margin of about 11,000 votes, or .3 percent of the popular vote. Together, these three states have a combined 46 electoral college votes, enough to have potentially swayed the election in 2016.2020 Fund donates 100 percent of profits to three of the "best local grassroots organizations" in each of the three states. Movement Voter Project is also matching all donations up to $1 million to help the effort gain support.With the 2020 election just 448 days away, opposition to the president is growing, with organizations working tirelessly to defeat Trump and prevent a second term.metrotimes.com