Jay-Z, George Clooney and Oprah are among the entertainment A-listers going to bat for Barack Obama as his re-election campaign heats up. Click to see which other celebs are stretching their star power from Tinseltown to Washington in support of the Democratic nominee.
As the election season winds down, singer Katy Perry performed at a campaign rally for President Barack Obama in Las Vegas, Nevada. The "I Kissed a Girl" singer showed her support in a very telling skin-tight dress, designed to look like a ballot voting for Obama. Click to see which other celebrities endorsed President Obama.
Lena Dunham, director, writer and creator of HBO's hit series "Girls," created an ad supporting President Obama. The video, which speaks to young female voters about making their "first time" count, highly offended many conservative Republicans.
Want to see Will Ferrell eat your toenail clippings? Then vote! The actor/comedian's uploaded a new YouTube video supporting President Obama, and Ferrell says he "will do anything" to get people to tomorrow's polls. In response to the video, Obama retreated the link, saying "Will Ferrell's not kidding."
Bruce Springsteen is definitely on team Obama. The Boss wrote
on his blog, "For me, President Obama is our best choice because he has a vision of the United States as a place where we are all in this together."
While at a charity dinner in New York City, President Obama joked, "We're getting to the point where people are making up their minds. Just the other day, Honey Boo Boo endorsed me, so that's a big relief." The President received the pint-sized princess' endorsement on a recent episode of"Jimmy Kimmel Live."
Actress/singer Jennifer Lopez places her support behind President Barack Obama too. In a
new campaign video, J. Lo is featured — along with a slew of other female stars, including Beyonce, Sheryl Crow, Olivia Wilde, Ashley Judd, Julianne Moore, and more.
Despite rapping in a Lil' Wayne mixtape that she is a "Republican voting for Mitt Romney," Nicki Minaj in fact supports Obama — if her Twitter is to be believed. "Ha! Thank you for understanding my creative humor & sarcasm Mr. President, the smart ones always do ... *sends love & support,*" the rapper wrote.
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Obama supporter Randy Newman penned a politically satirical song, "I'm Dreaming," with the thought of adding levity to the campaign. The song, containing sarcastic references to those who vote for a president based on the fact that he's white, contains the refrain: "I'm dreaming of a white president."
Singer Mary J. Blige warms up the crowd ahead of President Obama's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. The Foo Fighters, James Taylor and many others all performed during the convention.
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl strikes a chord during a sound check at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
Singer James Taylor performs during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. Taylor, along with many other celebrities, attended the convention in support of Obama.
Actress Ashley Judd speaks for the Tennessee delegation as President Barack Obama is nominated for the Office of the President of the United States at the Democratic National Convention.
EMPTY_CAPTION"Mad Men's" Jon Hamm and actress Jennifer Westfeldt are seen supporting President Obama on the floor at the Democratic National Convention.
Actress Scarlett Johansson waves after speaking to delegates at the Democratic National Convention.
Obama Campaign Co-Chair Eva Longoria addresses the Democratic National Convention.
Obama is the first candidate Oprah Winfrey has endorsed in her 25-year career. She's campaigned for him and with him, throwing a celebrity fundraiser at her California home that collected an estimated $3 million.
Natalie Portman spoke at the Nevada Women Vote 2012 Summit on August 25, 2012. Speakers focused on rallying support for President Obama's re-election.
Tom Hanks speaks at one of President Barack Obama's inauguration celebrations, at the Lincoln Memoria. Hanks donated to the president's 2012 reelection bid, according to Politico.
George Clooney has backed President Obama ever since he first ran for the Senate in 2006. In May 2012, the Hollywood star held a record-breaking fundraiser for Obama's re-election campaign. The event—which raised $15 million—was attended by the likes of Robert Downey, Jr. and Billy Crystal.
Eva Longoria helped produce a video released by Barack Obama's re-election campaign in which she explains why the President's record on healthcare, education, and immigration should earn him the Latino vote in November.
Sarah Jessica Parker hosted a swanky $40,000-a-plate fundraiser at her New York City apartment in June. The "Sex in the City" star's fundraiser brought in more than $2 million to President Obama's campaign.
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Steven Spielberg donated nearly $150,000 to Democratic election efforts in 2011, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Actress Betty White said she usually keeps her political views private, but in this presidential election she strongly favors Barack Obama.
Scarlett Johansson—along with big-name fashion icons like Anna Wintour and Diane Von Furstenberg—launched the Runway to Win line of Obama-themed clothing and accessories in February 2012.
Jay-Z is supporting Obama in this year's election as he did in 2008. The Grammy-winning rapper said Obama's presidential win was truly "inspirational" for the African-American community.
Jamie Foxx called Barack Obama "the next great unifier" during the 2008 election. He continues to support the President, recently donating nearly $18,000 to his campaign.
Leading lady Salma Hayek attended the May fundraiser held at George Clooney's house. Throughout Obama's term, she's been to several presidential events including the White House Correspondents Dinner.
Tyler Perry organized a star-studded concert to raise money for the President. More than a thousand Obama fans paid $500 per ticket to attend.
Actress Jada Pinkett-Smith has donated more than $75,000 to Barack Obama's campaign since the former Illinois senator first announced his goal of entering the White House. In October 2011, Pinkett-Smith co-hosted a fundraiser dinner for the President with tickets selling for $35,800.
EMPTY_CAPTION"How I Met Your Mother" actor Neil Patrick Harris tweeted, "Bravo, Mr. President and thank you," after President Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage.
Jennifer Garner co-hosted a fundraiser dinner in Boston when President Obama was first seeking election in 2008.
Olivia Wilde campaigned for Obama in 2007 and 2008, and received a personal thank-you call from the President for her efforts. That’s all the motivation she needed to repeat her support in 2012.
Comedian and television host Bill Maher donated $1 million to Priorities USA Action, a pro-Obama Super PAC.
John Legend, a native of Springfield, Ohio, performed during an 2008 rally for President Obama, and the support keeps coming. After the President endorsed marriage equality in May 2012, the singer tweeted: "Very pleased the President spoke up for human rights."
Filmmaker Steven Spielberg and his wife donated to President Obama's 2012 campaign according to the latest Federal Election Commission report (via Politico).
The former Disney Channel starlet Hilary Duff donated $2,500 to Obama's campaign.
At a private Obama fundraiser at the Mark’s Club in London, Anna Wintour hosted A-list guests like Tom Ford, Gwyneth Paltrow and Cameron Diaz. For $15,000 a plate, guests were able to ask questions of the President's leading political strategist, David Plouffe.