Jeffrey Katzenberg Throws Hollywood Muscle, Money Into Kentucky Senate Race

By: Wednesday September 4, 2013 6:11 pm

Hollywood mega-mogul and major Democrat donor Jeffrey Katzenberg, the guy who dined with Obama the night he was last on The Tonight Show, wants to make it rain in Kentucky, hoping his efforts will produce clouds and curtains for the KY Republican Senator Mitch McConnell.

 

Campaign for a Fair Settlement Protests Obama Fundraiser: “Help Us”

By: Friday May 11, 2012 8:01 am

President Obama’s star-studded fundraiser at George Clooney’s house went off without a hitch. But before the event, about 50 activists with the Campaign for a Fair Settlement, mostly low-income victims of foreclosure or predatory activity by the financial sector, made their appeal to the President in a protest on the motorcade route to the residence, asking for Obama to “light a fire under the Department of Justice” and step in to help homeowners stay in their homes.

Bank Accountability Activists to Protest Outside Obama/Clooney Fundraiser Tonight

By: Thursday May 10, 2012 12:21 pm

Campaign for a Fair Settlement hopes to mobilize the 11 million underwater homeowners in America as a constituency that will be heard throughout the election. Some of those underwater homeowners will be at the protest tonight.

And provided that Los Angeles traffic patterns cooperate, I will be there as well. My Twitter feed is probably the best place to find quick updates from the protest tonight, which should kick off around 6pm Pacific time/9pm Eastern.

Live Blogging The White House Correspondents Dinner

By: Saturday April 28, 2012 6:19 pm

Come let’s live blog the arrivals and the delicious meal which hopefully will include dessert this year, along with main speaker Jimmy Kimmel and the usual good-natured ribbing from POTUS.

FDL Movie Night and Membership Party: Watch “8″ and Help Welcome New Members!

By: Monday March 5, 2012 5:00 pm

Dustin Lance Black’s play 8 -based on the trial transcripts of Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the landmark case which pitted marriage equality against its conservative foes, is one of the most important works of modern theater. A federal appeals court refused to allow the release of the trial videotapes because the trial judge, Vaughn Walker, had promised the pro-Prop 8 defendants that the videos would only be used by the court. 8 shows the arguments that justify bans on marriage for gay and lesbian couples, the testimony on marriage history from expert witnesses, and the arguments used to justify the ban on marriage equality.

Late Night FDL: “8″ Watch Party

By: Saturday March 3, 2012 7:45 pm

I do want to congratulate Judge Vaughn Walker on snagging Brad Pitt as the actor playing him, as I had thought they’d use Brad to play that intrepid front-row Firedoglake liveblogger….

Watch Party! Live Reading of Dustin Lance Black’s “8″ Tonight 7:45pt

By: Saturday March 3, 2012 4:50 pm

RSVP to AFER here to set up a window to watch the reading. This live Los Angeles production includes such stars as Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Martin Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Matt Bomer, Campbell Brown, Chris Colfer, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Vanessa Garcia, Cleve Jones, Christine Lahti, Jane Lynch, and Matthew Morrison.

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