Sunday, April 21, 2024

DNC Answer to Scott Baio, Ex-Soap Actors: Meryl Streep, Lena Dunham, Debra Messing, America Ferrara, Alicia Keys


It’s going to be very different tonight at the Democratic convention, as opposed to the RNC.

The RNC, you may recall, offered Z list celebrities Scott Baio, Antonio Sabato Jr., and an actress who was a villain on a soap opera.

Every artist whose music was used complained about lack of permission.

The DNC kicked off with no less than Paul Simon performing one of the great songs of all time, “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”

Tonight, Alicia Keys will perform at the end of the night. Before she takes the piano bench, there’s a steady stream of A listers.

The DNC has Meryl Streep, the Greatest Living Actor in the World. Then they’ve got a bunch of smart female actors including Debra Messing, Lena Dunham, America Ferrara and the amazing Elizabeth Banks.

They also have the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

And of course Bill Clinton.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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