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A-listers Beyonce, Whoopi, Ben Stiller join First Lady Michelle Obama for Tribeca fundraiser
nydailynews.com ^ | 20 March 2012 | unattributed

Posted on 03/20/2012 5:26:55 AM PDT by smokingfrog

Michelle Obama fired up the stars in Tribeca Monday night for her hubby’s reelection bid.

An A-list crowd — Beyoncé and her mother Tina Knowles, “The View” host Whoopi Goldberg, Star Jones, actors Ben Stiller, Angela Bassett and Alfre Woodard, and movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and his fashion designer wife — turned out for the Obama cash bash. The fund-raiser was hosted by Robert De Niro and his wife, Grace Hightower, at Locanda Verde, the restaurant in his Greenwich Hotel in Tribeca.

It seemed like the only big name missing was Jay-Z, who was performing at the Darby on W. 14th Street.

Speaking to the starry crowd of about 85 people, De Niro opened the night by deadpanning: “Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney. Now do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady?”

The crowd roared and one person yelled, “No!”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: deniro; gossip; hollywood; whoopi
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1 posted on 03/20/2012 5:27:06 AM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

The “a” list from 1988, maybe.


2 posted on 03/20/2012 5:31:56 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (knowledge puffeth; information deludeth.)
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To: smokingfrog

Interesting that he couldn’t even introduce her without bringing race into the mix. I guess race is all they have left.


3 posted on 03/20/2012 5:35:09 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: smokingfrog

Racists!


4 posted on 03/20/2012 5:35:43 AM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: smokingfrog

If these are “A Listers” what list are we talking about?


5 posted on 03/20/2012 5:37:21 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: smokingfrog

These enabling millionaires, freely giving their easy-earned cash from hard-working Americans - many of these Americans, conservatives.


6 posted on 03/20/2012 5:37:40 AM PDT by C210N
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To: smokingfrog

Flip this around and imagine him asking if this country wants a black first lady. De Niro is a self-hating racist.


7 posted on 03/20/2012 5:38:06 AM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: smokingfrog
An A-list crowd — Beyoncé and her mother Tina Knowles, “The View” host Whoopi Goldberg, Star Jones, actors Ben Stiller, Angela Bassett and Alfre Woodard, and movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and his fashion designer wife — turned out for the Obama cash bash. The fund-raiser was hosted by Robert De Niro and his wife, Grace Hightower, at Locanda Verde, the restaurant in his Greenwich Hotel in Tribeca.

God, they are so enlightened. I am in awe. (/s)

8 posted on 03/20/2012 5:39:28 AM PDT by JohnG45
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It seemed like the only big name missing was Jay-Z,

Too bad. He could have performed his song about raping and shooting sluts, uh, women...

10 posted on 03/20/2012 5:42:53 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: smokingfrog

Jew haters all.


11 posted on 03/20/2012 5:46:41 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: smokingfrog

Since these folks are ALL 1%’ers, why isn’t the OWS crowd along with their SEUI ‘sugar daddies’ protesting this event??


12 posted on 03/20/2012 5:47:13 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: smokingfrog

No, it’s the rAcist List crowd.


13 posted on 03/20/2012 5:48:28 AM PDT by Third Person
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To: smokingfrog

sick


14 posted on 03/20/2012 5:50:08 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: smokingfrog

So, the “opener” started out with a racist joke?

It figures.


15 posted on 03/20/2012 5:52:03 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: smokingfrog
I will miss watching reruns of the godfather II.

I hope I don't hear some condesceding crap lecture from Al Pacino - or there goes godfather I.

17 posted on 03/20/2012 5:53:18 AM PDT by thedrake
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To: Third Person

The South Park guys really pinned Whoopie Goldberg when they parodied her comedy routine as

“I hate Republicans...” (hahahahahha)
“Republicans are stupid...” (hahahahaha)

“I hate Republicans...” (hahahahahha)
“Republicans are stupid...” (hahahahaha)


18 posted on 03/20/2012 5:53:32 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: smokingfrog

What, no Oprah?


20 posted on 03/20/2012 5:55:44 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: smokingfrog

A-listers? Does the “A” stand for a$$hole?


21 posted on 03/20/2012 5:57:01 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: smokingfrog

The A-listers...

By always shilling for the anti-capitalists, they inadvertently create more poverty and misery for minorities they claim to want to help. Worse, they get a warm, fuzzy feeling while doing so.

Meanwhile, employers and investors, who actually help the poor, are the declared enemies of state.


22 posted on 03/20/2012 5:59:02 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: the invisib1e hand

Oh, they’re “A” list people all right. Though in my book the “A” word I would apply to that list (and them) they might not like. ;-)


23 posted on 03/20/2012 5:59:12 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: smokingfrog

“An A-list crowd — Beyoncé and her mother Tina Knowles, “The View” host Whoopi Goldberg, Star Jones, actors Ben Stiller”

Now, there’s a real brain trust for you.

An “A-list” of untalented, self-important, superficial nobodies.


24 posted on 03/20/2012 6:00:06 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: smokingfrog

Buncha left over losers....Stiller is probably there because he thinks it’s good for his career.....


25 posted on 03/20/2012 6:01:12 AM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: smokingfrog

Whoopi??

A-Lister??

In what dimension?


26 posted on 03/20/2012 6:02:35 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Vision

27 posted on 03/20/2012 6:02:37 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

Hate to sound snarky but....are any of the three in the headline really still an “A-lister”?


28 posted on 03/20/2012 6:05:51 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: smokingfrog

Speaking to the starry crowd of about 85 people, De Niro opened the night by deadpanning: “Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney. Now do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady?”

The crowd roared and one person yelled, “No!”

WHUT???????
And give up Sha Nay-Nay, her grace and style, her warm smile and personality, her social graces with royalty and peasants alike, her superior knowledge of chld nutrition, her travel adventures we can all share vicariously, her dance moves....? Her ability to recyle upholstery into formal wear? Nooooo.....


29 posted on 03/20/2012 6:07:25 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: onedoug

and many of them Jewish ....


30 posted on 03/20/2012 6:08:16 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: smokingfrog

“Speaking to the starry crowd of about 85 people, De Niro opened the night by deadpanning: “Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney. Now do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady?” “

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Arrogantly, in-your-face racist black “celebrities” and self-hating, neurotic, cowardly white Manhattanites, including the HUGELY overrated DeNiro.

85 people in the “crowd”?

LMAO.


31 posted on 03/20/2012 6:11:32 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: smokingfrog

Here’s one for that Pseudo-Mafia meathead DiNiro;

“”Women and children can make mistakes, but not men.”—Don Corleone”

Everytime that idiot DeNiro opens his damn mouth about politics, he makes a mistake. He should stick to play-acting with rubber guns.


32 posted on 03/20/2012 6:13:14 AM PDT by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: Vision

“A” is for “Asshat” ...


33 posted on 03/20/2012 6:13:27 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: smokingfrog

That is a disgusting comment !

“Speaking to the starry crowd of about 85 people, De Niro opened the night by deadpanning: “Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney. Now do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady?””


34 posted on 03/20/2012 6:15:17 AM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: smokingfrog

Support Obama - He's still half black


35 posted on 03/20/2012 6:15:32 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repubs paid as much attention to Rush as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: smokingfrog

Were they bumping & grinding & grabbing their crotches?


36 posted on 03/20/2012 6:44:04 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: muir_redwoods

Airheads. That’s gotta be what the A stands for—obviously they have nothing but air in their heads or they wouldn’t be standing up for or promoting Obama. And here I thought A-list meant something special. Nope, not with this group.

Your definition works, too, tho’ and it is a place where their heads might fit...


37 posted on 03/20/2012 6:58:39 AM PDT by sassy steel magnolia (USAF life and Navy wife...God Bless the USA!)
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To: mplsconservative

I can just see Sarah Palin or some other conservative addressing the annual NRA convention and saying something similar, can’t you? /s


38 posted on 03/20/2012 6:59:16 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: capydick

“Stiller is probably there because he thinks it’s good for his career.....”

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He’s there because he’s a Jew.

Reflexive.


39 posted on 03/20/2012 7:01:19 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Really! I don’t call this group of has beens, never weres and losers an A list.

But maybe in Hollywood.


40 posted on 03/20/2012 7:13:31 AM PDT by altura
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To: capydick

It probably is good for his career. It’s really hard for an avowed conservative to get a nod in Hollywood. They have to be really entrenched and famous like Bruce Willis to dare to do it.

By the way, why hasn’t Bruce Willis ever been up for an Oscar. He’s done a lot of B movies and made them B plus, and he was excellent in The Sixth Sense.


41 posted on 03/20/2012 7:18:10 AM PDT by altura
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To: smokingfrog

Useless human waste.


42 posted on 03/20/2012 7:31:01 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: smokingfrog

“Now do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady?”

How about one who has lived their life proud of their country?


43 posted on 03/20/2012 7:34:15 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: smokingfrog

Or how about one who is not bored with the folding of the US Flag?


44 posted on 03/20/2012 7:36:49 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: smokingfrog

Or how about one who doesn’t fly off in separate taxpayer aircraft for vacations because they cannot wait for husband.


45 posted on 03/20/2012 7:38:23 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: smokingfrog

Ben Stiller: proof that talent isn’t always inherited (Jerry and Ann are great!).


46 posted on 03/20/2012 7:42:36 AM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: onedoug

Jew haters all.

Oh brother. Dramatic much? Ben Stiller is Jewish as are his parents.


47 posted on 03/20/2012 8:05:05 AM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: napscoordinator

So?


48 posted on 03/20/2012 8:12:14 AM PDT by onedoug
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So?

You make a claim with ZERO proof and I called you on it and that is what you come up with. lol.


49 posted on 03/20/2012 8:18:03 AM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: EyeGuy

IMO De Niro’s performance in Godfather II was one of the greatest screen performances of all time.

He has made a lot of junk.

I have seen him on many interview shows and he seems flat affect and not much to contribute. Another reason why I don’t understand why these people think we’re waiting breathlessly for them to espouse their opinions about anything.


50 posted on 03/20/2012 8:20:54 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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