Defamer informs that this political memoir is from the young actor (he does not appear)
Can't agree with everything said here -- or the illusion that no politicians before Obama were worth caring about (huh?) -- but I enjoy it when actors get political. I've never understood why people think it's so wrong that entertainers speak out. They're citizens too.
In some ways mega-wealthy slightly left-leaning celebrities are our only hope. Massive corporations and massive churches are often right leaning and they're not shy about throwing their moneys and volunteers behind evil divisive movements. Think of the extremely wealthy Mormon church (and/or other right wing faith organizations) which has an endless bigotry-friendly pocket book to give to Proposition 8 in California. [That religious political machines don't have to pay taxes is one of truest victories for Pure Evil in this world --but that's a topic for another blog. -ed] Hollywood also has deep pockets and to quote Cabin in the Sky (our musical of the month) "sometimes you've got to fight the devil with a pitchfork" This is why Ellen DeGeneres and other gay-friendly celebs are asked to pick up the funding slack for civil rights causes. Apparently after Brad Pitt publicly donated people expected a lot more lower ranking stars to do the same. Now, it's not really fair to expect Ellen DeGeneres to fight tax exempt hate machines all by her lonesome. It's not like Jodie Foster is going to say, "here's $10 million from Cydney and I to counter the anti-gay hate. Here ya go!" It's not like Madonna is obsessed with gay anymore. She isn't giving it 2 good Californians either. Now celebs have to pay taxes like the rest of us. They have to budget too --they're just working with so many more zeroes tacked on to the dollar figure. And their pockets aren't as deep as any of these faux-Christian "churches" (what? Christ was not about the hate. Wake up religious types. Your churches would consider him dangerous were he to re-appear and spout that peace and love and 'judge not!' nonsense again. He'd be overturning the inhouse coffers and screaming at the hypocrites, NOT obsessing on gay people. Wake up!) but still: good for the ones who put their money where their mouth is. Rock the Vote!
Here's a "NO" on proposition 8 featuring various celebs (mostly TV actresses) & Madonna's political interlude @ the "Sticky & Sweet" Tour