Let’s be straight here. Any list of celebrities endorsing Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will lean in one direction.
In one last push on Clinton’s behalf, Jay-Z will appear in a free get-out-the-vote concert with the candidate in Cleveland on Friday night. The city is abuzz that Beyonce might show up, too.
Remember the conventions over the summer?
Meryl Streep, Katy Perry, Paul Simon, Demi Lovato, Alicia Keys, Elizabeth Banks all stood on stage for Clinton at the Democratic gathering.
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Trump had Chachi (aka Scott Baio).
Who cares about celebrity endorsements? Many people don’t, as Trump supporters made loud and clear with their tweets during the Democratic convention. This campaign season, though, it’s been hard to tell the show biz from the politics.
While celebrities don’t really sway votes, they can get people to listen to a candidate’s message, historian Steven Ross, author of “Hollywood Left and Right: How Movie Stars Shaped American Politics,” told Reuters.
“It puts a candidate on their radar,” he said.
Hollywood’s intrinsic lean to the left is, to use a phrase that’s been overused this election cycle, baked into the cake.
Conservatives are so outnumbered — some even purposefully low-key, especially this year, about their politics — that we get stories like this from VH-1: “Conservative celebs: 50 stars you didn’t realize had Republican leanings.”
Alex Trebek, Patricia Heaton, Susan Lucci, Jessica Simpson and Heather Locklear were all “outed” on that list.
The Wrap entertainment news website this week came up with a list of 37 celebrities who support Trump.
On the short list: Wayne Newton, Hulk Hogan, Dennis Rodman, Jon Voight, Kid Rock, “Duck Dynasty” star Willie Robertson, Gary Busey, Loretta Lynn, Stephen Baldwin, Mike Tyson and Lou Ferrigno.
Yes, Hollywood can be a frosty place for stars with nothing “left” in them.
Consider what happened to “Clueless” star Stacey Dash. She was forever “banished” to Fox News after she tweeted in 2012 that she was voting for Mitt Romney instead of Barack Obama.
Twitter reamed her, too. “Can someone tell Stacey Dash her role in ‘Clueless’ is over?” tweeted one user.
In 2008 Obama’s historic candidacy to become the first African-American for president fired up new voices. With help from a glittery lineup of stars, Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am produced what became Obama’s now-iconic campaign anthem, “Yes We Can.”
Dozens of stars launched similar group efforts on Clinton’s behalf this year.
The cast of “The Avengers,” including Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson, made an anti-Trump ad.
More than 100 high-profile stars joined a MoveOn.org campaign called “United Against Hate” in a defeat-Trump effort, which conservative website Breitbart dubbed “Panic Hollywood.”
Last month Broadway threw a Clinton fundraiser. Billy Crystal hosted. Hugh Jackman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Emily Blunt, Josh Groban, Bernadette Peters and Neil Patrick Harris performed. Julia Roberts appeared. Barbra Streisand called in from L.A. to jab at Trump.
Individually, celebrities on both Team Clinton and Team Trump have been busy, too.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator and star of “Hamilton,” trolled Trump with a “musical” composed of Trump’s tweets.
TV personality Tila Tequila jumped on the Trump train early last year and has been very vocal about it on social media.
Clint Eastwood has spent months passionately championing Trump on Twitter.
Comedy legend Carl Reiner and his director son, Rob Reiner, have been tweet-blasting Trump, sometimes tag-teaming their anger.
Reiner is ready for election night, telling The Hollywood Reporter he’s been saving a Trump pinata so his grandchildren can come over and eat all the candy off the floor.
Hollywood is braced for whatever might happen on Tuesday, THR reported.
Kate Hudson told THR she’ll be “sitting on the sofa with a bottle of wine and just, like, sweating, hoping to God that it’s a sweep.”
She’s Team Clinton.