Barry Manilow Backs Biden!

manilow.jpgVariety recently looked at who the Hollywood power elite support. Who knew glittery power ballad singer Barry Manilow backed Biden? Apparently he's a fanilow! After the jump, see who's straddling the fence and hedging their bets:


Among the donors giving to '08 contenders for the first time were Sumner Redstone, Jon Bon Jovi, Vivica Fox and Renee Zellweger, who each gave to Clinton; Winfrey, Forest Whitaker, Sidney Poitier and Tyler Perry, who gave to Obama; and Russell Simmons and Sean Penn, who gave to Edwards. Penn also gave to Dennis Kucinich. Bette Midler contributed to Obama and Clinton, having given to Bill Richardson earlier in the year.

On the Republican side, "Law & Order" star Fred Thompson, the new entrant into the race, has yet to fully tap into the base of potential Hollywood support, although he did receive a contribution from "Law & Order" creator Dick Wolf.

What's also noteworthy are those who have yet to give --- politically active industry figures like Warren Beatty, Jane Fonda and Robert Redford. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have indicated their support for Obama, but records show they've yet to write checks.

First off, we thought Affleck was for Hillary. Secondly, Obama may be better off without Affleck's support. Everybody knows his checks bounce.

Who's Giving: The Latest Rundown [Variety]

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