Celebrity Endorsement Watch
If you're keeping track at home, or in the pages of US Weekly:
Oprah Winfrey's spending the weekend with Barack Obama.
After keeping her options open by donating to several Democrats, Barbra Streisand formally endorsed Hillary Clinton. (Previous musical support for the Democratic front-runner included rapper 50 cent, who told Time magazine "I like Hillary."
Not to be outdone by high-wattage friends of his front-running opponents, Dennis Kucinich has the support of none other than Sean Penn.
At an event in San Francisco today, the Academy Award winner was scheduled to give what was billed as "a blistering indictment of political leaders and an impassioned endorsement of Presidential proportions."
The "blistering" script the actor chose was not vetted by the Kucinich campaign, whose spokesman stressed, in a statement, that "Sean Penn is a good friend, but he's also a very intense, independent-minded person. He's going to say whatever he's going to say."
The other side of the race is not without its boldface moments.
This week, Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling worked the crowd with John McCain in New Hampshire.
And, of course, there's Mike Huckabee, whose recent surge in Iowa polls did roughly coincide with the celebrity endorsement he revealed last month: the backing of Chuck Norris.
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