Meet Hollywood's Republicans

Adam Sandler, Jessica Simpson, even 50 Cent make the list

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 26, 2012 1:50 PM CST

(Newser) – Hollywood may be seemingly rife with outspoken liberals, but Chuck Norris (who is currently backing Newt Gingrich) is far from the only Republican celebrity. A sampling of those who lean right, courtesy of E! and the Atlantic:

  • Jessica Simpson: She endorsed George W. Bush in 2004, and her dad said a few years ago that the singer "loves the heck out of" Dubya.
  • 50 Cent: The rapper also endorsed Bush, calling him "incredible. A gangsta. I wanna meet George Bush, just shake his hand and tell him how much of me I see in him."
  • Robert Downey Jr.: It's not totally clear where he stands, but he once told the New York Times, "I have a really interesting political point of view, and it's not always something I say too loud at dinner tables here, but you can't go from a $2,000-a-night suite at La Mirage to a penitentiary and really understand it and come out a liberal."
  • Johnny Ramone: The Ramones' member once called Ronald Reagan "the best president of my lifetime."

  • Moe Tucker: The ex-Velvet Underground drummer was spotted at a Tea Party rally, and confirmed that she does agree with many of the group's views.
  • Kelsey Grammer: The Cheers and Frasier star endorsed Michele Bachmann most recently.
  • Adam Sandler: He supported Rudy Giuliani in 2007.
  • Heather Locklear: She once spoke at a campaign event for a GOP congressional candidate.
  • A few more possibilities: The Hollywood Congress of Republicans claims that Alex Trebek, Anderson Cooper, Bruce Willis, Dick Clark, and a whole bunch of others, including The Rock, lean right.
And then, of course, there's the Megadeth frontman who loves Rick Santorum, not to mention Kelly Clarkson, who is a fan of Ron Paul.

Adam Sandler with the award for 'Favorite Comedic Movie Actor' attends the 2012 People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
Adam Sandler with the award for 'Favorite Comedic Movie Actor' attends the 2012 People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.   (Getty Images)
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