Stars Light Up 3rd Night of DNC

Angela Bassett, Sigourney Weaver, Lenny Kravitz, most of Broadway, among those who turn out
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 27, 2016 7:33 AM CDT
Updated Jul 27, 2016 7:33 PM CDT

(Newser) – Angela Bassett and Sigourney Weaver, Empire producer Lee Daniels, and rocker Lenny Kravitz are providing the celebrity power Wednesday on Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention. Weaver introduced a climate-change film by director James Cameron, "Not Reality TV," featuring Jack Black, Don Cheadle, America Ferrera, and the party's presidential nominee herself, Hillary Clinton. "We made this film to show the reality of climate change—how it's directly affecting millions of people each day," Cameron said in a statement. "As I've said before, to save our planet we need to mobilize like we did during World War II—the threat to our country and children is that severe." The busy midway point for the Democrats comes after a surprise performance by Kesha at an invitation-only gun control concert Tuesday night in Philadelphia, reports the AP.

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On Wednesday night, Fergie and the Black Eyed Peas will put on separate concerts; they haven't performed together in five years. The Black Eyed Peas are listed as headliners for a Rock The Vote concert at the Fillmore Philadelphia, while Fergie is headlining a concert for the Creative Coalition. Like previous Democratic conventions, this one has been celeb-soaked. Actress Shailene Woodley wandered the floor Tuesday, as did Rosario Dawson, who snapped selfies with delegates. Also in town: Shonda Rhimes, who attended a Tuesday Emily's List event; Lance Bass, who goofed around at the convention hall with Kal Penn; and Chloe Grace Moretz, who attended an after-party Tuesday night and is slated to speak Thursday. (Read more Democratic National Convention stories.)

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