California Primary: How Hollywood is Voting

8:30 AM 6/6/2016

by Jennifer Konerman

Take a look at how celebrities may vote come Tuesday.

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On June 7, California holds its presidential primaries for Republican and Democratic candidates Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. 

It could be a tight race, with the presumptive GOP nominee facing off against Clinton and Sanders, who all boast about their strong Hollywood support. Before the primary results come in, see how Hollywood will be voting. 

  • Shondaland

    Hillary Clinton

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    In an ad released during ABC's TGIT lineup, Shonda Rhimes, Kerry Washington, Ellen Pompeo and Viola Davis all voiced their support for Hillary Clinton. "Our characters are on television, but the real world has Hillary Clinton," the women say in the ad. "A bonafide, rolls-up-her-sleeves, fights for what's right, in it for you, won't back down champion for all of us."

  • Jon Voight

    Donald Trump

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    Actor Jon Voight released a statement in March endorsing Donald Trump. “He’s an answer to our problems," Voight said in the statement. "We need to get behind him. The Republicans need to unite behind this man. We need somebody to go in and reconstruct us in a sort of way, get us back to where we were, who we need to be.” Voight called Trump "funny, playful and colorful, but most of all, he is honest."

  • George Clooney

    Hillary Clinton

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    George Clooney hosted fundraisers for Hillary Clinton, raising an "obscene" amount of money, as he told Meet the Press, but he also added that he would support Bernie Sanders if he won the Democratic nomination because "I think what he's saying in this election is important if you're a Democrat."

  • Bill Maher

    Bernie Sanders

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    Real Time's Bill Maher came out in support of Bernie Sanders when he penned an essay about the current election cycle for THR, saying that Sanders "has earned the right to be considered absolutely viable" before calling Hillary Clinton a "Charlie Brown figure" and Donald Trump a "petulant child." 

  • Norman Lear

    Hillary Clinton

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    Legendary TV creator Norman Lear called for Hollywood Democrats to get behind Hillary Clinton after the Indiana primary in May, which left Donald Trump as the presumptive GOP nominee. "Post-Indiana, it's time and it's sensible, sooner rather than later, to unite behind Hillary lest we and our values be trumped," said Lear in a statement to THR. He added, however, "we will be forever grateful to Bernie Sanders for teaching us to take pride in who we are."

  • Danny DeVito

    Bernie Sanders

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    Actor Danny DeVito likened Bernie Sanders to a jedi when he endorsed the Democratic candidate at his rally. "I'm here because you're here," DeVito told the crowd, "because, I feel the Bern." DeVito later told Sanders as he was about to walk onstage, "We need you Obi-Wan."

  • Scott Baio

    Donald Trump

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    Happy Days actor Scott Baio announced his endorsement of Donald Trump on Fox News in March during an interview with Jeanine Pirro. "It's very simple, because when he speaks I understand him," Baio told Pirro. "He speaks like I speak, he communicates with people very well. I want him, as any one person can do, to go into Washington and blow it up."

  • Dick Van Dyke

    Bernie Sanders

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    In a guest column for THR, legendary performer Dick Van Dyke explained why he believes Sanders is the best candidate for senior citizens. He later acknowledges that Sanders has "an uphill climb" to the nomination, and "if he doesn't end up getting it, you better believe that I'll be casting my vote in November for Hillary, because the alternative is a nightmare."

  • Uzo Aduba

    Hillary Clinton

    Uzo Aduba has tweeted out her support for Hillary Clinton over the past few months, saying that "#ImWithHer because #ShesWithUs."

  • Christina Aguilera

    Hillary Clinton

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    The Voice coach Christina Aguilera hosted a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton last fall which helped to raise more than $1 million for the Democratic candidate. 

  • Azealia Banks

    Donald Trump

    Azealia Banks tweeted her support for Donald Trump in May, saying that "Trump is an asshole but he's not been groomed and programmed on some mkultra tip to DO & SAY what the establishment wants him to," adding "Trump just wants the U.S to be lavish ... for all of us. I can f— with that."

  • Elizabeth Banks

    Hillary Clinton

    Actress-filmmaker Elizabeth Banks has been campaigning for Hillary Clinton, tweeting out her support through the election cycle this year. 

  • Ted Nugent

    Donald Trump

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    Musician Ted Nugent is a vocal supporter of Donald Trump. In an interview with THR, Nugent said that Trump "represents a glowing middle finger to the embarrassing status-quo politics."

  • Jamie Lee Curtis

    Hillary Clinton

    Scream Queens actress Jamie Lee Curtis has shown her support for Hillary Clinton at rallies and on Twitter, boarding the #ImWithHer train early on. 

  • Lady Gaga

    Hillary Clinton

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    Lady Gaga campaigns for Hillary Clinton on her Twitter account, even going so far as to wish the candidate a happy Mother's Day this year, saying "#HillaryBeOurMama."

  • Curt Schilling

    Donald Trump

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    Former ESPN analyst Curt Schilling, who was fired in April for an anti-transgender Facebook post, endorsed Donald Trump in a lengthy blog entry. Entitled "Why I will vote for Donald Trump," Schilling calls Trump "a man decisive in action and confident in his ability. In his list of three reasons why he will vote for the presumptive GOP nominee, Schilling says that he trusts Trump, he respects his children ("to know the real heart and soul of a man you look at his children") and he believes Trump is the candidate who "loves this country."

  • Mark Ruffalo

    Bernie Sanders


    Avengers actor Mark Ruffalo starred in a Bernie Sanders ad with director Matthew Cooke. “People feel like they have given up on the system, and that's exactly what the bad guys want us to do, they want us to give up on the system,” the actor says in the ad. 

  • Morgan Freeman

    Hillary Clinton

    Actor Morgan Freeman not only endorsed Hillary Clinton, he also lent his famous voice to one of her campaign ads, called "All The Good," as narrator. 

  • Katy Perry

    Hillary Clinton

    Katy Perry has been performing at Hillary Clinton rallies throughout the election season to show her support for the Democratic candidate, taking over Clinton's Instagram account ahead of her rally in Iowa. 


    #ImWithHer -Katy

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  • Seth MacFarlane

    Bernie Sanders

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    Family Guy's Seth MacFarlane hosted a fundraiser for Bernie Sanders where tickets were only $25 each, rallying behind the Democratic candidate who he feels would make “an A-plus president.”

  • Mike Tyson

    Donald Trump

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    Mike Tyson told Huffington Post last fall that “he should be president of the United States,” adding that he believes America should be run "like a business, where no colors matter. Whoever can do the job, gets the job." 

  • Demi Lovato

    Hillary Clinton

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    Singer Demi Lovato has thrown her support behind Hillary Clinton, performing at rallies for the candidate, where she told supporters she will vote for Clinton because of "her beliefs, her strength and the fact that she completely embodies the concept of women empowerment."

  • Sean Astin

    Hillary Clinton

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    Actor Sean Astin told THR in an interview that he believes more celebrities should get involved in politics, and he throws his support behind Hillary Clinton for this election. "Politics and government are supposed to be about helping people," he says. "When you roll up your sleeves and participate in the process, even if you lose, there's dignity in the fact that you were trying to help people."

  • Andy Richter

    Hillary Clinton

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    Conan's Andy Richter came out staunchly in favor of Hillary Clinton (and against Donald Trump) in an interview with THR in March. "There will be something extremely powerful in not just having a woman but this particular woman in the White House, and I believe that."

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