Starz, Lifetime Events Draw Celebs to Mile High City


The stars came out in Denver for events by Lifetime and Starz at the Democratic National Convention.

Lifetime executives bounced around to several events, including the opening session of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, titled “Women Making History, which the network hosted on Aug. 26.

“My grandmother voted, my mother voted and they instilled in me the importance of making your voice be heard. Now I am so excited my goddaughter aspires to be president, not the president’s wife,” said guest Rosario Dawson (Sin City).

Other Hollywood guests at that session were Fran Drescher (who is now the executive director of her own Cancer Schmancer Foundation) and Eva Longoria of ABC’s Desperate Housewives.

Second session attendees included a possible president’s wife, Michelle Obama.

“Women will make a difference in this campaign. We cannot and we will not take their votes for granted,” she said.

Lifetime also co-hosted a late night Rock the Vote party at the Cowboy Lounge in the LoDo neighborhood that same night. Entertainment was provided by singer Ashanti, the headliner; and Broadway star Idina Menzel.

Starz attracted notables from Hollywood and Washington to its Green Room for film showings and discussion panels. Stopping by the big tent, according to the network, were Bennifer (Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner), Josh Brolin, Charlize Theron, Darryl Hannah, of the Black Eyed Peas, director Cameron Crowe, Spike Lee, Anderson Cooper and JJ Abrams.

D.C. veterans who stopped by included former Clinton press secretary DeeDee Myers, who moderated a panel; Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL), Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper; New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin; Ethel Kennedy and family, Bobby Shriver, Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) among others.