Political Heat Hits Manhattan
From Leonardo DiCaprio to Mike Myers, Martha Stewart, Richard Gere and many more, a huge contingent of stars turned out for the New York screening of Michael Moore's new Bush-bashing movie, "Fahrenheit 9/11."
Leo made a big exception by attending the premiere -- the actor told director Moore that he hadn't attended a movie premiere that wasn't his own in 10 years. "That's so incredible, and he came out in Los Angeles too," Moore enthused. "He's like a foot soldier for this movie."
From Tom Brokaw to Tony Bennett, an eclectic mix of media big shots and entertainers came out to see the film. Where else could you find conservative newsman Bill O'Reilly alongside Yoko Ono, or Sean Lennon with Mick Jagger's daughter? And all within earshot of Al Sharpton and Bryant Gumbel?
"I think it's going to be an epic film," Sharpton insisted. "I think it may effect the election."
After struggling to get his controversial film released, Moore was happy to see stars like Glenn Close and Eva Mendes in attendance, but there's one very high profile person he wishes would watch his movie -- President Bush. "I will make myself available to show this at the White House anytime he wants to see it," Moore told us. "I'll bring the popcorn."
You can catch "Fahrenheit 9/11" for yourself, when it opens in theaters on June 25th.