July 03, 2015 | Updated at 01:05 PM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

Natalie Portman DNC Speaker? CNN Confirms Reports

The Democratic National Convention will be hosting some big Hollywood stars on Thursday night, Sept. 6, to work up the crowd before President Barack Obama takes stage.

By Shiryn Ghermezian, EnStars on Sep 06, 2012 10:11 AM EDT
facebook tweet this pin it plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
  • Natalie Portman
  • Natalie Portman showed her post baby body on a classic red Dior Haute Couture gown with black dots. (Photo : Courtesy of A.M.P.A.S)

The Democratic National Convention will be hosting some big Hollywood stars on Thursday night, Sept. 6, to work up the crowd before President Barack Obama takes stage.  

The "Black Swan" actress Natalie Portman will speak on Thursday night in Charlotte, N.C., and so will fellow actresses Scarlet Johansson and Kerry Washington, according to CNN.

The Foo Fighters will perform at the convention and then the actresses will appear together center stage to speak to the audience before President Obama is introduced.

Wednesday's convention also had some Hollywood starlets thrown into the mix of politicians and delegates present at the event. Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas led the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of the evening session.

Representatives for Johansson and Portman did not comment on the appearance reports, although CNN confirmed that they obtained a schedule of the evening's events. Washington said that she is filming in Los Angeles at the present time, however, she did not deny a scheduled appearance. Democratic officials declined to confirm whether or not the elite actresses would be appearing.

Portman's decision to support President Obama was partially based on decisions that would benefit women, the actress said. At a rally in Las Vegas, she spoke about the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which ensures equal pay for equal work, and Obama's healthcare plan, according to the Christian Post.

"We would go back to the days where being pregnant is a pre-existing condition," Portman told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "I think the thing that is most upsetting in the past four years is how partisan [the Republican party has] been in blocking Obama's reforms. All of us should be putting our country first."

Portman is married to dancer and choreographer Benjamin Milepied, whom she met on the set of "Black Swan." Together they have a son, Aleph.

Watch the final night of the DNC on Thursday, Sept. 6 beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Live streaming of the event is available at www.demconvention.com.  

© 2015 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

facebook tweet this pin it plus
Contribute to this Story send us a tip send us a tip send us a tip
Sign Up for Newsletters

Around The Web

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Sawyer Fredericks

'The Voice' Champ Sawyer Fredericks Is Destined To Be The Show's First Superstar

As if you need to be reminded, here are five reasons we think The Voice's Sawyer Fredericks is destined to be the show's first superstar.

Sawyer Fredericks

'The Voice' Winner's California Trip Just Became 'A Little More Interesting,' But Why?

Peep pictures from Sawyer Fredericks' 'interesting' trip to Los Angeles. They are not typical photos from the studio...

Longmire

'Longmire' Star Louanne Stephens 'Saying Goodbye' To Robert Taylor

Ruby is sharing her last scenes with the sheriff for season 4.

Jamie Dornan

Jamie Dornan Loses 'Rear Of The Year' Honor

Jamie Dornan doesn't have the best butt in Britain, apparently.

karlie redd

'LHHATL' Star Karlie Redd Breaks Her Silence On Co-Star Joseline Hernandez

Karlie Redd is setting the record straight on what really happened between her and her 'Love and Hip Hop Atlanta' co-star Joseline Hernandez after reports flew that they got into a huge fight.

BET Awards

Here's How You Can Watch The 2015 BET Awards Live Online

BET airs it's annuals awards show tonight at 8 p.m. EST/ 7 p.m. CST. Here's how you can keep up with all the action online for free.

Sawyer Fredericks

'The Voice' Champ Sawyer Fredericks Is Destined To Be The Show's First Superstar

As if you need to be reminded, here are five reasons we think The Voice's Sawyer Fredericks is destined to be the show's first superstar.

Abby Lee Miller

Is Maddie Ziegler Quitting 'Dance Moms?'

Maddie Ziegler might not be back for season six of 'Dance Moms.'

Karlie Redd

Karlie Redd Possibly Laughs Off Reprots Joseline Hernandez Gave Her A Beat Down

Karlie Redd might wants fans to know that there's no truth in rumors that Joseline Hernandez beat her up, but some fans aren't buying it. Read more to find out why.

Sawyer Fredericks

Latest 'Voice' Winner Shares Pictures From The Studio With His 'Enthusiastic Team'

Peep pictures from the studio with 'Voice' winner Sawyer Fredericks!

Martha Madison

Martha Madison Will Return For The 'Days Of Our Lives' 50th Anniversary

Martha Madison has officially confirmed her plans to bring her character back.

Katrina Kaif & Ranbir Kapoor

Katrina Kaif & Ranbir Kapoor Spotted At Birthday Bash

Bollywood stars Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor were spotted in Mumbai celebrating actor Arjun Kapoor's birthday.

Sawyer Fredericks & Others

Who Does The Latest 'Voice' Winner's Mom Regard As 'Absolutely Wonderful' From The Show?

Sawyer Fredericks' mom Kirsten recently dished some deets about her son's upcoming album and more.

Longmire

'Longmire' Star Louanne Stephens 'Saying Goodbye' To Robert Taylor

Ruby is sharing her last scenes with the sheriff for season 4.

Sawyer Fredericks

'The Voice' Season 8 Winner Is Out In Los Angeles Working On His Album!

Find out how the first few days of production on the latest 'Voice' winner's album is going.

Latest News

Cynthia Bailey

'RHOA' Star Addresses Rumors She Had An Affair With Cynthia Bailey's Husband

Cynthia Bailey is now facing rumors that the woman her husband Peter Thomas gets close to in the mystery video is a star of Bravo's 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta.'

American Flag

Where To Find The Best Deals On Summer Gear This July 4th Weekend!

Celebrate Independence Day right by taking advantage of these great deals before they're gone

Joseline Hernandez

Fight Breaks Between Joseline Hernandez & Jessica 'Penny Dime'

Joseline Hernandez and Jessica Dime exchange much more than insults in the upcoming episode of 'Love and Hip Hop Atlanta.'

Scott Disick

Scott Disick Gets Cozy With Ex-Girlfriend Chloe Bartoli In Monaco: See Photos

Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian may be done -- for real this time.

Braxton Family Values

Towanda Possibly Betrays Tamar Amid Sister Drama On 'BFV"

The drama between Tamar Braxton and her sisters was at an all-time high on 'Braxton Family Values', and now it has Tamar questioning her safety.

Quad Webb-Lunceford

'Married To Medicine' Star Quad Webb-Lunceford On Lisa Nicole Cloud 'I Don't Deal With People Whose Checks Bounce'

Quad Webb-Lunceford wants fans to know the real deal on her 'Married To Medicine' co-star Lisa Nicole Cloud.

Tami Roman & Shaunie O'Neal

Tami Roman & Shaunie O'Neal Diss 'Flat' & 'Fake' New Co-Stars

Tami Roman & Shaunie O'Neal make it clear they're not the new ladies on 'Basketball Wives LA' and have lots to say about their new fellow cast mates.

Meghan Trainor

Meghan Trainor Cancels Start Of The MTrain Tour Due To Vocal Cord Problems!

Meghan Trainor cancels this weekend's shows since she's having severe vocal cord problems!

American Horror Story

Angela Bassett Talks Jessica Lange's Exit From 'American Horror Story'

Angela Bassett is confident that Jessica Lange will always have a home with the series.

Featured Videos

From Our Partners

AJ Lee

AJ Lee WWE Rumors: Former Diva Re-Tweets [VIDEO] Of Her Kissing CM Punk In Ring

AJ Lee and CM Punk are out of the WWE, but the the three-time Divas Champion re-tweeted a video of the two kissing in the squared circle.

Canelo Alvarez

Canelo Alvarez Next Fight: Timothy Bradley A Real Possibility For Winner Of Miguel Cotto Bout? [VIDEO]

Timothy Bradley is riding high after handing Jessie Vargas his first loss, and wants to challenge Cotto and Canelo.

Kobe Bryant

Lamarcus Aldridge, Kobe Bryant Beef? Did Laker Star's Twitter PHOTO Deter Free Agent Prize Away From LA? [Video]

With time running out on Kobe Bryant’s career perhaps it’s time he changes his ways.

Martin St. Louis

Martin St. Louis Retirement: 3 Best Moments In Future Hall of Famer's Career [VIDEOS]

Martin St. Louis announced his retirement, putting an end to a Hall of Fame-worthy 16-year career. Here are three of his best moments.

T.J. Oshie

NHL Trade Rumors: 3 Biggest Deals Thus Far This Offseason [VIDEOS]

It's been a busy offseason thus far in the National Hockey League, and here'a a recap of the three biggest trades to happen as clubs prepare for the 2015-16 campaign.

Alex Rodriguez

New York Yankees Rumors: A-Rod An All-Star? Alex Rodriguez 'Dreams' Of Playing In Midsummer Classic [VIDEO]

After missing a year and bouncing back with a solid campaign, Alex Rodriguez wants to be an All-Star.

Cole Hamels

Philadelphia Phillies Rumors: Cole Hamels To Astros Trade Dead?

Cole Hamels is a prime pitcher on the trade block, but not every team has a chance to get him.

Lana

Rusev & Summer Rae WWE Rumors: Lana Discusses Catfight With Summer On RAW [VIDEO]

Lana talked about her catfight with Summer Rae on 'RAW' and said Rusev "doesn't treat women right."

Conor McGregor

UFC 189 Rumors: Conor McGregor To Prepare For Chad Mendes With 'As Much Sex As Possible'? [VIDEO]

Conor McGregor has lots of sex before big fights, and would dismantle Floyd Mayweather.

Real Time Analytics