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July 28, 2016

DNCing stars: Celebrities at the convention in Philly

Here's some of the celebrities and notable names we have spotted this week at the Democratic National Convention, in and around the Wells Fargo Center:


Singer Katy Perry, sound-checking

Percussionist Sheila E., pounding out the beat

Singer Carole King, warming up her vocal chords

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Vermin Supreme is a performance artist and activist who has run for election in numerous local, state and national races.

Actresses Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless, singing to delegates.

Singer and entertainer Ben Vereen, drawing huge applause on stage

Actor Billy Baldwin, punditing at the CNN Grill.

Bryan Cranston, commenting on a civil-rights panel discussion.

Danny Glover, chatting with PhillyVoice and still feeling the Bern.

Actress and activist Susan Sarandon, demonstrating with various groups.

Actress Rosario Dawson, urging Bernie Sanders supporters to "listen" to their man.

Actress Shailene Woodley, roaming the convention floor.

Actress Ashley Judd, marching with Black Lives Matters supporters on Broad Street.

Singer Demi Lovato, calling for better access to health care for all.

Actress Eva Longoria, trashing Trump for his statements on Mexican immigrants.

Triumph the insulting, cigar-chomping puppet dog, joining sweltering street protesters.

Actress Debra Messing, on the convention floor.


Philadelphia-born super-lawyer Gloria Allred, talking up the virtues of her hometown, on a late-night TV appearance at CNN Grill.

Former Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords, attending a rally for "common sense" gun legislation in a Philadelphia park.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, entering the arena from the rain.

Green Party presumptive nominee Dr. Jill Stein, campaigning

Performance artist and activist Vermin Supreme, riding SEPTA


Bernard Hopkins, explaining to PhillyVoice the power of politics.


Clarence Page, chatting in the media center.

Larry Mendte and his wife, Dawn Stensland, in the media compound.

Geraldo Rivera, ambling across the parking lot.

Jerry Springer, checking out the media tent.

Marty Moss-Coane, headset on, in Radio Row.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Actress Debra Messing is spotted at the Democratic National Convention.

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Bernard Hopkins, pictured Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center, will be in attendance all week at the Democratic National Convention. He is challenging pro athletes to get involved in politics.

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Danny Glover, an enthusiastic supporter of Bernie Sanders, chats Monday night during the first night of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.