Which celebrity offers the best political endorsement?

Our sister blog, Politics on the Hudson, raised an interesting point last week, after the primaries: Even though some candidates had the backing of the county’s Democratic party machine (as was the case for some candidates in Greenburgh), that didn’t always translate into a win. However, in the Mount Vernon mayoral race, another kind of endorsement did yield results. I’m talking, of course, about the celebrity kind.

tjndc5-5fqd9i9g6f7euo93cc8_layout.jpgThe winner, in that election, appears to be Clinton Young, who narrowly beat incumbent Ernest Davis by 349 votes. And while we may never know exactly how many of his overall votes came thanks to the endorsement of hometown hero Denzel Washington, you can bet it was more than a thumbs up from Andy Spano would have gotten him.

All of which got me to thinking: With all the political activists in the county, which ones have the most sway? Would a plug by Pound Ridge’s Susan Sarandon help give Hillary’s camp a popularity jolt? Could Peekskill/Verplanck native Mel Gibson hurt or help a candidate with his endorsement? What about Rosie?

You tell us. Vote in the sidebar poll.

(Matthew Brown/The Journal News)

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After the break, find out the answer to this week’s quiz question: Which local stand-up comedian received early show business advice from the late father of Tarrytown product and fellow stand-up Greg Fitzsimmons?


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DMX isn’t the only belligerent rapper on the Westchester roadways

tjndc5-5bvcbsmj9plgixs8u0_layout.jpgYesterday The Journal News broke the news that Hip-hop musician Styles P is recovering from a broken leg he got suffered during a road rage confrontation in Greenburgh. Apparently Mr. P (aka David Styles) got cut off by a truck on the Saw Mill Parkway, proceeded to cut the truck off in return, then got out of his car and began hurling napkins at the window. Really, the truck driver had no choice but to hit the rearend of P’s car, then the door, and then P himself.

All of which only reinforces that, when it come to road rage, nobody can top Mount Kisco rapper DMX. A brief highlight reel of his highway hijinks:

<li>In 2004 DMX (aka Early Simmons) chased down someone who took his parking spot at JFK airport, crashed his SUV through a toll booth, and then dragged the man out of his car and began brandishing a billy club. [AllHipHop]

<li>Then a week later, after pleading guilty to DUI and reckless endangerment for the incident, he was arrested again for driving 104 on I-684. [Blender]

<li>In 2005 he caused a three-car pileup involving a police cruiser on the Major Deegan. He ended up serving 70 days on Rikers Island in November, but was released for good behavior by Decemeber 30. [MTV News]

<li>Earlier this year, on June 2, he was pulled over for speeding and cutting off a motorist in White Plains. Because he was driving with a suspended license, he was ordered to appear in court. He then failed to show up, an arrest warrant was issued, and bail was set for $25,000. Furious and refusing to post bail, he spent a night in White Plains jail. [SFGate]

<li>Finally, this October, NYC police pulled him over for driving his 2001 Chevy Suburban uninspected in Yonkers, and the car was impounded. [SFGate]

Oh Styles P, you’ve got a lot to learn yet. Lesson 1: Next time you rage against a trucker, remember to bring your billy club and a good lawyer.

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Six Stupid Questions with comedian Kevin Meaney

Famous for griping “That’s not right!” in his stand-up comedy act, actor/comedian Kevin Meaney cursed the beeps of “the noisiest ATM ever” earlier this evening while taking a cell phone call from one of Suburbarazzi’s inquiring minds.

The 50-year-old Greenburgh native moved with his wife and daughter from Los Angeles to Tarrytown five years ago. He’s starring in the Broadway production of “Hairspray” and hosting the fifth annual Kevin Meaney Christmas Show Dec. 8 at Tarrytown Music Hall.

Still, he had time to offer clever answers to Suburbarazzi’s Five Six Stupid Questions. Enjoy the hilarity after the break.

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