Actor BEN AFFLECK will not make a speech at the upcoming Democratic National
Convention – because he doesn’t want to steal BARACK OBAMA’S thunder.
The Pearl Harbor star is set to join a host of celebrities and rallying
around the party’s presidential candidate at the event in Denver, Colorado next
But according to the New York Daily News, Affleck has ruled out a
high-profile appearance because he doesn’t want to hog the limelight.
A source tells the newspaper: “He won’t be delivering speeches. Instead,
he’ll be anteing up for a disabled veterans’ poker tournament, as well as
participating in America’s Second Harvest events – packing lunches for local
“And he’ll be sitting in on a panel discussion on combating global poverty.”
Other A-listers reportedly planning to attend the event include filmmakers
Quentin Tarantino and Spike Lee, movie stars Warren Beatty, Annette Bening,
Susan Sarandon, and Forest Whitaker, and rapper Kanye West.