Celebs Enjoy Unruly GOP Debate Audience


Saturday night’s CBS Republican presidential debate was a heated affair, with the candidates often struggling to be heard over the cheers and jeers of an unusually rowdy audience at the Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina.

Like the rest of us, Hollywood was watching as the Establishment-stacked audience heckled outsider candidates Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz and enthusiastically applauded mainstreamers Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio, and Gov. John Kasich.

Some seemed to enjoy the ratcheted-up tension:

While others did not, including billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban:

Of course, it wouldn’t be a GOP debate night in Hollywood without the requisite Trump-bashing:

The Wire actor Wendell Pierce and TV personality John Fugelsang took aim at Marco Rubio for agreeing with the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s position that the Constitution is not a “living,” changeable document:

White People director Jose Antonio Vargas took issue with the CBS moderators’ language:

While George Lopez and Adam Goldberg supplied the jokes and Mia Farrow made a surprise admission: