Rosario Dawson and at the Huffington Post’s Spotlight On Job Creation Wednesday in Charlotte. (Jason Arthurs/Getty )

Actor Adrian Grenier last month in New York. (Andrew H. Walker/Getty )

DNC vets say showbiz support hasn’t faltered — there’s just less of an outpouring as in their watershed years like 1992 and 2008. Or are the stars just pacing themselves?: CNN reports that Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson and Kerry Washington are expected to speak Thursday.

Other Reliable Source convention news: John Edwards novel; Fox News shuttles; Malia and Sasha; Julian Castro’s twin Joaquin