Dinner guests seen by reporters, or noted by waiters,
included Will Ferrell, Jodie Foster, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie
Lee Curtis and DreamWorks founders Steven Spielberg, David Geffen
and Jeffrey Katzenbach.
Obama Picks Up $9 Million at Glitzy
by Associated Press Tuesday, September 16, 2008
UNITED STATES: BARACK OBAMA has raised an estimated
$9 million (€6.3 million) in a single evening of fundraising in
Hollywood, starting with a cocktail reception for 300 people followed
by a performance for 800 by Barbra Streisand.
Admission to the cocktail party cost $28,500 (€19,900)
per person and tickets for Ms Streisand's show cost $2,500 (€1,745).
Hollywood moguls David Geffen, Jeffrey Katzenberg
and Steven Spielberg were among the top fundraisers for the event
and guests included comedians Chris Rock and Sarah Silverman,
actors Tobey Maguire, Pierce Brosnan, Will Ferrell and Jodie Foster.
Thursday, September 18, 2008Obama
raises $9m at celebrity cocktail party
Barack Obama held two star-studded events in his
honor in Beverly Hills on Tuesday.
The first was a $28,500-per-plate dinner at the
landmark Greystone Mansion attended by some bold-faced names,
including Tobey McGuire, Leonardo DiCapro Jodie Foster
and Chris Rock.
The second, a $2,500-per-ticket fund-raiser at the
glamorous Regent Beverly Wilshire included performances by Ben
Harper and Barbara Streisand.
Among the crowd was Sarah Silverman and Ron Howard,
who enjoyed the desserts and an open bar in between cracking jokes
about the GOP's Sarah Palin and John McCain. Laura Dern watched
her husband (Ben Harper) perform, but stood atop her chair when
Obama made his entrance.
Together, the events raised an estimated $9 million
for the Democratic presidential nominee.
Barack Obama Holds Star Studded
Hollywood Parties By Amy Keith and Alyssa Shelasky
Originally posted Wednesday September 17, 2008 12:45 PM EDT
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was
a busy man Tuesday night, courting Hollywood power players in
two soirees that earned a single-night fundraising record of $11
A-listers such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Jodie Foster,
Tobey Maguire, Will Ferrell, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, and Renee
Zellweger all made the list. Directors supporting their preferred
candidate included Steven Spielberg (assigned to a table with
his wife, Kate Capshaw, and uber-agent Ari Emanuel), Peter Berg,
Christopher Guest (with his wife, Jamie Lee Curtis), James Mangold,
Garry Marshall, Adam Shankman, and Robert Zemeckis. Making the
invite list from the TV world: Curb Your Enthusiasm's Larry David,
Office showrunner Greg Daniels, 24 star Dennis Haysbert, Sex and
the City director Michael Patrick King, Heroes creator Tim Kring,
Aaron Sorkin, Randy Jackson, Darren Star, and Joss Whedon. Music
royalty on call included Quincy Jones, Berry Gordy, Hans Zimmer,
and Herb Alpert. Of course, many of Hollywood's top executives
also scored seats: the DreamWorks cabal of David Geffen, Jeffrey
Katzenberg, and Stacey Snider; Fox's Tom Rothman and Jim Giannopoulos,
and their boss Peter Chernin; Warner Bros.' Barry Meyer; Sony's
Michael Lynton; and Universal's Ron Meyer. So while you may not
be able to fork over $28K-plus for steak and potatoes with the
possible future leader of the free world, now you can at least
envision the crowd that handed over those hefty checks.
Table No. 15
Jodie Foster, Janusz Kaminski, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall,
Audra Nathanson, Jeff Nathanson, Rebecca Rankin, Stacey Snider,
Hans Zimmer, Suzanne Zimmer
(Editor's note: This is a faithful transcription
of the guest list for the Obama fundraiser. It cannot be assumed
that everyone on this list attended the event or sat at the tables
to which they were assigned, nor does this list necessarily include
all of the people who attended the event. Every attempt has been
made to ensure that names are spelled correctly.)
Obama's Hollywood fundraiser:
Who was on the guest list?
Sep 17, 2008, 09:36 PM | by Nicole Sperling Categories: Current
Affairs, Movie Biz, Music Biz, On the Scene, TV Biz