Both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will be getting
a windfall from some highly visible members of the celebrity jet
set for their presidential race.
Obama has won the support of Jennifer Aniston, Jackson
Browne, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hanks, Dennis Haysbert, Tobey Maguire,
Branford Marsalis, Eddie Murphy, Ed Norton, Ben Stiller and Gene
Wilder, according to the national political journal the Hill.
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Obama has gotten checks from Tom Hanks, Tobey Maguire,
Eddie Murphy, Edward Norton Jr., Morgan Freeman and Ben Stiller,
among others. In February, he held a closed-door fundraiser arranged
by DreamWorks studio founders Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg
and David Geffen.
GOP Candidates Tap Hollywood for
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
By MICHAEL R. BLOOD, Associated Press Writer
Moving right along, Kerry raised money with some big
Dems at a sprawling beachside hacienda in La Jolla yesterday, including
recalled Gov. Gray Davis and his wife Sharon. Other big names under
the big top were former Secretary of State and L.A. lawyer Warren
Christopher; former Carter adviser Midge Costanza; and Lynn Schenk,
former San Diego congresswoman and former Davis chief of staff.
But the real stars came out later Tuesday at a Beverly
Hills fund-raiser, held at Ron Burkle's 50,000-square-foot mansion
known as "The Green Acres" estate. Singer James Taylor entertained
and Kerry earned an estimated $2 million to $2.5 million for the
Roselli provides us with an assortment of A-List celebs
who attended (in no particular order): Meg Ryan, Barbra Streisand,
Tom Cole, Kevin Costner, Don Henley, Jason Alexander, Helen Hunt,
Danny DeVito, Leonardo DiCaprio, Oliver Stone, Tobey Maguire,
Ed Harris, Owen Wilson, Ben Stiller, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen,
Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Lucas Haas, Christina Applegate,
Paul Reiser, Martin Short, Tom Arnold, Sharon Stone, Lucy Liu, Lance
Bass, James Brolin, Quincy Jones, Peter Boyle, Rhea Perlman and
John Kerry, from hobnobbing to hospital
By John Mercurio CNN Political Unit
Thursday, May 6, 2004 Posted: 2:15 PM EDT (1815 GMT)
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 million.
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
Table No. 20
Megan Chernin, Peter Chernin, Jami Gertz, Jim Gianopulos, Tobey
Maguire, Jennifer Meyer, Barry Porter, Tony Ressler, Chris Rock,
(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
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