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Obama Attends Star-Studded Los Angeles Fundraisers

Picture from actress Emmanuelle Chriqui’s Twitter (@echriqui)

President Obama attended star-studded fundraisers in Los Angeles on Sunday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Obama began with a private fundraiser at Jeffrey Katzenberg’s house in Beverly Hills, where he apparently addressed a handful of large donors along with former President Bill Clinton.

The Commander-in-chief then made his way downtown to the Nokia Theater, where he addressed nearly 6,000 supporters.

Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Earth Wind & Fire and Jon Bon Jovi all performed. George Clooney came out and introduced Wonder.

After the concert, Obama went to Wolfgang Puck‘s WP24’s restaurant where 150 donors paid $25,000 per plate. Clooney and Bon Jovi also made their way to the fundraiser.  Seth MacFarlane, actress Emmanuelle Chriqui, Harvey Weinstein and producer Chuck Lorre were also in attendance.

On Sunday night and Monday, Perry tweeted photos of her nails before the concert that  had Obama’s face on them. She later tweeted a photo of herself for the For All campaign.

Singer Katy Perry

Hollywood Conservatives Help Romney Raise $6 Million Over The Weekend

Hollywood conservatives came out swinging for GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Saturday at the Beverly Hilton, reports Deadline Hollywood.

Nearly 1,500 supporters showed up for the Romney fundraiser, where tickets went for $1,000, $15,000 and $50,000, raising a total of $6 million for the campaign.

The attendees included producer Jerry Bruckheimer and wife Linda, CSI: NY’s Gary Sinise, Everybody Loves Raymond’s Patricia Heaton, John O’Hurley, comedian Dennis Miller, Warner Bros chair Terry Semel, Burt Sugarman, music producer David Foster and Frank Price with wife Katherine.

Romney and wife Ann addressed the crowd, and the former governor thanked Miller who introduced him.

“I want to thank Dennis Miller for not just the humor, but the truth in the humor,” Romney said. “Much of what he said tonight, much of what he said was very encouraging and uplifting.”

Romney said there are more conservatives in Hollywood than people think.

“I know in some of the communities around this particular hotel it’s hard to let people know you’re conservative without them looking at you funny,” Romney said, before noting that he had lunch with “a very famous actor — very famous.  Very liberal.  I won’t tell you his name or he’d shoot me… He pulled me aside, he said, ‘In this town, you really can’t get work unless you’re known as a liberal,’ and he said, ‘But no one knows how I really vote.’  And there are a lot of people that feel that way.”

The event was so successful that sources told Deadline that Romney will return to Los Angeles after the first debate, which is scheduled for Oct. 3.

This comes after the Obama campaign announced a star-studded lineup for his  Oct. 7 concert fundraiser at the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles, which include performers Jon Bon Jovi, Stevie Wonder, Katy Perry, Earth, Wind and Fire and Jennifer Hudson.

3rd UPDATE: Obama to Los Angeles Oct. 7; Stevie Wonder, Katy Perry, Bon Jovi, Jennifer Hudson and Earth, Wind and Fire Headlining Concert

3rd UPDATE: Rocker Jon Bon Jovi, music legend Stevie Wonder and singer/actress Jennifer Hudson have also signed on to perform at the concert, according to Deadline Hollywood.

2nd UPDATE: Deadline Hollywood confirms that Earth, Wind & Fire will also be performing at the event. Harvey Weinstein is also on the radar for the dinner with Jeffrey Katzenberg. The dinner will be held at Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill.

UPDATE: Pop singer Katy Perry is set to headline the concert, according to THR. The singer has signed on to perform at the event. More performers are still in negotiations for the “30 days of Victory Concert,” with all funds raised going to the Obama campaign.

Stay tuned for updates!

President Obama will hit up one of his most popular money banks on Oct. 7. The Commander-in-Chief will be in Los Angeles for a fundraiser  and concert at the Nokia Theater, according to THR.

“The exact details for the concert are still being confirmed, but this will be a large scale event with multiple performers and speakers preceding the President’s remarks,” according to an email sent to Los Angeles donors Thursday. “As we begin to confirm the talent and details, we will make the information known to all of you.”

The Reporter writes that Obama will also attend a ritzy dinner – $40,000 per couple- in downtown Los Angeles.

The Reporter also noted that sources are saying Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg will be hosting the dinner.

Tickets for the concert are:

$44 per person – Gen44 (Young Professionals, limited availability)

$250 per person – General Admission

$1,000 per person – General Admission, better seating

$5,000 per person – VIP access (to lounge area and preferred seating)

$10,000 per person – Photo and VIP access.