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Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire Raise Cash for Hillary Clinton

A bevy of Hollywood A-listers turned out for Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton at a fundraiser in Los Angeles on June 19.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and his wife Jennifer Meyer, Elizabeth Banks, Dustin Lance Black, and producers Howard Gordon and Bruce Cohen were among the Hollywood stars opening up their wallets for Clinton.

Maguire and Meyer, as well as HBO’s Michael Lombardo, opened their homes for two separate events for the former Secretary of State.

Tickets for the exclusive events were priced at $2,700 per person. This is Clinton’s second trip to Los Angeles for fundraisers since announcing her candidacy for president. In May, Clinton raised a reported $3 million at the homes of Steven Bochco and Haim Saban.

The entertainment industry’s left-leaning political bent has made Clinton an early favorite for the 2016 election.


Elizabeth Banks Praises Obama, Blasts Romney in Pro-Planned Parenthood Video

Actress Elizabeth Banks talked about her experience with Planned Parenthood and why she supports it in a new video produced by the Obama campaign.

In the video, Banks blasts Mitt Romney over his stance on Planned Parenthood.

“These services that they provide — what is it? Ninety-five percent of them don’t involve anything controversial, so for that little 5 percent that Mitt Romney decides he doesn’t agree with, he’s going to take away cancer screenings? What is he doing? He’s going to take people’s access to health care close by? We’re talking about working-class ladies who need health care,” Banks said.

The actress then goes on to praise President Obama and his support for Planned Parenthood.

“President Obama has not compromised on women’s rights and that’s why President Obama needs to stay in office,” Banks said.

Banks isn’t the only actress to publicly support Planned Parenthood. Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlett Johansson have also made videos expressing their support.

Elizabeth Banks Hopes Ann Romney Never Becomes First Lady

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Actress Elizabeth Banks passively expressed her presidential preference in an interview with Movefone.com.

Since we’re talking politics, would you play another political spouse? Do you have your eye on playing Ann Romney?
“I am hoping Ann Romney is never a first lady. But no, I don’t have my eye on anybody right now. We’ll see.”

Banks was discussing her new movie People Like Us. She played Laura Bush in the movie W.