California attorney general and United States senate candidate Kamala Harris has won the financial support of many big Hollywood names, The Hill reports.
Singer John Legend ($2,000), Family Guy writer Seth MacFarlane ($5,000), actor Sean Penn ($5,000), Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg ($5,200), director Rob Reiner ($2,700) and producer Laurie David ($5,400).
Other names to pop up on campaign finance reports include producers Norman Lear and Chuck Lorre, Steven Bochco, former ESPN personality and now-NFL Network host Rich Eisen, talent agent Ari Emanuel, model Julianne Phillips, producer Brian Grazer, Viacom President Doug Herzog, Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn and NBCUniversal Vice Chairman Ron Meyer.
Harris is running to replace retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.).
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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
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