George Clooney to Host $6 Million Obama Fundraiser
George Clooney is decidedly high on Barack Obama. The A-list celeb is planning a fundraising event at his Hollywood home with all proceeds going to the Obama campaign.
A select group of 150 guests have been invited to attend a high-profile dinner at a cost of $40,000 a head. The event is likely to raise $6 million for the Obama Victory Fund.
Co-hosting duties will fall to Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg. The exec was slated to host the party at his own home but the $35 million pad is still under construction. His pal Clooney agreed to move the fundraiser to his own sizable estate.
Clooney said, "I'm proud to do whatever I can to support the President as long as no one asks me to sing."
The entertainer has long been involved in political organizing and activism. He and his father took deliberate steps to get arrested in Washington D.C. in March to put a spotlight on the crisis in Sudan - photo and video here.
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