Obama: George Clooney plans re-election fundraiser
EW has confirmed, per Entertainment Tonight's exclusive, that George Clooney will host a fundraiser for President Barack Obama on May 10. The Oscar winner is inviting 150 guests to his Los Angeles home to support Obama's re-election campaign. The tickets, running $40,000 apiece, will benefit the Obama Victory fund — a joint fundraising committee of Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee, and several state Democratic parties.
Clooney has long been outspoken about politics both personally and professionally. He recently was arrested in order to bring awareness to the Sudanese humanitarian crisis and also participated in a staged reading of Dustin Lance Black's play about California's Prop 8 anti-gay marriage law. He joked to ET, "I'm proud to do whatever I can to support the President… as long as no one asks me to sing." No worries, George. POTUS has that covered.
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