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George Clooney hosting $6 million charity event for President Obama

By Daniel S Levine,

Actor George Clooney will host a $6 million charity event for President Obama’s re-election campaign at his Los Angeles home on May 10.

Entertainment Tonight first reported the news Tuesday, getting a confirmation from the Oscar-winning actor himself. Clooney said that he is “proud to do whatever I can to support the President,” although he admitted, “as long as no one asks me to sing.”

Clooney probably will not have to worry about that, since the President has proved that he can sing, twice.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Clooney will host 150 guests, who will each pay $40,000 for a ticket to the event. The proceeds will benefit the Obama Victory fund, which is a combined effort by the Democratic National Committee, Obama For America and state Democratic parties.

DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg will be co-hosting the event.

As The Hollywood Reporter notes, the President has garnered wide support from celebrities, going back to his first presidential campaign in 2008. Clooney, who has been an outspoken political activist, has been seen at Obama events before, attending the White House State Dinner for British prime minister David Cameron earlier this year. He will also attend the White House Correspondents Dinner by invitation of Time magazine.

So far this year, movie producer Harvey Weinstein hosted an Obama event in New York last month and actor Robert De Niro hosted a dinner for First Lady Michelle Obama.

 

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