Eva Longoria, Judd Apatow do a fundraising dinner with Obama
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President Obama swung through Los Angeles on Monday, and though his visits inspire groans over traffic jams, he did manage to lure a few showbiz heavyweights out of the house.
A fundraising dinner was held at West Hollywood’s Fig & Olive in the president’s honor, fetching $35,000 for two seats. Price of admission included some words from First Lady Michelle Obama’s husband, an introduction from Jeffrey Katzenberg and a lovely ‘Desperate’ housewife.
Eva Longoria indeed came to dine, as did funnyman Jack Black, Danny DeVito and Rhea Pearlman, music man Quincy Jones and California Gov. Jerry Brown.
‘He inherited a crashing economy and two wars .... Yet he kept us moving forward,’ Katzenberg said in his opening remarks, according to a guest.
‘We must keep fighting for him so he can keep fighting for us,’ he added.
Details on the menu and wine were not released, but Fig & Olive boasts a primarily Mediterranean menu. For you foodies: Chef Pascal Lorange served all dishes with olive oil in place of butter and cream.
A far cry from that Chicago pizza, eh POTUS?
— Matt Donnelly