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George Clooney and Barack Obama discussing Darfur at The National Press Club Newsmaker's Program on April 27, 2006 in Washington, DC.
George Clooney will be hosting a high-end house party next month in Los Angeles as a fundraiser to support President Barack Obama's re-election campaign.
About 150 guests are expected to attend the May 10 event at the actor's home, Entertainment Tonight first reported.
Proceeds from ticket sales -- going for about $40,000 per stub -- will benefit the Obama Victory Fund, a joint committee that includes several state Democratic parties, the Democratic National Committee, and Obama for America.
In addition to deep-pocket ticket holders, four mystery guests will also be attending the event. Two grassroots supporters will each win a pair of passes to the fundraiser, said deputy campaign manager Julianna Smoot in an email on Thursday.
The re-election campaign, taking a suspense cue from Hollywood, is automatically offering donors of $3 or more a chance to mingle with Clooney and the president by winning an invitation to the party.
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Actor George Clooney waits to be arrested during a demonstration outside the Embassy of Sudan March 16, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
George Clooney and his father were arrested Friday at a protest in Washington D.C. outside the Sudanese Embassy. Clooney, with organizers Amnesty International and United to End Genocide, the Enough Campaign, aim to draw public attention to the crisis in the Nuba Mountains, and call for swift action from world leaders to prevent an even larger-scale humanitarian disaster. Protesters accuse Sudan's president of blocking food and aid from getting to the hundreds of thousands of people.
The public attention piece is sort of working. The people are demanding his mugshot.
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Actor Brad Pitt arrives on the red carpet for the 84th Annual Academy Awards on February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit: REDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Brad Pitt is taking time out of his dreamy, age-reversing schedule to star with George Clooney in Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black's gay marriage rights play "8," set for its Los Angeles premiere on Saturday.
The man who seems to be magically Benjamin Button-ing himself (especially the hair) will take on the role of United States District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker -- the judge who overturned California's gay marriage ban by ruling Prop 8 unconstitutional -- in a staged reading of the landmark production.
The West Coast premiere, serving as a fundraiser for gay marriage efforts, will take place at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre on March 3.
Pitt is joining an already star-heavy cast that includes George Clooney and Martin Sheen playing the plaintiffs’ co-counsel odd-couple Theodore B. Olson and David Boies. The two gay couples who put forth the law suit -- Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, with Kris Perry and Sandy Stier -- will be played by Matthew Morrison, Matt Bomer, Christine Lahti, and Jamie Lee Curtis.