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Clintons Will Roll Through L.A. This Weekend To Hobnob, Raise Mula, Celebrate Bill's 65th Birthday

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The Clintons will be sweeping through Los Angeles this weekend for (a belated celebration of) Bill's 65th birthday to do the things the Clintons do so well: put on lavish events, network like crazy and charm wealthy donors to open their checkbooks, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Chelsea, Bill and Hillary are kicking off their weekend by attending the public memorial for philanthropist Edie Wasserman (who was also the wife of Universal chairman Lew Wasserman). Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will also be attending, so if you're in the vicinity of UCLA around 5 p.m., it could get a little more trafficky than usual.

The Clintons will be celebrating Bill's 65th tonight with a gala at the Hollywood Palladium around 7 p.m. Stevie Nicks will be there. Chelsea is going to host a brunch at Haim and Cheryl Saban's place in Beverly Hills on Saturday. Tomorrow they're hosting a concert at the Hollywood Bowl, where Gaga, Usher, Bono and The Edge will perform.

Trying to raise money for the Clinton Foundation this close to a general election (and as Obama is already jamming our streets and raising cash for a tough reelection campaign) says something about the Clinton networking machine.

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"I give him credit," said Los Angeles political consultant Bill Carrick. "Clinton keeps working at it. People are still mesmerized by him."