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Obama Goes Hollywood (In Connecticut), Will Be in L.A. Next Month

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President Barack Obama is working on raising votes and money, and tonight the incumbent Democrat will be at a star-studded fundraiser. But this time, while the hosts and guest list are definitely a Hollywood who's who, this spendy shindig is in Connecticut. Never fear though--Obama is said to be returning to Los Angeles in September, according to Variety.

Tonight's $35,800-a-plate soiree is an "intimate gathering in Westport [Connecticut] at the beachfront home of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and his wife, Georgina Chapman," reports the Hartford Courant, who add:

The event is being co-hosted by a pair of A-listers, "Dark Knight Rises" star Anne Hathaway and screenwriter and producer Aaron Sorkin, creator of HBO's "The Newsroom." Actress and Westport resident Joanne Woodward, the widow of Paul Newman, is also on a guest list that includes celebrities, politicians and wealthy Obama supporters.

Obama has been making the most of his showbiz support this campaign, having attended, among other events in Los Angeles, a dinner hosted by George Clooney and a young Hollywood meet and greet, as well as in New York at parties like the one hosted by Sarah Jessica Parker and Anna Wintour. In fact, there's been discussion theorizing if Obama is leaning too much on his celebrity pals as he aims to get re-elected in November.

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Variety notes that the showbiz connection keeps cropping up and bringing the Obamas back to L.A.:

First Lady Michelle Obama will be in Los Angeles on Sunday and Monday for a series of events, including fundraisers at the homes of Gwen Stefani and Barry Meyer.

And that September visit? It's said to be "showbiz-centric," though details have not been made available. While most of us won't be able to attend, many Angelenos will still get the joy of experiencing the traffic tangles typically caused by a visit from the commander-in-chief, aka Obamajam.