Turns out Mitt Romney is a big fan of Hollywood. After pulling in $6 million in a fundraiser Saturday at the Beverly Hilton, the GOP candidate could be back in town soon. “This weekend’s event was very successful and there are plans to try to get the Governor back in Los Angeles again after the first or second debate for a similar occasion,” a source close to the Romney campaign told Deadline. The first Presidential debate is October 3, with a second October 16 and a final face-to-face October 22. On Saturday night, 1,500 donors showed up for the Romney fundraiser. Among the attendees were producer Jerry Bruckheimer and wife Linda; former Warner Bros chair Terry Semel; Children Of A Lesser God producer Burt Sugarman; Gladiator producer Frank Price and wife Katherine; DC 9/11: A Time Of Crisis writer-producer Lionel Chetwynd; actor John O’Hurley, CSI: NY’s Gary Sinise; and Everyone Loves Raymond’s Patricia Heaton, Deadline confirmed. Tickets went for $1,000, $15,000, and $50,000. The event pulled in about $2 million more than what President Obama raised at his most recent celebrity-hosted event last week in NYC with Beyoncé and Jay-Z.
Former Saturday Night Live cast member and frequent Fox News pundit Dennis Miller and music producer David Foster provided the entertainment Saturday. Romney and his wife Ann spoke in front of a giant flag to the crowd.
Obama will be back in LA for a Hollywood fundraiser of his own October 7. As Deadline revealed, the 30 Days Until Victory Concert And Dinner at the Nokia Theatre LA Live will feature performances from Earth, Wind & Fire as well as Katy Perry. A $25,000-per-ticket intimate dinner at nearby Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill will follow the early-evening show. Jeffrey Katzenberg is co-hosting the dinner, which is expected to attract about 100.
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