Watching the "throne" is one thing, but Jay-Z asked 99 of his best buds to cough up forty grand EACH to keep the "king" seated!
The rap mogul and his wife Beyoncé agreed to host a campaign fundraiser to re-elect President Obama next week in NYC!
One hundred guests are donating $40,000 each at Jay's 40/40 Club — HOV sure likes 40s, eh? — to dine and schmooze with not only the Perezident of the U.S. but also the King and Queen of Hip-Hop!
Wowzers!! That's four million dollars!!
Combine that with the
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Ever wonder just how close Barack Obama and George Clooney really are?
The two do seem to be pretty chummy at all those Hollywood fundraisers! The President says:
"The truth is we got to know each other because of a substantive issue. He is a terrific advocate on behalf of the people of Darfur… George is a wonderful guy."
Michelle Obama has her own opinions on the Ocean's 11 star. She adds:
"He's cute, too!"
Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to hear the whole story of the famous friendship! And of the First Lady's crush!
Personally, we can't decide who we'd rather meet! How about U?
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As we reported yesterday, the Sunset Junction Festival — a very popular event for the Los Angeles community — has been shut down by the city due to unpaid fees.
But the festival's organizers and supporters are fighting to keep it alive.
Their plan is to raise over $141,978.57 by Wednesday morning. If they can accomplish this, the board that denied their permit will re-evaluate the situation.
In a statement released on their website, the organization tells supporters:
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On Saturday evening, Kate Winslet hosted the Cardboard Citizens Fundraising Gala in London wearing a white Max Chaoul floral dress, but not for very long.
Now before you go getting all excited, it's not what you think.
Kate ended up donating the dress and her Longines watch to the auction, which raised money for the theater group made up of homeless and displaced people.
[Image via Getty Images.]
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