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Obama Paying Back Hollywood Donors With Ambassador Jobs?

Posted 12.19.2012 | Entertainment

Four big-time Hollywood donors are on Barack Obama's shortlist for ambassadorships, according to The Hollywood Reporter. A number of other entertai...

Joe Satran

The Most Hollywood-Friendly President Ever? | Joe Satran | Posted 09.10.2012 | Entertainment

On Aug. 28, the Republican Party announced it had included language about Internet freedom and intellectual property protection in its 2012 platform, ...

LOOK: Madonna Supports Obama In A Bold Way

Posted 09.07.2012 | Entertainment

Madonna isn't afraid to show her support for President Barack Obama, nor is she afraid to paint it on her body. On Thursday night while Obama deli...

Hollywood Heavyweight: Obama Is A Dud

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 08.24.2012 | Entertainment

Mandalay Entertainment CEO Peter Guber is known as one of the most successful movie producers currently working, having been an integral part of "Batm...

WATCH: Obama Pays The Price Being Hollywood's Darling

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.18.2012 | Los Angeles

It's clear that President Barack Obama is the darling of Hollywood, but does he return the favor by leaking celebrities covert information that threat...

Obama Flatters Beaming Catwoman Star As 'Best Thing'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama showered praise on celebrity supporters Aaron Sorkin and Anne Hathaway at a high-profile fundraiser Monday hosted...

From SJP To Mariah Carey: How Obama Stays Cozy With The A-List

AP | JULIE PACE and BEN FELLER | Posted 08.14.2012 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — President Barack Obama soaked in the support – and the campaign cash – of Manhattan's elite entertainers Thursday as his ...

He's Back In Hollywood's Good Graces, But At What Cost?

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 05.12.2012 | Los Angeles

-- Under a tent on George Clooney's basketball court, the cheers were loud and warm for President Barack Obama. "I want to thank Clooney for letting...

'Obviously, Yesterday We Made Some News'

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 07.10.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — President Barack Obama is telling major Hollywood donors that his decision to support same-sex marriage is a logical extension of ...

Joe Satran

Hollywood Embraces Obama's Same-Sex Marriage Statement | Joe Satran | Posted 05.11.2012 | Entertainment

Hollywood executives and celebrities supported candidate Barack Obama in his rise to power. They felt betrayed by the president when he held back from...

Obama Holding Record-Setting Event Following Big Announcement

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

SEATTLE — President Barack Obama wasted little time casting Republican rival Mitt Romney as "backwards on equality" on Thursday, eager to transf...

Clooney To Lend Obama A $6M Hand

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 04.10.2012 | Entertainment

George Clooney will host a 150-person, $40,000-a-head fundraiser at his home in support of President Obama's reelection campaign, ET reports. "I'm...

PHOTOS: Politicians & The Stars Who Love Them

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 03.18.2012 | Los Angeles

ATLANTA -- No presidential candidate worth his chauffeured SUV has reached his personal zenith without this: celebrities to vouch for them. They are t...

Hollywood Still Donating To Obama, With A Twist

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 03.12.2012 | Entertainment

Looks like Barack Obama's star power hasn't dimmed after all. In 2008, Hollywood insiders donated $9.2 million to the presidential hopeful's campa...

PHOTOS: Inside Obama's Private Foo Fighters Concert

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.17.2012 | Los Angeles

President Barack Obama's rock 'n' roll fundraiser on Tuesday night was an appeal to Generation X Angelenos to remembering the good old days -- back wh...

Obama Meets With Stars On West Coast Swing

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — President Barack Obama is preaching an economic message aimed at the 99 percent and raising campaign cash among the 1 percent, w...

Can the Biz of Show Biz Still Love Obama?

Ted Johnson | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Ted Johnson

Among many politically engaged creatives the failure of SOPA, seen as the industry's biggest policy initiative in recent years, isn't necessarily being blamed on the Obama administration.

Obama's Hollywood Fundraising Tanked In 2011 | Posted 04.11.2012 | Entertainment

According to an analysis of the latest contribution figures conducted by the Center for Responsive Politics at the request of The Hollywood Reporter, ...

Obama Mingles With Stars At Hollywood Fundraisers

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics

LOS ANGELES — Actor Will Smith and basketball standout Earvin "Magic" Johnson for dinner and Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas for post-meal...

Is Hollywood Bailing On Obama?

The Wrap | Brent Lang | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

When Pres. Barack Obama rolls into L.A. next Monday, shaking his tin cup at a pair of big ticket fundraisers at the House of Blues and Fig & Olive, he...

Hwood: You Don't Have To Make Milllions To Meet Obama This Time

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 10.31.2011 | Los Angeles

In the second of what is sure to be a series of fundraising visits to Hollywood donors, President Barack Obama will return to Los Angeles on September...

Obama's A-List Tour Of LA

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 06.06.2011 | Los Angeles

Kicking off his Hollywood fundraising effort for the 2012 election, President Obama could attend as many as three moneymaking events in a 24-hour peri...

Has Hollywood Turned On Obama?

The Atlantic Wire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Some political wonks have speculated that President Obama could raise $1 billion dollars for his 2012 campaign after raising $750 million for 2008. Bu...

White House: Kal Penn Is Arriving Soon

Chicago Sun Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I just read a post at that questioned why actor Kal Penn was not at work yet at the White House despite news of his new job coming out on ...

Obama Win Helps Tech, Could Hurt Hollywood

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

From top to bottom, the Obama/Biden plan has just about everything the tech/Internet industry could ask for. But Hollywood is at a crossroads as it decides how to leverage its usual influence within a Democratic administration.