The event was officially known as Obama, Clooney & You. It was alternatively dubbed Starmageddon.
I don’t know about you, but this is what Obama and Clooney had for dinner:
roasted duckling ‘Peking style’ with tiny steamed buns.
lamb and beef cheek duo, potatoes and brussels sprouts
sweet corn tortelloni
The setting was a party tent set on the basketball court at George’s Hollywood Hills house. Los Angeles-based celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck did the cooking.
The guest list included actors and entertainers (Tobey Maguire, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Salma Hayek, Barbra Streisand); studio executives and other Hollywood heavyweights; Southern California’s wealthiest presidential supporters ($40,000 a plate); plus a few small potatoes supporters (a New Jersey science teacher and a Florida utility company worker) chosen sweepstakes-style from a list of $3 and up contributors.
There’s still time to enter the next sweepstakes for your own dinner with the President.