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“We raised a lot of money because everybody loves George. They like me, they love him. And rightfully so,” said Barack Obama on Thursday night while hanging out in George Clooney’s backyard, while dozens of Hollywood A-listers watched. They each paid at least $40,000 to attend.

Even if there were murmurings that Tinseltown was tired of Obama, this past week’s announcement in support of gay marriage means that Obama was able to triumphantly walk down the red carpet. “We have Iron Man, Spider-Man and Batman in the room,” Clooney joked. “We should let the Secret Service take the night off.” Check out some of the other stars who helped Obama rake in a cool $15 million in one night.

Robert Downey Jr. may play a billionaire arms dealer superhero fighting America’s wars in The Avengers and the Iron Man movies, but in real life he’s just donating to the president.


Salma Hayek can afford it. Her husband, Francois Henri-Pinault (pictured), is the billionaire chairman of PPR, the French luxury conglomerate.


Jack Black was also there. In the recently release movie, Bernie, he plays a closeted gay Texan who ends up killing his elderly, wealthy female patron.

Eddie Murphy showed up at the event. He did not provide the music, but this video is still awesome.

And of course, what would a Hollywood fundraiser for a sitting Democratic President be without Barbara Streisand?

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Sean Parnell, the Trump-anointed candidate for Senate in Pennsylvania, dropped out of the race a week ago after a custody hearing that featured lurid details of his relationship with his ex-wife. Laurie Snell alleged that Parnell had struck her, choked her, left her by the side of the road and hit one of their sons hard enough to leave a welt on the boy's back. Parnell countered that she had invented all of it.

Custody battles are infamous for exaggerated accusations and heated denials, and it's difficult for outsiders to know whom to believe and how much. But Parnell's comments off the witness stand didn't burnish his credibility. Appearing on Fox Nation, for example, Parnell opined, "I feel like the whole 'happy wife, happy life' nonsense has done nothing but raise one generation of woman tyrants after the next." He wasn't finished. "Now there's an entire generation of men that don't want to put up with the BS of a high-maintenance, narcissistic woman." Well. Someone seems to be dealing with anger issues. The would-be — er, rather, won't-be — senator concluded with a short sermon on biology: "From an evolutionary standpoint, it used to be, you know, women were attracted to your strength because you could defend them from dinosaurs." Where does the GOP find these geniuses?

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