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Eva Longoria, Judd Apatow do a fundraising dinner with Obama

September 27, 2011 |  3:47 pm

Inside Obama's most recent, Hollywood-heavy fundraiser

President Obama swung through Los Angeles on Monday, and though his visits inspire groans over traffic jams, he did manage to lure a few showbiz heavyweights out of the house.

A fundraising dinner was held at West Hollywood's Fig & Olive in the president's honor, fetching $35,000 for two seats. Price of admission included some words from First Lady Michelle Obama's husband, an introduction from Jeffrey Katzenberg and a lovely "Desperate" housewife.

Eva Longoria indeed came to dine, as did funnyman Jack Black, Danny DeVito and Rhea Pearlman, music man Quincy Jones and California Gov. Jerry Brown.

"He inherited a crashing economy and two wars .... Yet he kept us moving forward," Katzenberg said in his opening remarks, according to a guest.

"We must keep fighting for him so he can keep fighting for us," he added.

Details on the menu and wine were not released, but Fig & Olive boasts a primarily Mediterranean menu. For you foodies: Chef Pascal Lorange served all dishes with olive oil in place of butter and cream.

A far cry from that Chicago pizza, eh POTUS?

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Photos: Eva Longoria, left, President Obama and Judd Apatow. Credits: Mario Anzuoni / Reuters, left; Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times, center; Jason Merritt/Getty Images, right.


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