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?
— Matt Donnelly
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.