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Star-studded affair : George Clooney and Amal host Hillary Clinton fundraiser

Star-studded affair :  George Clooney and Amal host Hillary Clinton fundraiser

It was a star-studded-very expensive-night at actor and screenwriter George Clooney and lawyer and activist Amal Clooney's Los Angeles home on Saturday!
The two co-hosted a fundraising dinner for Democratic presidential candidate and party frontrunner Hillary Clinton. The event was attended by the likes of comedian and TV host Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia De Rossi, actress and writer Jane Fonda, journalist Anna Wintour and 'The Big Bang Theory' star Jim Parsons.
"The night went really well," a source told E! News. "The event was about four hours and George gave a really great speech."
Amal Clooney, known for her chic outfits, sported a maxi dress with a black and white-trimmed bodice and colourful, floral skirt! George Clooney wore a gray suit and black shirt and sported a goatee.
Anastasia Soare, founder of beauty brand Anastasia Beverly Hills, was also present and posted a slew of photos and videos on her Snapchat.
Guests dined on dishes such as beef tenderloin, Chillean sea bass, warm strawberry rhubarb crumble with whipped cream and chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches.
At the event, Hillary Clinton floated between the Clooneys' head table and another one hosted DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, Variety reported. About 150 people attended the events and tickets were priced at $33,400 per person, the outlet said, adding that the co-hosts contributed $50,000 and event co-chairs contributed $353,000. Clinton attended a smaller fundraising event at the Katzenbergs' Beverly Hills home, Variety said. Proceeds went to the Hillary Victory Fund.
Down the street from George and Amal's house, supporters of Clinton's rival Bernie Sanders staged a protest. They also held their own fundraiser-for just $27 a head!
Bernie Sanders supporters also protested another Clinton fundraiser the Clooneys had also hosted on Friday in San Francisco, which cost up to $353,400 per couple to attend.
"It is obscene that Secretary Clinton keeps going to big-money people to fund her campaign," Sanders said on CNN on March 27.
"We had some protesters last night when we pulled up in San Francisco and they're right to protest. They're absolutely right," George said on NBC's Meet the Press in an interview that aired on Sunday. "It is an obscene amount of money."
"The Sanders campaign, when they talk about it is absolutely right," he added. "It's ridiculous that we should have this kind of money in politics. I agree completely." George had also hosted a fundraiser for US President Barack Obama for his 2012 re-election campaign and raised $12 million. 

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