J.J Abrams and Katie McGrath host House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi this evening for a fundraiser on the rooftop of Abrams’ Bad Robot Prods. in Santa Monica. Tickets start at $1,000 per person, and the long list of chairs and hosts include Barbra Streisand and James Brolin, Ari Emanuel and Jeffrey Katzenberg.
Also in Santa Monica tonight, Lisa Ling and Paul Song host a fundraiser for Tammy Duckworth, running for an Illinois congressional seat. Tickets start at $250 per person and co-hosts include Alex De Ocampo, Lillian Kawaski and Catherine Park.
Miller Endorses Cain: Dennis Miller has endorsed Herman Cain and plans to raise money for him with a Los Angeles fundraiser. (Deadline Hollywood)
Chelsea Clinton Goes Corporate: Chelsea Clinton has joined the board of IAC/InterActive Corp., joining Michael Eisner, Bryan Lourd and Edgar Bronfman Jr. At 31, she is the youngest member. (ABC News)
Paul’s Take: Ron Paul, one of the few GOP contenders to appear on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” so far this year, has a simple reason why he thinks the media is ignoring his candidacy yet devoting attention to others who are father down in the polls. “I’m a threat to the establishment.” (Talking Points Memo).
Today: In a case of fortuitous timing, the Reagan Library is hosting New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, just as Republicans are hoping that he’s taking another look at a presidential run. He is scheduled to speak at 6 p.m. and the library is hosting a live webcast.
Also: Here’s raw video of President Obama’s speech being interrupted by a heckler, and how he handled it.