Hillary Clinton’s L.A. Donors Include Leonardo DiCaprio, Elizabeth Banks

Hillary Clinton Fundraising Hollywood
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Hillary Clinton returned to Los Angeles on Friday for another round of fundraising for her presidential campaign, drawing donors at two evening events at the homes of HBO’s Michael Lombardo and Tobey Maguire.

Among those attending an event at the Brentwood home of Maguire and his wife Jennifer Meyer were Leonardo DiCaprio (and his mother), Elizabeth Banks, Dustin Lance Black, producer Howard Gordon and producer Bruce Cohen.

According to an attendee, Clinton repeated a line from her speech last weekend, in which she said she would be the youngest woman elected president in the history of the country. She also addressed the South Carolina shootings, and said that there was still work to be done in bridging the gaps between race and religion in different parts of the country. And she talked about her experience in foreign affairs. She also cited Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), her former Senate colleague, as the funniest (as in wittiest) of the GOP contenders for president.

Lombardo, president of programming for HBO, and his husband Sonny Ward hosted at their Hancock Park home earlier in the evening at an event that was aimed at LGBT donors. That event drew about 120 people, and an attendee said that Clinton, introduced by Lombardo, posed with photos with each of the guests. She addressed LGBT issues, sharing stories from the campaign trail of young people who have approached her about their fears of acceptance.

The events, priced at $2,700 per person, were closed to the press.

Earlier in the day, Clinton raised money at the home of Peter Lowy, co-CEO of Westfield Corp.

This was Clinton’s second visit to Los Angeles to raise money since announcing her bid for the White House. She raised about $3 million in May at a series of events, including fundraisers at the homes of Steven Bochco and Haim Saban.

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  1. tlsnyder42 says:

    Republican, conservative policies create jobs and prosperity. Democrat, liberal, leftist policies destroy them. The economy was fine until the Democrats took control of Congress in 2007. It started to get a little better when Republicans took back power in the House in 2011. Hillary Clinton is a known, proven liar. She and her party also support the abortion murder of little babies, especially black babies, who are murdered at a higher rate than other so-called races. And, the fools call the Democrats “compassionate”? What a joke! By the way, the movie industry has hit a rough patch under Pres. Obama. Supporting Democrats makes no economic sense whatsoever!

  2. ShesInitToWinit says:

    LOL! Nobody believes these comments are from anyone who actually regularly reads Variety. They are extremist political trolls obsessively Googling everything “Hillary” and who mistakenly think they are going to change a random reader’s mind about the only qualified and well-respected candidate (on either side!) of the upcoming presidential election. Secretary of State/Senator Hillary Clinton is going to be the next President not just because she is the most qualified (which she is), but because everyone else is traveling in a tiny car with lots of small-minded clowns. When the trolls start posting and spewing their hate, you know it’s time for the circus peanuts. Go get ’em Hillary!

    • KKaL says:

      As a democrat, I would definitely vote republican before voting for Hillary Clinton, a money-grubbing, incompetent. I love America more than I love being a democrat. I am looking at Sanders, but we need a good candidate. Clinton is a crook with excessive baggage and she’ll be eaten alive in debates. Her as president would be worst than the last two, Bush and Obama combined, I’m convinced of that.

    • KKaL says:

      So any negative post about this shrew is from someone outside of Hollywood? I’ve heard of sheeple, but you take the cake. Clinton is an abomination and even her supporters know that, they just hope she wins so she can keep up this democratic nonsense started by Obama. She’s be as bad a president as she was as secretary of state, which was beyond terrible.

      • ghist says:

        And we didn’t vote for an obviouly successful candidate like Mr. Romney and put in this failed pc fraud incompetent Obama? Now we have Latin America invading us due to liberals wanting votes and creepy homosexuals marrying each other. Americas best days are behind her.

    • Ghost says:

      You are obviously one of the Hillary sheeple, and it appears, based on the comments, that YOU are the troll. Hillary Clinton is an ass of the higher order. I am in the business and live right off Wilshire, idiot.

  3. Jim Ponsoldt says:

    so the obamamaniacs have begun re-directing their hatred from obama to hillary. you should get some professional help before you really go off the deep end. it’s a short step from spewing bile to persuading insecure sickos to buy a gun.

  4. A.Peres says:

    Liket or not she will be the next President of US!!

  5. Candice says:

    Sheeple Stars. Total hypocrites, giving money to a woman that took ($200-million-plus) in donations for her “Foundation” from Arab countries that kill and chastise GAYS & WOMEN. Very sad.

    • Ima Right says:

      Exactly! and A.Peres which is probably Perez and is illegal and living off the tax payer is a nut!

    • Louis F. JJ says:

      She also took $200,000 for “speaking” at the boys and girls clubs, the highest fee ever requested of the org., and gave absolutely zero back. Every speaker for them knows you traditionally give back a portion of the speaking fees to help the boys and girls, but not Clinton who hilariously has vowed to “destroy the 1 percent.” Yet, the wise Hollywood sheeple throw money at her. The un-American bastards.

  6. Mitchel says:

    Assholes, every last one of them.

    • Candice says:

      Hypocrites for sure. Blaming the deaths our Ambassador and Special Forces on protesters! Hello? We were born…but weren’t born yesterday.

      Guess she, COULDN’T, answer that 3am call after all.

  7. Alex says:

    …after the fundraiser they all got into their expensive SUV’s, went back to their multi million dollar homes and ate homeless people…and wasted water.

    • Coach L. says:

      Yeah-Right? How is it that the movie stars get a pass from the county on watering their lawns…and keep it beautifully luscious and green? It’s a crime!

      • Tennet says:

        Because the pussies running things in California suck up to these idiots as if they were some sort of royalty.

  8. Mike Annese says:

    “There`s a sucker born every minute.” P.T. Barnum.

  9. Bdhstl says:

    Not voting for the Democratic nominee is same as voting for the Republicans. You will never agree on every issue.
    Careful of the sword you fall on, it may not even be real.

    • Jill says:

      You DO NOT vote for a known, money-grubbing, lying crook who was one of the worst SOS in this nation’s history simply because she is a democrat. You’d almost have to hate America to do that.

  10. Steve says:

    Those people are so put of touch with reality. Real people are STRUGGLING and Hillary Clinton is spending a billion dollars for the keys to the atm. MAKES ME ILL AND ANGRY

  11. PETER says:

    God, how many more times do we have to put up with that nasty, ol’ hag coming to L.A. for handouts. Isn’t Obama’s too many visits bad enough? I thought that Leo had more brains than this, but you notice it wasn’t at his house, but at his ol’ friend Toby’s!

    • Candice says:

      Everyone knows DiCaprio is an extreme far-left loony-bird…(especially after the longest WINTER in 144 years).

      But Banks? She always seemed educated to me.

      • Thomas says:

        I agree. I knew DiCaprio was a sheep, but I am surprised as well as Banks being so idiotic as to support a known, greedy crook like Clinton whose incompetence as Secretary of State was beyond belief. Lost a LOT of respect for Banks, never really had much to begin with for little Leo.

  12. Ruth Deutsch says:

    I’m surprised that Hollywood people, especially Leonardo DiCaprio, have not become aware that Hillary is being run by Monsanto. It’s no secret if you Google “Hillary Clinton” and “Monsanto”. She pretends to be about the people, but unfortunately is heavily influenced and financed by those darn “special interests” in corporate America and the dang lobbyists. Eventually it will come out. Then what will the Democrats do? Depends on when everyone figures it out…

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