UPDATE, 2:20 PM: Despite Leonardo DiCaprio’s best intentions and deep-pocketed ambitions, the Oscar-winning actor will not be hosting a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton on August 23, as previously scheduled. The $33,400 a pop fundraiser at DiCaprio’s L.A. pad for the former Secretary of State and Democratic Party presidential nominee has been shifted to Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel’s house, sources confirm.
It seems that DiCaprio is back east working and could not be in two places at the same time to make it from NYC to Tinseltown for the shindig. Sources say that after discussions with the Clinton campaign, The Wolf Of Wall Street actor reached out to Timberlake to see if he could step in for the Hillary event.
The now-Timberlake/Biel-hosted fundraiser comes on the second day of a Hollywood ATM sweep by Clinton — her first since formally becoming her party’s POTUS standard bearer this election. Clinton also has well-heeled fundraisers scheduled at Magic Johnson’s home, and Haim Saban’s place on August 22.
PREVIOUS, AUGUST 1, PM: The Democratic nominee for President of the United States will be sitting down for lunch with Leonardo DiCaprio on August 23. Back in town the day before for her first Hollywood fundraiser since the DNC last week, Hillary Clinton has marked the deep-pocket date at the Oscar winner’s L.A. pad on her calendar.
With tickets up to $33,400 a pop, the DiCaprio-hosted get-together will come a day after HRC is in town for an evening event at the Beverly Hills home of longtime supporter Haim Saban and his wife Cheryl. That August 22 trip to the Hollywood ATM will be co-hosted by the Power Rangers billionaire and his spouse as well as Disney CEO Bob Iger, L.A. Olympics bid chief Casey Wasserman and mega-donor Jeffrey Katzenberg. While the soon-to-be ex-DreamWorks Animation head honcho was not in Philadelphia last week for the Democratic National Convention, the Sabans were in attendance.
Like a number of previous Clinton fundraisers in Tinseltown, the one with The Revenant actor will see a portion of the money raised go to her campaign directly, with the Democratic National Committee and regional party organizations getting some of the haul too, sources confirm.
Well known for his strong environmentalist stance, DiCaprio has been a presence at a number of Clinton fundraisers, most recently at Harvey Weinstein’s NYC place back in June. A very frequent seeker of Hollywood cash since announcing her latest White House run back in spring 2105, the last time the former Secretary of State was in L.A. was on June 28. At that time, HRC was at Screening Room partner and Facebook billionaire Sean Parker’s home with Metallica drummer Lars Urlich and Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell in attendance.