Despite the best efforts of a compliant media to puff up the alleged star power of the Preezy of the United Steezy, the entertainment industry gloss on his most recnet high profile fundraiser in New York turns out to have been rather dull. Roger Friedman of Showbiz 411 reports:
Unless celebrities were invisible or shipped in from the roof through a chimney, the Obama fundraiser at Sarah Jessica Parker's house last night was not so star-studded. From every report filed, the main star who attended was Meryl Streep. Unless, she's suddenly changed her entire past practice of political donorship, it's unlikely that Streep donated $40,000 to anything. Aretha Franklin stopped in for a few minutes, and then headed off to the Songwriters Hall of Fame dinner uptown. That left a few fashion people, and a sighting of Olivia Wilde, an up and coming actress who's given some money to Democratic causes but nothing in that ballpark.
The commuter trains were shut down into lower Manhattan, the city was tied up in Gridlock, and a breathless press announced the evening was a glamourfest. Turns out it was a second rate production.
Hat tip: Clarice Feldman