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Obama and the Stars: On the Outs?

What are we to make of the news that President Barack Obama swanned into Hollywood for a Democratic fundraiser this week and was not met by so-called event co-hosts Barbra Streisand and Jeffrey Katzenberg, although they both left hefty checks in their stead? Maybe they were just being flaky stars … or maybe it Means Something Significant! –KA

The Week:

During his swing through the West, President Barack Obama attended a Democratic Party fundraiser at the Los Angeles home of “West Wing” producer John Wells — but two of the co-hosts, Barbra Streisand and Jeffrey Katzenberg, did not, despite having paid $30,400 per couple for co-hosting honors. Immediately, conservative critics took this as a sign that the president has alienated Hollywood’s liberal establishment. Are they onto something?

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