Reports are coming in from Wednesday's A-list fundraisers for President Barack Obama in Los Angeles, and boy am I jealous I didn't have an extra $35K lying around to attend! The two events were heldat the home of soap royalty Brad and Colleen Bell of CBS Daytime's The Bold and the Beautiful.
The Bells hosted a $250-a-ticket Foo Fighters concert on the lawn of their Holmby Hills estate (which doubles for Brooke Logan's home on their sudser) early in the evening, and later, held a $35,800-a-plate fundraiser for the Prexy.
Deadline's Nikki Finke has a report up from the White House Press Corps coverage of the events, with several tantalizing, six degrees of soaperation elements, including this intro for POTUS from the event's hostess:
On stage, Colleen Bell introduced Obama. Speaking of the president, she said, “He reminds us that change doesn’t come easy or fast.” At 6:30 PM, Obama walked on stage to applause. He was wearing a dark suit.
Tommy Lightfoot Garrett's blog Highlight Hollywood also covered the festivities, which were attended by the likes of George Clooney and Jim Belushi. Garrett had this to say concerning the Bells and their legacy:
Brad Bell’s beautiful wife Colleen has worked for the President, and the family is part of the legendary Bell family dynasty; which has created the two most successful American soap operas in TV history. Brad’s parents, who were my mentors are; Bill and Lee Phillip Bell, who co-created over three decades ago “The Young and the Restless,” which has been the number-one-rated daytime TV series for the past 23 years. Brad Bell is the three-time Emmy Award winning (2009, 2010 and 2011) of the mega world popular “The Bold and the Beautiful,” a soap that Guinness Book of World Records says, is the number one watched daytime drama on the planet, being seen around the world, from the United States, throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East, as well as Australia.
ll proceeds from the events will go to Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee authorized by Obama for America and the Democratic National Committee. What do you guys think about the Bells showcasing their political prowess? Sound off in the comments!