Obama visit: not much on the entertainment list

When President Obama stops on the Sunset Strip next Monday for a fundraiser at the House of Blues, the entertainment will be by rapper and singer-songwriter B.o.B., Adam 12 and the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles. Something for everyone perhaps, says Tina Daunt at the Hollywood Reporter, "but not exactly top-of-the-marquee material."

Four years ago, Barack Obama and his Hollywood donors were serenaded by superstar Stevie Wonder on the lawn of Oprah Winfrey's Montecito estate....

The House of Blues line up is further indication that while Hollywood's upper strata -- measured by income and star wattage -- may ultimately rally behind the president, there is little enthusiasm for the man now.

"Maybe Stevie was busy?" offered Hollywood politico and publicist Howard Bragman.

Actually, Bragman was upbeat about Obama. He went on to say, "For me, it's a non-issue. I think Obama is going to get all the talent he needs as he gets closer to the election. As soon as one of those Republicans gains in the polls, we'll have all the enthusiasm we need."

After the House of Blues, where tickets are $250 to $10,000, Obama will drive over to Fig & Olive on Melrose Place for a $35,800-per-couple dinner-fundraiser.

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