Before he collects checks from Latino donors at the Griffith-Banderas home on the evening of Oct. 24, President Obama will drop in on an afternoon soiree at the home of "Hitch" producer James Lassiter, the Hollywood Reporter reports. That event, also in the Hancock Park area, will be co-hosted by Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, Lassiter, Troy Carter (Lady Gaga's manager) and his wife, Rebecca; and Def Jam senior vice president Jay Brown and his wife, Kawanna, head of Magic Johnson Enterprises. It's a $35,800-per-couple dinner where the president will work the room, table by table, says Tina Daunt.
Previously on LA Observed:
Melanie Griffith Banderas to host Obama Latino funder
Obama returning to L.A. for another fundraiser