*Hillary not happy with SKG

At least according to Page 6 of the NY Post. The story is that someone from Clinton's office placed a call to someone in David Geffen's office to complain about last night's shindig that the DreamBoys put on for Barack Obama at the Beverly Hilton. Clinton was said to be furious at the three "who she thought were friends," according to the Post, which is typically vague about the attribution. The DreamBoys are apparently telling Hill's people that there's plenty of support and money to go around - and that Steven Spielberg has agreed to host a fundraiser for her, too. Among the stars on hand last night: Jennifer Aniston, Eddie Murphy, Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington. All told, the fundraiser generated $1.3 million. According to the AP, Anniston said Obama was "lovely," which is at least better than calling him "clean." I guess.

*Update: Well, this thing has gotten way too big and nasty for lil 'ol LA Biz Observed. In case you haven't heard the latest, Geffen laid into Hillary in Maureen Dowd's NYT column this morning, saying that "I donít think that another incredibly polarizing figure, no matter how smart she is and no matter how ambitious she is ó and God knows, is there anybody more ambitious than Hillary Clinton? ó can bring the country together. Obama is inspirational, and heís not from the Bush royal family or the Clinton royal family. Americans are dying every day in Iraq. And Iím tired of hearing James Carville on television." The Clinton campaign said that the Obama campaign should denounce Geffen's comments and return his money, and the Obama campaign said, in essence, no way. "We arenít going to get in the middle of a disagreement between the Clintons and someone who was once one of their biggest supporters," said the Obama folks. "It is ironic that the Clintons had no problem with David Geffen when was raising them $18 million and sleeping at their invitation in the Lincoln bedroom." Nikki Finke has more of the blow-by-blow in Deadline Hollywood Daily. Er, anyone for Al Gore?

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