TMZ: Barack Obama LOVES George Clooney … not in an “I think we should get married but the law won’t allow us” way … but he LOVES George Clooney … and last night, he showered the actor in jokes and praise at a super-fancy fundraiser in Hollywood. It all went down at Clooney’s mansion — where 150 of George’s closest and richest friends paid $40k-a-plate … which will all go towards the Obama campaign. The event also raised several million in donations … resulting in a $15 mil take for the night. But when it came time for Obama to address the crowd, he instantly brought up his famous image from the Hope poster … which was taken while he was sitting next to Clooney at an event in 2006. “This is the first time that George Clooney has ever been photo-shopped out of a picture,” Obama joked … adding, “Never happened before, never happen again.” Obama then thanked the crowd for their contributions … saying, “We raised a lot of money because people love George … they like me; they love George.” Then came even more praise — “[George] seems to occupy a constant state of grace, and uses his extraordinary talents on behalf of something truly important.” As for the food — the event was catered by Wolfgang Puck … who served up artichoke salad followed by roasted duckling “Peking style” with tiny buns, a duo of lamb and beef cheek with potatoes and Brussels sprouts, and sweet corn tortelloni. The party was packed with famous people — including Billy Crystal, Robert Downey Jr., Barbra Streisand, Byron Allen, Jack Black, Salma Hayek, Tobey Maguire … and of course Clooney’s GF Stacy Keibler.
Seriously, is Clooney second to anyone?! Just gonna have some rich celeb friends over for a 40k plate dinner catered by Wolfgang Puck and, oh yea, the President of the United States is gonna drop by for a beer or two. Dude does who and what he wants. Unreal. Anyone who says that Barack Obama is the most powerful man of the free world may have a tough time arguing that with Clooney pulling shit like this. And you know Keibler was wetter than the ocean watching her man entertain. It’s OK Stacy, you got maybe a few more months until George is bored of you so I hope you treated last night like a networking event.