Barbra Streisand, the Democrats’ favorite diva, won't be singing at a fundraiser to be hosted by DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg
Barbra Streisand is still backing President Obama's re-election campaign, but she won't be singing for the president on his next fund-raising stop in Southern California.
Published reports had suggested the singer — who has lent her lungs to Democrats dating back to John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson — would entertain at a May 10 event to be hosted by DreamWorks Animation's Jeffrey Katzenberg. Party officials have set a $2 million goal for the event.
But a source close to Streisand told TheWrap that she will not be performing.
Streisand sang at a fund-raiser for Obama at the Beverly Wilshire in 2008, when the president went on to take in $2.8 million from the entertainment industry. The support from Hollywood has dropped off, to $1.5 million in 2011, but party officials hope the election season kick-starts the fund-raising efforts.
Vice President Joe Biden will open the re-election campaigns' next Southern California tour with a $2,500-a-head party in Santa Barbara on April 20