At least one person attending the Tuesday luncheon hosted by the duo told TheWrap Biel has been an “amazing, lovely, gracious host.”
Biel and Timberlake stepped in as hosts after actor Leonardo DiCaprio was forced to cancel last minute citing “scheduling issues.” But the party is going swimmingly, according to guests, despite the switcheroo.
Jamie Foxx, Katie Holmes and former HBO president Michael Lombardo, were among the high-profile guests at the Timberlake-Biel affair. Co-hosts Shonda Rhimes, Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Aniston are there as well, TheWrap has learned.
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Clinton arrived on the West Coast Monday for a jam-packed fundraising spree with events in Los Angeles, Laguna Beach and Silicon Valley.
After taping a segment with “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Monday, the Democratic presidential nominee zipped over to a big soiree at the Beverly Hills Home of NBA legend Magic Johnson and his wife Cookie. Among the 500 guests were L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, former California Gov. Gray Davis and “Sex and the City’s” Kristin Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, and California Sen. Barbara Boxer.
From there, Clinton headed to the home of one of her biggest supporters and donors, media mogul Haim Saban and his wife Cheryl. The event was smaller (and more expensive) with about 75 to 100 guests. Among the attendees were “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” producer Peter Chernin, Fox co-CEOs Gary Newman and Dana Walden and actor Will Farrell, as well as co-hosts Disney CEO Bob Iger, L.A. Olympics bid chief Casey Wasserman, Jeffrey Katzenberg, MarketShare co-founder Jon Vein and his wife Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and CAA’s Michael Kives.
One other noteworthy guest: Meg Whitman, a GOP donor and former California gubernatorial candidate, who made headlines last month when she announced she is not only voting for Clinton but will also fundraise for her.
A person who attended the party told TheWrap that Clinton took questions from the crowd for a good 30 to 45 minutes on topics ranging from education to infrastructure.
Another party attendee said Clinton was in good spirits and cracked some “great” jokes.
The A-list fundraiser comes as Clinton is enjoying a spike in polls that show her leading Donald Trump by significant margins both nationally and in key swing states.
“It’s good to take stock at where we are,” one Hollywood Clinton supporter who attended the party told TheWrap. “But it would be a mistake to rest on those laurels until we reach the finish line.”