Pop superstar Justin Timberlake and his wife, actress Jessica Biel, is stepping in for Leonardo DiCaprio and headlining a $33,400-a-plate fundraiser for Hillary Clinton on Tuesday afternoon.
The Democratic presidential nominee, who has racked up huge support in Hollywood, will be making an appearance, reports Politico. The afternoon fundraiser will still be held in DiCaprio’s home, but the Oscar-winning actor pulled out of hosting, citing obligations for his new documentary about climate change, “Before The Flood.” According to news reports, DiCaprio asked Timberlake and Biel to host in his stead.
They won’t be alone, though. Also co-hosting are actress Jennifer Aniston, television producer Shonda Rhimes, actor Toby Maguire and his wife, and talent manager Scott Samuel “Scooter” Braun, best known for managing the career of Justin Bieber.
The fundraiser is just one of a string of big-ticket fundraisers for Clinton, coming right on the heels of a weekend of fundraising in Massachusetts. Clinton also will be back in the Hamptons this weekend, following a string of fundraisers in the tony beach community earlier this month. Politico notes that the Clinton team is throwing many fundraisers in August in an attempt to build the campaign’s cash reserves before the general election battle intensifies after Labor Day.
Hollywood is a traditionally strong Democratic fundraising base. This swing also includes an event at the home of basketball legend Magic Johnson and one hosted by Hollywood producer and longtime Clinton loyalist Haim Saban, according to entertainment site The Wrap.