Stars Come Out for Obama

Fete raises $200K with $2,300 tix
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Aug 22, 2008 9:58 AM CDT
Actors Isaiah Washington, left, and Jamie Foxx pose together at "A Black and White Gala for Barack Obama...America's Next President," in Beverly Hills, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008.    (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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(Newser) – With $2,300 checks, celebrities including Jamie Foxx, Lucy Liu, and Isaiah Washington showed their support for Barack Obama last night at a swanky Beverly Hills shindig, the AP reports. The Black and White Gala raised $200,000 for the Obama campaign from the deep pocketbooks of the likes of non-voting Brit Melanie Brown and former Hillary Clinton supporters Fran Drescher and Kathy Griffin.