The Los Angeles Times is touting the "open wallets" of Hollywood to aid President Obama. Richard Verrier and Matea Gold reported a dinner and a Wednesday reception at the Holmby Hills "legendary estate" of "The Bold and the Beautiful" producer Bradley Bell and his wife, Colleen, co-hosted by actor Will Ferrell and his wife, Viveca, "sold out faster than any fundraiser in the last several years, according to Ken Solomon, co-chairman of Obama's Southern California fundraising committee."
Solomon runs the Tennis Channel and the Ovation arts channel and serves on the president's commission on the arts and humanities. "The reception, featuring an acoustic set by recent Grammy winners the Foo Fighters, will run $250 to $500 per person. A small private dinner, which will cost $35,800 a head, will follow. The two events are expected to raise more than $3 million for the campaign and Democratic National Committee."