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Shining Star Obama Gem Of Beverly Hills Benefit

May 27 2009, Published 12:19 p.m. ET

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In a city glittering with tinsel, one star will undoubtedly shine the others Wednesday night: President Barack Obama.

The Commander-in-Chief will headline a $30,400-a-couple-dinner to be held at the Beverly Hilton, which will also feature performances from Oscar/Grammy-winning star Jennifer Hudson and R&B icons Earth, Wind And Fire. Hollywood powerhouses including Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen will also attend the dinner, which aims to raise funds for the Democratic party.

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If the $15,200-a-plate entree is a little steep, there's also a reception ($1,000 to attend) with VIP seating ($2,500) for those looking to save a few bucks.

"It's a very rough economy," the event's organizer, Andy Spahn, said. "But despite that there is tremendous excitement and enthusiasm for the president." (Photo: AP Images)

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