Harvey Weinstein wants to follow-up arranging Michelle Obama’s guest appearance at the Oscars by launching Leonardo DiCaprio into outer space.
The Democratic leviathan was able to hustle from a bidder a cool $1.5 million that will be donated to an AIDS charity. Weinstein then topped that, bringing in $2.3 million for a second pair of seats. The private space shuttle service that DiCaprio and his merry band of moneybags will be using is Virgin Galactic, the fledgling space tourism venture that in 500 years will become the Galactic Empire, headed by wannabe Choom Gang member and international tycoon Richard Branson.
Entertainment mogul Harvey Weinstein and his fashion designer wife Georgina Chapman will host an intimate fundraising reception Monday night at the producer’s Manhattan abode headlined by President Barack Obama. The New York Post first reported on the fundraiser last month. The president will attend two DNC events during his visit to New York City, according to the White House schedule.
Harvey Weinstein, producer of such films as Lord of the Rings and Shakespeare in Love, is hosting a fundraiser at his Westport. Conn., home to raise money for Obama’s reelection bid.