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HOLLYWOOD IS PRESSURING JOE BIDEN

A defiant Joe Biden refuses to end his presidential campaign despite calls from within the Democratic Party that it’s time for him to pass the torch. Biden’s insistence in staying in the race, and possibly handing the presidency back to convicted felon Donald Trump, isn’t winning him many fans among Hollywood’s elite. According to my source, a group of Hollywood A-listers just canceled their plans to host a $100,000 per person fundraiser in Pacific Palisades for Biden, and now many other celebs are jumping ship. Rob Reiner was one of the first to beg Biden to quit, but his pleas fell on deaf ears, so now other movers and shakers are planning to go public in hopes of getting Biden to throw in the towel.

Photo Credit: BACKGRID-USA The Bidens return to the White House

OPRAH PLANS TO SQUEEZE HER CONNECTIONS TO HELP MAUI

Stand back ! Here she comes… Oprah Winfrey intends to lead the way in fundraising efforts to rebuild Lahaina, Maui, the historic and beloved community all but destroyed by wildfires. According to a friend, not only does Oprah plan on writing her own huge check to the effort, but she’s launching a foundation and will lean on her countless celebrity friends and fellow billionaires to toss in some cash. Early estimates put the damage in the BILLIONS to rebuild Lahaina, but if ANYONE can do it, Oprah can. She’s a major landowner on the Hawaiian Island, with an estate on approximately 2000 acres (!) and it’s been her second home for decades, so she’s dedicated to making it happen.

 

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SUDDENLY BILL MURRAY IS “MR NICE GUY”

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Bill Murray has often been dismissed as a grouchy old guy – and indeed he has his moments. But he was a real hero last weekend in Las Vegas for a friend in need. Back in the 1970’s Bill and chef Kerry Simon worked at a Little Caesar’s pizza parlor in Chicago. They both found success – Bill as a comic on Saturday Night Live and Kerry worked his way up to head chef at The Plaza hotel In the 90’s. That’s when we met him – he was handsome and a major celebrity in New York. We’re sorry to hear that Kerry is now battling an incurable condition called Multiple Systems Atrophy (MSA) and he held a big fund-raiser to Fight MSA in Las Vegas. His old friend Bill Murray showed up and couldn’t do enough – he entertained and socialized and posed for photos with everyone. Review Journal reporter Norm Clarke couldn’t stop raving about him. Bill helped Kerry raise $550,000 for MSA.
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ELTON JOHN’S $5000 A PLATE OSCAR PARTY

A friend managed to snap some photos INSIDE Elton John’s $5000 PER SEAT Oscar viewing dinner party in West Hollywood. (The money did go to his AIDS foundation, but wouldn’t it be nice if he supported a women’s charity also?) Anyway, our spy was mighty impressed with the mountain of Godiva chocolate boxes near the entrance. Celebrities got in free – Emma Roberts and Chace Crawford ignored the chocolates and smoked outside. They were overheard plotting to crash the Vanity Fair party. Some people are never satisfied.

KEVIN FEDERLINE: RAKING IN THE BUCKS

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Partygoers at Kevin Federline’s birthday bash at Pure in Las Vegas were disappointed that his estranged wife Britney Spears didn’t show up. Kevin’s OTHER ex Shar Jackson DID turn up however, fueling speculation about their relationship. Her real friends were relieved that Britney had the sense NOT to attend. We were AMAZED to learn how much money celebrities can take home just by sponsoring these parties. When Jay-Z has a party he walks away with $250,000 in CASH. A BAG of money and it’s all legal! Insiders estimate that Kevin hauled in $100,000 for HIS party, plus private jets, fancy suites, and all expenses paid for him and his friends. We wonder if he was worth it since Britney didn’t show.