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Hollywood Bets Big On Gavin Newsom With Heavyweight Fundraiser At Universal

Hollywood Bets Big On Gavin Newsom With Heavyweight Fundraiser At Universal

While some members of the Hollywood ruling class flirted with backing ex-la Los Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for Governor during the primaries, there was no doubt that this Democratic town was going to line up behind Gavin Newsom once the current Lt. Governor secured the party’s nomination in early June.

So, it’s no real surprise that next week will find Universal Pictures Chair Donna Langley joining the usual deep pocketed suspects for a pricey fundraiser for the ex-San Francisco mayor on the Universal lot. “Gavin’s a northern California guy but he knows he needs southern California’s money to dominate this race,” a regular contributing industry insider told Deadline of the $1,000 to $29,200 a ticket August 16 shindig at the Grill at Universal Studios.

The 5 Pm event has a host committee that includes Langley and Ramin Shamshiri, NBCUniversal vice chairman Ron Meyer, J.J. Abrams and Katie McGrath, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw,

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