Hillary Clinton is scheduled to appear Friday night in Beverly Hills to be honored at an awards celebration for the International Medical Corps. Other attendees listed on the invite for the event include “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm, director Steven Spielberg, ‘Twilight’s’ Robert Pattinson, Vogue editrix Anna Wintour, “The Princess Bride” star Cary Elwes, and billionaire media mogul Sumner Redstone.
Clinton is being honored at the event along with the biopharmaceutical company Amgen, investor Jonathan Glaser, and Amenan Virginie Tatou, a health worker from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
According to the New York Times, the event is among the signs Clinton may find stronger support in Hollywood for a potential 2016 presidential bid than she did in her primary battle against President Barack Obama leading up to the 2008 election. Film producer Jeffrey Katzenberg, who backed Obama over Clinton in the 2008 presidential race helped organize the event and told the Times he would definitely support a Clinton White House run in 2016. Spielberg and Wintour also raised money for Obama for 2008.
The International Medical Corps awards ceremony wasn’t the only Clinton-related event in the L.A. area this week. On Wednesday, the super PAC Ready For Hillary, which is dedicated to urging Clinton to run for president in 2016, held a decidedly more D-List fundraiser at a nightclub in downtown Los Angeles.
According to the L.A. Times, that event was “hosted by many young Democratic operatives who worked for former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and former city Controller Wendy Greuel.” It also featured an appearance from reality television star Omarosa Manigault, who worked as a scheduler in President Bill Clinton’s administration before going on the appear on “The Apprentice.”