Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel Hosting Hillary Clinton Fundraiser Instead Of Leonardo DiCaprio
DiCaprio was slated to host the private event on Tuesday at his Los Angeles home. But the Oscar winner is currently in New York working on a documentary, and the project will prevent the actor from returning to L.A. in time for the fundraiser. DiCaprio asked Timberlake and Biel to replace him as host, and the gathering will now take place at their own L.A. home.
An outspoken activist about climate change, DiCaprio is a well-known Clinton supporter. Timberlake and Biel aren’t known to be particularly active, though Timberlake’s speech at the Teen Choice Awards last month was all about the power of choice and improving society. They will likely be joined at the event by other celebrity Clinton supporters, as well as high-powered L.A.-based donors.
Clinton has a number of Hollywood stars backing her up. As Gossip Cop reported, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato and Alicia Keys all performed at last month’s Democratic National Convention. Speakers also included Elizabeth Banks, Lena Dunham, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Other private Clinton events have been hosted by Lady Gaga, Scooter Braun and Christina Aguilera, among others. The fundraiser change was first reported by People.