President Barack Obama is raising money in California, tapping a reliable donor base that's heavy on Hollywood personalities for his re-election campaign.
The president was to tape an appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Tuesday, his second as sitting president and fourth appearance overall.
A fundraiser Tuesday in San Francisco will feature a performance by folk rock singer-songwriter Jack Johnson.
Obama's Monday evening fundraisers featured actor Will Smith and basketball legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson. The president also mingled with Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas.
Celebrities are a tried and true fundraising draw, particularly for Democratic presidents. Both the president and the stars bask in their reflected fame and the endorsement of stars can be a useful asset.