This is from Beingthy’s IG. She posted the pic of Kerry from tonight. Her are her comments on IG about NA- ie not seeing him. Tony and Kerry took pics! Hopefully we will see them 😃
YESSSSS for photos!!!! OH look… someone who was actually there telling the truth. That we know from others who were at the dinner, too. Like my friend’s friend and her husband. Yep The Worst Investment Ever was nowhere near. Neither were former spouses who are on the opposite coast, for that matter. Which is WHY both Tony and Kerry were listed as single on the invitation and all those who were with their spouses or partners were listed together.
It’s not a FANCY thing that they do to indicate the couples together, it’s a damn legal requirement to list all the people attending and list those who attend together, together, for TAX reasons! It’s written in the rules when you pick how much to donate! You want to bring someone with you, you MUST indicate it when you donate. In detail. For FEDERAL LAW reasons as is written on the form.This ain’t a red carpet or a stupid entertainment event, it’s political fund raising for the biggest party in the country, it’s a whole different animal that is very much regulated by the law.
Anyway whooooo cares… no poor excuses for human beings were around, and Tony and Kerry did photo op together, because they were co-chairs and that was part of their duties.
And that’s not all. Good things come to those who wait.
I was at the event and both Jane and Nnamdi WERE there. At the private dinner sitting at the front table were Kerry, Nnamdi, Tony and Jane in that order from left to right. Also at the table were Debbie Allen, Shonda, Betsy Beers, Barry Gordy and Chandra Wilson.
Other Scandal actors that I saw were Josh & wife, Bellamy, Dan, Scott & wife, Paul, Tom Verica & wife. I did not see any of them at the dinner.
I also saw Anna, Liz and Peter Goldwyn (& his wife).
Janelle Monae was fabulous especially when she did a James Brown song.
Ms Rhimes estate is lovely. Of course did not go into her home except for a small area that was set up for us to have our picture taken with Mr. Obama. It was hotter than heck and unfortunally the umbrellas were few and far between. Janelle and the President performed/spoke from a large stage. This is also where the picture of Kerry that was posted was taken. Head of the DNC Debbie Wasserman Schultz spoke as did Shonda.
Last, but not least, it was beyond amazing to see and have a picture taken with President Obama. He gave an inspiring speech in front of the entire crowd and later at the private dinner came in and answered questions. He was so relaxed and informal. He was still wearing his tie and suit coat (even though it was so hot out side - the tent though was fully air-conditioned and after dying in the hot sun earlier, felt so refreshing) and drinking out of a tall white paper cup with a lid and I swear was chewing gum. I only mention this because I thought it funny as we all had formal dinnerware with wine and water glasses galore. Mr. Obama did not eat with us, only spoke for about 45-60 minutes then left with the bazillion secret service guys/gals that protect him. Speaking of SS guys, kept wondering where Tom and Hal were :0)
I spent a shit load of money to attend this fund raiser but have to tell you, it was worth every damn penny. I was not floating on Cloud 9 but Cloud 21 or maybe 752!!! Anyone I spoke to or spoke to me was so kind.
Thanks for the great recap. Glad you had an amazing time and got to meet President Obama. I would have loved to be at the head table to hear what they all were talking about with the President. It looked real hot in the sun so glad to hear the tents were cool.