Bill Clinton to Stand in For Hillary at Nevada Event and Fundraisers

Bill Clinton will be stepping in tomorrow for his pneumonia-plagued wife at the pricey fundraisers set for Seth MacFarlane and Barry Diller’s homes, campaign sources confirm to Deadline.

Hollywood’s O.G. favorite Democrat, the 42nd President of the United States will now headline the lunch at the Family Guy creator’s pad and the “Conversation and Dinner With Hillary Clinton” at the IAC Chairman and Diane von Furstenberg’s home on Tuesday.

This substitution at the deep-pocket events shows not only how the Clinton campaign plans to keep going while the candidate takes a few days off as her doctor recommended but also how much Hollywood support and dollars mean to them. While sympathetic to the sick former Secretary of State, guests at the $50,000-max-a-ticket MacFarlane fundraiser and the $100,000-a-couple dinner were starting to grumble about the secretive campaign’s last-minute decision to reveal the true state of her health and the cancellation on September 11.

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After being captured on video stumbling while leaving the NYC 9/11 anniversary memorial Sunday, Clinton first insisted she was “feeling great” as she later left daughter Chelsea’s apartment. That story changed within hours as Clinton’s personal physician Dr. Lisa Bardack announced that the ex-First Lady actually had been diagnosed with pneumonia on September 9, a day full of events and a Barbra Streisand singing fundraiser for the candidate. Not long after that, it was made official, as Deadline had reported earlier, that Clinton would not be flying out to California for a fundraiser in the Bay Area tonight and the two events on September 13.


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