It's no secret that Council District 13's Eric Garcetti faces a big Hollywood challenge in City Controller Wendy Gruel.
Though Garcetti has an overall fundraising lead, Gruel, a former industry executive at Dreamworks, is attracting big money and big endorsements from both the management and union sides of the industry bargaining table, including IATSE and the Alliance of Commercial Producers.
The two are considered the likely pairing in any runoff that would result from the March 5 municipal election.
Now Garcetti is firing up his own star power, with an event scheduled for Feb. 7 at Hollywood's Henry Fonda Theater.
Shoegazer turned EDM DJ Moby will headline with Jimmy Kimmel and Will Ferrell slated to make guest appearances.
Garcetti was also on hand Friday to help Kimmel receive his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The star--the 2,489th on the Walk--was installed one day before the 10th anniversary of the premiere of his ABC late-night talk show, which recently moved to a 11:35 p.m. start.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Nov. 13, 1967, and raised in Las Vegas, Kimmel began working in radio in 1984 when he was still in high school, hosting a Sunday night interview show on the University of Nevada Las Vegas' station, KUNV-FM.