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Eric Garcetti Goes For Star Power with Moby, Jimmy Kimmel at Fundraiser

The mayoral candidate also joins Kimmel Friday at the ceremony for the late-night host's new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


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.

derric wilson January 26, 2013 at 08:56 PM
disappointed in Kimmel supporting such a bad candidate who thinks he's cool and won't accept any responsibility for his failures while he was CC president for 6 years. He's part of the problem in corrupt LA
manuel marin January 26, 2013 at 09:59 PM
garcetty he did a lot good in echo park ;he work hard for the 13 district ;his office always responded for problems of gangs;ligths ;pot holes; social problems etc etc he is a good candidate ; and he will be a good mayor we need a "cool guy" he dint fail us in echo park and i dont know any legitimate failure from mr garcetty or any act of corruption ; so bug off !!!!! m marin

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