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Jan 18, 2013 Comments Off on Spielberg, Katzenberg, Hanks, Clooney, Oprah To Skip Inaugural Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Hollywood Reporter: President Obama’s second inauguration won’t have quite the Hollywood celebrity wattage of his first, but there still will be a substantial entertainment industry contingent in Washington next week to celebrate the beginning of his new term.

A representative for mega-Obama backers Jeffrey Katzenberg, Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks told The Hollywood Reporter they wouldn’t be attending because they “have other commitments.” So, too, does the Hollywood point man for the Obama re-election campaign, Andy Spahn. Presidential pal and super-fundraiser George Clooney will be traveling “out of the country,” as will talk diva Oprah Winfrey.

Producer and top-shelf Obama fundraiser Harvey Weinstein told THR that he and his wife, Georgina, “both plan to be at the inauguration. We’re very much looking forward to it.” Weinstein also is slated to appear at the Sundance Film Festival on Monday, but with private jets, all sorts of things are possible.