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Morgan Freeman Donates $1M to Pro-Obama Pac

Christopher Polk/Getty Images for AFI(LOS ANGELES) -- Morgan Freeman has never made his support for President Barack Obama a secret, but if there was any doubt, this should erase it.  The Oscar-winning star of Dark Knight Rises just donated $1 million to Obama’s re-election effort, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Since individual contributions to political candidates are capped by law at $2,500 per election, Freeman donated his million to the pro-Obama Democratic super-PAC Priorities USA Action.

In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Freeman said Obama is doing “a remarkable job in terrible circumstances. …I for one am proud to lend my voice -- and support -- to those who defend him.”

Freeman isn’t the only celeb to pony up the big bucks for the president.  DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and comic Bill Maher each donated $2 million and $1 million, respectively, to Priorities USA Action, according to THR, with other Hollywood A-listers writing six-digit checks.

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President Obama Hosts Reception for Ford’s Theater

Shahar Azran/WireImage(WASHINGTON) – President Obama is hosting a private reception at the White House Sunday afternoon for the Ford’s Theater Society, ahead of their annual gala event Sunday night.

The historic playhouse, most famously known as the site of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, hosts their yearly dinner to award those who exemplify the character and legacy of the former president.

This year, the organization will be bestowing Lincoln Medals upon two men: Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel, and actor Morgan Freeman for his humanitarian activism.

First lady Michelle Obama has been named as the honorary chair of tonight’s activities.

The Obamas have attended several events for the society since first entering the White House, going back to a 2009 gala for the theater to commemorate its renovation.

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