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Eva Longoria Spent $17,900 to Eat With the President?

Marilyn Monroe famously sang "Happy Birthday" for President John F. Kennedy, and while Eva Longoria hasn’t had that honor yet, the Desperate Housewives star was part of a select group of celebrities who snagged a dinner with Barack Obama while he was in Los Angeles earlier this week.

Eva was one of the VIP guests at a private fundraising campaign dinner at trendy Fig & Olive restaurant on Melrose Place on September 26, where the price per plate was a whopping $17,900. Other Hollywood big wigs on the guest list included Jack Black, Danny DeVito and wife Rhea Perlman, producer Jon Landau, and director Judd Apatow.

Executive Chef Pascal Lorange made a delectable selection of Mediterranean delicacies from the restaurant's menu, which includes 14 different olive oils.

Fig & Olive is turning into a new favorite for Eva, who was there just the week before for Fox's Post-Emmys Party.

While the restaurant's menu is on the pricey side — especially when the president is in town — Eva can definitely afford it. She was just named one of the two highest paid women in TV (alongside Tine Fey) by Forbes Magazine, earning a reported $13 million between May 2010 and 2011.

With that kind of paycheck, $17,900 doesn’t seem like such a crazy price for dinner. Although we hope she took home a doggy bag!

09.30.2011 / 07:46 PM EDT by Debbie Emery
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