fire after attending two california fundraisers hosted by george and amal clooney. the top tickets, $100,000, prompting some sanders support supporters to throw dollar bills at secretary clinton's car. >> i am raising money to elect other democrats. i'm a democrat. and i want to see us take back the senate. >> reporter: on "meet the press," clooney echoed that sentiment, but also agreed with parts of sander's argument. >> it's ridiculous we should have this kind of money in politics. >> reporter: those words giving sanders an opening when asked if clooney is backing the wrong horse. >> well, i think he is but he is honest enough to say that there is something wrong when few people who are able to contribute unbelievably large sums of money. >> reporter: still, clinton is leading by double digits in new york. sanders aides acknowledge a loss here would make his tough odds even steeper, but sanders has the money to keep going. his strategy now, try to win as many delegates as possible and then pivot to more winnable states like oregon and delegate-rich california. >> after the new yo
two nights of high dollar fund-raisers with hollywood power couple george and amal clooney in california. to sit with clinton and the clooneys at a dinner tonight in san francisco, $353,000 a couple. saturday's l.a. dinner, $100,000 a couple for the best seats. after a brawl of a debate over wall street money, guns, the minimum wage -- >> wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. >> that is just not accurate. >> i have stood on the debate stage with senator sanders eight prior times. >> excuse me. >> reporter: a far cry from their first much friendlier debate in october. >> the american people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails. >> reporter: what's changed? although far behind in delegates, sanders has raised so much money and attracted such huge crowds he's in it for the long haul. the question is if he loses in new york on tuesday, will this race continue to be this combative? lester? >> all right, andrea, thank you. >>> turn now to the surprising news from california where a parole board panel is recommending the release of former charles manson follow
monday night. i'm lester holt. have a good night. . >>> the first photos inside george clooney's star-packed dinner for hillary clinton. why george is knocking the price tag today. >> i think it's an obscene amount of money. >> now, on "extra." >>> george and amal, ellen and portia, jane fonda, breaking new details inside hillary's hollywood fundraisers, one at 350 grand a couple. then hillary unloads on the donald. >> big ego. >> as trump unleashes a new attack, only on "extra." >> nobody ever asked that question. >>> plus, bernie sanders versus elaine from "seinfeld." the hilarious "snl" spoof. >> what the hell am i? >> you're ba >>> a legend is born. john and crissy's breaking baby news. and brian austin green's first pwords about megan fox's paternity mystery. >>> then, the stars pour into coachella. taylor swift rocking out to rihanna. rihanna partying with leo. and how kylie jenner nearly broke instagram in a louis vuitton bikini. >>> carissa's got kate hudson, taking on the rumor she's dating j.j. watt. >> yeah, the j.j. thing. >>> plus, jason bateman revealing his beauty secre
photos inside george clooney's star-packed dinner for hillary clinton. why george is knocking the price tag today. >> i think it's an obscene amount of money. >> now, on "extra." >>> george and amal, ellen and portia, jane fonda, breaking new details inside hillary's hollywood fundraisers, one at ia350 grand a couple. then hillary unloadon the donald. >> big ego.
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