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Gwyneth Paltrow Obama Dinner: Actress Gushes Over 'Handsome' President

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In file photos, actress Gwyneth Paltrow, left and President Barack Obama, right. ( Chris Jackson/WPA Pool/Getty Images; Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 10 Oct 2014 05:01 PM

Actress and Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow became tongue-tied Thursday during a fundraising dinner for President Barack Obama at her Los Angeles home, blaming it on the president’s good looks.

Stumbling over words, Paltrow told Obama, "You're so handsome that I can't speak properly."

The Democratic National Committee fundraiser, which included a backyard reception and then a dinner, drew other star guests, including Julia Roberts and Bradley Whitford, Us Weekly reported.

In remarks to the crowd of about 200 people, Paltrow called Obama an “incredible role model,” and said, “I am one of your biggest fans, if not the biggest.”

Paltrow also talked about sustainable energy and Obama’s role in supporting equal pay for women, and how important that was to her as a working mother. Us Weekly pointed to a Forbes estimate that Paltrow makes about $19 million a year.

Radar Online reported one of the staff who worked the dinner event said that Paltrow’s friendliness wasn’t in evidence before guests started arriving.

“She was snappy with the people that were there and even yelled at one of the workers for not doing the table placements correctly,” the source told Radar. “That was in the beginning of the day so everyone stayed clear of her from that point on, as we were all instructed to do.”

The source also said that Paltrow complained because things were behind schedule.

“At around 10 a.m., she started drinking wine and she was smoking cigarettes all day,” the source told Radar.

Obama spoke to the crowd about the Ebola crisis after Paltrow’s gushing commentary.

“I want to assure everybody that the likelihood of an epidemic here in the United States is extraordinarily small, but there’s a humanitarian crisis that’s happening right now in West Africa where children not much older, and in some cases younger than, Apple and Moses are dying on the streets alone,” Obama said.

Apple, 10, and Moses, 8, are Paltrow's children.

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Actress and Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow became tongue-tied Thursday during a fundraising dinner for President Barack Obama at her Los Angeles home, blaming it on the president's good looks.
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