First Lady Attends L.A. Luncheon, Tapes "Kimmel"
President Obama visits "The Tonight Show" on Wednesday evening. (NBC Universal / October 24, 2012)
Mrs. Obama attended a fundraising luncheon at the Calabasas home of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith on Thursday afternoon.
The cost to attend was a minimum of $2,500. For a donation of $10,000, attendees could get a photo with Michelle Obama, and for $40,000 they could "co-host" the event.
Will Smith posted on Facebook that the fundraiser was sold out and helped Mrs. Obama beat the fundraising record for a seated first lady.
The first lady was also in Hollywood later Thursday to tape an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
Her visit to L.A. came a day after her husband made a quick stop for a sit-down with Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show" -- his second this year.
Leno asked Obama about Indiana senate candidate Richard Mourdock's comment that if a woman becomes pregnant from rape it is "something that God intended to happen."
The president said that Mourdock's comment shows why men alone should not be making decisions about women's health issues.
"Rape is rape. It is a crime," Obama said. "These various distinctions about rape don't make too much sense to me."
The president also made light of Donald Trump's much-hyped offer to donate $5 million to charity if he released his passport application and college records.
"What's this thing with Trump and you?" Leno asked. "It's like me and Letterman. What does he have against you?"
Obama joked that Trump's beef with him dates back to when they grew up together in Kenya.
"We had constant run-ins on the soccer field," Obama said. "He wasn't very good and resented it. When we finally moved to America, I thought it would be over."
Obama fit the "Tonight Show" appearance in during a marathon tour of battleground states that began on Monday after the final presidential debate.
Both candidates are making big pushes in the crucial swing states, including Ohio.
Obama even joked to Leno's audience that trick-or-treaters from Ohio will get extra large Hershey bars at the White House.