Clinton: Ron Galella
Lori Reese
October 11, 2000 AT 04:00 AM EDT

We thought Kate Hudson was Miramax’s new It Girl, but it seems she’s been bumped by a more serious type: Hillary Clinton. has learned that Miramax cochief Harvey Weinstein will throw a 53rd birthday bash and fundraiser for the New York senatorial candidate on Oct. 25 (her birthday is Oct. 26). The event — featuring a performance by Cher — will take place at Manhattan’s Roseland Ballroom.

Weinstein is known to be a strong financial supporter of the Clintons. In August he hosted a party for Hillary on Martha’s Vineyard, featuring performances by Carly Simon and Jimmy Buffet. And Weinstein also produced a star studded fundraiser for Al Gore and Joe Lieberman at Radio City Music Hall Sept. 14 that raised $6.5 million for the Democratic National Committee.

For her part, Cher has already participated in several recent events for Mrs. Clinton. Earlier this month, she threw a tea party for the first lady in Malibu (the guest list included Melanie Griffith and Alana Stewart). And in August she performed with Melissa Etheridge at a $1,000 per head Clinton fundraiser at comic book mogul Stan Lee’s home in Mandeville Canyon, Calif. (Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were among those who shelled out the steep cover charge.) ”I guess Cher’s just a supporter!” says her WB rep. Man, if Hillary wins, those budget committee meetings are gonna be a drag after all these parties.

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