Los Angeles politician Eric Garcetti has been given a big boost as he runs for the office of city Mayor - Salma Hayek has agreed to feature in his latest campaign video.

Garcetti is also staging a fundraiser at the Fonda Theater next month (07Feb13), which will feature appearances from supporters Moby, Jimmy Kimmel and Will Ferrell.

The city councilman's chief opponent, former DreamWorks executive Wendy Gruel, has her own star power too - she's backed by DreamWorks founders David Geffen and Steven Spielberg, as well as Tom Hanks.