Michelle Obama to attend gala on Saturday

Fundraiser hosted by Eva Longoria Parker, Antonio Banderas

First lady Michelle Obama is expected to attend a charity fundraiser tonight in Spain hosted by Eva Longoria Parker and Antonio Banderas. The Starlite Gala is taking place at the lavish Hotel Villa Padierna in Marbella, where Obama has been vacationing since mid-week.

U.K. newspaper the Telegraph reports that Obama "received a personal invitation" to the party from Longoria, "who lent her support to Barack Obama during his presidential campaign."

Obama and her travel companions, who include daughter Sasha, toured the picturesque city of Ronda Saturday afternoon. The historic town is home to Spain's oldest bullring and was a favorite haunt of director Orson Welles author Ernest Hemingway.

Obama has been criticized by some for taking a lavish holiday while the nation is in a recession.

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