By Tim Saunders on
The stars were out for charity over the weekend to celebrate the 82nd Annual Academy Awards.
The eighth annual Night Before gala hit Hollywood on Saturday night to raise money for the Motion Picture & Television Fund, an organization that supports people in the Southern California entertainment community with health and human services needs.
Among the stars to converge on the Beverly Hills Hotel for the event were George Clooney, Jeff Bridges, Sandra Bullock, Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Steven Spielberg, Robert Downey Jr and many more.
“The generosity of the film and television community never ceases to amaze and none more so than Hollywood’s great legacy of ‘caring for our own’ through support of the MPTF,” said Ken Scherer, CEO of the MPTF Foundation.
The stars were out again on Oscar night for the annual Elton John AIDS Foundation viewing party . The party is held every year to raise money for the Elton John AIDS Foundation, an organization established and overseen by the singer that funds educational programs targeted at HIV/AIDS prevention and the elimination of prejudice and discrimination against HIV/AIDS, and for programs that provide services to people living with HIV/AIDS.
“We give them the best that they can possibly afford,” said Sir Elton. “It’s beautiful inside the tent, the food’s great, everyone will be served the best wines, but they need to be because they’ve paid an awful lot of money for a seat.”
Guests at this year’s event – held at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood – were treated to an auction and a live performance by Grace Jones. The guest list included Adam Levine, Alan Cumming, Betty White, Chace Crawford, Hayden Panettiere, Heidi Klum, Jason Mraz, Jeremy Piven, Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Groban, Miley Cyrus, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden, Selena Gomez, Serena Williams, Sharon and Kelly Osbourne, Simon Cowell, Slash, Tim Allen, Victoria Beckham and many more.
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