Saturday, June 15, 2024

AmFAR Really Wants Sharon Stone Back Next Year

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Kevin Frost, the CEO of amFAR, sent me a statement this morning regarding Sharon Stone.

He says: “Although Sharon won’t be with us this year because of her shooting schedule, we at amfAR hope she will join us again next year.  Everyone recognizes the extraordinary passion and dedication she brings to our cause and how that has contributed to the phenomenal success of Cinema Against AIDS.”

An amFAR publicist says I should note that Stone has not been with the group “since the beginning” and that Stone is not actually credited with raising $290 million. Rather, amFAR has raised a total of $300 million since its inception. Also, Stone has taped a video message that will be played at this year’s Cinema Against AIDS.

Despite Stone’s absence, Cinema Against AIDS will no doubt be a big hit again this year. And in the end, raising money for AIDS research is more important than any one person or celebrity–something with which I think everyone can agree.

PS Stone’s publicist says she’s shooting a movie in Belgium, which I believe is right next door to France. Maybe Stone will surprise everyone and make a cameo in Cannes!

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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