Saturday, April 13, 2024

Watch Elton John and Nile Rodgers Jam at Annual Oscar Party– $5.8 Mil Raised


Sir Elton John and David Furnish raised $5.8 million for AIDS research and programs last Sunday night in Hollywood. The annual Oscar party was for the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Nile Rodgers and Chic put on a blistering show, and Elton jammed with them.

I made this little homemade clip from my Samsung S5. “Mad Men” actor Jared Harris was going crazy dancing up a storm on the side of the stage. There were plenty of celebrities in the magical tent EJAF sets up across from the Pacific Design Center. Elton and David are the best goodwill ambassadors in the world. (Yes. I can’t believe I actually have conversations with Elton John. I’m always humming “Honky Cat” in my head!)

Sir Elton did tell me something interesting over the weekend. Of new pop stars Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith clowning around together: “They remind me of me and Rod Stewart back in the day, just having fun!”

Please donate to They are the premier AIDS health group in the world.

PS Elton wears a lot of interesting rings. But he has to take them all off to do this:

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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