The swirl of post- Oscar parties wasn’t quite what it used to be, but you can count on Elton John to give the night some pizzazz. Sir Elton performed with Miley Cyrus at his tented party for EJAF, his AIDS Foundation with David Furnish, and also featured hot new group Greta van Fleet. Miley posted her happiness with the whole thing Instagram *see below. It was a rare public appearance for Miley and (husband?)Liam Hemsworth.
The most important element of Elton and David’s dinner and concert is that it’s to raise money for an important cause– it’s not just a slap on its own back. So millions were raised again for AIDS research– just under $6 million– and everyone had fun participating in the process.
Over at the Beverly Wilshire, movie mogul and comedian Byron Allen presented Jamie Foxx and Katy Perry to a crowd that included Quincy Jones, Paris Hilton and fiancee Chris Zylka, and a ton of stars who danced like crazy to “Chained to the Rhythm.” Byron’s Entertainment Studios just released the much praised “Hostiles.” In April they’re putting out “Chappaquiddick,” which should make some noise
When the Oscars ended, the 20th Century Fox party started at Tao in Hollywood, where the studio celebrated winning Best Picture, Director, Actress, Supporting Actor, Best Score, and so on with “The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards.” Most of the tasty sushi was gone by the time Guillermo del Toro arrived, so composer Alexandre Desplat, Andy Serkis, and other stars got the best of it. No one knows what will happen to Fox or Fox Searchlight, but it was a grand night to toast their huge Oscar accomplishments of recent years including “The Revenant,” and “Birdman.”