Friday, April 19, 2024

Oscar Parties: Elton John Raises $6 Mil for AIDS Research, Katy Perry & Jamie Foxx Rock Beverly Hills, Fox Celebrates Huge Wins


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.

My favorite men :) @eltonjohn @liamhemsworth

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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.”

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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