Sunday, June 16, 2024

amFAR Throws Star-less Party in Paris, Still Hasn’t Reported Finances from Failed Cannes Gala


amFAR is really having problems.

On Wednesday night they threw a party at the Peninsula Hotel in Paris to celebrate the fashion shows. A lot of models and people you’ve never heard of showed up. The biggest celebrity was Petra Nemcova. Pretty much everyone else was a Who’s That?

Just like in May, after the Cannes gala, amFAR issued no information about how much money was made. We’ve been waiting since May 17th to hear what the annual Cannes blow out reaped financially for the AIDS organization. But president Kevin Frost, now known as Kevin Robert Frost, has never reported it. Frost makes around $550,000 a year. He’s too busy to give numbers anymore.

Aloe Blacc performed.

Meanwhile, amFAR is still paying Milutin “Gatsby” to be their special fundraiser and celebrity wrangler. Gatsby– that’s not his name– used to be thick as thieves with Leonardo DiCaprio and was also his mysterious foundation’s “global fundraising chairman.” His name been removed from the foundation’s website, however, and “Gatsby” is gone.

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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