Sharon Stone is doing a solid for amFAR this Friday. She’s returning to host their downsized Cannes dinner on Friday despite being treated like dirt by them for years.
The reason amFAR desperately needs her back: their finances are in decline. As I told you last week, amFAR salaries and expenses are up, but income is down.
This year, amFAR’s other problem is that their venue was changed from the glamorous Hotel du Cap Eden Roc to a local estate operated by the city of Antibes. They had to rent the location, which was only available on the undesirable date of this Friday. By then all the big stars who’ve been on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival will have left the area.
So amFAR is flying in — at a great expense– a bunch of celebs including Alicia Keys for entertainment. And Sharon. And “Mrs. Maisel” star Rachel Brosnahan.
Sharon will host the night, but the guest list is limited to just 400 people because of French restrictions for COVID. She’s being damned nice to do it considering how badly amFAR has treated her after years of Stone raising millions and millions for them.