Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Zachary Comes to The Oscar Party

EVERY year, Sir Elton John hosts one of the most glamorous Academy Awards viewing parties. But there was no question about the identity of the biggest star at 2012’s fundraising bash for the Elton John AIDS Foundation – Elton’s baby son Zachary.

 The smartly dressed 14-month-old, wearing a crisp white shirt and a tailored jacket embroidered with his own personalised crest, was surrounded by cooing starlets who included Russell Brand’s ex-wife Katy Perry and actress Fran Drescher, who showed off her cute and cuddly Pomeranian dog to the fascinated toddler.

 Sir Elton’s partner David Furnish, 49, said: “We have a lot of friends who wanted to see Zachary so we brought him along for the first hour of the party.”

 - Express

 Elton John held his 20th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party last night and raised a staggering $5 million for the fight against AIDS.

The star-studded celebrity charity event attracted a who’s who of Hollywood while providing an evening of entertainment for a good cause. In addition to a live auction, guests were treated to a once-in-a-lifetime performance by Foster The People as well as swag from various food and drink vendors including Godiva Chocolates and CIROC Vodka.

The sit down dinner included entertaining speeches and a live auction which kept everyone on the edge of their seats. Celebrity guests were treated to an exciting live auction where household names such as Katy Perry and Steven Tisch got into a bidding war over cooking lessons with celebrity chef Cora. Although Steven Tisch outbid Katy Perry with his final bid of $80,000, the pair chatted and decided to split the auction lot for $100,000 or $50,000 each. This was great news for the Elton John AIDS Foundation which was able to raise extra money for HIV/AIDS because of Katy Perry and Steven Tisch’s agreement.


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