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Elton John to Host Oscars Party in Weho

The annual charity gala raises funds for the Elton John AIDS Foundation and features a gourmet feast designed by chef Gordon Ramsay.

The 21st annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party is scheduled to take place Sunday in West Hollywood Park.

John and foundation Chairman David Furnish will host the event that has raised nearly $34 million for a wide range of HIV/AIDS causes. This year's gala features a menu designed by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.

“David and I are so pleased to welcome our friend Chef Gordon Ramsay to EJAF’s Academy Awards Viewing Party,” John said in a statement. “I’m sure our guests will be thrilled by his wonderful cuisine, and we are deeply grateful to him for his generous philanthropic efforts over the years, his commitment to ending the AIDS epidemic, and for supporting our urgent cause with his talent and creativity.”

Ramsay will combine forces with Crumble Catering, which will handle all food preparation for the event.

The foundation supports a wide range of initiatives, including:

  • Direct treatment, care, and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS in marginalized communities, such as among young gay black men
  • Providing injection drug users with clean needles to prevent HIV infection and transmission
  • Sexual health education for young people in America who are most at risk

The viewing party is sponsored by Chopard, Neuro Drinks and Wells Fargo.

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me February 21, 2013 at 03:31 PM
great cause of course, so i commend them.....the revamp of west hollywood park however, was laid-out entirely with this annual event in mind, thus the reason for the vast level grassy open space with no trees for the huge tents erected oscar week....i'm curious as to who pays the bill every year to replant grass tho.....remember last year's debacle?....the park was brand new and it ALL had to be replanted
George February 21, 2013 at 05:15 PM
I'm sure the event brings in BIG $$$ for West Hollywood. The dead grass I'm sure is covered. Personally, I don't get it? Who cares? The whole Academy awards thing is about rich people with huge ego's. The telecast is boring! I'll catch the highlights online. I would urge others to do the same.
me February 21, 2013 at 09:29 PM
the only way it brings cash in for west hollywood is if some of the attendees stay in a hotel or buy/use other taxable goods/services....it's minimal....no west hollywood-based vendors are used on the event itself
Insider February 22, 2013 at 07:29 PM
City Council gets to attend the party. That might explain their willingness to make this easy for Elton John.
George February 22, 2013 at 08:10 PM
Oh really? Isn't that wonderful they get party with the stars at the tax payers expense. More reason to kick the lame a_ses out of there cushy positions. Lets get people who are honest and not abusing there position and decision making power.

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