September 26, 2016

Hugh Jackman to be Co-Chair of Elton John’s Oscar Party

The Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar party is turning 21! Can you believe it? Sir Elton and David Furnish just announced the arrival of their second child, Elijah Joseph Daniel, last week. Their older son is Zachary Jackson Levon. (You’ll notice the third name is familiar to Elton John fans.) Bravo! Mazel Tov!

But their actual “first child” is EJAF and the big annual Oscar dinner and show. This year’s event will be a big one since the co-chairs are a knock out list: they include Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra Lee Furness, Quincy Jones and his famous actress daughter Rashida, Sharon Stone,Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka. Heidi Klum, Katy Perry. director John Waters, “True Blood” star Ryan Kwanten, Tyler Perry, Chris Colfer, Miley Cyrus, Eric McCormack and his wife Janet, Bill and Tani Austin of the Starkey Hearing Foundation, plus Elton’s great managers Johnny and Edwina “Eddie” Barbis, as well as Joseph Blount, John Demsey, Alec Gores, Tim Hanlon and Anthony Klatt, Diana Jenkins, Fred Latsko, “first Lady of New York” Sandra Lee, “Great Gatsby” director Baz Luhrmann and his wife costume designer Catherine Martin, Caroline Scheufele, and my pal from Pittsburgh and beyond, Ed Walson.

Chopard, Neuro Drinks and Wells Fargo, plus Audi, Grey Goose, and MAC Viva Glam are the sponsors. How do you attend? Tickets sell out pretty much as fast as I am typing. But you can also contact Matt Blinstrubas at 212.219.0670 or matt.blinstrubas@ejaf.org.

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