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LL Cool J receives 2,571st Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 21: Rapper/actor LL Cool J (front center) attends a ceremony honoring LL Cool J with the 2,571st Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 21, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 21: Rapper/actor LL Cool J (front center) attends a ceremony honoring LL Cool J with the 2,571st Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 21, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

 

LOS ANGELES – LL Cool J has added yet another huge accolade to his extended list of accomplishments: a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

James Todd Smith, known by his stage name LL Cool J – which means Ladies Love Cool J [James] accepted the star Thursday among his closet friends and family. The recording artist, actor, author, and philanthropist, who is set to return as host for the upcoming 58th Grammy awards was in very good spirits before-and-after he was honored with the star.

The two-time Grammy Award winner is one of the few entertainers who can count being equally successful in music as well as television. LL was the first rap artist to amass 10 consecutive platinum-plus selling albums. He has also been a stand-out on the successful CBS drama NCIS:Los Angeles, and has landed leading roles in several films including Any Given Sunday and Kingdom Come, which also starred Vivica A. Fox and Jada Pinkett Smith.

LL received his star on Hollywood Boulevard in front of the historic Hard Rock. His family and friends were there to provide good wishes to the Grammy Awards host, musician, and actor. LL Cool J has been married to wife Simone since 1995. They have four children together.

The 48-year-old rapper/actor has received three NAACP Image awards, a soul train award – “The Quincy Jones Award” for Outstanding Career Achievements and is the recipient of the Harvard Foundation’s most prestigious medal, Harvard University’s “Artist of the Year.”

 

 

HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 21:  Rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs, rapper/actor LL Cool J and Queen Latifah attend a ceremony honoring LL Cool J with the 2,571st Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 21, 2016 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 21: Rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs, rapper/actor LL Cool J and Queen Latifah attend a ceremony honoring LL Cool J with the 2,571st Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 21, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

 

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“Walking Dead” cast expected to make a cameo at Alamo City Comic Con

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This weekend thousands of horror fans will descend on the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center for three days of celebrity panels, giveaways, costume contests, autograph and photo opportunities, and more. Cast members from hit shows such as AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” FX’s “American Horror Story, and ” HBO’s “True Blood” are expected to attend.

Founded by Armando Montelongo of Armando Montelongo Productions, Billy Madison and Fred Hernandez of “The Billy Madison Show,” and Alamo City Comic Con creator Alfredo “Apple” de la Fuente, Terror Expo runs from January 22-24.

“If you look into the urban legends surrounding San Antonio, you know we love a good scare,” said Montelongo. “We are thrilled to be hosting this event for the first time in our amazing city, and look forward to celebrating with other horror fans.”

“The success of Alamo City Comic Con confirmed what we always knew, that San Antonio is a fantastic entertainment destination,” said De La Fuente. “By bringing Terror Expo to our city we hope to give fans access to their favorite celebrities, a chance to meet other horror fans, and also to surround them with the type of horror memorabilia they normally wouldn’t be able to find anywhere else.”

The current list of celebrities appearing for panels and autograph and photo opportunities includes:

Robert Englund – “Freddy Krueger” from the blockbuster A Nightmare on Elm Street films
Denis O’Hare – Star of “American Horror Story” and “Russell Edgington” on HBO’s “True Blood”
Elvira (Cassandra Peterson) – Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark
Tobin Bell – “Jigsaw” from the Saw films
Michael Cudlitz – “Sergeant Abraham Ford” on AMC’s “The Walking Dead”
Emily Kinney – “Emily Greene” on AMC’s “The Walking Dead”
Scott Wilson – “Hershel Greene” on AMC’s “The Walking Dead”
Alexandra Breckenridge – “Jessie Anderson” on AMC’s “The Walking Dead”
Chad Coleman – “Tyrese Williams” on AMC’s “The Walking Dead”
Seth Gilliam – “Father Gabriel” on AMC’s “The Walking Dead
Michael Traynor – “Nicholas” on AMC’s “The Walking Dead”
Major Dodson – “Sam” on AMC’s “The Walking Dead”
Tara Reid – Sharknado, Urban Legend, Devil’s Pond, American Pie
Ian Ziering – Sharknado, “Beverly Hills 90210”
C. Thomas Howell –The Outsiders, The Hitcher, Red Dawn, The Amazing Spiderman
Bill Moseley –Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, The Devil’s Rejects, House of 1000 Corpses
Sid Haig –House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, Hatchet 3, The Lords of Salem
Martin Kove –The Karate Kid, Rambo: First Blood, “Cagney and Lacey”
William “Billy” Zabka –The Karate Kid, Just One of the Guys, Most
Jose Cantillo – FX’s “Sons of Anarchy,” AMC’s “The Walking Dead”
Nathan Baesel – ABC’s “Invasion,” CBS’s “Cold Case”
Paula Shaw – Freddy vs. Jason
Ken Kirzinger – Freddy vs. Jason, Wrong Turn 2: Dead End
William Forsythe – The Devil’s Rejects, Halloween, Out for Justice
Philip Friedman – Insidious, Shadow of the Blair Witch
Danielle Bisutti – Insidious: Chapter 2, Curse of Chucky, Nickelodeon’s “True Jackson”
David Labrava – FX’s “Sons of Anarchy”
Naomi Grossman – FX’s “American Horror Story”
Lisa Wilcox – A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
Amanda Wyss –A Nightmare on Elm Street, Better off Dead, Fast Times at Ridgemont High
JoAnn Willette –A Nightmare on Elm Street 2, “Just the Ten of Us,” “The Facts of Life.” “ER”
Ronee Blakley –A Nightmare on Elm Street, “Nashville”
Leslie Hoffman – A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream 2

For more information please visit: www.TerrorExpo.com

 

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Red Hot Chili Peppers To Perform at Sixth Annual DIRECTV Super Saturday Night Event in San Francisco

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DIRECTV, now part of the AT&T* family, will once again host the crown jewel of Big Game parties on Saturday, Feb. 6 at San Francisco’s Pier 70 when the six-time Grammy Award-winning band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and special guests,take the stage at DIRECTV Super Saturday Night Co-Hosted by Mark Cuban’s AXS TV.

DIRECTV Super Saturday Night has become the most sought-after invitation of the weekend.  Each year DIRECTV presents the music world’s hottest talent – including Katy Perry (2012), Justin Timberlake (2013), Jay-Z and Beyoncé (2014) and Rihanna and Kanye West (2015). DIRECTV Super Saturday Night is a private, invitation-only event. Tickets are not available for purchase.

Leading up to Super Saturday Night, DIRECTV and Pepsi will team up to bring fans 2 additional nights of unforgettable live concert performances. Dave Matthews Band will take the stage at DIRECTV and Pepsi Super Thursday Night on Feb. 4. Pharrell Williams performs at Pepsi Friday Night on Feb. 5.

The innovative and premium space at San Francisco’s Pier 70 will be designed specifically for this never-before-seen fan engagement. It will feature state-of-the-art sound systems, unique artistic designs and projection-mapped photo walls for an immersive social media experience. Ticket prices for Pepsi Super Friday Night featuring Pharrell Williams start at $75.00 and are still available at Livenation.com, Ticketmaster outlets or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets for DIRECTV and Pepsi Super Thursday Night featuring Dave Matthews Band are sold out.

Sponsors of DIRECTV Super Saturday Night Hosted by Mark Cuban’s AXS TV include Pepsi, SHOWTIME, Miller Lite and JETLUX.

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LIP SYNC BATTLE RENEWED FOR A THIRD SEASON

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We want more of LL Cool J and Chrissy! The viewers have spoken and everyone else does too. Lip Sync Battle has been renewed – again!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Spike has decided to renew Lip Sync Battle for a third season. Twenty all new, half-hour episodes are set to tape later this year. That means that 40 more of your favorite celebrities — more if you count surprise guests—will be be bringing the tunes to become the karaoke champ!

We love Chrissy Teigen and LL Cool J and are so glad that the show has been received so well. Let’s just be honest – it has become a runaway success. What started out as a sketch on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon has snowballed into a program that averages 4.4 million viewers an episode.

And that’s just the telecast. The uploaded performances on their accompanying Youtube account regularly go viral, boasting well over ten million views. In every episode, the show consistently produces pure entertainment – surprises, talent, and a lot of fun.

Lip Sync Battle airs every Thurs. at 9 p.m. on Spike.

 

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The Wallis Presents the U.S. Premiere of Debbie Allen’s Freeze Frame

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The passion and pain of Freeze Frame will burst onto the stage in a fusion of dance, music, film and theater for four performances only on February 5 – 7 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Written, directed and choreographed by three-time Emmy Award-winner Debbie Allen, Freeze Frame takes audiences on a rollercoaster ride through some of LA’s toughest streets where gangs, poverty, violence, and drugs are an everyday reality. With original music by Stevie Wonder,

James Ingram, Ricky Minor, Arturo Sandoval and Thump, Freeze Frame is a dance-driven narrative that will reframe the conversation about violence in America.

In addition to the public performances, there will be a gala benefit performance of Freeze Frame on Thursday, Feb 4 to be followed by an onstage Architects of Change panel conversation on violence in America hosted and presented by Maria Shriver and Allen as part of Shriver’s ongoing Architects of Change: The Conversation Series, aimed at opening hearts and minds to affect positive impact in the world. All Gala proceeds to benefit the Debbie Allen Dance Academy and Arts Education for the young people of the Greater Los Angeles area and America.

“The opportunity to spur social change is at the heart of not only Freeze Frame but also my own artistic core,” said Debbie Allen. “Maria Shriver and I know that to affect real positive change in the violence and mental health problems in this country we must engage in constructive dialogue. The many voices in Freeze Frame bring to life the stories of those most affected by violence and provide a lens through which audiences can be a witness, see themselves in the picture and consider how to make change.”

“I’m thrilled to be partnering with Debbie Allen and producing the Architects of Change conversation to bring about social change through dance, theater and thought-provoking conversation,” said Maria Shriver. “It’s our hope that this conversation and production will make people stop, think, reflect, and inspire them to take part in the larger national conversation and become part of the solution.”

“It is important for us, as well as a privilege to present Freeze Frame and the Architects of Change: The Conversation Series at The Wallis, supporting both Debbie Allen, an artist and commentator on the world in which we live, and Maria Shriver, whose journalism and activism seek to inspire social change,” said Paul Crewes, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts’ new Artistic Director who takes the reins full time in April 2016. “This critical work and the issues it debates are particularly relevant at this time in America.”

Freeze Frame will have four performances: Friday & Saturday, Feb 5 & 6 at 8PM, Saturday, Feb 6 at 3PM, and Sunday, Feb 7 at 12PM. For more information, visit TheWallis.org

The Gala Benefit Performance and panel discussion will be Thursday, Feb 4 beginning at 5:30PM.

Freeze Frame is the next installment of The Wallis’ Arts & Ideas: Community Connections series, which aims to spark dialogue about societal issues, cultural issues and ideas through stimulating conversations and thought-provoking performances.

About Freeze Frame:
Originally commissioned by the Brisbane Arts Festival, Freeze Frame is a dynamic mix of street-tough characters sharing their stories through a series of high-powered scenes of dance, song and drama. More than thirty Debbie Allen Dance Academy protégés and professional guest artists appear together onstage for explosive ‘break-the-floor’ moves propelled by a score that features new music, most notably by soul and funk legend Stevie Wonder and James Ingram. The rich and smooth mix of hip-hop, soul, gospel and R&B is led by Ricky Minor, who was the music director for American Idol, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Super Bowl and the Grammy Awards. He has also worked on tour with Whitney Houston, Alicia Keyes, Christina Aguilera, Ray Charles and Beyoncé. Audiences will be moved by the dance, the amazing voices and the indescribable true story of how art, dance, music and hope are able to transform lives. Freeze Frame is a passionate performance that will inspire, stun, and change the conversation about violence in America.

About the Freeze Frame Cast:
The cast of highly-talented performers is comprised of a mix of seasoned professionals including three-time Emmy Award-winner, Tony-nominated, and Drama Desk winner Debbie Allen; Tony Award-winner Clinton Derricks; Broadway’s Vivian Nixon (Hot Feet, Memphis, Women on the Verge); So You Think You Can Dance Finalist and All-Star William Wingfield; up-and-coming internationally acclaimed vocalist Matthew Johnson;and students, past and present, from the Debbie Allen Dance Academy. Additional cast members to be announced.

About Architects of Change: The Conversation Series:
Architects of Change is a live gathering hosted and inspired by Maria Shriver that opens hearts and minds. Founded in Los Angeles and produced by Shriver Media, the bi-monthly conversation series invites Architects of Change: those conscious idealists among us who see things as they are but imagine what they can be. The series brings to life the preeminent community of Architects of Change who gather daily at Mariashriver.com and benefits A Woman’s Nation non-profit organization.

Shriver Media is a 21st Century socially-conscious media company that produces films, documentaries, original digital reporting and live events to inform, inspire, enlighten and entertain. Our team collaborates with like-minded partners and offers diverse media brands that we believe can impact individuals and society in a positive way. We ignite hearts and minds. Visit us at ShriverMedia.com.

For more information about Debbie Allen and the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, please visit: www.debbieallendanceacademy.com.

For more information about The Wallis, please visit: TheWallis.org

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New Halloween ‘Madea’ Movie in the works at Tyler Perry Studios

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Tyler Perry is set to reprise his starring role as ‘Madea’ in new Halloween movie. The Tyler Perry Studios announced they have begun production on a new Madea film called Boo! A Madea Halloween, which will be distributed by Lionsgate Entertainment.

Perry will write, produce, direct, and star in the project, which centers around his popular matriarch character Madea, who gets caught up in a comedic adventure through a haunted Halloween, fighting off zombies, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, and ghouls while protecting a group of misbehaving teens.

“We are thrilled to reunite with the iconic Tyler Perry, one of the greatest creative forces in entertainment and a beloved and cherished member of our Lionsgate family,” Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger said in a news release. “Boo! A Madea Halloween brings together two great Lionsgate traditions — Madea and a Halloween movie — and we know that audiences will find the combination outrageous, hilarious, and unbeatable.”

Along with Perry, the film’s costars include Bella Thorne as Rain, Cassi Davis as Aunt Bam, Patrice Lovely as Hattie, Andre Hall as Quinton, Yousef Erakat as Jonathan, Lexy Panterra as Leah, Diamond White as Tiffany, Liza Koshy as Aday, Brock O’Hurn as Horse, Jimmy Tatro as Sean, Jc Caylen as Mikey, Kian Lawley as Bean Boy, and Mike Tornabene as Dino.

The film is set to be released on Oct. 21.

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Tyrese Suggests Chris Rock Should Not Host Oscars Due to Lack of Diversity

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Tyrese was one of the first to speak out in support of boycotting the Oscars after it was revealed that all the acting nominations went to white performers for the second year in a row. Now, he appears to be questioning whether comedian Chris Rock should be hosting the awards show.

On Monday, Martin Luther King Day, Tyrese went on a rant about those choosing not to protest the awards show. “Is Chris Rock still gonna host the Oscars after this blatant racism?? Is everyone still gonna show up?? In this town, I guess it takes homosexuals to be discriminated against in order for someone to finally step UP and wanna do something,” he declared. “You have to take your hat off to the homosexual and gay community cause right now they’re as strong as black people USE to be when it comes to their rights.”

WATCH: Whoopi Goldberg Slams Oscars Boycott — It Pisses Me Off!

On Wednesday, Tyrese continued his argument, writing: “If Andy Cohen of [Watch What Happens Live] was hosting the Oscars and they purposely left out all gays and or homosexuals from being nominated, HE would of stepped down already. This is a #fact.”

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In 2015, no gay men or women were nominated in the acting categories at the Oscars, but Neil Patrick Harris, a homosexual man, hosted the awards show. At this year’s Academy Awards, not one LGBT person was nominated in the four acting categories.

The 37-year-old Furious 7 actor went on to say that while he wholeheartedly supports the boycott of the Oscars, he still thinks Leonardo DiCaprio deserves to win for his role in The Revenant. “For the record… I HATE that this is all happening on the year that Leonardo DiCaprio is gonna win his first Oscar for BEST ACTOR,” Tyrese quipped. “Leo looooooveeessssss black people!!!!!! Leo in my homie!!!!!”

MORE: Chris Rock Calls the Oscars the ‘White BET Awards’

However, not everyone agrees with Tyrese about boycotting the Academy Awards. “I don’t know if avoiding it altogether is going to help, but I just think we have to continue to move forward,” Niecy Nash told ET at the Critics’ Choice Awards. “We have this awareness and this spotlight — we’ve got to look at other work. There’s other work out there that I think was missed. We’ve just got to do better.”

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Stacey Dash Speaks Out on Oscars’ Lack of Diversity: ‘It’s Ludicrous’

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Stacey Dash has a lot to say about the lack of diversity among this year’s Oscar nominees.

On Wednesday, the Clueless actress and Fox News contributor expressed her outrage over the fact that, once again, only white performers made the cut while chatting with Steve Doocy on Fox & Friends.

WATCH: Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee to Skip the 2016 Oscars

“I think it’s ludicrous,” she said. “Because we have to make up our minds. Either we want segregation or integration.”

The outspoken actress, who turned 49 on Wednesday, also stated that she’s glad the issue has finally received some attention, but in order for things to change, we need to get rid of the “double standard” currently in place.

“If we don’t want segregation, then we need to get rid of channels like BET, and the BET Awards and the Image Awards, where you’re only awarded if you’re black,” she explained. “If it were the other way around, we would be up in arms. It’s a double standard.”

WATCH: Chris Rock Calls the Oscars the ‘White BET Awards’

Dash continued on, arguing that because there’s no White History Month, a Black History Month shouldn’t exist either.

“What I find astounding is that we’ve had a president who is black in office for the past eight years, who gets most of his funding from the liberal elite in Hollywood,” she added, referring to President Barack Obama. “Yet, there are not very many roles for people of color. How can that be? And why is it just now being addressed?”

A few celebrities, including Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith, are boycotting this year’s ceremony, as they are frustrated that an all-white list of nominees in the acting categories was announced for the second year in a row. Doocy brought up the fact that he understands why Smith would be angry, as her husband, Will Smith, wasn’t nominated for his role in Concussion.

WATCH: Whoopi Goldberg Slams Oscars Boycott: It Pisses Me Off!

“He did a great job in the movie, but at the same time, what does that say about how people are selected for these awards?” Doocy asked Dash.

“Right. That’s assuming they’re selected by race, which I think would be a disservice to the people who are looking at the films and making the choices,” she said. “Maybe [the Academy] need[s] to be more, you know, integrated, and there needs to be more diverse people in the process of electing.”

Doocy then explained that, although the Academy demographics are kept secret, he claims they are “predominately white males” based on investigations that have come to light.

WATCH: Stacey Dash ‘Appalled’ by Patricia Arquette’s Oscars Acceptance Speech

“I hope they’re looking for the best movies and the best actors,” Dash said in response to Doocy’s statement. “The good news is, there’s attention brought to it now. But, like I said, over the past eight years, we’ve had a president who’s black, who gets his funding mainly from Hollywood. ‘The elite liberals.’ So, it’s odd to me that this has now become such an issue.”

This, of course, isn’t the first time Dash has spoken out against issues she’s passionate about. Last February, she also made an appearance on Fox & Friends where she revealed she was “appalled” by the 2015 Academy Awards ceremony, specifically calling out Patricia Arquette for her lack of history knowledge.

Last month, Dash was suspended for two weeks by Fox News after delivering NSFW language on-air while talking about Obama’s speech on terrorism one night earlier.

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Meagan Good is headed to ‘Code Black’ on CBS

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Meagan Good will be joining the cast of Code Black.

The beautiful and talented actress is set to play the former flame of Raza Jaffrey’s Neal, according to TVLine.

Good has been acting all of her life and has built an impressive portfolio over the years. Good starred in her own NBC drama Deception, and was most recently the leading lady on FOX’s Minority Report series, which debuted on FOX Network on September 21, 2015.

Minority Report, which was recently cancelled by FOX, was based off of the best-selling book by the same name, that was adapted into a film directed by Steven Spielberg.

In her recurring role, Good will play Dr. Grace Adams, an uninhibited doctor fresh off a year of humanitarian work in Haiti and is set to appear beginning in the Feb. 10 episode.

Code Black, which is set in the busiest emergency room in the country, Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center, is based on Ryan McGarry’s 2014 feature documentary of the same name.

Code Black airs Wednesdays at 10/9c.

 

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Elton John AIDS Foundation Presents Its 24th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party “Wonderful Crazy Night”

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The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) will present its 24th annual Academy Awards Viewing Party Wonderful Crazy Night on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at West Hollywood Park in Los Angeles. Elton John and David Furnish will host the gala event. The Foundation is profoundly grateful to its Presenting Sponsors BVLGARI, M∙A∙C Cosmetics, and Neuro Drinks and Diana Jenkins for supporting this important event so generously.

Following dinner and an exciting live auction, Elton and his band will perform various selections, including songs from Elton’s new album Wonderful Crazy Night, co-produced by Elton and T-Bone Burnett with lyrics by Bernie Taupin.

For a fourth consecutive year, award-winning Chef Gordon Ramsay will prepare the sumptuous dinner for party guests to enjoy while watching a live telecast of the 88th Academy Awards. DJ Johnny Dynell also returns to spin tunes for guests to dance the night away.

The Foundation’s Academy Awards Viewing Party is the most highly visible and successful fundraising event in Hollywood on Oscar night. Over the past 23 years, this annual event has raised more than $50 million, thanks to the generosity of EJAF’s supporters. These funds help the Foundation to make a real difference in the lives of people at risk for or living with HIV/AIDS, including urgently needed medical care in the Caribbean, innovative treatment and prevention programs in the Southern United States, and national initiatives addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States and Canada.

Audi, BBVA Compass, TheBLUEFISH, and StyleHaul have partnered with EJAF as the evening’s generous Co-Sponsors, and Fin Gray and Michael Melnick are Associate Sponsors. The Foundation is especially grateful to the City of West Hollywood for continued collaboration with EJAF on shared goals. American Airlines is EJAF’s official airline.

This year’s event co-chairs are Tim and Jane Allen, Beck, Boy George, Naomi Campbell, Jim Carrey, Ciara, Chris Colfer, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, John Demsey, Zooey Deschanel, Jennifer Kelly Dominiquini, Roland Emmerich, Stéphane Gerschel, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, Debbie Harry, Stephanie Horbaczewski, Samuel L. Jackson, Diana Jenkins, Caitlyn Jenner, Quincy Jones, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss, Heidi Klum, Ryan Kwanten, Fred Latsko, Shelley Lazar, Sandra Lee, Rob and Sheryl Lowe, Eric and Janet McCormack, Joe McMillan, Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, Katy Perry, Tyler Perry, Adam Press, Andrew Rannells, Smokey and Frances Robinson, Zoe Saldana, Steve Sims, Britney Spears, Sharon Stone, Jeffrey Tambor, Steven Tyler, Denzel and Pauletta Washington, and Allison Williams.

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ELTON JOHN AIDS FOUNDATION – At EJAF, we believe that AIDS can be beaten. We act on that belief by raising funds for evidence-based programs and policies, and also by speaking out with honesty and compassion about the realities of people’s lives. Elton John created EJAF over twenty years ago, first in the United States in 1992 and then in the United Kingdom in 1993.  Through hard work and with the help of our network of kind and generous friends and supporters, the two foundations together have raised more than $349 million over the past two decades to combat stigma, prevent infections, provide treatment and services, and motivate governments to end AIDS.  The U.S. foundation focuses its efforts on programs in the United States, the Americas, and the Caribbean, while the U.K. foundation funds HIV-related work in Europe, Asia, and Africa.  Join us in speaking out, taking action, and contributing to our efforts to achieve a world without AIDS.

For more information, please visit www.ejaf.org.

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