amfAR Gala honoring Julia Roberts

Fergie, Chris Martin, James Corden, Tom Hanks turn up to honor Julia Roberts at amfAR Gala



Accepting the Award of Courage on Friday at amfAR Gala Los Angeles, Julia Roberts said she would like to consider the evening her “two-week-early, 50th-birthday party,” a remark greeted by whistles, cheers and applause.

And no wonder — such an early celebration seemed like a good idea. The black-tie affair would have been hard to top, especially after Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, appearing as a surprise guest entertainer, sang four songs, including a new tune he called “Julia’s Smile” and a duet with James Corden, the night’s host. To top things off, Tom Hanks presented the award to Roberts, and eight-time Grammy Award-winning singer Fergie …

Click here to read the rest of my story about the amfAR Gala Los Angeles in the Los Angeles Times and to see more pictures from the evening.

Top photo: Gala headliner Fergie, left, with honoree Julia Roberts at the amfAR Gala Los Angeles 2017 at Ron Burkle’s Greenacres estate (Photo by Kevin Mazur/ amfAR/ Getty Images for amfAR)

Second photo: Heidi Klum attends the amfAR Gala Los Angeles 2017 at Ron Burkle’s Greenacres estate, where tables featured flowers, Veuve Cliquot Champage and Fiji Water (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for FIJI Water)


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amfAR Gala honoring Julia Roberts

Published Nov. 10, 2017 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA