amfAR Inspiration Gala
In paying tribute to Charlize Theron at the Oct. 29 amfAR Inspiration Gala, Chelsea Handler praised the Academy Award-winning actress for her honesty, influence, dedication to her Africa Outreach Project and its, perhaps, unique fundraising methods.
“She slips you a drink, and when you come to, you’ve found you bought a school in Malawi,” Handler joked, adding, “I have three schools now.”
Held at Milk Studios in Hollywood, amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, honored Theron and Jeffrey Katzenberg…
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This year, presenters and guests included Lea Michele, Victoria Justice, Jane Lynch, Cheyenne Jackson, Heidi Klum, Jon Hamm, Brad Goreski, Barry Diller, Donna Langley, Angela Lindvall, Erica Pelosini, Courtney Love, Dita Von Teese, Ellen von Unwerth, Shemar Moore, Estelle, Mia Moretti, Cara Santana, Jesse Metcalfe and Stephanie Sigman.
Presented by Harry Winston and M•A•C Viva Glam, other sponsors included Cadillac, Moët Hennessy, Milk Studios, Belvedere Vodka and others.
Top photo: Honoree Jeffrey Katzenberg, left, accepts his award from Barry Diller at the amfAR Inspiration Gala 2016 (Photo by Kevin Tachman/ Getty Images for amfAR)
Second photo: From left, Chelsea Handler, designer and amfAR chair Kenneth Cole and honoree Charlize Theron at the amfAR Inspiration Gala 2016 (Photo by Kevin Tachman/ Getty Images for amfAR)
Third photo: Lea Michele, left, and Victoria Justice looked especially gorgeous, draped as they were in Harry Winston diamonds, Michele in more than a whopping 180 carats, Justice in more than 10 carats, at the amfAR Inspiration Gala 2016. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/ Getty Images for Harry Winston)
Fourth photo: From left, recording stars Estelle and Mia Moretti with photographer Ellen Von Unwerth pose with a personalized, bespoke bottle of Belvedere Vodka, available to guests making a $500 donation at the amfAR Inspiration Gala (Photo by Rich Polk/ Getty Images for Belvedere Vodka)
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Published Nov. 3, 2016 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA