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Elton John hosts Oscar party

Monday, Mar 03, 2014 - 01:33

Mar. 03 - Britney Spears, Robert De Niro and Kim Kardashian are among the famous faces at Elton John's Oscar party. Joel Flynn reports.

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Hollywood's glitz and glamour was everywhere to be seen at Elton John's Oscar party. Britney Spears, Robert De Niro and Kim Kardashian among the famous faces at the his LA residence. The Rocket Man singer's annual bash raises money for AIDS research. SOUNDBITE: Singer, Elton John, saying (English): "This has been my main priority, it has been for 23 years now. We can see a light at the end of the tunnel, we can see it being very treatable and all we have to do is get rid of the stigma and make people feel proud that they have the disease, or not ashamed to have the disease, so that we can once and for all, end in a few years the necessity of doing events like this." After some tomfoolery with British musician Ed Sheeran, John's husband, filmmaker and producer David Furnish, said it was still important for Hollywood to use cinema to highlight AIDS. SOUNDBITE: Filmmaker And Producer, David Furnish, saying (English): "We're big fans of 'Dallas Buyers Club.' That really goes back to a time in the '80s when things with the disease weren't as praised as they are now." The evening did have a lighthearted tone though. Comedian and actor Tim Allen - the voice of Toy Story's Buzz Lightyear - making it clear who he was there to see. SOUNDBITE: Actor, Tim Allen, saying (English): "Elton, that's a weird name, somebody here asked us to come again and we've been coming to support Elton since he started this and we're delighted to be a part of this and just to see the music." John's parties have raised more than 30 million dollars for AIDS research.

Elton John hosts Oscar party

Monday, Mar 03, 2014 - 01:33

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