Jennifer Love Hewitt to Host Oscar(R) Night Fundraiser for AIDS Project Los Angeles at ‘The Abbey’

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Jennifer Love Hewitt is the host and Esquire magazine the major sponsor of this year’s hottest Oscar® Night party for the young Hollywood set to be held at The Abbey on Robertson Boulevard, dubbed “Oscar® Alley,” on Sunday night, February 27.

Produced and underwritten for the fourth year by The Abbey and Jeffrey Sanker, the party, called “The Envelope Please,” is a major fundraiser for AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), raising over $250,000 for the organization to date. Now in its 22nd year, APLA provides food banks, dental clinics and other urgent direct services for the HIV community. Esquire magazine, the award-winning magazine for men, is the major co-sponsor of the evening, joined by Clear Channel Radio, LA.

Jennifer Love Hewitt will greet guests at the elegant dinner party setting where giant TV screens will broadcast a live feed of the broadcast. “Watching the Academy Awards is the biggest co-ed sporting event in the world,” says Ms. Hewitt. “This is a chance for us to watch it with our friends while we raise money for APLA. Everybody is a winner.”

Esquire’s VP-publisher Kevin C. O’Malley calls the party “a great way for us to celebrate with all our friends in Hollywood while we help APLA support the urgent needs of the AIDS community.”

Although the dinner party will be hushed during the telecast, The Abbey will transform its Finlandia Ice Bar into an after-hours dance party where celebrities can stop by after the telecast. Co-sponsor Clear Channel Radio LA (KIIS-FM and STAR 98.7 FM) will play host to the music industry.

The artist Burton Morris will contribute an original painting as the symbol of the event, a star-studded red ribbon surrounded by klieg lights illuminating the Hollywood sky.

Additional sponsors of the evening include United Airlines, Finlandia and Stella Artois.

The black tie evening begins with cocktails at The Abbey at 5 P.M. A buffet dinner designed by The Abbey’s David Cooley (a member of APLA’s Ambassador Council) will be served throughout the evening. An after-hours dance party will follow the telecast. Tables of ten are available for $10,000, $5000 and $2500. Tickets may be ordered by calling (213) 201-1564. GO West Hollywood GO WEHO LGBT Entertainment News and Industry

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