Some of Hollywood's most prominent names - Ang Lee, Charlize Theron, Donatella
Versace, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jessica Alba, Lily Tomlin, Queen Latifah,
Sir Elton John & David Furnish and Zooey Deschanel -- Turn the Cameras
Program to Benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation
Moviefone.com is once again putting cameras into the hands of some of Hollywood's biggest personalities this Oscar week with the AOL Celeb Candids program. Hollywood's most recognized names including Oscar-nominated director Ang Lee, Charlize Theron, Donatella Versace, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jessica Alba, Lily Tomlin, Queen Latifah, Sir Elton John & David Furnish and Zooey Deschanel will take pictures with AOL-provided cameras, and offer their own intimate, behind-the-scenes photos as they get ready for Hollywood's biggest night. Each celebrity's personal photo album will be available at http://www.moviefone.com/celebcandids on Monday, March 6.
AOL will make a donation to the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) in conjunction with this special program. The EJAF is one of the world's leading nonprofit HIV/AIDS organizations, supporting community-based prevention education programs, harm reduction programs and direct services to people living with HIV/AIDS.
"AOL® Celeb Candids is a great example of the outstanding, exclusive entertainment content Moviefone.com® offers its online audience. What movie fan wouldn't want the chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at Oscar® week from the perspective of a star?" said Erik Flannigan, Vice President, AOL Entertainment Programming. "We are also proud to support the important work the Elton John AIDS Foundation is doing to help those with HIV/AIDS."
For the past three years, the AOL Celeb Candids program has captured private moments from major celebrities such as Adrien Brody, Billy Crystal, Colin Farrell, Julianne Moore, Kate Winslet, Laura Linney, Liv Tyler, Uma Thurman, and others. The program provides movie fans a rare glimpse into the private world of the stars, as they prepare for Hollywood's biggest night of the year. Images from rehearsals, pre-event primping, inside limousines, red carpet arrivals, and dozens of candid snapshots of celebrities enjoying themselves at famous after-parties, are all captured for millions of moviegoers to enjoy.
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About the Elton John AIDS Foundation
Since its establishment in 1992 by founder and Chairman Sir Elton John, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) has raised over $80 million to support HIV/AIDS prevention and service programs in 55 countries around the globe. Today, EJAF is one of the world's leading nonprofit HIV/AIDS organizations. EJAF focuses on supporting community-based prevention education programs, harm reduction programs, and direct services to persons living with HIV/AIDS, especially populations with special needs. These efforts include HIV/AIDS-related physical and mental health services, HIV testing and counseling, street outreach and education, food distribution, assisted living services, social service coordination, and community volunteer recruitment and support.