Celebs Support V-Day Movement at Four Seasons LA
This weekend, the LA celebs turned out to the Four Seasons LA in full force to an event in support of the 11th annual V-Day movement to end violence against women.
The campaign, the cause behind worldwide productions of The Vagina Monologues every year, this year spotlights the women of the Democratic Republic of Congo. At the celeb-studded Four Seasons luncheon, hosted by V-Day and Glamour magazine, some of the subject matter was a little bit too graphic to stomach. WWD reports:
The luncheon...was full of celebrities like Anne Hathaway, Anne Archer, Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Camryn Manheim, Jessica Alba, Maria Bello, Rosario Dawson, Hollywood heavyweights Sherry Lansing and Pamela Wagner and an even more head-turning surprise guest: California First Lady Maria Shriver [...] The event honored Dr. Denis Mukwege, winner of the U.N. Human Rights Prize for his work to heal the women of Congo. The subject matter kept most attendees from touching their meals. “People were just pushing food around on their plates; this is so heavy but so important,” Hathaway said. “I’m actually stepping outside to get a drink.”
Aw. In such tough economic times, it's good to see celebs and luxe hotels still coming together to donate their time and money to nonprofits. More info on the V-Day 2009 campaign can be found here.