The Oscars aren’t just for the actors and directors and everybody else who is part of the process of creating a movie and see their hard work pay off with a nomination or perhaps even winning the prestigious award.

The Oscars are also a time where big stars organize huge events to create awareness for a particular topic.  Elton John is one of the people who sought to create awareness for AIDS  at the 18th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Award Viewing Party.

Big names attended naturally, among those are Serena Williams and Miley Cyrus.

We managed to obtain photos of Serena Williams and Miley arriving at the party in West Hollywood.

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A Smash Hit In Baton Rouge

There was great fun and great tennis had Tuesday night in Baton Rouge, La., as Elton John and Billie Jean King captained their respective teams at the annual WTT Smash Hits event. Elton John’s team, that featured Serena Williams and Tommy Haas, defeated Billie Jean King’s team that featured Andy Roddick and Lindsay Davenport. Smash Hits entered its 17th year looking to build on the more than $9 million it has raised for the Elton John AIDs Foundation and various AIDs charities in host cities. For more information on World Team Tennis, go to For more detailed information on the evening, read here –

Photos courtesy of Susan Mullane/Camerawork USA.

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