Gerard Butler Holds Celeb Fundraiser For Malibu Fire Relief After Losing His Home
RadarOnline.com told you first that actor Gerard Butler, whose Malibu home was destroyed in the wildfires, was hosting a fundraiser to raise money for firefighters, first responders, and victims. The event went off without a hitch on Friday night, November 16, as the big-hearted star's many celebrity friends showed up to sing, dance, eat, and donate money for those that fought the fires. Robin Thicke, Van Morrison and Jamie Foxx performed and Casamigos tequila flowed. Scroll through RadarOnline.com's gallery for more.
Hollywood A-listers came out in force on Friday night to benefit the Malibu Foundation that Miley Cyrus has started to help rebuild the community. The singer and her beau Liam Hemsworth lost their Malibu home.
Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber, club king Guy Oseary, and actress Minnie Driver were hosts of the party along with Butler. Although the Scottish star of 300 lost his Malibu home in one of three fires to devastate California, the event took place at another one of the actor's properties.
Courtney Cox was also spotted at the fire relief event. Celebs were thrilled to see fire victim Robin Thicke perform, along with Van Morrison and Jamie Foxx.
Malibu booster Sean Penn socialized at the party and more importantly, hailed the firefighters "who saved our homes" and "who risked their lives" in the process. Producer Mark Burnett, with his wife Roma Downey, reportedly gave $100,000 to the cause.
The Malibu Foundation was launched by a group of the city's residents, including Cyrus and Hemsworth. Their pals were determined to help out.
Butler, 49, told the crowd about how tough it's been for parents in Malibu to try and "explain to their kids what happened to their home."
"We're here tonight to try and remedy that situation," Butler said to his famous friends about helping in fire relief.
Almost $2 million has reportedly been raised by The Malibu Foundation so far, with much of it going to fire victims. Thicke, whose home with pregnant galpal April Love Geary burned to the ground, performed a rendition of "Stand By Me" at Butler's event. The Woolsey Fire that hit Malibu is now reportedly almost 100 percent contained.
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