Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance are set to host the fourth Elizabeth Taylor Ball to End AIDS.
The longtime couple is confirmed to take the stage at the Gilead Sciences and Bulgari-supported event, which will be held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday. As previously announced, the ball will honor Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Cookie Johnson with the Elizabeth Taylor Commitment to End AIDS Award, recognizing the Lakers star and his wife for their decades-long advocacy work in the fight against HIV and AIDS. The program will also include a dinner, an auction in partnership with Christie’s and a performance from Gladys Knight.
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Guests at the event will also be allowed to peruse items from the Elizabeth Taylor Archive including highlights from the late actress’ personal life, film career and philanthropy.
Last year’s Elizabeth Taylor Ball honored Charlize Theron, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Colin Farrell. Taylor, who died in 2011, established her foundation in 1991 to carry out a vision for an AIDS-free world. ETAF works to provide the direct care needed for people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS.
Bassett’s recent credits include 911 and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. As for Vance, he’s been recently seen in 61st Street and Genius.
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