Sir Elton John overwhelmed by Oscar crowd

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New York, Feb 25 : Elton John's annual pre-Academy Awards bash was literally overrun by celebs on 22nd Feb.

The legendary singer's annual AIDS fund-raiser at the Pacific Design Center after the awards became the hotspot for the night after Graydon Carter's annual Vanity Fair party was cancelled.

And the singer seemed to be short of space to accommodate so many guests.

"And we simply don't have any more space," The New York Post quoted Elton, as saying.

The situation was such that the rock-icon was enveloped by seekers for his party, while he stood by his spouse, David Furnish, in the penthouse overlooking all of Los Angeles.

In the crowd were people like Soho House owner Nick Jones, NBC chief Ben Silverman, Griffin Dunne, Julian Sands, Fisher Stevens (whose "Crazy Love" was up for an Independent Spirit Award) and Miramax chief Daniel Battsek, who had three films in contention for various awards in the Oscars.

Sir John has hosted the fund-raiser for the 16th year in a row this year.

"I wanted redemption for the life I lived beforehand, the drugs, the drink, the loose sex, whatever," he told Russ Mitchell about founding his Elton John AIDS Foundation in an interview on 'CBS News Sunday Morning'.

ANI

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