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The Night Before Party 2005

The pool of otherwise stagnant Oscar weekend parties was buoyed by “Variety’s” third annual “Night Before” event, benefiting the Motion Picture and Television Fund. The high-wattage, low-key affair marshaled by DreamWorks honcho (and Fund champion) Jeffrey Katzenberg is known for mixing media moguls like Paul Allen with celebrities like Tom Cruise. This year was no different, with both Allen and Cruise in attendance alongside A-List Fund supporters such Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, Universal’s Ron Meyer, Jamie Foxx, Paula Wagner Rick Nicita, Scarlett Johansson, Fox’s Jim Gianopulos, Leonardo DiCaprio, Warners’ Alan Horn, Annette Bening and Warren Beatty, Mark Burnett, Halle Berry and Steven Spielberg. All told, the Beverly Hills Hotel-staged event raised more than $4 million.

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Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt

Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt
Michael Chiklis, David Fisher, Tom Cruise

Michael Chiklis, David Fisher, Tom Cruise

Alicia Silverstone

Alicia Silverstone
Halle Berry, Paula Abdul

Halle Berry, Paula Abdul

Nick Lachey, Jessica Simpson

Nick Lachey, Jessica Simpson
Adrien Brody

Adrien Brody

P. Diddy

P. Diddy
Virginia Madsen

Virginia Madsen

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera
Robin Ruzan and Mike Myers

Robin Ruzan and Mike Myers

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