Dermot Mulroney

Fergie, Chris Martin, James Corden perform at amfAR Gala honoring Julia Roberts

Fergie, Chris Martin, James Corden perform at amfAR Gala honoring Julia Roberts

Accepting the Award of Courage on Friday at amfAR Gala Los Angeles, Julia Roberts said she would like to consider the evening her “two-week-early, 50th-birthday party,” a remark greeted by whistles, cheers and applause.

And no wonder — such an early celebration seemed like a good idea. The black-tie affair would have been hard to top, especially after Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, appearing as a surprise guest entertainer, sang four songs, including a new tune he called “Julia’s Smile” and a duet with James Corden, the night’s host. To top things off, Tom Hanks presented the award to Roberts, and eight-time Grammy Award-winning singer Fergie closed the evening with a...

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