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Camera: rock stars vs. movie stars at Paul Haggis’ Artists for Peace and Justice fundraiser

Camera: rock stars vs. movie stars at Paul Haggis’ Artists for Peace and Justice fundraiser
(Image: George Pimentel)

U of T President’s Lodge, September 8. Attendees shelled out $1,250 a head to hobnob with celebrities at the Artists for Peace and Justice fundraiser, the annual bash hosted by Oscar-winning screenwriter, lapsed Scientologist and Hollywood power player Paul Haggis. But the celebs themselves seemed most interested in headliners Arcade Fire, particularly when frontman Win Butler led his bandmates on an acoustic parade through the audience, pausing to climb up on a table covered in “Reserved for VIP” placards (take that, Establishment!). True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgård stopped talking Swedish to his comparably hunky brother and nodded to the beat, six-foot-five tennis stud Milos Raonic galomped to the front to get a better view, and Jude Law stripped down to a T-shirt and dance-clapped like a dad at a wedding. The moral of the story: in celebrity hierarchy, rock stars take top rung.

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Camera: Artists for Peace and Justice fundraiser
Camera: Artists for Peace and Justice fundraiser
Camera: Artists for Peace and Justice fundraiser
Camera: Artists for Peace and Justice fundraiser
Camera: Artists for Peace and Justice fundraiser
Camera: Artists for Peace and Justice fundraiser
Camera: Artists for Peace and Justice fundraiser
Camera: Artists for Peace and Justice fundraiser
Camera: Artists for Peace and Justice fundraiser

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