The Trevor Project stars unwind at after-party at the Residences at W HollywoodWelcome back, Miley Cyrus!
It seems like it's been forever since we've seen the starlet perform, but she hit the stage at last night's Trevor Live! benefit to sing her hit ballad "The Climb." She kept it simple and sweet, accompanied by a single guitar player before the packed house at the Hollywood Palladium. Directed by Cyrus' The Last Song producer, Adam Shankman, the evening raised funds for The Trevor Project, the national suicide prevention hotline for LGBTQ youth.
Lady Gaga received the Trevor Hero Award from the family of Jamey Rodemeyer, her 14-year-old fan who killed himself in September. "This means more to me than any Grammy I could ever win," Gaga said in her acceptance speech. She praised the Rodemeyers' for their work to end bullying. "I know they will continue to work in Jamey's name ... to end discrimination, to end fear," Gaga said. "And to, as much as we can, come together, as it will take a village and an army, [some] countries and continents to make bullying a hate crime."
Former American Idol hopeful Stefano Langone stole the show—and received a standing ovation—with a truly jaw-dropping performance of "O Holy Night."
"It's an amazing organization that is not only anti-bullying—which I think is really important—but I think really your youth should be the most fun time of your life and anyone who is inhibiting that should be stopped," White Collar and Magic Mike star Matt Bomer told me on the red carpet. "It's a great organization that is bridging that gap, supporting LGBTQ youth who are in need of help."
Later on, a private VIP party at the nearby Residences at W Hollywood was packed with the likes of Darren Criss, Damian McGinty, Rock of Ages costars Julianne Hough and Diego Boneta, Vampire Diaries' Paul Wesley and J. Edgar screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.
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