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APLA's Oscar Viewing Party at the Abbey a success 10 years running!

By Charles Winters

March 1, 2011

The folks at the Abbey celebrated an Academy Awards tradition on Sunday as stars gathered at the West Hollywood hot spot for the 10th annual "The Envelope Please" Oscar Viewing Party.

Over the past decade, "The Envelope Please" has raised over $1 million for AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) and people living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS.

"'The Envelope Please' is an important evening that both celebrates Hollywood's biggest night and supports APLA's vital programs and services for people living with HIV/AIDS in our community," said Craig E. Thompson, executive director of APLA.

The event was hosted by Abbey founder David Cooley.

"'The Envelope Please' has become a West Hollywood tradition," Cooley said. "Every year we arehonored to host and entertain guests who have given much needed support to APLA, one of Los Angeles' most essential non-profit agencies."

Among those who joined Cooley for this year's "The Envelope Please" were NCIS star Pauley Perrette, reality television star Stephanie Pratt and Marisa Ramirez, the star of SPARTACUS: GODS OF THE ARENA.