Donald Trump doesn’t have to watch the Oscars alone!
The Republican presidential frontrunner has been invited to join a roomful of stars including Vince Vaughn, Bryan Cranston and Rumor Willis for the annual NIGHT OF 100 STARS gala at the Beverly Hilton hotel.
“We sent an invitation directly to his office at Trump Towers,” event coordinator Edward Lozzi tells TheTVPage.com.
“If he comes out for the Vanity Fair [after party], we hope he will come to us again since we are right down the street.”
Trump pal Lou Ferrigno — a former contestant on CELEBRITY APPRENTICE — has already confirmed he will be on hand to lend his support to the outspoken billionaire.
NIGHT OF 100 STARS is Hollywood’s biggest Oscars viewing party, with more than 100 Academy members — and former winners — in attendance each year.
And for $1000 a head, an exclusive number of ordinary fans get to snag a seat next to icons like Ryan O’Neal, Richard Dreyfus and Martin Landau. (Get tickets)
The NIGHT OF 100 STARS is hosted by Hollywood super agent Norby Walters and executive produced this year by billionaire clothing designer Peter Nygard.
Trump first attended the black tie event a dozen years ago — just before the premiere of THE APPRENTICE.
“He wasn’t even on the guest list,” Lozzi remembers. “He just happened to be staying at the [Beverly Hills] Hotel. It was an impulsive invitation. I just walked over and escorted him in.”
The NIGHT OF 100 STARS began in 1989 and has been held a some of the most prestigious clubs and ballrooms in Los Angeles.
The event has the feel of an old Hollywood family gathering. Many regular attendees are also participants in Walter’s regular Wednesday night celebrity poker game.
But over the years a few bold-faced names have actually ended up getting bounced.
One legendary TV news personality upset organizers more than a decade ago, by failing to show without giving notice.
“He is banned forever,” Lozzi says.
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