When there is an event hosted by Britney Spears everyone comes running, and that’s precisely what happened on May 11, when the pop diva and her family organized a private event for the benefit of the St. Bernard Project and several mainstream celebrities showed up to support Britney’s cause. In attendance at the Beverley Hills-held event were teen singer Selena Gomez, celebutante Kim Kardashian, actress/singer Hillary Duff and fashion model Kellan Lutz, among others. The St. Bernard Project is a Louisiana-based charity organization, which has assumed the responsibility of repairing the homes and lives of those who were affected by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
A few days before the private event took place, the “Oops I Did It Again” singer had also appealed to her large army of Twitter followers to back her in this noble cause. On the social networking website, she tweeted, “Text BRITNEY to UNITED (864833) to donate $10 to the St. Bernard Charity, which is dedicated to rebuilding homes after Katrina.”
At the event, Britney was once again the center of attraction for everyone. She wore a body-fitting lime green dress to go with a pair of earrings and a ring courtesy of the program’s title sponsor, Geraldo Jewelry. From her very arrival, Brit looked lively, almost causing a mini-stampede among the photographers when she posed in front of them.
Hillary Duff, who wasn’t very far away from where Britney was sending the media reps into a state of frenzy, couldn’t resist the temptation of joining her idol in the thick of things. She swooped in by taking the ‘I Love Britney’ route. Duff started off by saying that she is a massive fan of Britney’s and then added, “I’m kinda freaking out that she’s right over there. I love the whole ‘Toxic’ thing, I really like ‘Womanizer’ — she’s just talented all around and I’m a huge fan, excited to be here.”
The thing that Duff likes the most about Britney is her ability to never go out of touch. She said, “She keeps it going, you know, like, all of her new songs are just as good as the last, and I’m impressed by her career.”
She further revealed that they have hung out a few times before, with the love for food a common topic between them.
While the media spotlight was mostly dominated by Britney, the hosting responsibilities were shared by the whole Spears family. Britney’s dad supervised the kitchen, while his daughter attended the guests, who were all treated with some Britney-special lemon and peach tea.
The star, who has seen many ups and down in her career, is the ambassador of the St. Bernard Project, a non-profit organization, which has so far rebuilt the homes of more than 350 families and intends to keep on doing this through the help of their 32,000 volunteers.