Drew Barrymore Goes to Africa With 'Marie Claire'

Also, 'W,' 'Blender' and Court TV

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- 'Marie Claire' and Drew Barrymore co-hosted a reception and silent auction on March 13 at the International Center of Photography. Guests bid on photographs taken during Editor-in-Chief Lesley Jane Seymour's recent trip to Africa with Ms. Barrymore. In honor of Marie Claire's World Hunger Campaign, all proceeds from the event, which raised $20,000, were donated to the United Nations World Food Program. Above, left: Susan Plagemann, VP-publisher, 'Marie Claire'; Drew Barrymore; and Lesley Jane Seymour, editor-in-chief, 'Marie Claire.' Above, right: Lesley Jane Seymour, Andy Hilfiger and Susan Plagemann.

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Above, left: At the silent auction hosted by 'Marie Claire,' Susan Plagemann posed with Jack Wiswall, president, L'Oreal Designer Fragrances, and Lesley Jane Seymour. Above, right: On March 15 'W' hosted a party in honor of Speedo's new Axcelerate Collection with the line's spokeswoman, seven-time Olympic medialist Amanda Beard, who appears on the cover of the April issue. Treena Lombardo, 'W' market director, poses with Amanda Beard and Jennifer Moccia, associate publisher, 'W.'

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AUSTIN, Texas (AdAge.com) -- 'Blender' joined SXSW, Le Tigre, Ray-Ban, 1800 Tequila and Guess Man Fragrance to host a star-studded concert event at the Guerrero Warehouse during the South by Southwest Music Festival. The party featured live performances by Echo & the Bunnymen, Spoon and Tapes'n Tapes. Above, left: Jamie Cullum, music artist and VH1 host; Randal Stewart, event director, 1800 Tequila; and Lee Rosenbaum, publisher, 'Blender.' Above, right: Matthew Gilmore, brand manager, 1800 Tequila; Raquel Olea, media supervisor, 1800 Tequila; Randal Stewart; Brett Daniels, Spoon's lead singer; and Lee Rosenbaum. | Photo Credits: Hal Horowitz of Wire Image

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KILN, Miss. (AdAge.com) -- On March 20, Court TV honored Bay St. Louis resident Billy Cotter, 13, as an Unexpected Hero in a ceremony held on the runway of Stennis International Airport. Court TV's Unexpected Heroes Initiative is an ongoing effort that seeks to honor those who demonstrate acts of bravery or courage and go above and beyond the call of duty to keep their communities and the nation safe. Above, left: Honoree Billy Cotter, who after hurricane Katrina gave his time and effort to help clear runways at the airport and refuel trucks for incoming National Guard helicopters. Above, right: Chris Ozminkowski, senior manager-affiliate relations, Court TV; Billy Cotter's mother, Suzanne Cotter, and father, Bill Cotter; and Congressman Gene Taylor (D-Miss.), who presented the award.

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