Apollo Theater Vice Chairman Ronald O. Perelman hosted the 6th annual Apollo in the Hamptons benefit at his East Hampton estate, The Creeks, Saturday night. The billionaire investor and philanthropist hosted a bevy of superstars including Christina Aguilera and Sagaponack’s Jimmy Fallon.
The songstress known for her powerful vocals belted out hits including “At Last,” “Ain’t No Other Man,” “Moves Like Jagger,” and “Lady Marmalade” while dedicating a song to her fiancé Matthew Rutler.
Yesterday was the 1st birthday of the couple’s daughter, Summer Rain. In preparation for her Hamptons visit from Los Angeles, the glamorous judge of NBC’s The Voice made sure to pack some essentials including “shades, straw fedora hats, neutral sandals and my favorite Simone Camille bag,” according to her Instagram page.
Other superstars that took the stage included Jamie Foxx, who was joined by Fallon; The Roots Pitbull; Emeli Sandé; Smokey Robinson and Bon Jovi, who performed a duet of Robinson’s hit, “Tracks of My Tears.”
Guests included Jack Nicholson, Patriot’s owner Robert Kraft—who let some lucky guests try on one of his Super Bowl rings—jeweler Lorraine Schwartz, Mary-Kate Olsen, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Bethenny Frankel, Thalia, Tommy Mottola, new host of The Daily Show Trevor Noah, Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton, Today host Matt Lauer music executive Charlie Walk, and New Jersey Governor and Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie.
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The event raised more than $4 million for Harlem’s Apollo Theater.