Linda Perry hosted a star-studded event last night (January 5th) honoring the film Freeheld.
Linda, who penned the movie’s end-title song “Hands of Love”, played host to an array of high-profile guests including Ellen Page, Tobey Maguire, Sara Gilbert, Jessica Simpson and Ashlee Simpson, in celebration of the emotional film starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page. Held at a private club in Los Angeles, the event featured a lineup of musical performances from The Cult frontman Ian Astbury, actress Juliette Lewis, Courtney Love, who covered Radiohead’s “Creep” and Christina Aguilera, who took the mic to cover John Lennon’s 1970 track “Mother”.
Christina, who was apparently feeling under the weather (not that anyone could tell), delivered a powerful performance as always, in support of her long-time friend. Xtina has collaborated with the songwriter many times over the years, most notably on her Grammy-winning song “Beautiful”. She declared her love for Perry at the end of her performance proclaiming: “Thank you Linda! I love you”.
Watch Christina and Courtney’s perfomances below:
Notably absent from the night’s festivities was Miley Cyrus, who recorded “Hands of Love” for the film. Linda acknowledged the singer’s absence explaining: “Miley wanted to be here but couldn’t make it back from Australia in time, so she says hi”.