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David Arquette, Marcia Cross help Vanity Fair kick off Oscar week (and support the Feed USA campaign)

March 1, 2010 | 10:34 am

Feed groupWhen you're Vanity Fair, what's better than holding one of Oscar night's most celeb-laden events? Try holding a week full of them.

The Graydon Carter-helmed magazine kicked off its weeklong celebration of Hollywood's big night with cocktails in Los Angeles on Sunday to benefit the Feed Foundation's Feed USA campaign and the documentary "Hungry in America."

David Arquette, Topher Grace, "Desperate Housewives" star Marcia Cross, "Heroes" gal Ali Larter, Academy Awards producer Adam Shankman and model and designer Lauren Bush all showed to toast awareness of the hunger crisis in the United States.

Talent Agency CAA's honcho Bryan Lourd hosted a crowd of film and tastemakers at Century City's Craft restaurant, a few feet away from the agency's famous headquarters.

Vanity Fair is hosting bashes all week long. The Palihouse Hotel (a Robert Pattinson favorite) will host an with exhibit from the Art of Elysium. VF and Dior will also showcase work from Kimberly Brooks at LeadApron. A celebration of DJs with Hudson jeans and Georgia May Jagger will go down, and a test-drive day with BMW -- all climaxing in the mag's annual Oscar night celebration. 

Stay tuned to the Ministry for all of the hottest Academy Awards events!

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Feed Foundation Executive Director Ellen Gustafson, left, actor David Arquette, actress Elizabeth Berkley, actor Greg Lauren and model-designer Lauren Bush arrive at the Feed Foundation/"Hungry in America" project benefit hosted by Vanity Fair on Sunday, at Craft restaurant in Century City. Gustafson and Bush co-founded the foundation in July 2008. Credit: Jordan Strauss / Getty Images for Vanity Fair 

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