More photos from Bent on Learning Benefit (is this photo dropping instead of name dropping?)

Russell Simmons & Francesco Clemente
Christy Turlington, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Connolly
Jennifer Connolly, Paul Bettany
Local school kids doing yoga demonstration (they were by far the best part of the night)
Gwyneth Paltrow, Christy Turlington
Mike D, Russell Simmons
Gwyneth Paltrow, Eddie Stern (my brother), Stacey Bendet
Eddie Stern, Peggy Rice (my grandmother!)
Christy Turlington, Eddie Stern

and of course…always in my heart, but not actually at the event…

Craig Ferguson

From Entertainment Tonight — there’s an annoying burger commercial upfront, just cringe and bear it…

Academy Award winner Gwyneth Paltrow uses her Yoga skills for a good cause!

“I started practicing yoga 20 years ago with Eddie Stern and it changed my life, so when he asked me to come … I felt I owe him so much,” Gwyneth tells “The Insider.”

The actress joined forces with Alice + Olivia and Urban Zen Foundation to host a gala thrown by Bent on Learning, a non-profit organization that offers instruction in yoga and meditation to students in New York City public schools and youth centers.

“I think New York City public schools need some TLC, and, I think, yoga is a nice way to get centered. It is a great idea,” Gwyneth adds.

The gala included a silent auction and a performance by the ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ dancers.


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