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HOLLYWOOD – Tonight sees the first Garden Furniture Aid concert, organised by Slvester Stallone to buy his best friend Jean Claude Van Damme some garden furniture: ‘We’re thinking a Chinese swing and a portable barbecue,’ said the F.I.S.T. star.
The idea originated on the set of Expendables 2 when Arnold Schwarzenegger overheard a conversation in which JCVD was lamenting the price of garden furniture and saying that his patio looked ‘really bare’ and ‘was embarrassing’. Schwarzenegger thought little of it but he mentioned it to Bruce Willis and Hudson Hawk – as he prefers to be known – passed on the gossip to Jason Statham who found Sylvester Stallone cutting out the eyes of Kieth Urban pictures and distracted him with a slightly exaggerated version in which the Muscles from Brussels was on suicide watch because he didn’t have any garden furniture.
The event which starts at 7 pm at the Hollywood Bowl will feature musical performances from New Edition, Bruce Willis, Huey Lewis and the News, John Williams and the Boston Pops Orchestra, Miley Cyrus and Frankie Goes to Hollywood who have re-formed especially for the event.