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Padma Lakshmi Gets Witchy at Times Square Halloween Party

By Lisa Marsh | October 22, 2012 8:43am

TIMES SQUARE — Talk about a witchy woman.

"Top Chef" hostess Padma Lakshmi donned blue hair and worked her best broomstick-riding looks yesterday, celebrating an early Halloween to raise money for sick children at the 11th Annual Dream Halloween at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square.

She was joined by Australian pop star Cody Simpson, who performed at the event hosted by the Keep a Child Alive Foundation, actress Alli Simpson and record exec Antonio "L.A." Reid.

The party raised money for children and families afflicted HIV/AIDs in Africa and India.