Brooke Shields at the ready for Life Ball

Brooke Shields will attend this year’s Life Ball, it has emerged.Organisers of the HIVand AIDS awareness event said today (Tues) that the Hollywood star will come to Vienna for the bash at the City Hall on 21 May. Other notable guests of the 19th edition of the ball are former US President Bill Clinton – who has attended the Life Ball before – and singer Janet Jackson. Past guests of the Life Ball include singers Elton John and Kate Perry as well as “Basic Instinct” star Sharon Stone.Pop stars Kelly Rowland and Natasha Bedingfield are set to perform on the red carpet outside the City Hall at the 2011 edition of the Life Ball. Managers of the event revealed that a video message of late actress Elizabeth Taylor will be screened during the opening.Organisers explained the motto of the Life Ball 2011 will be “Spread the Wings of Tolerance”. They added that around 9,000 people living in Austria currently suffered from AIDS. Next month’s Life Ball will also commemorate the discovery of the HI virus 30 years ago.Around 1.5 million Euros of donations for national and global HIV and AIDS research projects and charity initiatives were raised at the Life Ball last year.