The Women's Guild of Cedars Sinai Medical Center turned 50, and fabulous, at the Regent Beverly Wilshire - and appropriately, Billy Crystal ("Mr. Fab-u-lous") himself performed.Among the celebs celebrating were Christina Ricci, and Producer Marc Cherry, with a duo of his Desperate Housewives: Marcia Cross, looking svelte after birthing her twin babies, and Dana Delaney, the newest neighbor on Wisteria Lane. To commemorate a half century of service to Cedars Sini Medical Center, renowned artist, Robert Graham created an extraordinary sculpture titled "Elisa' which will help raise funds for their Pulmonary Disease Institute. Graham and his glamorus wife, Anjelica Huston are on the honorary committee, along with Sly Stallone, Gore Vidal, Barbara Walters, and Rita Wilson to name a few.
|Marcia Cross, Vera Guerin (Event Producer) and Billy Crystal at Women's Guild of Cedars Sinai event|
The best news of the evening was that over $1.7 million was raised to support their various programs. Kudos to Wendy Goldberg, Judy Briskin and their hard working committee for an evening of elegance and elation.
|Kirk & Anne Douglas - Generous Humanitarians|
We were invited to the Ninth Annual Praise Brunch by Pastor Bob Rieth, Founder of Media Fellowship International at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Master of Ceremonies Mark Larson, a San Diego radio talk show host, presided over the event at which Jennifer O' Neill (Summer of 42) received the Ambassador Award for her role in the Pro Life movement, and Pat and Shirley Booth gave moving testimonies of their lives as Christians in Hollywood. The attractive couple celebrated 50 years of marriage, and Boone just released Pat Boone's America - a pop culture journey through the last five decades.
|Dr. Susan Stafford with Pat Boone at Praise Brunch|
Joining in a sensational spiritual sing-a-long were Grammy Nominated singer, Aisha Morris, and Soldiers for the Second Coming with Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. (Fifth Dimension).who have received 7 Grammy awards, and earned 15 gold, and three platinum records.
|Christina Ricci looking fab at fab 50 Fundraiser|
We were pleased to be seated with Dr. Susan Stafford (original Hostess of Wheel of Fortune) who is very excited about the upcoming Starfair in Palm Springs. This event takes place December 7, 8 and 9th at the Palm Springs Convention Center, and will allow fans to meet and greet stars of film, stage and TV.. They will have the opportunity to obtain autographs, purchase books and take photos with the stars. The Palm Springs Walk of Stars will also be presenting a Classic Film Festival where 26 classic films will be shown. Some of the stars in attendance and film being screened, include Tony Curtis - Some Like it Hot - Rhonda Fleming - Connecticut Yankee - Tab Hunter - Polyester and Tippi Hedron - The Birds - which has to be the ultimate horror film of all time. For further info on this star studded event, check out their website [email protected]
|Jennifer O'Neal with Pastor Bob Rieth, Founder of Media Fellowship International|
Coming Events: Keep October 10th open for the John Wayne Cancer Auxiliary's Membership Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Multi-talented actress Joely Fisher, starring in the Fox network's Til Death, will receive the Angel Award for her longtime support of breast cancer research. The adorable daughter of Connie Stevens was nominated for a Golden Globe for her recurring role on Ellen, and is planning to record her first CD. For ticket info, please contact www.jwci.org. Busy times ahead on the Hollywood Beat!