The Malibu estate of Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling, and his lovely wife, Shelly, was transformed into Hollywood Heaven at the Clippers Annual Tip-Off party, hosted by Sam Cassel, Corey Maggette, Cuttino Mobley, and of course, the star of the evening, Elton Brand. The grounds of the Oceanside mansion were covered with pristine white carpeting, and all the guests were attired in traditional summer white. A dazzling effect to be sure!

Movie Picture Maria Shriver, son, Christopher Schwarzenneger, and John Gile {4} was there, despite his recent injury to his Achilles tendon, as well as many of the other Clipper notables, and indicated he is not sitting around twiddling his thumbs while recuperating. The plucky player has just produced the film Rescue Dawn, the story of {5}, a German born U.S Navy pilot, who was shot down over Laos in 1966, and who staged a spectacular escape from a prisoner of war camp. The film, starring {6}, has received rave notices. So if {7} can't play in the NBA this season, he may walk or hobble down the red carpet at the Oscars.
Movie Picture Shirley MacLaine honored by Project Angel Food Speaking of heavenly evenings, Project Angel Food honored {8} and famed architectural designer {9}, at their new headquarters in Hollywood. Master of Ceremonies, First Lady of California, {10} and her son, {11} addressed the importance of helping those in need, and Chris even related his own experience volunteering in the kitchen.

Long time supporters and weekly volunteers, Eric and Janet McCormack enjoyed the performance of Grammy Award winner Nina Freelon.. Other celebs included Jennifer Coolidge, Randolph Duke and Judith Light. Dame Elizabeth Taylor was set to present the Marianne Williamson's Award to MacLaine, but had to cancel due to illness. John Gile, Executive Director, was pleased to announce that over $600,000 was raised, which will help allow the organization to serve more than 1,4000 meals per day to help those affected by HIV/Aids and other serious illnesses.

Movie PictureJudith Light and Eric McCormick {19}

Keep October 5th open for Operation Smile's 25th Anniversary Gala at the Beverly Hilton. This event honors Victoria Jackson, Bill Guthy, Sy Goldberg and L.A. Clippers Corey Maggette(who we saw recently at Don Sterling's soiree). Special guests include Jessica Simpson, Roman Downey (Touched by an Angel) and Mark Burnett. For ticket info, please check out their website at www.operationsmile.org.

Movie Picture Eleanor Moscatel, Donald T. Sterling (Clippers Owner) and Ray Moscatel And Monday, October 8, the National Breast Cancer Coalition will holds its 7th annual Les Girls Cabaret at the Avalon in Hollywood Hosted by {24}, performers will include {25} and members of the {26}. For ticket info, lease call 323-549-9920.

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