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!
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.
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.
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