The real stars of the Beastly Ball held at the Los Angeles Zoo, were the LA Fire Department, who recently fought a horrendous fire, and saved Griffith Park. Acting Fire Chief Douglas Barry, and LAPD Chief, William Bratton, graciously acknowledged the standing ovation. The event, chaired by animal activist Betty White, honored Nickelodeon, and Chris Gifford and Valerie Walsh, the creators of its top-rated pre-school show, Go, Diego, Go!
Speaking of horrendous fires, the home of actress/author/entrepreneur Suzanne Sommers was destroyed, but nothing can keep this gal down! She recently received the Spirit of Compassion Award from Aviva Family and Children's Services for her humanitarian efforts, and as a role model for children at risk. Did you know she is the Honorary Chairperson of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics, and serves on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration?