Movie Picture Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas, Oscar De La Hoya and his wife, Millie Corretjer, at Evening of ChampionsJunior Middleweight Champion and philanthropist {0} hosted an Evening of Champions at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Among those honored were producer {1}, California State Controller, {2}, and {3}, who was accompanied by his actress wife, {4}. Banderas received his award from producer {5}, (Shrek), for his work with AMFAR, APLA and the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, ( a few of his favorite causes).
Movie Picture Bob Cohen (owner of Four Seasons Hotel) with Cyndy & Bob Williams (Branson Jubilee)Oscar, who is seen here with his wife, Puerto Rican singer, {6}, created his Foundation to provide athletic and educational opportunities to children of the East Los Angeles community. Besides funding academic scholarships, they offer a safe and structured environment to motive young people and provide skills necessary to succeed in life. Among the fabulous auction prizes offered were tickets to the highly anticipated Oscar De la Hoya - Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight which will be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 5th. This will be 33 year old Oscar's last fight in his amazing career, and will bring in boxing's biggest gate ever. Tickets were auctioned off for $25,000 - and Oscar even offered his own seats to raise funds for this most worthy cause.
Movie Picture Pilar Wayne (John Wayne's Widow) with husband, Jesse Upchurch (Tandy Corp) Among the scores of holiday parties we attended, one of the most festive was {7}'s Boat Parade Soiree in Newport Beach. Although their Bay front estate (formerly the home of {8}) is not complete, the irrepressible Beverly couldn't resist inviting a select few to witness the spectacular parade of decorated boats, and to share a holiday happening. Among the celebrated guests were renowned feminist attorney {9} (who is seen more on TV than {10}), {11} (whose PBS TV series Branson Jubilee is still going strong), and {12} (John's widow) who is currently married to {13}, former owner of Tandy Corporation, who developed all those Radio Shack Stores. The Peruvian princess is still a knockout! Also caught up with {14}'s widow, {15}