Ken Ziffren was named Entertainment Lawyer of the Year by the Beverly Hills Bar Association at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel. One of his most visible clients, Jay Leno, served as master of ceremonies for the event, which brought out an avalanche of attorneys to honor Ziffren, highly respected in both the legal and entertainment communities. We were pleased to be seated with Lou Fox, past Executive Director of the Beverly Hills Bar, and lovely Kaygey Kash Mosk the widow of Justice Stanley Mosk, of the California Supreme Court. We are certain you have seen the building named after Judge Mosk in downtown L.A.
|Ellen Ziffren, Ken Ziffren (Honoree), Marissa Roman (Event Chair) and Jay Leno at Beverly Hills Bar Event|
Another worthwhile evening was spent at the Beverly Hilton Hotel when the Muscular Dystrophy Association celebrated their 20th "Night Under the Stars". Arkansas born belle, Timmi Masters, and her handsome hubby John, received the Golden Wings Award for her many years of service to the MDA. Timmi, who is on the National Board has chaired their Gala for many years, and is dedicated to supporting their programs.
|John & Timmi Masters with Tom Bergeron (Dancing With the Stars) at MDA Gala|
The Supernova Award was presented to Lainie Kazan, a multi-talented performer. She is not only as a chanteuse, who has sung with the Boston Pops, and sold out houses throughout Vegas, New York and Europe; but she is also an award nominated actress, and received a Golden Globe for her performance in "My Favorite Year" starring Peter O'Toole. Recently she reprised her role in My Big Fat Greek Wedding in a TV series, and co-starred with Patricia Heaton in the romantic drama, The Engagement Ring.
|Francesca Daniels with Laine Kazan at MDA|
Tom Bergeron (Dancing With the Stars) emceed the show, and Lainie even sang for her supper. She closed with a heartwarming rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow". Hopefully, somewhere - sometime - there will be a cure for Muscular Dystrophy
Save Saturday, May 20th for the 53rd Annual Boomtown Show to benefit SHARE. Veteran producer Marcy Carsey will be honored at the Copa Cabana themed evening to be held at The Hollywood Palladium. This gala will benefit more than a dozen organizations in L.A. that serve children in need. And best of all, Gary Smith will produce the show, featuring kd lang, and, of course, the fabulous singing and dancing SHARE Ladies. For ticket info, please contact 310-274-5361.
|Producer Marcy Carsey being honored by SHARE|
You are invited to "A One Way Ticket to Hell", a new musical which will premiere at the Marilyn Monroe Theatre in West Hollywood . Previews will run from May18-28, and a limited run on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from June 1 - August 6th. Kristen Howe, who won the Best Actress in a Musical award for her performance in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, will portray "a good girl gone bad". You can join her and the other members of the star-studded cast in this show directed by Richard Hochberg. For ticket info on this Fred M. Caruso Production, please visit the show's website at www.onewaytickettohellthemusical.com. All aboard for one helluva ride on the Hollywood Beat.