The invitation to the premiere of Funny Money, arrived on a bogus million dollar bill, but there was nothing bogus about the hilarious film starring Chevy Chase and Penelope Ann Miller. It is pure slapstick all the way, and one of the few "feel good" movies around. Based on a London stage play by Ray Cooney, the flick has been a hit at film festivals and has been receiving excellent reviews here in Tinsletown.

Movie PictureChevy Chase & Penelope Ann Miller at premiere of Funny Money The star-studded premiere was co-hosted by Consolidated Resorts, the largest time- share operation in Hawaii, who is sponsoring an unprecedented multi-million dollar indie film promotional campaign. Some of the celebs sipping Mai Tai's and dining on decadent desserts included handsome co-star {3} (Mambo Kings, Odyssey) and {4} (Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World), who agrees that Chevy is at the top of his game. It's money in the bank.
Movie PictureArmand Assante, co-star of Funny Money A few days later we were invited by {5} to lunch at the Music Center, and to hear the announcement of the Los Angeles Opera's 2007/08 Season. As the Maestro stated, It might well be Los Angeles and the Giants. Their coming Season boasts the giants of composing, with their giant compositions. Included are {6}'s Don Giovanni, and {7}'s Fidelio (the only opera he ever wrote). {8} will be represented with Tristan and Isolde, and {9}'s Othello will also be presented. Everyone's favorite, {10}, will be represented by La Boheme, Tosca, and La Rondine. After all, it is the 250th Anniversary of his birth, and he deserves special mention.
Movie PictureAlbert Brooks, Writer, Actor, Comedian at Premiere We were seated with our friends, {11} and {12}, Board Members of the Hispanics for the L.A. Opera. They are excited about the Friends of Zarzuela Placido Domingo Awards Dinner, which will take place on Sunday, June 10, immediately following the matinee of the Zarzuela Luisa Fernando, starring Placido Domingo. For further info, please check their website {13}.
Movie PictureDolores Elena Richardson, Placido Domingo & Marci at L.A. Opera We must recommend one of the most delightful dining experiences, Sur Restaurant in West Hollywood. We dined there with Soap Opera favorite (The Young & the Restless) {14}, and Manager, {15}, and were impressed by their elegant décor and outstanding menu. We met the new partners, {16} and his actress wife, {17} who moved here from London, and young actor {18}, who just received a contract role on the NBC daytime drama Days Of Our Lives. Other young Hollywood fans of Sur include {19} and the {20}.
Movie PictureSoap Opera Veteran, Brenda Dixon (Y & R) with new Soap Opera Hottie, Frank Mentier (Days of our Lives) at Sur Restaurant And speaking of young Hollywood, {21} (which we always attend) is turning out to be the hippest happening on the party circuit. Some of the confirmed attendees include {22} and {23}. These under 30 Hollywood hotties will join such legends as {24} and {25} in making the Night of the 100 Stars the place to be on Oscar Night on the Hollywood Beat.