My connection to Merv Griffin was through Susan Stafford, the original hostess of Wheel of Fortune. I met the gorgeous letter turner when I first moved to L.A., and she has come a long way since then. She is just competing her book, "Stop The Wheel, I Want to Get off," which details her eclectic life of service to patients with leprosy, cancer and Aids. She as also been chosen as Ambassador of Entertainment for STARFAIR, founded by Bob Alexander, which will take place at the Palm Springs Convention Center Dec. 6-9, with countless stars like Stefanie Powers, Tab Hunter and Adam West to name a few. This is your opportunity to see great classic movies, and meet your favorite stars. For further info, please call 760-416-5811 or check out their website at www.palmspringswalkofstars.com.

Canadian Forest Activist Tzeporah Berman joined forces with Hollywood Heavyweights in urging protection of Canada's Forests. Among the celebs strutting down the green carpet were Vanessa A. Williams, Esai Morales

and the omnipresent Paris Hilton were among the celebs who attended the premiere of The 11th Hour - a documentary film by Leonardo DiCaprio & Tree Media.

After the screening, a panel of experts, including Nancy Sutley, LA Deputy Mayor of Energy and Environment, and actress Sharon Lawrence, spoke about the lack of protection for the world's last remaining intact forests, and how they play an essential role in the fight against global warming. For further info, please visit their website www.forestethics.org.