Social Entrepreneur best describes lovely Leeza Gibbons. With her never-ending creativity and mind for business, she has gone from host of such television programs as Entertainment Tonight, and Extra, to developing her own makeup line (Sheer Cover) to Scrapbooking, which provides a system for preserving memories. But perhaps her most rewarding achievement is the establishment of "Leeza's Place", a community centered resource program that educates, empowers and energizes caregivers and those diagnosed with any memory disorder.
|Leeza Gibbons with her sons|
Troy & Nathan
Leeza's grandmother died from Alzheimer's, and her Mom is in the final stages of the illness. She made it her mission fight the worldwide epidemic of this dread disease, and has set up centers throughout the country. We were invited to commemorate the Hollywood opening of her latest facility, in conjunction with the Assistance League.
|Barbara Lazaroff (former wife of Wolfgang Puck)|
with John Hanwell at "Leeza's Place"
Pleased to run into gorgeous Barbara Lazaroff (former wife of Wolfgang Puck) who we see every week at Spago, with her handsome English beau, John Hanwell. Other celebrity supporters of Leeza's Place include Olivia Newton-John, Brenda Strong (Desperate Housewives) and Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue). For further info, please go to www.leezasplace.org.
When the Shubert Theatre in Century City closed we were heartbroken. Living on the Westside, it was our only venue to catch live, Broadway productions in our area. We had to trek downtown to see our beloved musical theatre. Rather belatedly, we discovered the fabulous Freud Playhouse at UCLA, which presents a regular series of America's best and most classic musicals of this century. Since the beginning 9 years ago with (Promises, Promises, starring Jason Alexander) the scope of Reprise has grown considerably. Their superb casts are drawn from the best Broadway performers working today. All this, and convenient underground parking too!
|Judy Kaye ,"Hortense" in Zorba,|
surrounded by her "Generals"