|Amber Tamblyn with Norby Walters|
at Celeb Poker Game
We joined the gang the other night and met adorable Amber Tamblyn, who was such a big hit in the TV series Joan of Arcadia. Did you know that she is the second youngest actress to be nominated for an Emmy in the category of Lead Actress in a Series? The 22 year old star is a role model for young women of today. Unlike Brittany Spears, who she acknowledges “has nothing to offer but her T&A.”
|Shirley Jones with Norby Walters|
at Oscar Viewing Party
But to get back to the Host with the Most, Norby, we are getting ready for his 16th Annual Oscar Viewing Party on Sunday, March 5th at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Entitled “Night of 100 Stars”, actually over 200 stars who are voting members of the Academy, are scheduled to attend. Some of the invited guests include James Wood (who also has a passion for poker), Keith and David Carradine, Lou Diamond Phillips, Meatloaf, Shirley Jones and David Caruso.
Although this black tie dinner party is mainly for invited celeb guests, there are a limited number of seats available to the public at $1,000. For ticket info only, please call 310-446-5416. Hope to see you there!
|Cameron Diaz and Norman Lloyd (In Her Shoes)|
Speaking of the Oscars, will Norman Lloyd at 91, the “Grand Old Gentleman of Hollywood” become the elder statesman of the forthcoming Oscar ceremonies? Twentieth Century Fox thinks so, and is pushing Norman as supporting actor for his eight minute pivotal appearance in In Her Shoes. And why not? Beatrice Straight won the golden statue for her 3 minutes in Network, and Judi Dench for five minutes as Queen Elizabeth. We ran into Lloyd at Fox President Jim Gianapolis’ party at his specious Westside estate. Guests included Shirley MacLaine, Joaquin Phoenix, Diane Ladd and even Presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich. But the biggest party animal was Lloyd, who attributes his energy to still playing tennis three times a week. Tennis anyone? – on the Hollywood Beat.