Sporting a distinctive Buster Brown hairdo, Topher Grace, arrived fresh from his role as "Venom" in Spiderman, to be a presenter at the Wellness Community Fundraiser. Known as the "Poor man's Tobey Maguire", the reed thin performer is seen posing prettily with Suzan Hughes (Herbalife Heiress) and Steve Guttenberg, who is even more dedicated to helping those in need, than to this acting profession. He pours much of his life into meaningful community service, and has been an advocate to numerous organizations and causes.
|Steve Guttenberg, Suzan Hughes and Topher Grace at Wellness Community|
Spiderman's Producer, Laura Ziskin, a cancer survivor herself, received their Human Spirit Award. Ziskin is actively involved in issues that concern both the environment and families. This year she produced the Academy Awards for the second time, and instituted the first ever "Green" Oscar ceremonies. Others honored included Dr. Jerry and Barbara Federman, and the Founding Family, Harriet, Ann and Lauren Benjamin, whose are deeply committed to ensure the Wellness Center will grow, and give inspiration to those afflicted with cancer.
|Norby Walters, Christian Slater, & Gary Walters, Producer of Bobby|
With all the great reviews of Jersey Boys, now playing at the Ahmanson Theatre, wanted to add my personal note. Had the pleasure of meeting the original Jersey Boy, Frankie Valli at Norby Walter's "Night of 100 Stars". Norby was his former manager, also includes Valli in his weekly rotating poker game, now in its 16th year. Some of his other poker pals include James Woods, Dick Van Patten, Mimi Rogers and Sharon Stone. We also ran into Valli at the premiere of Bobby, which was produced by Norby's son, Gary Walters. So couldn't resist posing with Valli at the opening night of Jersey Boys here in tinseltown. You have until August 31st, to witness the best show of this, or any other season.
|Brawny action star, Richard Harrison with Grace Robbins Barnes|
Spent another stimulating evening at Trilussa Ristorante in Beverly Hills, where we celebrated Skip E. Lowes annual Birthday Bash. An assortment of Fellini type characters were in attendance, witnessing a show worthy of Vegas. We enjoyed sitting with our pal, Grace Robbins Barnes (widow of famed author, Harold Robbins), and brawny actor, Richard Harrison, who starred in hundreds of "sword and sandals" flicks in Europe. Remember him in from the Hercules series and as the Invincible Gladiator? He and his gorgeous wife, Francesca, drove in from Malibu to enjoy the festivities.
|Gary Cantor (Cantor's Famous Deli) with gorgeous lady love, Tracy at Skip E. Lowe's Birthday Bash|
You invited to witness "Sinatra Revisited/All the Way" and to meet Perry Wood, who just finished a sold out engagement at the Regency room in Palm Springs. Betty Garrett, who worked with Sinatra, compared Wood's phrasing to old blue eyes.
|Original Jersey Boy with columnist, Marci|
Woods will appear at Sterlings Upstairs at Vitellos in Sherman Oaks. This quietly elegant super club is dedicated to presenting top tier Broadway performers and Nightclub artists in concert, and is known for their exquisite dining and superior service.
A four course, prix- fixe menu and a one hour performance is included in the $50.00 value package price. For further info, please call 818-981-3077. You can bet we will be there for another exciting evening on the Hollywood Beat....even if, in this case, it is in the Valley! .