Andy Williams joined Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Celine Dion (to name a few) as the recipient of the Ella Award from the Society of Singers. This organization founded by Ginny (Mrs. Henry Mancini, offers services to meet emergency financial needs of professional singers worldwide.

Movie Picture President Jerry F. Sharell, Johnny Mathis, Andy Williams (Honoree), Barry Manilow and Pat Boone at Society of SingersThe evening opened with {4}, President, along with {5} and {6} warbling Canadian Sunset, and closed with the entire cast performing Our Love Is Here to Stay. And what a cast it was! {7} and {8} were among the talent singing their hearts out for the cause. Even the honoree, Andy Williams himself performed The Days of Wine and Roses, and  Moon River - both of which were written by Henry Mancini, and won  Academy Awards as best songs in 1961 and 1962!
Movie Picture Florence Henderson & Judge Judy SheindlinOthers enjoying the singing spectacular included {9}, and actress {10}, who was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Apollo 13. As {11} stated, Congratulations Andy, your voice is truly a national treasure.
Movie Picture Loni Anderson with Nigel Lythgoe (Honoree) at SHAREThe Ladies of SHARE, who are committed to raising funds for at-risk-youth, Razzle Dazzled them at their 55th Anniversary Boomtown Gala at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Twenty-One spirited members kicked their heels even higher than usual, thanks to {12}, choreographer, with {13} producing. The glamorous gals performed a sizzling dance montage, featuring rumba and tango, and later staged a dance number with {14}, who was voted the Best All Around Entertainer in Las Vegas Perhaps they were motivated by the fact that {15}, Producer of American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance, was the honoree.
Movie Picture Kim and Glenn CampbellLythoe was introduced by Good Day LA's {16} and {17}, and received a standing ovation for the record $130 million he helped raise with Idol Gives Back. Celeb guests included the newly wed {18}, with her handsome son, {19} and {20} (Dog Whisperer) Speaking of doggies, KNBC's {21} auctioned off a full bred miniature poodle, which stole the show. {22} (Peterson Auto Museum) paid $8,000 for the pampered pooch. To add to the mix - two competing bidders agreed to pay $20,000 each for a 2-hour in-home consultation with Cesar Milan. Talk about a top dog! Only on the Hollywood Beat.
Movie Picture September Sarno, Debra Cirilov Couch, actress Katerina Graham and Sondra Currie at SHARE{23} (CSI: NY) emceed The Liberty Hill Foundation's Change L.A. fundraiser at the home of {24} and Los Angeles City Councilman {25}. The organization celebrated the fact that one of their first grants helped establish L.A.'s rent control law, and now 30 years later, some of their grants helped defeat Proposition-98 earlier this year which would have done away with rent control altogether. The Liberty Hill Foundation partners with innovative and effective Los Angeles grassroots organizations to combat poverty and injustice, and help transform the City of Angels into a place that promises safety, equality and opportunity for everyone who lives here. More information visit http://libertyhill.org.
Movie PictureHill Harper, Kafi Blumenfield, Amy Wakeland and Eric Garcetti at Liberty Hill's Change L.A. eventSAVE THE DATE: On Saturday, July 19, 2008 the Saban Free Clinic (formerly the Los Angeles Free Clinic) will host its annual Extravaganza of the Senses wine and food charity fundraiser at the 20th Century Fox Studios (10201 West Pico, West Los Angeles 90035). This year, Golden-Globe nominated actor {26} (Nip/Tuck) will serve as the honorary chair of the event. The event is one of the largest wine and food tastings in Los Angeles. More than 2,000 people in attendance will enjoy wine, cocktails, beer and food from over 100 participating wineries and 40 of the best restaurants in the city! More than 200 items have been donated for the silent auction, including several entertainment related items including walk-on roles in hit television shows and autographed celebrity items. General Admission tickets are $100 and VIP Admission tickets are $225. For more event information contact the Clinic's Special Events office at (323) 330-1670.
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