& Julie Berry (Survivor Vanuatu)It was a Red Hot Chili Pepper party at Chili’s Grill & Bar in Westwood, when St Jude Children’s Hospital invited celebs to “Create a Pepper to Fight Childhood Cancer”. The young celebrity guests, including Andrea Bowen (Teri Hatcher’s daughter in Desperate Housewives), Nicole Richie, Lauren Holly and Rob Pinston (Punk’d) decorated and colored Chili’s “peppers” which will be auctioned off on eBay to raise funds to held kids with Cancer.
The very slim Richie was with her fiancé DJ Adam Goldstein, sporting a huge engagement ring. We understand that although she and her co-star in The Simple Life, Paris Hilton, are feuding, that Paris’s little sister, Nicky will be an attendant at her wedding. But not to worry, folks, Nicky will also be in Paris’ wedding party.
& St. Jude patientJeff Probst, Host and producer of the Emmy Award winning CBS TV series, Survivor is spokesperson for the campaign to raise $3 million for St.Jude.
At another benefit for National Animal Rescue, ran into Janice Dickinson, the self-proclaimed original supermodel. She walked the Catwalk for Charity, which featured fall fashions from Bisou-Bisou, The Avenue, and Phat Farm to name a few. The event was held at the newly renovated Henry Fonda Theater in Hollywood, and other celebrity models included Joanie “Chyna” Laurer and Toccara (America’s Next Top Model). The irrepressible Dickinson recently performed a one woman show at the El Rey Theatre “What Would Janice Do?” which left the audience flabbergasted.
Chili Pepper FundraiserThe author of two books, including Everything About Me Is Fake and I’m Perfect bombed at her premiere, but my monies on her. Like the aforementioned Paris Hilton, she’s famous for being famous – and you can’t top that.
However, if you want to catch a really a talented act – save the date of Sunday, October 2nd for the all star reading of Casablanca at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. This one night only performance will feature Christian Slater as Rick (the Humphrey Bogart role) and Anne Heche as Ilsa (the part created by Ingrid Bergman). Tony award winner Peter Hunt is directing the original Warner Bros screenplay, which was adapted for the stage by David Rambo. And the VIP ticket pre-reception is being hosted by Angela Lansbury.
at Catwalk for CharityThe evening will benefit the Actors Fund of America, which provides social welfare for all entertainment professionals. For ticket info, please call 323-933-9244 x 54.
Another evening we are looking forward to is “Sounds of the Sacred, Songs of the Earth Awards gala” on Sept 15th. This night of celebration dedicated to world peace will be hosted by Carre Otis, and the special guest of honor is His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Other honorees include Julia Ormond, and Ashley Judd. For ticket information, please contact Gavin Keilly at 310-278-3988. We all could use an inspiring evening like this on the Hollywood Beat.