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The hilarious Lily Tomlin gets her hand and foot prints in cement at Grauman's...Cheryl Ladd is still an Angel - Joan Collins is still a Vamp - Kate Linder celebrates 40 years on The Young and Restless & Burt Reynolds Legacy Lives On... Beautiful
Cheryl Ladd flew into southern California from her Texas home to receive her special award from Childhelp, a charity she has supported for over 40 years to help abused children. Her award was presented by Patti Edwards. This year the organization raised over $515,000! Her husband of 41 years Brian Russell is celebrating the successful launch of his new book The Marble Sea and Cheryl's family friendly new movie A Cowgirl's Song in which she sings has been well received.
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Beautiful Joan Collins had a successful signing of her latest book called My Unapologetic Diaries at Booksoup on Sunset Boulevard and was happy to see singer Kassandra Carroll ("Memories of Marilyn") wearing her lipstick brand sent to her from Mark Mcmarrow in Ireland. A few days Joan joined Dynasty cast members at The Roosevelt to celebrate John James' birthday following his appearance in the hit Cocktails with the Carringtons also starring Gordon Thompson and Jack Coleman.
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Beautiful soap star and daytime legend Kate Linder celebrates her 40th year as Esther Valentine on the CBS hit The Young and Restless and was feted by the lovely Donelle Dadigan and staff at a special celebration at the beautiful Hollywood Museum housed in the former Max Factor Building.
Right before that Donelle and staff kicked off their terrific celebration to mark the 45th anniversary of Burt Reynolds' giant hit Smokey and the Bandit. The film's Michael Mann appeared and I could tell Burt was there in spirit.
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Kate Linder and I co-presented an award at the first Harold Awards held at the historic Shrine Auditorium. Named after cinema great Harold Lloyd the family friendly film festival and Shriner event was produced by Kevin Michaels and directed by Eric Howell Sharp - Lovely Kat Kramer sang as did beautiful Bob Hope USO colleague Jan Daley. Hottie Judy Tenuta made a great comedy appearance and is beating cancer's ass! Please sign the petition for Judy to get her well deserved Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! Kyle Reese Klein appeared as Harold Lloyd and got a nod of approval from Harold's beautiful granddaughter Suzanne Lloyd. Fun skits, silent movie style were performed by Pablo Lewin, Jeremy Klein, Kyle Reese Klein, Stew Hartman-Mart, Ted Koupal and others.
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Kate Linder and I attended opening night of Tootsie at the Dolby Theatre and it was terrific! The comedy musical inspired by the hit film of the 80s is set in the now and features a wonderful talented cast starring Drew Becker, Ashley Alexandra, Payton Reilly, Lukas James Miller, Jared David Michael Grant, Kathy Halenda, Steve Brustien and Adam Du Plessis. The singing, dancing and acting is great and the sets and costumes dazzle. The wonderful supporting cast is Leyla Ali, Connor Allston, Darius Aushay, Lexi Baldachino, Michael Bingham, Kyra Christopher, Delaney Gold, Maverick Hiu, Dominique Kempf, Ashton Lambert, Marquez Linder, Lucy Oanush, Alec Ruiz and Stefanie Renee Salyers. Spot on direction by Dave Solomon, wonderful music and lyrics are by David Yazbek with well done book by Robert Horn. Thank you to Benny Aguayo and Nederlander for your hospitality! Great to see Kash Hovey and Michelle Beaulieu attending also! For more info visit www.BroadwayinHollywood.com
The Writers & Illustrators of the Future #38 was held at the beautiful Tagylan Center in Hollywood. I always enjoy attending because there is so much talent and good will present. People enter from all around the world and it is truly an exciting international melting pot.
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Super singer Jesse L. Stevenson opened the show with his dynamic vocals. Keynote speaker was recently retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General John F. Thompson.
A special In Memoriam Tribute to contest judge David Farland was included. Congratulations to writer Desmond Astaire & artist Zaine Lodhi who each received a grand prize of $5,000.
It was very nice to meet the legendary Nancy Cartwright of The Simpsons who was a presenter that evening. She had attended a special night for her friend trailblazing singer saxophonist Mindi Abair at The GRAMMY Museum a few weeks earlier that I also attended. Previous to that I attended The GRAMMY Museum's spectacular birthday tribute to the late great Mary Wilson hosted by her lovely daughter Turkish. It was like being part of pop culture history....
Next up at the beautiful GRAMMY Museum is The Power of Women in Country Music which launches on May 27 and will run through Sunday October 2.