Monday, February 11, 2013

Early Oscar Celebration

Oscar Luncheon: A Valentine's Day Party
Oscar-winner Martin Landau with Traveler's Choice Luggage

A bevy of celebrities turned out for Doris Bergman's Fifth Annual Valentine Romance Oscar Style Lounge & Party at West Hollywood, Calif.'s La Boheme last Wednesday, February 6, 2013…and BeansTalk was there. More than 100 of Hollywood's best-known celebrated Valentine's Day and checked out what may be hot for the Oscar red carpet. 

Guests donated new and unwrapped gifts for kids 13 to 17, which will be distributed at a Pre-Holiday Gift Drive for "Wednesday's Child," a weekly segment on KTTV Fox 11 News, Los Angeles, with anchor -- and event attendee, Christine Devine. 

Kevin Eubanks and Christine Devine with Wednesday's Child 
Oscar-winner Martin Landau gushed, "This party is amazing! Such love and warmth -- amazing gifts, delicious food, a wonderful ambiance – I am very happy to be here!” Other guests included John Gatins, Oscar Nominee, Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen for ‘Flight.’   Actree Dyan Canon,  David Steen (‘Django Unchained,’) Anne-Marie Johnson, Estella Warren, Kevin Eubanks, Obba Babbatunde, ‘Modern Family’s’ Rico Rodriguez and his sister Raini Rodriguez (Disney's ‘Austin & Ally’), Diedre Hall, Elizabeth DeRazzo (HBO’s ‘Eastbound & Down'),’ Hal Sparks, Ken Davitian ('The Artist'), Lisa Ann Warren,  Rosa Blasi, Ann Lopez, Angeline Rose Troy, Nicholas Guest, among others. 

Rico Rodriguez ('Modern Family') & his sister Raini Rodriguez ("Austin & Ally") with Qmadix
The gifting suite portion of the day featured fashions for both men and women, jewelry, beauty and skin care, electronics, trips, luggage, lingerie, footwear, food, and cocktails. Gifts and services included:  Couture gowns by Monatelier; Art Lewin & Co. Custom Clothiers;,  i-Phone 5 cases, iharmonix Stereo Mobile Earphones w/Microphone; Q-i-sound Stereo Bluetooth Speakers by Qmadix;  Lusciouss jewelry; Twisted Silver®’; Aditi Jewelry; evening bags and accessories by Charlie Lapson; sexy lingerie by Dulcenea; bath and shower treats by Spongeables® LLC; My Spa Life; Pauline’s Peanut Brittle; Honest Tea; Caribbean vacations provided by Caribbean Living Magazine; innovative hair design tools by Whirl-a-Style, home d├ęcor accents by Bon Bon Home; Kelly Nishimoto®; Whitening Lightning; Nature’s Flavors;  Undiepads; exquisite handbags by Lauren&Luca; candy-wrapper handbags by Ollin Arm Candy; luggage by Traveler’s Choice & Pacific Gear; glass-blown hearts by Handmade Hearts; Tequila Azul Imperial; KIND Snacks; Terox footwear; Kara Cham Jewelry; Carol Lynn Sweets Jewelry and Bully Bling Energy Drink

Actor Dennis Christopher with Whitening Lightning
“This is marvelous!” said ‘Django Unchained’s’ Dennis Christopher, who starred in the sleeper hit "Breaking Away."

Actress Estella Warren with Twisted Silver
Wednesday’s Child’ highlights ‘harder to place’ children in the LA County foster care system who are in need of adoptive families. In Los Angeles County, alone, there are over 35,000 children receiving child welfare services,” says social worker, William Wong.  “This event reached far beyond the Hollywood ‘glitz’ and into the heart and soul.  Gift donations to the ‘Wednesday’s Child’ Valentine’s Day Gift Drive from event Sponsors and guests, alike, has been overwhelming and, most importantly, we have formed new relationships that will extend outside of today!  Additionally, Bergman invited two foster children to join in on the festivities and experience what it felt like to be treated as a VIP -- the love from the sponsors was tremendous!” added Wong.

 John Gatins is an Oscar Nominee, Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen for ‘Flight," with Ollin Arm Candy. 
David Steen ('Django Unchained') with Nature's Flavors
Actor Obba Babbatunde ("Young & the Restless") with My Spa Life