BritWeek Comes to L.A. & Pat Boone to be Roasted

We were pleased to attend the BritWeek red carpet launch at the British Consul General’s Residence, where such celebs as Lisa Vanderpump (Real Housewives of B.H.), dancing darling, Bruno Tonioli, Wayne Brady, Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter), Terry Seymour and James Bond cutie, Britt Ekland were among the celebrated guests.

The spacious garden area was gaily decorated as an Old English Estate, complete with live butterflies, frogs, and wandering minstrels strolling around, serenading the more than 100 gorgeous guests.  Even musician Seal was munching on fantastic fish & chips; as well as actor Michael York and his photographer bride, Patricia McCallum.

Actor Michael York& Wife, Patricia McCallum

Actor Michael York& Wife, Patricia McCallum

We used to take Pilates lessons with Michael, and happy to see at least one of us has stayed in shape!

The purpose of BritWeek is to highlight the creative fusion between the United Kingdom and California, and create a greater awareness of how closely the Brits work with us Yankees.

Since it was the 450th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, the Bard was honored at various events, including a special evening of Shakespearean readings, sonnets and songs; and performances of King Lear, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Othello at various venues.  Kudos to Jaguar Cars, Boots English Pharmacy, Virgin Atlantic, and all the other sponsors of this educational, enlightening and enjoyable BritWeek. Queen Elizabeth herself would have been very proud.

Performer Seal at British Consul General's Residence

Performer Seal at British Consul General’s Residence

Singer, actor and humanitarian Pat Boone will celebrate his 80th Birthday on June 1st at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, with a Celebrity Roast.  Some of the roasters and guests will include Co Hosts Larry King & Wink Martindale; Shirley Jones (who co-starred with Boone in April Love); Norm Crosby, Snoop Dog, Rich Little,  Tommy Lasorda, George Foreman and Adam West (Batman), to name a few.

It wasn’t easy for the modest showman to take the spotlight for a big soiree like this (just for him), but it is also a fundraiser for Ryan’s Reach — a charity he established after his grandson Ryan’s traumatic injury in 2001.

Bob Peirce (Former British Consul Gen of L.A.) and wife, Sharon with current British Consul Gen. L.A., Chris O'Connor

Bob Peirce (Former British Consul Gen of L.A.) and wife, Sharon with current British Consul Gen. L.A., Chris O’Connor

Along with the comedic ridicule, Debbie Boone, Pat’s award-winning recording artist daughter, will perform a special Birthday set for her Dad.

For further info, please call Scott Tempel at 714-865-1372.

We hope to see you there at this “Dean Martin” style Roast of a most deserving performer. Wonder if he will be wearing his famous “White Bucks”?


Invitation to Pat Boone's 80th Birthday Roast

Invitation to Pat Boone’s 80th Birthday Roast


As a television personality, guest speaker, newspaper reporter and columnist and one of the social arbiters of Los Angeles, Marci Weiner has touched every aspect of entertainment journalism. She has appeared as guest reporter on TV shows including Joan Rivers shows, Eye on LA, and the USA Network. In addition, she has hosted her own segments on Soap Talk, Hollywood Style and Hotline after Dark. You may contact Marci for info and invitations at [email protected]