Hollywood Beat – Aug 26, 2009

Hollywood Beat – Aug 26, 2009
Heart Foundation honors celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck, Cadillac Fragrance Launch

Heart Foundation Honors Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck

The Heart Foundation at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, dedicated to raising awareness of heart disease, honored celebrity chef, restaurateur, TV personality, businessman and philanthropist Wolfgang Puck with the Steven S. Cohen Humanitarian Award.  The evening featured a spectacular culinary experience with dishes prepared by 17 guest chefs, and entertainment including a comedy performance by Dana Carvey (Saturday Night Live).

Kelsey Grammer who emceed the event, had a particular interest in the cause, as he recently recovered from his own heart attack.  Currently starring in ABC’s Hank, he told a news conference recently that the emotional damage left by Fox’s cancellation of Back to You, his sitcom with Patricia Heaton, caused him so much stress, and that he believes his heart attack was the end result.

To save his damaged arteries, hope he didn’t partake of the signature dishes of such renowned chefs as Josiah Citrin of Melisse Restaurant, Kazuto Matsusaka of Beacon, Rene Mata of Cinois on Main Street in Santa Monica, or Hiro Sone of Terra Restaurant in Napa Valley!

We are personal friends of Wolfgang Puck and recently attended the Bar Mitzvah of his son Byron.  One of the reasons for his success, is that he is always accessible.  You can never eat in any of his restaurants, without him coming to your table and pecking you on the cheek.  Maybe some of the other fancy eateries could take lessons from him.

Central to all his endeavors is his Wolfgang’s Eat, Love, Live Well philosophy.  His commitment is to provide food made with only the freshest, healthiest, natural and organic ingredients, and to use only humanely raised animal products.  Keep up the good work, Woolfie, we love you.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa stopped by to make a special presentation to honoree Wolfgang Puck

Camille and Kelsey Grammar (Looking healthy indeed)

Presenter and last year’s honoree Motown Mogul, Berry Gordy, honoree Wolfgang Puck, performer Dana CarVey and Dr. P.K. Shah, Director of Cardiology at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute


Cadillac Fragrance Launch

We were pleased to attend the Cadillac of all parties at Martin’s Automotive Showroom to launch Cadillac – The new fragrance for men.

We were surrounded by lots of beautiful cars, food, and people, – so who could complain?  Among the most striking were actor Lorenzo Lamas (Falcon Crest) who was with his blonde daughter, Shayne, the winner of The Bachelor, who is pursuing an acting career.  This attractive family is currently promoting their new E reality series – The Lamas Life – which should be explosive.  Particularly since Lamas’ son, A.J., revealed that had an affair with his dad’s ex wife, Playboy model, Shauna Sand!

Another gorgeous couple, Brandon Beemer (Bold & The Beautiful) and his girlfriend, Nadia Bjorland (Days of our Lives) were thrilled with the Cadillac scent.  This hot new product is a relevant extension of the Cadillac lifestyle and embodies the essence of the Cadillac legacy.  Sure beats wearing Pinto Perfume!

Others sipping Blue Angel Vodka, and spritzing each other with the delightful fragrance, included Los Angeles Laker, Jordan Farmer, Kevin Farley and Claudia Jordan, co-host of the 2009 Miss Universe Pageant who stated: “The new Cadillac fragrance smells so delicious, I wish I currently had a man to spray it on.”  So do we!

Lorenzo Lamas with his daughter Shayne

LA Laker Jordan Farmer and Beauty Contact Inc., CEO, Alwyn Stephen

Soap Star Sweethearts – Brandon Beemer and Nadia Bjorlin

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]