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Announcing the 25th Annual Night of 100 Stars

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The Norby Walters 25th Annual Night of 100 Stars Awards Viewing Gala

February 22nd at the famous Beverly Hilton Hotel’s International Ballroom

Celebrating the 87th Annual Awards and the Walters Family 5 Oscar Nominations for WHIPLASH.

IMG_3688I have worked at or covered this event for over 4 years. It is the hottest night and the biggest red carpet, except for the Oscars themselves. Oscar night is special in Hollywood and Beverly Hills as all the stars that do not go to the Oscars come out to the viewing parties.

Norby Walters viewing party started as a card game and grew into a phenomena. It is my pleasure to be invited back again this year to cover the top star interviews for On Purpose Magazine – JW

IMG_3560Announcing The Norby Walters 25th ANNUAL
NIGHT OF 100 STARS AWARDS VIEWING GALA

Celebrating the 87th Annual Awards and the Walters Family 5 Oscar Nominations for WHIPLASH  

Beverly Hilton Hotel’s International Ballroom

Los Angeles – On Oscar® Sunday February 22nd, the International Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton Hotel will provide you this new venue for the arrival of approximately 150-200  film and TV stars who will attend the hottest celebrity Awards party in town with even bigger names than last year.

The 25th Annual Night of 100 Stars Black Tie Dinner Viewing Gala
Promo Video (Previous Years) Foxnews.com

Norby Walters, veteran music agent/producer, reprises his role as Dinner Chairman. Joining us again as Executive Producer of this event is billionaire clothing designer/manufacturer Peter Nygard, Founder and Chairman of Nygard International.

NYGARD INTERNATIONAL  –  http://corporate.nygard.com/larger-than-life/

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Norby Walters, Party Host, and Peter Nygard, Party Title Sponsor/Co-Producer and his personal fashion727 Jet

The formal sit-down dinner viewing party has always included past Oscar winners and nominees who will return to pay tribute to this year’s favorite Award nominees including the Walters family’s 5 Oscar nominations for WHIPLASH (Bold Films).  Stars and their guests will be dressed to the nines in Formal fashions represented by the nations finest design houses. Various ‘fashion police’ reporters will line the red carpet doing live and taped reports.

The media has always rated the Night of 100 Stars as one of the top Award parties. The Daily News rated this party as “…the number one Oscar party, just for the sheer number of celebrities attending…”. ABC’s Good Morning America covers this party from inside and said. ” Voting Academy members flock to the Night of 100 Stars and we are here tonight with many former Oscar and Golden Globe winners. Is this an Oscar party or the Golden Globes?” The Jimmy Kimmel Show tapes segments here for the show and said, ” …a wild party with mostly celebrities and they are everywhere you look..and they have the most beautiful girls”. The Hollywood Reporter says, ” Numerous former Academy Award winners and nominees turned out Sunday during the Night of 100 Stars Oscar Gala..including (150 stars) Richard Dreyfuss, Martin Landau, Chevy Chase, Fred Willard, James Cromwell, Ron Perlman, Renee Taylor, Jason Ritter, and so many more.”

Last year over 250 + media outlets from the U.S. and nearly 50 International news outlets covered the Night of 100 Stars at our 300Ft. carpet media wall Step & Repeat.

Covered each year as an official KABC Awards Viewing Party.

The Night of 100 Stars Oscar Party is the  first  to ever stream a live show worldwide starting 10 years ago when announced by the Hollywood Reporter’s Paul Bond in a special Oscar party edition. Current years live streaming show was worldwide broadcast streamed on FoxNews.com/ Beverly Hills Courier TV and Fashion TV.

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Stars attending last year and RSVPs for this year include:

Lukas Haas, Cloris Leachman, Ryan O’Neil, Lee Majors, Mark Steines (ET+Hallmark), Laura Dern, Steve Collins, Common, Jack McGee (Gangster Squad), Tom Sizemore, David Baldwin, J.K. Simmons, Anne Heche, Melissa Leo, Nadine Valazquez (FLIGHT),  Ron Perlman, John Heard, Vincent Pastore, Billy Burke(Twilight), Tony Danza, Ed Begley Jr., pic Night of 100 stars Norby Sheryl Lee Ralph Jon Voight Frankie Valli bestPeter Facinelli (Twilight), Arielle Kebbel, LeeAnn Rimes, Kevin McKidd (Grey’s Anatomy), NFL’s Terrell Owens, Kenny (Babyface) Edmonds, Maggie Lawson (Psych), James Tupper, Jennie Garth, Dianne Ladd, Garry Marshall, Marisol Nichols, Richard Dreyfuss, James Pickens,  Bethany Joy Lenz(One Tree Hill), Michael Nouri, Bruce Boxleitner, Armand Assante, Sean Patrick Flannery, Bo Derek, Estella Warren, Lena Headey, Kristanna Loken, John Corbett, Joe Pantoliano, Dolph Lundgren, Shirley Jones, Marty Ingels( New Girl), Tia Carrere, Robert Carradine, Annie IMG_3583Wersching(star of “24”), Richard Grieco,  Bryan Cranston, John Ratzenberger, Autumn Reeser, Missi Pyle (The Artist), James Pickens, Nicholle Tom, Patrick Warburton, Michelle Lee,  Diane Baker,  Gloria Allred , Jackie Johnson ( CBS on air personality and top 10 US weather girl) , Sean Astin, Krista Allen, Ed Asner, Jason Alexander, Powers Boothe, Daniel Baldwin, Maggie-Q (Nikita), Jermaine Jackson, CCH Pounder, Timothy Busfield, Renee Taylor, Joe Bologna, Susan Blakely, Keith Carradine, David Hasselhoff, James Cromwell (The Artist), Stephen Collins, Michael Chiklis, Joanna Cassidy, Kevin Dillon, Traci Lords, Lolita Davidovich, Robert Davi, Bruce Davison, Lou & Carla Ferrigno, Frances Fisher, Lorraine Toussaint, Dave Foley, Jon Favreau, Joely Fisher, Robert Forster, Jeff Garlin, Judd Nelson, Barry Newman, James Darren, Carla Gugino, Lou Gossett Jr., Dennis Haysbert, Buzz Aldrin 02Dule Hill, Cheryl Hines, Monty Hall, Harry Hamlin, Marilu Henner, Ken Howard, Traci Lords, Richard Karn, Martin Landau, Vincent Spano, Ron Livingston, Hal Linden, Richard Lewis, Sharon Lawrence, Michael Lerner, Matthew Modine, Chris McDonald, Camryn Manheim, Dylan McDermott, Jesse Metcalfe, Ming-Na,  Kevin Nealon, Danielle Panabaker, Kevin Pollak, Stefanie Powers, Michelle Phillips, Lou Diamond Phillips, Freddie Rodriguez, Jason Ritter, Brenda Dickson (Young & Restless)Brande Roderick, Adam Rodriguez, Jenna Jameson, Pat Richardson, Courtney Stodden(Big Brother /Couples Therapy), Doug Hutchinson(The Green Mile), Fred Savage, John Schneider, Bai Ling, Tony Shaloub(Monk), Kevin Sorbo, Rob Schneider, Amber Tamblyn, Mimi Rogers, Jennifer Tilly, Regina Taylor(The UNIT), Sharon Gless(Burn Notice), Gary Busey, also the GEICO Caveman, Lorraine Toussaint(Body of Proof) Director-John Singleton, Kim Delaney, Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage), Hill Harper(CSI NY), Adrienne Maloof (Beverly Hills Housewives),Oksana Grigorieva(singer,Mel Gibson’s Ex),Madeline Zima(Californication), Julian McMahon(Charmed), c. Thomas  Howell(Amazing Spiderman, Ron Masak(Murder She Wrote, Estella Warren (Planet of the Apes), Englebert Humperdink,  and over 100 more.  ( Updates to follow as RSVP’s arrive)

Jimmy Kimmel said, ” The Night of 100 Stars has the most beautiful girls.” (Jimmy Kimmel Show ABC)

Over the years, along with the other 100 stars attending,  approximately  30 to 40 Academy Award Winners and Nominees attend including:

Jamie Foxx, Peter Fonda,  Jon Voight, Danny Aiello, Jennifer Tilly, Linda Blair, Michael Lerner, Sally Kirkland, Gary Busey, Bruce Davison,  Richard Dreyfuss, Cathy Moriarty, Kathleen Quinlan, Eric Roberts, Robert Forster,  Diane Ladd, Caroll Baker, Rip Torn, Dean Stockwell, , Theodore Bikel, Don Murray, William H. Macy, Samantha Eggar, Glynis Johns, Terry Moore,  Burt Young, George Chakiris, James Cromwell,  Shirley Jones, Martin Landau, David Paymer, Robert Loggia, Renee Taylor, Joe Bologna, Brenda Vaccaro, Shirley Knight, Stuart Whitman, Seymour Cassel, Lesley Ann Warren, Russ Tamblyn, Sally Kellerman and the late Mickey Rooney. 

 

GBK to Host The 4th Annual “Big Fighters, Big Cause” Charity Fight Night to benefit the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation

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B. Riley & Co. and The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation Present “Big Fighters, Big Cause” 4th Annual Charity Fight Night 

Los Angeles – B. Riley & Co. and The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation present The 4th Annual “Big Fighters, Big Cause” Charity Fight Night to benefit The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation in its support for Juvenile Diabetes Research and The Wounded Warrior Project. This prestigious invitation-only Red Carpet event will take place at The Santa Monica Pier on May 21, 2013.
Tommy Davidson will be the Master of Ceremony for the evening, which will feature a Professional Boxing fight card commissioned by the California State Athletic Commission. Songstress Franchesca Robi (daughter of The Platters’ Paul Robi) will sing the National Anthem to ring in the fights. The fight card will consist of four professional bouts.

****Last Year’s Event Recap Video:

The event anticipates a targeted audience of over 1000 guests, comprised of C-suite executives from nearly 200 public companies across a range of sectors, leading institutional investors, high net worth individuals, financial services professionals, celebrities, sports legends, and other high-profile individuals.

Zota Pop, a Top 40s band comprised of world-class musicians, will provide musical entertainment along with DJ BABY CHINO, the 10-year-old DJ phenomenon who has been seen on Nickelodeon’s hit show “Figure It Out”.

Rusnak, Maserati, BMW and Porsche, part of the Rusnak Auto Group is proud to support the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation. Sugar Ray Leonard will honor Medtronic, Inc. by presenting an Award in the ring for its work in Juvenile Diabetes with the Insulin Pump. The Hauser Insurance Group is also a proud supporter of the cause. The evening will be set against a rich environment for both charitable and business development opportunities.

The lovely ladies from Crown Diva Boutique & Pageant Academy will sell raffle tickets throughout the evening, benefitting the cause. Guests will have the opportunity to win spectacular prizes. A true highlight of the evening will be the Charitable Live Auction. Item Sparkling Hill Resort, a European-inspired wellness resort known as the first resort in the world to incorporate Swarovski crystal elements into every aspect of its design, stands out. The winner of this Live Auction Item will receive a gift certificate for a 5 night Couples Escape in a stunning penthouse suite, with access to a wide range of wellness treatments featured at the resort’s world-renowned Kurspa – a 40,000 square foot spa providing over 100 treatments and therapies.

Guests will enjoy an abundance of delicious food and beverages. Legends Beer will offer its premium craft beer in the Legends 100% recyclable aluminum bottle. Legends believes that consumers can have both great beer, and interesting content with the same package.

Other fantastic beverages available to guests are Asombroso TequilaMonster Energy DrinkHansenSneaky Pete’s BeverageTito’s Handmade Vodka, and Weaver’s Coffee & Tea. More delectable food sponsors include: Beachy CreamSheila G’s The Original Brownie Brittle CompanyGarden of Eating CateringGood Greek GrubJalisco’s Mobile Taco GrillMonsoon CaféRollin’ Rib BBQSabra Dipping Co.SUSHI POPPER, and Sweet Insanity Bake Shop.

logo sugar ray leonard foundation shThe Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation

Was launched by boxing legend and six-time world champion Sugar Ray Leonard to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research. The mission of The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation (SRLF) is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. After watching his father struggle with Diabetes and its complications for years, Ray is very passionate about finding a cure for Juvenile Diabetes. Ray is also very passionate about empowering wounded warriors dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder and other lasting effects of combat. Part of the proceeds from this event will be going to the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). For more information about the Foundation and their cause, please visit: SugarRayLeonard.com

B Riley CoB. Riley & Co.

A leading full-service investment bank, provides a full array of corporate finance, research, sales, trading and otcqx dad services to corporate, institutional and high net worth clients. Headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in San Francisco, New York, Newport Beach, Boston and Atlanta, the firm is recognized for its distinguished Equity Research. Their investment banking services include merger and acquisitions advisory to public and private companies, initial and secondary public offerings, and institutional private placements. Engaged by both companies and investors, their Corporate Governance Advisory Services Group helps maximize value for shareholders. Founded in 1997, the firm began by successfully targeting small-capitalization California-based companies and has won a reputation for providing proprietary, unbiased and often contrarian equity research coverage of companies that are under-followed or misunderstood by Wall Street. For more information, please visit www.brileyco.com

***Last Year’s Event Recap Video: http://youtu.be/0ibKa82m300 

GBKABOUT GBK:

GBK, formerly GBK Productions, is a luxury lifestyle gifting and special events company, specializing in entertainment marketing integration. Formed in 2000 by Gavin Keilly, the company’s Founder and CEO, GBK consists of five divisions: GBK Celebrity Gifting, GBK Special Events, GBK Weddings, GBK Charitable Consulting and GBK Marketing/Public Relations. Widely known in the entertainment industry for bringing that little extra something into the Gifting Lounge environment, GBK offers its clients a full range of marketing services. For more information on Gavin B. Keilly (CEO), Carla Domen (VP) or GBK,, please go to: gbkproductions.com.

Jason Mraz Video and Other Photos from Free The Slaves Freedom Awards

Last year while covering the Free The Slaves Freedom Awards Red Carpet event, I walked into the after party to find out that Jason Mraz was the houseband! How cool is that.

Jason Mraz and Luc and the Lovingtons You can see the pro video and the whole party here.

Free the Slaves is a great cause visit them at http://www.FreeTheSlaves.net
The Freedom Awards Site can be found at http://www.freetheslaves.net/freedomawards

FREEDOM AWARDS

Free the Slaves created the Freedom Awards to celebrate today’s anti-slavery heroes and to catalyze additional innovation and resources to end slavery once and for all. The Awards program will define what successful, anti-slavery work looks like and build a vision of freedom for change-makers to adopt. More>>

FREE THE SLAVES

Mission

Our mission is to end slavery worldwide. We believe that ending slavery is an ambitious–and realizable–goal. Everyone has a role to play in this great endeavor: Governments, businesses, international aid organizations, consumers, YOU.

Guiding Principles

  • We believe that all people have the right to be free from any form of slavery, and the opportunity to realize their full potential.
  • We are committed to supporting sustainable solutions which don’t hurt those we’re trying to help.
  • We seek to base all our strategies on accurate research.
  • We are committed to building a diverse movement and to seeking guidance from local and regional anti-slavery programs around the planet.
  • We are non partisan and politically independent.
  • We are transparent with our finances and programs.

Everything we do is weighed against one simple question: Will this help free slaves and help them stay free?

Approach

Free the Slaves’ knows that slavery flourishes when people cannot meet their basic needs. Slavery is rampant where poor people lack economic opportunities, education, healthcare and an honest government. A holistic approach is required to eradicate slavery forever. That’s why we:

  •  Free slaves around the world by working with grassroots organizations where slavery flourishes.
  • Record and share their stories so people in power can see slavery and be inspired to work for freedom.
  • Enlist businesses to clean slavery out of their product chains and empower consumers to stop buying into slavery.
  • Work with governments to produce effective anti-slavery laws then hold them to their commitments.
  • Research what works and what doesn’t so that we use resources strategically and effectively to end slavery. Forever.

The whole red carpet and show were done first class with Ricky Byers Beckwith and the Agape Choir to Ashton and Demi speaking at the event it was a great time with a solid message of hope as the awardees received their awards, telling stories of deep sadness and pain only to inspire us with their courage and their actions to eradicate slavery in their life or for others.

Here are some pictures I took on the red carpet. To see them all go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/jwnajarian/sets/72157625306483187/

Ryan Devlin

Ryan Devlin

Paul Stanley

Paul Stanley From KISS

Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz

Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker