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American Spirit Awards - Babes for Boobs - Rebels with a Cause

By Marci Weiner

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For 40 years, the Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors have provided a forum for the best creative talent in Hollywood to network as the ‘Creative Conscience’ of the television industry. Their members have always stood for better and more meaningful television. Some of the current members of the Caucus include Tom Hanks, JJ Abrams, Chuck Fries, Vin Di Bona and Suzanne de Passe.

This year, at their Annual American Spirit Awards, co-chaired by Tanya Hart, Bob Papazian & Chuck Fries, they paid homage to the tragic killings in Orlando, Florida. Among those honored were City Councilman Paul Krekorian, Marine Sgt. Nick Popaditch, renowned architect, Gabrielle Bullock, actor Rocky Carroll & Caucus President, Dennis Doty.

Larry Ellison - Saban Event: Cheryl Saban, Larry Ellison, Christina Aguilera, Haim Saban, David Agus, and David Ellison (Photo credit: Alex Berliner)

“Boobs for Babes, the Live Bachelor Auction for Breast Cancer Research, was an unforgettable evening where one could meet the man of their dreams, while supporting the L .A. Affiliate of Susan G. Korman charity. Kelly Osbourne, Kym Johnson (Dancing with the Stars) Michael Yo (The Insider) introduced a mélange of mega-successful Angelino men, who were auctioned off for “dinner dates “in the name of charity Bachelors included NFL player Brandon London and Shahs of Sunset star Shervin Roohparvar. Grammy nominated recording artist, J. Sutta gave a special performance.

Actress Bella Thorne at Babes for Boobs (Photo credit: Getty Images)

Among the “Babes” in attendance were Bella Thorne (Scream), Carlton Gebbia (Real Housewives of B.H.,) JulieLake (Orange is the New Black), and Adina Porter (Underground). On the masculine side, billionaire Robert Herjavec (Shark Tank) was ringside -- probably to make certain that his fiancé, Kym Johnson did not bid on any of the sexy studs!

Best news is that over $40,000 was raised to save lives & end breast cancer forever.

Bachelors and Celebrity Hosts and event organizers Niki Ostin and Jennifer Cohen (Photo credit: Getty Images)

Speaking of handsome billionaires, Larry Ellison granted $200 million gift to the University of Southern California to establish the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC. This was announced at the Rebels with a Cause gala, honoring philanthropists and civic leaders Dr. Cheryl & Haim Saban. James Cordon hosted the event at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, and stated: “My job is singing in a car with a celebrity; but Dr. Agus (Director of the USC Norris Westside Cancer Center), is the Kanye West of pioneering research specialists.”

Grammy winner David Foster, musical director of the benefit, brought Christina Aguilera and Kristin Chenoweth to perform. There was certainly something to sing about for these ”Rebels with a Cause” that magical evening.

All honorees at Caucus American Spirit Awards (Photo credit: Steve Cohn)

Published on Jul 21, 2016

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