Ivan Amodei might be the best-kept secret in tinsel town. He is celebrating his 400th show this year at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, and is the most entertaining and exciting illusionist we have ever seen. Did you know his show is ranked #1 on trip advisor of attractions in Beverly Hills? This handsome and charming gentleman performs in a candle lit elegant salon at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, complete with sophistication and intimacy of a glamorous Hollywood “after party”. What else would one expect from this elegant hotel’s resident headliner?
His 90-minute “magical and musical” experience has received rave reviews. Ivan, skillfully accompanied by Celine Dion’s talented cellist, is a master performer, who has performed with two decades of royalty, and celebs including Steven Spielberg, Jim Carrey, Sly Stallone and Ashton Kutcher to name a few. For info how you can participate in an evening of unique entertainment, check out his website: www.ivanamodei.com
The Associates for Breast and Prostate Cancer Studios (ABCs) hosted its annual star-studded Mother’s Day Luncheon at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. Holly Robinson Peete and her mom, Dolores Robinson ,received the Mother and Daughter of the Year Award; and celebrated model Amber Valletta was honored with the Women of Achievement Award. Not to be left out – on the distaff side – actor/comedian Mike Epps was recipient of the Man of Achievement Award.
Mother of the year honoree Dolores Robinson, born in my home town, Philadelphia, formed her own management company, and worked with numerous clients including Levar Burton, Wesley Snipes, Pierce Brosnan and Martin Sheen. She became one of the industry’s most influential and successful managers, and she serves on the boards of the ACLU, and the Motion Picture & TV Fund to name a few.
Her gorgeous daughter, Holly Robinson Peete, is an actress, author, talk show host and philanthropist. She recently starred on the hit comedy series, Mike & Molly, after successfully launching the CBs daily talk show, The Talk, as one of the original co-hosts.
Among the causes she supports are Parkinson’s disease and autism; inspired by her eldest son’s diagnosis.
The ABC’s formed 25 year ago, supports a number of causes – including breast cancer and prostrate cancer. Since 1990 they have raised over $13 million for research and treatment at the John Wayne Cancer Institute. Kudos to Beverly Cohen and Sheri Rosenblum who chaired the event, and of course, Gloria Gebbia, President of this hard working and committed group of dedicated workers.