Hollywood event icon Debbie Durkin hosted the “Rockn Rolla” MTV Movie Awards Eco Lounge presented by Gibson Guitar to benefit Music Saves Lives®. The interactive daytime event, in celebration of the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, pampered guests with eco-luxury lifestyle brands and services at the breathtaking historic Pickford Mansion where the Oscar-winning Best Picture “The Artist” was filmed.
Presenting Sponsor Gibson Guitar featured live acoustic performances while promoting blood drives for the American Red Cross and Music Saves Lives.
Guard a Heart offered celebrities a TruRisk complimentary 5-year cardiac risk assessment test.
Max Mcilwee of The Dirty Hype painted a graffiti art wall sponsored by Agave Underground throughout event that was tagged and autographed by celebrity guests; panels of the wall were donated to Music Saves Lives, Guard a Heart, Beat Liver Tumors, WOW Youth Poetry Collective, and The AP Live Foundation for fundraising auctions.
DJ Spark kept the vibe flowing with cool beats in between musical performances by Poor Man’s Poison, Of Verona, The Command Sisters, The Samuel Smith Band, Pablo Blaqk, Beverly Staunton, Nick Kai, Kim DiVine, Elle Gie & Burning Slow, Yvonne Larson, Echosmith, Todd O, Zac Callison & Delirium, Xander Smith, Bad Suns, John Tatum, and spoken word from the WOW Youth Poetry Collective (WYPC).
As always, Debbie Durkin’s event was teeming with celebrity turn-out; guests included GG (“Shahs of Sunset”), Steve-O, former NBA champion John Salley, Neal McDonough (“Justified”), Shaun Robinson (“Access Hollywood”), former NFL champion Willie Gault (Chicago Bears), US Olympic Medalists Genai Kerr and Omar Amir, Chad Wolf (Carolina Liar), Shaun Toub (“Iron Man”), Penny Davidi-Borsuk (“Chopped” All-Star), Timothy Simons (“VEEP”), Matchmaker Chelsea Autumn, Chef Bernie Guzman (“Housewives of Beverly Hills”), Maria Conchita Alonzo (“Predator 2”), Duncan Penn (“Buried Life”), Wes Ramsey (“CSI: Miami”), Erin Murphy (“Bewitched”), Alex Boling (“Suburgatory”), Alice Amter (“The Big Bang Theory”), Austin Anderson (“Victorious”), Barbara Alyn Woods (“One Tree Hill”), Candace Bailey (“Attack of the Show”), Ryan Boone, Vincent Martella (“Phineas & Herb”), Isabella Barrett (“Toddlers & Tiaras”), Ralph Rieckerman (The Scorpions), Richard Portnow (“Hitchcock”), Ashlee Holmes (“Real Housewives of New Jersey”), Kristen Ruhl (“She Wants Me”) and Chase Masterson (“R.U.R.”)
House of Minerva – www.houseofminerva.com
House of Minerva is a hot ticket with the MTV set, featuring sustainable gifts with handcrafted designs for women/children, as well as adorable makeup bags, aprons, guitar straps and more – all made from vintage fabric.
South of the Border Catering
Guests were treated to an all American sustainable BBQ from Chef Len and South of the Border Catering…delish!
Agave Underground Tequila – www.agaveunderground.com/
Signature cocktails from Agave Underground Tequila were a welcome treat in the gorgeous, sunny heat.
Dirtee Hollywood – www.dirteehollywood.com
Celebs grabbed up lifestyle tees from Dirtee Hollywood.
Dominic Diselle – www.dominicdiselle.com
Natural hair growth inhibitor systems from Dominic Diselle make it easy to manscape or womanscape.
EpicSUP – www.epicsup.com
Handmade eco products were onhand from EpicSUP, the world’s first full scale eco surfboard production facility.
House of Marley – www.houseofmarley.com
Hip, lightweight headphones from House of Marley were a popular item at Durkin’s suite, with new models coming out this summer.
The Lace Project – www.thelaceproject.com
Vintage, glamour, one-of-a-kind jewelry was onhand from The Lace Project.
Odina Surfwear – www.odinasurfwear.com
Odina Surfwear showed off their line of environmentally friendly swimwear and gifted chic bracelets for men and women.
Oxy Water TM – www.tryoxywater.com/
Oxy Water TM, a hot new oxygenated mineral water, was a must-stop at the suite. Celebs came back for more, due to its sparkling taste and healthy ingredients, as well as the friendly smiles of its creators.
Socially Sweet Events – www.sociallysweetevents.com
Stars feasted on mini cupcakes and cookies from Socially Sweet Events – tasty visions, perfect for any occasion.
Svala Lingerie – www.
Svala Lingerie was present to show its stylish, sustainably produced loungewear/sleepwear.
Swyt – www.swytculture.com
Celebs had their pick of adorable modern ballerina flats from Swyt.
T’s Organic Hot Sauce – www.organichotsauce.com
Refreshing taste from Bloody Mary Mix and hot sauces from T's Organic Hot Sauce cooled down the hot summer afternoon.
Vine Street Market USA – www.vinestreetmarketusa.com
Eco bags from Vine Street Market USA are sure to be in high demand, especially due to the new laws banning plastic and paper bags from grocery stores. Chic, sustainable fashion!
Music Saves Lives® - www.musicsaveslives.org
Music Saves Lives is the bridge between music, entertainment and important life-saving causes. We bring a simple concept: connect the music and entertainment to a lifesaving community action, such as blood donation and the bone marrow registry. We educate about the importance of simple, life saving actions, which audience members can participate in. Donating blood, running a blood drive, and registering for the marrow program to save those with leukemia, all connect back to the community. As a recognized 501(c) organization we have grown from our home base in Southern California, launching at “Eco Hideaway” Music Saves Lives, to a worldwide presence. “Saving Lives Has Never Sounded So Good™!”
The event was also sponsored by sustainable printer Kijani Banners and featured vegan smoothie mixes from MyVega. Additionally, some celebs enjoyed healing massages from LA’s Neckwork Expert, Absolute Vital Care Bodyworks, eyebrow styling and makeup artistry from Stefanie G Fine Cosmetics of Beverly Hills, Spenglish hot lifestyle tees for both men & women, Minky Couture luxurious blankets, totebags from Bling is the New Black, and trips from Miami Escapes, which will be giving away a four night Miami Escapes Weekend stay at Five Star Island, the private villa of south beach mogul Thomas Kramer. The lucky winner and guest will receive a stretch limo pick up courtesy of Coastal Car Limo and dinner for two at one of Villa Azur, one of Miami’s hottest restaurants, as well as a complimentary water sports excursion.
Durkin Entertainment is an indie TV/Film production and Entertainment Marketing company specializing in TV/Film/Celebrity product placement. Credits: K-11, The Expendables, ECO Hollywood TV Special (KCBS-LA), EXTRA! CW Network, The A-List, NBC TODAY Show, Daytime Fox News, Chelsea Lately, Two Jacks, Bonnie Hunt TV Show, Blades of Glory, Rocky Balboa, National Lampoon's Cattle Call, LAPD Hollenback, Happy Planet documentary, Walk A Mile in My Pradas, Living With Ed on HGTV-Planet Green, LA Ink, Celebuzz, The Sexiest Women of Reality TV & Calendar, Los Angeles Confidential Magazine, 944 Magazine, Kevin Sorbo's Celebrity Golf Tournament, IFQ Magazine, and Sundance Celebrity Swag Hunt.
Well, loved by both celebs and leading fashion trendsetters, Debbie Durkin, is LA’s leading sustainable producer. She produces a series of Main Event Red Carpet Lounges & Green Suites each year; events take place during Sundance, Green Grammys, Eco Oscars, Eco Hollywood Earth Day, MTV Movie Awards ECO Lounge, and Eco Emmys, with each lounge benefiting worthy charities. For additional information stay tuned for the launch of Durkin’s new website in summer 2012: www.durkinentertainmentgroup.com
Photos courtesy of Main Event Red Carpet Lounge and Lawrence Davis.