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Debbie Durkin's "Rockn Rolla" MTV Movie Awards Eco Lounge - The Hottest Brands & Coolest Bands

By Dana Anderson

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The Gorgeous Pickford Estate


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. 


MTV Guests Turned out in Droves


Presenting Sponsor Gibson Guitar featured live acoustic performances while promoting blood drives for the American Red Cross and Music Saves Lives.


Guard-A-Heart with Tru-Risk Assessments


Guard a Heart offered celebrities a TruRisk complimentary 5-year cardiac risk assessment test.


Free Health Assessments


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.


All Day Music Fest


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).


Neal McDonough & Guest


Svala Lingerie


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.”)


Manscape with Dominic Diselle


House of Minerva – www.houseofminerva.com


Minerva was an MTV Hit!


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


South of the Border: Delish!


Guests were treated to an all American sustainable BBQ from Chef Len and South of the Border Catering…delish!



Agave Underground Tequilawww.agaveunderground.com/


Cool Tequila for a Hot Afternoon


Signature cocktails from Agave Underground Tequila were a welcome treat in the gorgeous, sunny heat.



Dirtee Hollywood – www.dirteehollywood.com 


Dirtee Hollywood Tees


Celebs grabbed up lifestyle tees from Dirtee Hollywood.



Dominic Diselle – www.dominicdiselle.com 


Manscape with Dominic Diselle


Natural hair growth inhibitor systems from Dominic Diselle make it easy to manscape or womanscape.



EpicSUP – www.epicsup.com 


Surf's Up at Durkin MTV Lounge


Handmade eco products were onhand from EpicSUP, the world’s first full scale eco surfboard production facility.



House of Marley – www.houseofmarley.com


House of Marley Gifted Unique Headphones


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


The Lace Project


Vintage, glamour, one-of-a-kind jewelry was onhand from The Lace Project.



Odina Surfwear – www.odinasurfwear.com


Odina: Environmentally Friendly!


Odina Surfwear showed off their line of environmentally friendly swimwear and gifted chic bracelets for men and women.



Oxy Water TM – www.tryoxywater.com/


Try OXYwater!


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


Socially Sweet Indeed!


Stars feasted on mini cupcakes and cookies from Socially Sweet Events – tasty visions, perfect for any occasion.



Svala Lingerie – www.


Svala: Lookin' Good!


Svala Lingerie was present to show its stylish, sustainably produced loungewear/sleepwear.



Swyt – www.swytculture.com 


Sweet Swyts: Ballerina Shoes That Live Up to Their Name!


Celebs had their pick of adorable modern ballerina flats from Swyt.



T’s Organic Hot Sauce – www.organichotsauce.com 


T's Hot Sauce Sizzles


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  


Vine Street USA Bags: Adorable & Practical


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


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™!”


Music Saves Lives


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


Splash Magazine Publisher & Editor-In-Chief Lawrence Davis Attends Debbie Durkin's Rockn Rolla!


Photos courtesy of Main Event Red Carpet Lounge and Lawrence Davis.


Published on Jun 12, 2012

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