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A-VA-VROOM

Malibu songbird Tia Carrere and a host of car lovers zoomed over to Milk Studios in Hollywood for a look at the new Porsche Panamera. Self-proclaimed Porsche fanatic Jerry Seinfeld was on the glittery guest list along with Sylvester Stallone, Karina Smirnoff, Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, Jessica Lowndes, Matt Lanter, Tristan Wilds and Baron Davis.

The event was tied into an exhibit celebrating the history of the storied car company called “Porsche – Design Uncompromised.” Automotive admirers made a beeline for a look at the latest hot wheels, but threw on the brakes for cocktails and canapés along the way.

CATWALK TO A CURE

It’s been a rather drab fall on the fashion front, but at Diane von Furstenberg, color is popping out all over. The designer showcased her spring 2010 line at Smashbox Studios as part of the Susan G. Komen Fashion for the Cure benefit and runway show. There were flashy minis in vibrant shades of violet, lime green and lemon yellow. Even basic black was punched up with a heavy dose of cherry red. The stylish affair began with a lively cocktail do where the ladies sipped Hpnotiq drinks while servers made the rounds with caviar blinis and mozzarella skewers. Bidders snapped up hot silent auction items like Neil Lane baubles and Marc Jacobs bags.

Every year the event raises thousands of dollars to combat breast cancer. Cancer survivors shared the runway strutting their stuff alongside professional models and glamorous celebs like Mya and Denise Richards. Fittingly, the fashionable group got a standing ovation.

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Across town at the Barker Hangar, Macy’s celebrated fashion and compassion with its annual Passport show. Founder and Chair Elizabeth Taylor hosted the event. Despite having to be wheeled on stage, Liz showed that she’s tough as nails when it comes to AIDS. She urged the audience to follow the lead of her late pal Michael Jackson. “It is our responsibility to take care of those that are sick,” the 77-year-old legend told the crowd. “As my beloved friend Michael said, ‘We are the world.’ It is up to us.”

Then it was show time with a look at the latest from Hugo Boss, Harajuku Lovers, American Rag and Calvin Klein. Since 1987, Passport has raised more than $28 million for HIV/AIDS research, education and care.

MIDLIFE CRISIS

Everybody loves Ray Romano, and now there’s even more to love. Beginning in December, the local TV star makes the switch from network to cable in a new show called “Men of a Certain Age.” It’s the story of middle-aged friends coping with midlife issues. Look for flashy sports cars, younger women, youth-oriented makeovers, lifestyle reevaluations and lots of laughs. The series airs on TNT.

Got a hot happening or cool event? Send the 411 to kimdevore@malibutimes.com.

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