Malibu Seen / By Kim Devore


Locals gathered amid the pink and green splendor of the Beverly Hills Hotel to fete their friends and neighbors at this year’s “Tribute to the Human Spirit Awards.” Fresh off her turn on “Dancing with the Stars,” Malibu beauty Pamela Anderson waltzed in to present the prize to Evan “Indy” Moore. Indy is a popular teacher at Point Dume Marine Science School and founder of the Kamp Indy after-school program.

This year’s other honorees included Susan and Mark Burger and Claudia Sangster, whose late husband Chris was a longtime professor at Pepperdine. The event benefits the Wellness Community which gives hope to cancer patients and helps them lead richer, more productive lives.


The first ladies of television and film put on their evening finery and made it a girl’s night out at the annual Crystal and Lucy Awards sponsored by Women in Film. Courteney Cox was given this year’s Lucy Award for excellence in television as fab friend Jennifer Aniston looked on.

In her acceptance speech, Courtney ticked off some of her career highlights and acknowledged that she had help and good fortune along the way. “Who knew that a Bruce Springsteen video would lead to a role on ‘Family Ties,’ and that to the sleeper hit ‘Ace Ventura,’ which probably helped me land the role on ‘Friends?’,” she said. “So many good tings have happened in my career when I least expected them to. I guess it’s important to be prepared when you do get those big breaks.”


The splashy fundraiser, which was hosted by flame haired Debra Messing, also honored Donna Langley. The Universal Pictures chairwoman snagged the Crystal Award while Zoe Saldana was named the “Face of the Future.”

More than 900 high profile players gathered at the Century Plaza Hotel to show their support including Sally Field, Sharon Lawrence, Laura Dern, Vanessa Hudgens and the legendary Eva Marie Saint. Women in Film helps women in the entertainment industry through education programs, mentoring programs and employment access.


Finding a treatment and cure for scleroderma is serious business, so why was everyone at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel yukking it up? A good laugh is just a part of the fun at the Scleroderma Research Foundation and its annual night of “Cool Comedy, Hot Cuisine.”

Funnyman Bob Saget hosted the event while celebrity chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken cooked up a feast of gourmet grub. The stand-up line-up was impressive with funny folks Craig Ferguson, Sarah Silverman and Malibu’s Ray Romano pulling out their best punch lines, anecdotes and zingers.

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