They were jamming at the House of Blues in Hollywood as music makers sang the praises of their favorite stars. It was all part of the American Society of Young Musicians’ annual awards extravaganza. Among the famous faces in the crowd, good ol’ boy Billy Bob Thornton, soul man Eric Benét and Elvis ex Priscilla Presley. After tucking into a spicy Cajun buffet washed down with a round of frosty mojitos, it was time to honor the year’s best.
The Goo Goo Dolls made the list with the “Most Awesome Band” award and David Foster find Josh Groban snagged a trophy for “Favorite Male Vocalist.” On the country side, they tipped their cowboy hats to Dwight Yoakam. Brian Culbertson took home the “All That Jazz” award while Solomon Burke got the “Trailblazer” award.
Finally, a very appreciative Lisa Marie Presley took the top prize for “Favorite Female Rock Vocalist.” After accepting the award, Lisa Marie gushed, “I’ve never won an award in my life…this is my first. Thank you, Young Musicians. I love you!”
It seems like half the celebs in Malibu have a reality show these days. The latest offering takes place at the palatial pad of music man David Foster, who fights a losing battle with sons Brandon and Brody to get off their bums and earn their keep.
Reality fans have been tuning in Sunday nights to spy the “Princes of Malibu” throwing hot tub toga parties and running up $700 sushi bills at Nobu. While Dave told The Malibu Times that he had to do “a bit of acting,” that might be an understatement. Staged home life might bring out a different side of dear old dad, but it’s hard to imagine our ever gracious Grammy winner blowing a major gasket.
Word on the street? People Magazine panned the boys for being so dull “that they make the stiffs on ‘CSI’ look as hyper as Tom Cruise at Tiffany’s.” That being said, other critics have been kind. There were words of praise in the New York tabs as well and the Los Angeles Times, which called the show quite enjoyable. How will the Fosters fare in the summer ratings? Stay tuned.
Foodies will be flocking to the posh Ken Roberts estate this Sunday to dine to their hearts content and help a good cause in the process. Wolfgang Puck, Barbara Lazaroff and Sherry Lansing will bring in some of the culinary world’s heaviest hitters for the California Spirit XXI graze-a-thon on the green. Proceeds go to benefit the American Cancer Society.