There’s no place like home for Sharon Stone. The “Basic Instinct” beauty and her sibling Kelly were honored by the folks at L.A. Family Housing at their fourth-annual awards dinner; 600 friends and fans gathered at the Beverly Hilton for the splashy, star-studded affair.
“Is this the Schumann bar mitzvah?” joked presenter Howie Mandell as he wandered on the stage. Mandell bestowed pal Peter Tilden with the Friend of the Family Award. Actor Robert Townsend aced the role of emcee with ease and even displayed his musical talents. Mr. T delighted the crowd with an impromptu jazz performance, backed up by the Pat Longo Orchestra.
The evening raised $500,000 for LAFH.
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, my how time flies! Four decades have past since those lads from Liverpool took the US-of-A by storm. Want to relive those magical mystery memories? You don’t have to twist and shout, just pop ’round to the Museum of Radio and Television. Join the day trippers for a groovy retrospective called “It Was Forty Years Ago Today…The Beatles in America.”
Shows will be held in both NYC and LA featuring never-before-seen pics of John, Paul, George and Ringo, as well as rare radio recordings documenting the most celebrated rock band of all time.
In NYC, it’s “The Beatles! Backstage and Behind the Scenes” with gems from the CBS photo archive and snaps from veteran “Life” magazine photog Bill Eppridge. You’ll see the Fab Four as they geared up for that really big shoooe.. – their 1964 debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
In LA, its “A Mad Day: Summer of 68.” British lensman Tom Murry captured the boys four years later when they shed their Sy Devore suits in favor of Nehru jackets, beards and love beads. So check it out luv. It’s a great way to come together. The show runs through May 2. Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
LOOK WHO’S BOSS
Talk about glory days! When it comes to cash, the livin’s easy for the boys on E Street. Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band were the country’s biggest entertainment act of 2003, pulling in a whopping $115 million. The boss played a string of sold out performances at stadiums across America. Mick – make that- Sir Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones took the number two spot on the Rock and Roll rich list.