Malibu Seen / By Kim Devore

Christina Applegate shines at the annual Women in Film Awards gala. Photo courtesy Michael Buckner and Jason Merritt of WireImage.


Women in Film presented its 2012 Crystal and Lucy Awards honoring a host of top-name talent. Viola Davis, Christina Applegate and Bonnie Hammer were among those being feted for their many achievements at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Jenna Elfman took on the role of emcee, with Meryl Streep, Diahann Carroll and Bill Paxton stepping in as presenters. Meryl presented Ms. Davis with the Chrystal Award for Excellence in Film. Bonnie Hammer took home the Lucy Award for Excellence in Television, while Christina picked up the prestigious Norma Zarky Humanitarian Award. Every year, Women in Film honors the outstanding accomplishments of women in the entertainment industry and raises money for its many educational and philanthropic programs.


When I was in high school, I made my weekly journey to the Inglewood Forum (believe it or not, The Forum was the place to be to see bands like Led Zep, The Rolling Stones and David Bowie back in the day).

In 1973, The Who released their classic rock opera “Quadrophenia” and brought their act to Inglewood. Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and the lads played every song on the two-album release from cover to cover, and it was one of the best concerts I’d ever heard.

All this makes it especially difficult to imagine that The Who will be doing it all over again all these decades later.

The legendary band still fronted by Daltrey and Townshend will launch the group’s first North American tour in years. The highlight will be a performance of “Quadrophenia” in its entirety.

The tour kicks off Nov. 1 in Florida and concludes Feb. 26 in Providence, R.I.

But not to worry, there will be California stops along the way. The band is slated to play in The Honda Center in Anaheim on Jan. 28, The Staples Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 30 and Feb. 5 in San Diego.

Hard to believe, but like The Rolling Stones, these guys just keep on rocking!


Another guy who’s doing a great job rocking into his later years is the Reverend Al Green. Last week, the legendary soul man mesmerized a crowd of all ages at the Greek Theater with hits like “Love and Happiness.” And yes, he can still hit those super high notes. The evening wrapped up on a sentimental note when his son-in-law to be got up and proposed to the famed music man’s daughter, who was also on stage. Al celebrated the occasion with a rendition of his romantic classic “Let’s Stay Together.” How sweet it was!