They know what tinsel-town skeletons are hanging in which closets, and are prepared to tell (almost) all in exchange for an elegant evening featuring tantalizing hors d’oeuvres, premium spirits and a gourmet dinner in the luxurious confines of an exclusive Palm Springs estate.
Sound interesting? It did to globally known celebrity photographer Michael Childres who once again thumbed through his well-worn Rolodex and is producing an evening called “Hollywood Dine & Dash II” in support of AIDS Assistance Program.
The event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1, and feature a cast of characters who, we are promised, will border on the alliterative, i.e saucy, scandalous, sensational and salacious.
This event will feature a knowledgeable group of talkative Hollywood insiders. Present will be “love goddess” turned comedienne Judy Tenuta; entertainment/gossip columnist Ted Casablanca; Ruta Lee, one of the most accomplished performers in Hollywood … and also one of the brightest; and, cuddly Emmy-winning comedy writer Bruce Vilanch, who has single-handily made tee-shirts the go-to attire for any occasion. And, attempting to bring some order to the proceedings as the emcee: Emmy-winner Michael Corbett.
The purpose of the evening is fun; but the mission of AIDS Assistance Program is deadly serious. Since its founding in spring 1991, the nearly all-volunteer, organization continues to provide meals to members of the community with low incomes living with HIV/AIDS. Their client base has grown from approximately 20 to 500 persons.
A five-member volunteer board manages AIDS Assistance Program. Its primary purpose is to raise the funds to support the organization and its food voucher program, currently budgeted at $600,000, annually. Support for other operational expenses are generated through its private donor base.
To purchase tickets for Dine & Dish II, call AIDS Assistance Program’s executive director Mark Anton at 760-325-8481.