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About the Author of all Spotlight Articles: Dame Adrienne Papp is a recognized journalist, economist and feature writer who has written for many publications including Savoir, Beverly Hills 90210Malibu BeachSanta Monica SunThe Beverly Hills TimesBrentwood News, Bel-Air View,Celebrity Society,Celeb Staff, It MagazineChic TodayLA2DAYWest Side Todayamong many others. She is the President and CEO of Los Angeles / New York-based publicity company, Atlantic Publicity and publishing house, Atlantic Publisher. Adrienne writes about world trends, Quantum Physics, entertainment and interviews celebrities, world leaders, inventors, philanthropists and entrepreneurs. She also owns Atlantic United Films that produces and finances true stories made for theatrical release or the silver screen. Spotlight News Magazine is owned by Atlantic United, Inc. Dame Adrienne Papp is a member of the International Press Academy.

 

 


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The Norby Walters 23nd Annual Night of 100 Stars Awards Gala

 

 

 

 
 
 
Adrienne Papp at the Night of 100 Stars, Oscar Viewing Party, 2013

Adrienne Papp at the Night of 100 Stars, Oscar Viewing Party, 2013

On Oscar® Sunday February 24th, the Beverly Hills Hotel‘s Crystal Ballroom has again provided the venue for the arrival of approximately 150-200  film and TV stars who attended the hottest celebrity Awards party in town with even bigger names than last year.

Norby Walters, veteran music agent, reprises his role as Producer and Dinner Chairman again as for the past few decades.

The formal sit-down dinner viewing party has always included past Oscar winners and nominees who will return to pay tribute to this year’s favorite Award nominees. Stars and their guests were dressed in a formal attire, and represented by the nations finest design houses.

The media has always rated the Night of 100 Stars as one of the top Award parties. The Daily News rated this party as “…the number one Oscar party, just for the sheer number of celebrities attending…”ABC’Good Morning America covered this party from inside and said. Voting Academy members flock to the Night of 100 Stars and we are here tonight with many former Oscar and Golden Globewinners. Is this an Oscar party or the Golden Globes”? The Jimmy Kimmel Show taped segments for the show and said, ” ...a wild party with mostly celebrities and they are everywhere you look..and they have the most beautiful girlsThe Hollywood Reporter says, ”Numerous former Academy Award winners and nominees turned out Sunday during the Night of 100 Stars Oscar Gala..including (150 stars) Richard DreyfussMartin LandauChevy ChaseFred WillardJames CromwellRon Perlman,Renee TaylorJason Ritter, and so many more.”

Adrienne Papp and Edward Lozzi

Adrienne Papp and Edward Lozzi

Last year over 200 + media outlets from the U.S. and nearly 50 International news outlets covered the Night of 100 Stars. 

The Night of 100 Stars Oscar Party is the  first  to ever stream a live show worldwide starting 8 years ago when announced by the Hollywood Reporter‘s Paul Bond in a special Oscar party edition. Last years live streaming show was produced by Beverly Hills Courier TV®, and worldwide broadcast streamed on FoxNews.com.

Other celebrities included Cloris LeachmanRyan O’Neil, Lee MajorsMark Steines(ET), Laura Dern, Chris Kattan(SNL)Steve CollinsShirley JonesJack McGee(Gangster Squad)Tom Sizemore, Piers MorganMorgan Saylor(Homeland)Anne Heche, Nadine Valazquez(FLIGHT)Meghan Markle(SUITS)Ron PerlmanFred WillardJohn HeardVincent PastoreNick Turturo(Blue Blood)Billy Burke(Twilight),  Peter Facinelli(Twilight)Arielle Kebbel(“90210″ -2012)Louis Gossett Jr.(Oscar winner), LeeAnn RimesKevin McKidd (Grey’s Anatomy), Kenny (Babyface)Edmonds, Ed Lauter(The Artist)Joshua Molina(West Wing)Maggie Lawson (Psych), James TupperLukas HaasJennie Garth,  Garry MarshallMarisol NicholsRichard Dreyfuss, James Pickens,  Michael NouriBruce Boxleitner,Mariette Hartley (Law & Order)Armand Assante, Sean Patrick Flannery, Bo Derek, Estella WarrenLena Headey, Kristanna LokenJohn CorbettJoe Pantoliano, Dolph Lundgren, Tia CarrereRobert CarradineAnnie Wersching(star of “24″), Richard Grieco,  Bryan Cranston, John Ratzenberger, Autumn Reeser, Missi Pyle (The Artist), James PickensTom Nicholle Adrian PaulPatrick WarburtonMichelle Lee,  Diane Baker, and Gloria Allred , Jackie Johnson ( CBS on air personality and top 10 US weather girl),  Sean AstinKrista AllenEd AsnerJason Alexander, Marion Ross, Powers BootheDaniel BaldwinMaggie-Q(Nikita), Jermaine JacksonNeil McDonoughCCH PounderTimothy BusfieldRenee TaylorJoe Bologna, Susan BlakelyKeith Carradine, David HasselhoffJames Cromwell (The Artist), Michael Chiklis, Joanna CassidyKevin Dillon, Lolita DavidovichRobert DaviBruce DavisonLou & Carla FerrignoFrances Fisher,Lorraine ToussaintDave FoleyJon Favreau, Joely Fisher, Robert Forster, Jeff GarlinMarty Ingels,Judd NelsonBarry NewmanJames DarrenCarla GuginoDominick Dunne(in memorium), Dennis Haysbert, Dule Hill,Cheryl HinesMonty HallHarry Hamlin, Lisa Rinnna, Marilu HennerKen Howard, Traci LordsRichard KarnMartin LandauVincent Spano, Ron LivingstonHal LindenRichard Lewis, Sharon LawrenceMichael LernerMatthew ModineChris McDonaldCamryn ManheimDylan McDermott, Jesse Metcalfe, Monica Keena(40Days&Nights)Ming-Na,  Christine Divine (FoxNews anchor), Kevin NealonDanielle PanabakerKevin Pollak, Stefanie Powers,  Lou Diamond PhillipsFreddie Rodriguez, Steve Weber(Wings)Jason Ritter,  Brande Roderick, Adam Rodriguez,Jenna JamesonPat RichardsonGeorge Segal, Fred Savage,  Khandi Alexander (CSI-Miami), John Schneider,Bai LingTony Shaloub(Monk)Kevin SorboRob SchneiderAmber TamblynMimi RogersJennifer Tilly, Tanna FrederickRegina Taylor(The UNIT)Sharon Gless(Burn Notice), the GEICO Caveman,

Adrienne Papp and Argo Cast Member at the 2013 Oscar Viewing Party ( Night of 100 Stars)

Adrienne Papp and Argo Cast Member at the 2013 Oscar Viewing Party ( Night of 100 Stars)

 Lorraine Toussaint(Body of Proof)Andrew Dice Clay, Thomas Decker, Matt Barenes(LA Clippers)

Jimmy Kimmel said, The Night of 100 Stars has the most beautiful girls.”

Along with the above mentioned stars  approximately 50 Academy Award Winners and Nominees attend every year including: Jamie Foxx, Peter FondaDanny AielloJennifer TillyLinda Blair, Michael LernerSally KirklandGary BuseyBruce Davison,  Richard DreyfussCathy Moriarty, Kathleen Quinlan,Eric Roberts, Robert Forster,  Diane Ladd, Caroll Baker, Rip Torn, Dean Stockwell,  Theodore BikelDon Murray, William H. MacySamantha Eggar,Glynis Johns, Terry Moore,  Burt YoungKaren Black, George ChakirisJames Cromwell,  Shirley JonesElliott GouldMartin LandauDavid Paymer, Robert LoggiaRenee Taylor, Joe Bologna, Brenda VaccaroShirley Knight, Stuart Whitman, Carrie Snodgrass, Seymour Cassel, Lesley Ann Warren, Russ Tamblyn, Maximilian Schell, Sally Kellerman and Mickey Rooney.

The menu included  the Gourmet 5 Star Cuisine prepared for the stars including the famed Beverly Hills Hotel’s mixologist pouring custom made cocktails named after the Oscar nominees. An open bar throughout the entire party included the annual Oscar Best Picture Nominee Cocktails:AMOUR: The “Till Death Do Us Part”, ARGO: The “Argo Have Another”, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD: The “Bathtub Brew”, DJANGO UNCHAINED: The “Gunsmoke”, LINCOLN: The “Honest Abe”, LES MISERABLES: The “On Your Own”, LIFE OF PI: The ” 3.14 Ounces of Amazing”, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK: The ” 5150 on TWO”.   Tickets to this lavish event cost $ 1,000 per seat.

Adrienne Papp of Atlantic Publicity at the 2013 Oscar Party: Night of 100 Stars

Adrienne Papp of Atlantic Publicity at the 2013 Oscar Party: Night of 100 Stars

To learn more about this unique event please visit their exquisite website: www.nightof100stars.com

What distinguishes the event even more from any other one is that  this is a private viewing party of the Oscars. All 150-200 celebrities arrive before 6 PM and press was in place well ahead of time. The hotel truly looked like the Oscars itself with cameras and ball gowns everywhere.

This marvelous and elegant dinner viewing party was organized by Edward Lozzi & Associates PR, who is a recognized  American publicist, political consultant, former White House Press Advance staffer, and writer.  Norby Walters  at Walters Entertainment  is a veteran music agent but also a Producer and Dinner Chairman who has been behind The Night of 100 Stars for decades.

About the Author of This Article:  Lady Adrienne Papp is a recognized journalist, economist and feature writer who has written for many publications including Savoir, Beverly Hills 90210Malibu BeachSanta Monica SunThe Beverly Hills TimesBrentwood News, Bel-Air View,Celebrity Society,Celeb Staff, It MagazineChic TodayLA2DAYWest Side Todayamong many others. She is the President and CEO of Los Angeles / New York-based publicity company, Atlantic Publicity and publishing house, Atlantic Publisher. Adrienne writes about world trends, Quantum Physics, entertainment and interviews celebrities, world leaders, inventors, philanthropists and entrepreneurs. She also owns Atlantic United Films that produces and finances true stories made for theatrical release or the silver screen. Spotlight News Magazine is owned by Atlantic United, Inc. Dame Adrienne Papp is a member of the International Press Academy.

 

 

 

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The One and Only Valerie Harper

 

 

The One and Only Valerie Harper

 
 
 

 

Valerie Harper on December 2, 2012  Photo by Angelo Rosati

Valerie Harper on December 2, 2012
Photo by Angelo Rosati

By Adrienne Papp

There was a lavish event on December 2, 2012 that in some ways served as an opening to the Award Seasons: the most exciting months in Hollywood, but probably around the world, as more than a billion people tuned in this year just during theOscar ceremony alone.

The Caucus for Producers, Writers and Directors Hosts itsAnnual Award Dinner for the Biggest Names in Hollywood every year. This year the Host of this precious evening was the beautiful and vibrant Valerie Harper.

People say the most memorable event in their lives is their wedding. For me, the indescribable excitement and honor of dining in a closed setting with the makers and shakers of Hollywood topped it all. These larger-than-life icons with paramount creativity make the world go around. Truth to be told, the actors only bring the work of the writers, producers and directors to life. I wasn’t really intimidated by such legendary Industry names as Valerie Harper, Jay RoachGale Anne HurdGraham YostStan Lathan andTwo and a Half Mendirector James WiddoesSteven Spielberg  to name just a few of the attendees.

Adrienne Papp Interviewing Valerie Harper at the Private Dinner of the Caucus for Producers, Writers and Directors, December 2012,  Photo by Angelo Rosati

Adrienne Papp Interviewing Valerie Harper at the Private Dinner of the Caucus for Producers, Writers and Directors, December 2012,
Photo by Angelo Rosati

For me being surrounded with the most creative people on the planet was THE moment of my life, for Valerie Harper that most special moment, as interviewed on Piers Morgan Tonight, was the moment she locked eyes with her husband for life and when her husband suggested to adopt a baby, which they did together.

Valerie was not only kind to me in a down to earth, simple, and loving way with that famous beautiful big smile on her face, but she also treated me as her equal, and even shared her own personal email address with me. That is who she is! Einstein once said: “Only a life lived for others is worth living” I believe Valerie is the living example of that.

She is best known for her roles as Rhoda Morgenstern on the 1970stelevision series,The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and its spin-off,Rhoda, and later as Valerie Hogan onValerie.

Her Canadian-born mother, Iva (née McConnell), was a nurse, and her father, Howard Donald Harper, was a couch. During the interview with Morgan she thanked her parents for her well-rounded personality that she feels she got from them. I believe Valerie is one of our greatest humanitarians in the World. Although diagnosed with terminal cancer and given three months to live, instead of hiding and giving in to the diagnosis she is touring the country promoting her book. But, most importantly she is talking about her own upcoming “death,” which we all hope will not happen as something that only makes her enjoy the moments of today even more and each and every second as the most precious gift she has and we all have.

Valerie Harper, Sandra Costa and Adrienne Papp at the Caucus Gala Dinner , December 2012

Valerie Harper, Sandra Costa and Adrienne Papp at the Caucus Gala Dinner , December 2012

I have been talking a lot lately about the latest discoveries inQuantum Physics and how even science can back now all that we used to call “spirituality” and still do WITHOUT the negative connotation to it, but Valerie took it a step forward. She said: “Just watch your thoughts. Be the Observer, and when you are, you start thinking about who is observing?” And, then she referenced in Elkhart Tolle’s “The Power of the Now

Despite my many years “spent with quantum physics Valerie opened my eyes to this very practical and simple question: “Who is the Observer?” With that one question I believe Valerie has changed the lives of millions.

Valerie is a true hero. She looks remarkably gorgeous and well, more beautiful than ever despite having given literally just a few weeks to live or not even that long. Most others would be in a hospital at this stage or in bed hidden from the World, but Valerie has been touring around giving large number of interviews and talks about how she had defeated lung cancer before, which is part of why she wrote the book:I, Rhoda By Valerie Harper.  This time around it is brain cancer that can give her seizures any moment. Yet, this brave and beautiful larger than life brave soul talks to all of us about the value of life. She wanted to deliver the message to her family, friends and fans directly on camera so that she would be the first one to announce it and make it appropriate and straightforward._MG_2508

The Caucus dinner that Valerie hosted so vivaciously is viewed as a leader of the creative Television community, an organization that promotes the best-broadcast entertainment products for a global audience.  It counts among its membership the best of broadcast television’s creative content providers, including the top 150 Television producers, writers, directors, and program directors of primetime, daytime and children’s programming. The event was produced by Caucus Steering Committee Members Co-Chair Vin DiBona and Treasurer Lee Miller.  The awards dinner chair was Norman Powell. The president is Chuck Fries, with whom I had a few minutes to talk about the Caucus, stated that over one million dollars had been awarded to support and mentor new filmmakers, while promoting and protecting the artistic rights of its creative community.

Adrienne Papp with Stan Lathan receiving the Caucus Lifetime Achievement Award, December 2012

Adrienne Papp with Stan Lathan receiving the Caucus Lifetime Achievement Award, December 2012

Valerie Harper hosted this grand event with great flair and was most certainly the perfect match as a four-time Emmy winner, and a Tony nominated legend. She also had numerous performances on Broadway and recentlyThe Simpsons. “This is a wonderful event,” Harper said in a private interview.  “They don’t open this up to just anyone.  This is for the people who make the entertainment, and it’s also about bringing along new talent and young people.”

Jay Roach, Sandra Costa and Adrienne Papp,  Photo by Angelo Rosati

Jay Roach, Sandra Costa and Adrienne Papp,
Photo by Angelo Rosati

When asked how she copes so well with her prognosis, she responded, “I am just putting one food in front of the other” She expressed the feeling she had to come out and talk about her condition and life until she can.  “I am not in a wheel chair, she added. She wanted people to understand that yes, death is inevitable and none of us is getting out of it alive, we are all in it together, but then “ do not get stuck with this recognition, just live in the moment. Don’t be thinking about your death way before your death, that is what I am really trying to share,” Valerie said.

She also thanked all of us for sending her emails and caring for her in many ways social media can today, but “she was not able to respond to all of us just yet because she has been touring and doing lots and lots of interviews.”

To most people a terrifying diagnosis like this would be devastating, yet Valerie is taking it in such a uniquely different and positive way that really none of us has seen before.  Where does she get the strength from? She looks at her life as a blessing, and looking back realizes that “she had a lot of great fun, and if we had less fear and resistance to death, life would be happier and the moments of our lives would be richer”

Adrienne Papp and Jay Roach, 2012 December, Caucus Dinner

Adrienne Papp and Jay Roach, 2012 December, Caucus Dinner

Although People’s magazine said she had 3 months to live, oncologists really do not say that. They say 3 months or 6 or maybe a week. They don’t know.

She also added that “she is living more responsibly, and every American should have health insurance and we should work on this until it is accomplished. Because the stress left on the family is just enormous. “I could not agree with this more!

She pointed out that “people need to get early testing, and I tell people to keep their chin up.”

And, when asked about what she wants to achieve before she goes? “Just do not go to your funeral or a loved one’s funeral until the day of the funeral. Because then you miss the life that you have left,” she responded.

She thanked her husband for being so terrific and supportive not only throughout her life and their happy marriage together, but also during these times. She really teared up when expressing her love for everyone around her and the outpouring of care that she has received.

“I just want folks to know that I am okay, I am not suffering, maybe that is ahead but not now and I want folks to know how touched I am to the bone marrow by their concern and love, their offers of care. I will get back to all those wonderful folks who are sending me well wishes. Death is out there for all of us, but there are other ways to handle this not just by sitting around. I am just feeling love”

Adrienne Papp Arriving at the Caucus for Producers, Writers and Directors, December 2012

Adrienne Papp Arriving at the Caucus for Producers, Writers and Directors, December 2012

And when the final question about how she would like to be remembered came up, she said: “Valerie was up from the couch. I was positive and got a great deal of energy, perhaps inherited from my father, which was such a grounding element in my life.  But, most importantly people need to forgive, they need to forgive themselves, and as Oprah said it so brilliantly: ‘Forgiveness is giving up the wish that the past could have been different.’ And when you give it up, you are released. This way you do not have to hold this in, which would only feed the ego even further. But, there is a higher self than the mind. You can look at your mind and monitor your thoughts, just look at it and you become the Observer. You can then say “You become the Observer and then you say to yourself: if my mind is saying this, who is observing without judgment?  And that is who we truly are. That higher self! My work on all this has prepared me for facing my reality the way I do today: go public in a way that is clear and that way we do not need a big ceremony because we have done that. I am so touched, the love out there is sooo good for my spirit, and I love you and wish I could hug you all. “

Valerie Harper is truly the greatest inspiration, we have ever seen. I true hero who knows who she really is. Thank you Valerie from all of us!

About the Author of This Article:  Lady Adrienne Papp is a recognized journalist, economist and feature writer who has written for many publications including Savoir, Beverly Hills 90210Malibu BeachSanta Monica SunThe Beverly Hills TimesBrentwood News, Bel-Air View,Celebrity Society,Celeb Staff, It MagazineChic TodayLA2DAYWest Side Todayamong many others. She is the President and CEO of Los Angeles / New York-based publicity company, Atlantic Publicity and publishing house, Atlantic Publisher. Adrienne writes about world trends, Quantum Physics, entertainment and interviews celebrities, world leaders, inventors, philanthropists and entrepreneurs. She also owns Atlantic United Films that produces and finances true stories made for theatrical release or the silver screen. Spotlight News Magazine is owned by Atlantic United, Inc. Dame Adrienne Papp is a member of the International Press Academy.

 
 

 

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