The scene is the Beverly Hills Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom, and is the place for the formal, sit down party hosted by Producer and Dinner Chairman Norby Walters where some of Hollywood’s most famous stars come to socialize, eat, and watch who will take home the Oscar for 2011.
Night Of 100 Stars is not just one of the top Oscar viewing parties; it’s the top Oscar viewing party. The Night Of 100 Stars Red Carpet has played host to the very culture that is Hollywood. Zennie62 has interviewed stars like Shirley Jones and her husband Marty Ingals, Sean Young, Phil Morris, Richard Dreyfuss, Jason Ritter, Gary Busey, Ed Asner, Stephen Collins, and scores of other stars. Here’s a video of my talk with Gary Busey and Ed Asner:
And here’s Mr. Busey’s son Jake Busey, best known for Starship Troopers:
It’s fun to meet creative people and that is, to me, what The Night Of 100 Stars Oscar Party celebrates. Indeed, that’s what Oscar Week is all about. Here’s a list of the stars expected to attend, courtesy of Edward Lozzi & Associates PR:
Tom Sizemore, Anne Heche, Ron Perlman, Vincent Pastore, Billie Burke(Twilight), Peter Facinelli(Twilight), Arielle Kabbel, Kevin McKidd (Grey’s Anatomy), Ed Lauter(The Artist), James Tupper, Jennie Garth, Marisol Nicole, James Pickens, Michael Nouri, Traci Lords, Bruce Boxleitner, Armand Asante, Bo Derek, Estella Warren, Kristanna Loken, John Corbett, Michael Clark Duncan, Joey Pantoliano, Tia Carrere, Robert Carradine, Annie Wersching(star of “24”), Richard Grieco, and Gloria Allred with client Veronica Siwik-Daniels aka Joslyn James-(Tiger Woods girlfriend) ….expected is Sean Astin, Krista Allen, Ed Asner, Jason Alexander, Powers Boothe, Daniel Baldwin, Jermain Jackson, Timothy Busfield, Joe Bologna, Susan Blakely, John Corbet, Keith Carradine, David Hasselhoff, James Cromwell, Stephen Collins, Michael Chiklis, David Carradine, Joanna Cassidy, Richard Dreyfuss, Kevin Dillon, Lolita Davidovich, Robert Davi, Bruce Davison, Lou & Carla Ferrigno, Frances Fisher, Dave Foley, Jon Favreau, Joley Fisher, Robert Forster, Jeff Garlin, James Darren, Carla Gugino, Dominick Dunne(in memorium), Lou Gossett Jr., Dennis Haysbert, Dule Hill, Cheryl Hines, Monty Hall, Harry Hamlin, Marilu Henner, Ken Howard, Jack Klugman, Richard Karn, Martin Landau, Ron Livingston, Hal Linden, Richard Lewis, Sharon Lawrence, Michael Lerner, Matthew Modine, Chris McDonald, Camryn Manheim, Dylan McDermott, Jesse Metcalfe, Ming-Na, Judd Nelson, Kevin Nealon, Danielle Panabaker, Kevin Pollak, Stephanie Powers, Michelle Phillips, Lou Diamond Phillips, Freddie Rodriguez, Jason Ritter, Brande Roderick, Adam Rodriguez, Pat Richardson, George Segal, Fred Savage, John Schneider, Tony Shaloub, Kevin Sorbo, Rob Schneider, Amber Tamblyn, Jennifer Tilly, Genevieve Mariko Wilson (Turning Japanese), the GEICO Caveman, and over 100 more are expected. In an ongoing tribute to our friend Anna Nicole Smith, who attended our party regularly, Norby Walters has invited over 75 Playboy Playmates and Playboy model friends . Last year over 30 of the Playmates and 20 Playboy models attended. Jimmy Kimmel said, The Night of 100 Stars has the most beautiful girls.”
Almost 50 Academy Award Winners and Nominees attend every year and many are expected including: Jamie Foxx, Peter Fonda, , Danny Aiello, Jennifer Tilly, Linda Blair, Michael Lerner, Sally Kirkland, Gary Busey, Bruce Davison, Richard Dreyfuss, Cathy Moriarty, Kathleen Quinlan, Eric Roberts, Robert Forster, Diane Ladd, Caroll Baker, Rip Torn, Charles Durning, Dean Stockwell, , Theodore Bikel, Don Murray, William H. Macy, Samantha Eggar, Glynis Johns, Terry Moore, Robert Forster, Burt Young, Karen Black, George Chakiris, James Cromwell, Ernest Borgnine, , Shirley Jones, Elliott Gould, Martin Landau, David Paymer, Robert Loggia, Renee Taylor, Joe Bologna, Brenda Vaccaro, Shirley Knight, Stuart Whitman, Carrie Snodgrass, Seymour Cassel, Lesley Ann Warren, Russ Tamblyn, Maximilian Schell, Sally Kellerman and Mickey Rooney.
But this isn’t something I do alone. This year, I’m joined by (in no particular order) Jen Friel, Beverly Rivas, Marla Shulman, Matt Meeker, Eva Crawford, Tiana Patterson, and remotely by Nikki Raney and Amanda Abraham, who will be providing commentary for our live streams! It’s a media system that’s still unfolding, but the end result is you’ll have a set of different ways to watch what we’re experiencing online from wherever you are.