Saturday night's edition of the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's An Evening with Women was another huge success at the Beverly Hilton. Produced by rocker singer/songwriter Linda Perry, the event raised glasses, attention and funds for women's services.
Never one to worry about controversial comedy, emcee Kathy Griffin opened with jokes about lesbian stereotypes, which taught me that Home Depot is better than a singles bar for women on the prowl. An unusual fact for red carpet events, this one had as many celebrities as there were paparrazi. Among them were TMZ's Brian McDaniel and Queer as Folk vet Peter Paige with Teri Polo and Sherri Saum (the leads of the new series he's producing for ABC Family, the Fosters).
Other notable faces on the photo line were Roseanne alum and co-host of The Talk, Sarah Gilbert, Extreme Makeover Home Edition contributor Michael Moloney, iconic Family Ties star Meredith Baxter, Perez Hilton, The Hills' alum Brent Bolthouse, the beautiful Jessica Clark, who played Lilith on True Blood and Young and the Restless cast members Christian LeBlanc and Greg Rikaart.
Entertainment was provided by Sia, who gave a beautiful rendition of her song Titanium with only the accompaniment of a piano. "Pocketful of Sunshine" singer Natasha Bedingfield brought the crowd to its feet, which led into the blasting sounds of Ozzy Osbourne and his band. Having a warped sense of humor, I was probably the only person there who was concerned for the hearing impaired interpreter and how she'd be able to decipher the words of the Osbourne patriarch.