By Tony Rizzo
HOLLYWOOD — Get ready for British actor Tom Hardy. He’s currently in “This Means War” with “Star Trek’s” new Capt. Kirk, Chris Pine, and Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon. Hardy’s been carving out quite a career since “Inception” in 2010, followed by “Warrior” and “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” last year. Up next are “The Wettest County” with “Tinker” co-star and Oscar nominee Gary Oldman, Shia LaBeouf and Guy Pearce, as well as “The Batman Returns” sequel, “The Dark Knight Rises.” Hardy is definitely one to watch!
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Prince Frederic Von Anhalt had a party to celebrate wife Zsa Zsa Gabor’s 95th birthday at their Bel Air mansion. Zsa Zsa, bed-ridden, received guests such as Larry King, Connie Stevens, “La Bamba’s” Lou Diamond Phillips and Lainie Kazan in her bedroom. A video of guests singing “Happy Birthday” was shown to her later that night. Guests feasted on Hungarian goulash, Bavarian pretzels and Black Forest cake and were entertained by 13-year-old singing sensation Caleb, whose song “Turn on the Lights” is currently climbing the charts.
Equally impressive was 12-year-old actress/model Lena Wild, who hails from Anchorage, Alaska. Six years ago she noticed one of her classmates at school never ate lunch because she couldn’t afford it, so Lena shared her lunch with her. She started bringing two lunches every day until she realized there were at least 24 more kids in her school, and 10 in a neighboring school, who had the same problem.
Lena and her mother, Bettsie, went to businesses and neighbors for donations. Out of that came Dare to Care, now in Oregon, Utah, Washington, Alaska and California. The group’s first gala, hosted by former “C.H.I.P.S” star Erik Estrada, will kick off fundraising to help provide lunches, which cost about $600 a year per child. If you’d like to help, go to www.NoChildGoesHungry.org
Also toasting Zsa Zsa was “Land of the Lost” and “Pufnstuf” producer Sid Krofft, who confided he gets mistaken for singer Tony Bennett wherever he goes. My advice to him came from the legendary Mae West, who said, “It’s better to be looked over than overlooked”!
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