Tony Dovolani: Exclusive Interview with Pompano Today Magazine by: Misty Schwartz

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Cupcake Wars Winner Annette Starbuck teams up with “Love Is Louder”…

Thursday May 10, 2012 (Los Angeles, CA) Annette Starbuck of Goodie Girls recently teamed up with Love Is Louder and hosted a successful celebrity benefit at Cupcakeland (415 E. Broadway, Glendale, CA). Some of the sponsors included: Two Guys Grilling (providing appetizers), DJ Arthur Galestian, drinks, and complimentary mini cupcakes, Sugar Baby Aprons, Jordana Cosmetics, Ellenie, A.N.T, Cutie Pie That, Food Should Taste Good, Hint Water, Crow Steals Fire, Rayhun Sandwiches, Illy Issimo, The Universe Knows, Naked Calories books and A Lot Like Gifts. At this premiere event Annette sold t-shirts and Love Is Louder gear to benefit the charity. Goodie Girls will continue to sell Love Is Louder products on their website and in the store located at 415 E. Broadway #100, Glendale, CA. For more information about Love Is Louder please visit: www.LoveIsLouder.com.

BREAKING NEWS TIP:
Sunday June 3rd Season Three “Cupcake Wars” winner Annette Starbuck returns to Food Network. Annette will compete with other “Cupcake Wars” winners in “Cupcake Champions”, a five-part series that begins on Sunday, May 13. Each week, four previous “Cupcake Wars” winners will try to impress judges Candace Nelson (owner, Sprinkles Cupcakes) and Florian Bellanger (chef and co-owner, MadMac) for the chance to showcase their cupcakes at a winning gig. For details and local programming please visit: www.foodnetwork.com.

More about Goodie Girls:
Annette Starbuck won Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” Season Three, Kentucky Derby. After winning “Cupcake Wars” she was inspired to open her dream store appropriately titled: “Goodie Girls” in Glendale. Goodie Girls cupcakes are turning up everywhere. They recently hosted an Earth Day event for “The Butterfly Experience”, provided the cupcakes for the Zooey Magazine re-launch with Kaley Cuoco, mentioned in Angeleno Magazine, and are always providing cupcakes for the cover models of Zooey Magazine, among others. Annette recently had the honor of providing cupcakes for Daniel Radcliffe’s premiere of “The Woman in Black”. Since winning she has been invited as the celebrity chef on shows like “The Talk” (with co-host Debi Mazar), FOX-TV 11 “Wednesday’s Child”, and attending Success LA. Annette is also sponsoring “A Flavor for Charity” a monthly event hosted by a different celebrity each month at her popular bakery “Goodie Girls” and will benefit Love Is Louder.

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Roberta Sparta is showing her support by participating in the 5th Annual Walk For Wishes…


(Hollywood, CA) Italian actress/model/producer Roberta Sparta teams up with fans to support “Walk For Wishes”. This event takes place at the historic 20th Century Fox on Saturday April 28th at 7:30 am. The Walk for Wishes is a 2-mile walk-a-thon event aimed at encouraging kids and families to be actively involved in fundraising for other children.

More about “Walk For Wishes”:
The Walk For Wishes invites you to “Walk Through Hollywood History” and help them raise critical funds needed to grant over 400 wishes this year for courageous children battling life-threatening medical conditions. 2,000 walkers are expected to enjoy a unique behind-the-scenes look at 20th Century Fox Studios. Joining celebrity host Alyssa Milano, wish children and their families will navigate the 2-mile course side-by-side with our supporters, volunteers, and sponsors to raise money to grant wishes one step at a time!
For more information please visit: www.walkforwishesla.kintera.org.


Roberta Sparta
is a professional actress and model from Sicily, Italy that has been modeling for major designers and runways for most of her life. Roberta is featured in several Italian national commercials. Recently she was cast as the lead for Caffe’ HAG commercial directed by Luke Scott. In 2011 Roberta had 2 films that premiered at the 68th Venice Film Festival: ”Cose Dell’Altro Mondo” and the psycho-thriller “RITUAL”. Roberta also enjoys spending time helping various charities nationwide.

For more information about Roberta Sparta please visit: www.RobertaSparta.wordpress.com.


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Annette Starbuck is hosting Planet Rehabs New Exhibit “The Butterfly Experience” on Earth Day…

Annette Starbuck is hosting Planet Rehabs New Exhibit “The Butterfly Experience” on Earth Day…

In celebration of Earth Day, Annette Starbuck, winner of the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” Season Three and owner of “Goodie Girls” will host Planet Rehab’s “The Butterfly Experience” on April 22, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Planet Rehab Sanctuary located at 2745 W. Dalepark Dr., San Dimas, CA 91773. AB Weddings & Special Events will help plan this premiere event to benefit The Butterfly Experience. This event will mark the opening of the new Butterfly Habitat, which offers its visitors total immersion as they enter into an enclosed exhibit beautifully landscaped with native plants and populated by hundreds of butterflies.

As a result of pollution, global warming and loss of habitat, the world butterfly population is in an ominous decline. Many butterfly species are on the verge of becoming, or have already become, extinct. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently designated 23 more species in the country as endangered or threatened. By opening up the walk-in Butterfly Habitat and encouraging the public to interact with these amazing creatures, Planet Rehab hopes to encourage the public to take part in helping Butterfly Populations to survive.

Event Details:
On April 22, 2012, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty and wonder of butterflies, up close and in person. Planet Rehab Director Gary Mitchell, and Carlo Rios, Planet Rehab’s Ambassador will co-host this event. The Butterfly Experience will begin at 1:00 P.M. and end at 5:00 P.M. Renowned Butterfly Landscape Expert David Snow will speak on what types of plants butterflies need in order to reproduce and each attendee will be given a pot with a Milkweed seed planted in it. (Milkweed is the only plant that Monarch Caterpillars can eat).

More than just a pretty face, butterflies help to pollinate many of the fruits and vegetables that we eat. Planet Rehab’s Butterfly Experience illustrates the importance of planting native plants to keep our local butterfly populations healthy. Planet Rehab operates on the premise that it is the simple things in our world, which make the biggest differences, and so much of what is taken for granted. The Butterfly Experience offers a chance to help make a difference and celebrate Earth Day!

Planet Rehab:
Planet Rehab is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the planet, its animals and their habitats through education, original music and the magic of interacting with the animals in the Planet Rehab Animal Sanctuary. The sanctuary is currently home to over 350 animals, many of which are rescues. The Butterfly Experience is one more way that Planet Rehab strives to enlighten others and in doing so, raises very needed resources to continue this important mission.

In addition to monetary sponsorships, Planet Rehab is looking for donations of food and needed materials for the habitat! Your generous support is greatly appreciated and in gratitude, Planet Rehab will recognize individual and corporate donors on the official Planet Rehab website.

Breaking News Tip:
We are proud to announce that Annette Starbuck is also celebrating a return to the Food Network on June 3rd (8pm ET/PT) for “Cupcake Champions”. “Cupcake Champions” is a five-part special series of all cupcake winners competing against each other. For details and local programming please visit: www.foodnetwork.com.

More about Goodie Girls:
Annette Starbuck won Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” Season Three. After winning “Cupcake Wars” she was inspired to open her dream store appropriately titled: “Goodie Girls” in Glendale. Annette Starbuck is also celebrating a return to the Food Network on June 3rd (8pm ET/PT) for “Cupcake Champions”. “Cupcake Champions” is a five-part special series of all cupcake winners competing against each other. For details and local programming please visit: http://www.foodnetwork.com.

Goodie Girls cupcakes are turning up everywhere. This month they provided the cupcakes for the Zooey Magazine re-launch with Kaley Cuoco, mentioned in Angeleno Magazine, and are always providing cupcakes for the cover models of Zooey Magazine, among others. Annette recently had the honor of providing cupcakes for Daniel Radcliffe’s premiere of “The Woman in Black”. Since winning she has been invited as the celebrity chef on shows like “The Talk” (with co-host Debi Mazar), FOX-TV 11 “Wednesday’s Child”, attending Success LA, she will be a celebrity judge at the Cupcake Camp in Santa Barbara and Indulge LA at the Olympic Collection. Annette is also preparing to sponsor “A Flavor for Charity” a monthly event hosted by a different celebrity each month at “Cupcakeland” (Goodie Girls – 415 E. Broadway, #100, Glendale, CA) and will benefit Love Is Louder.

Gary C. Mitchell
Executive Director Planet Rehab
Direct: (323) 350-0873
http://www.PlanetRehab.org
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Cupcake Wars Winner, Annette Starbuck of Goodie Girls teams up with Home Baked Beanies to create “A Sweet Trunk Show” to benefit Reading, Writing, It’s Exciting…

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Cupcake Wars Winner, Annette Starbuck of Goodie Girls teams up with Home Baked Beanies to create “A Sweet Trunk Show” to benefit Reading, Writing, It’s Exciting…

January 10, 2012, (Los Angeles, CA) Goodie Girls are preparing to host their second benefit with Home Baked Beanies, most popular for their “Scented Cupcake Beanie”. This event will take place on Thursday January 19, 2012 from 1-4pm at Goodie Girls (415 E. Broadway #100, Glendale, CA) and will benefit Reading, Writing, It’s Exciting. Guests can expect to be treated to cupcake samples, discounted cupcakes and Home Baked Beanies all to benefit Reading, Writing, It’s Exciting.

Annette Starbuck, the multi-Award Winning Founder of GOODIE GIRLS exuberates a joyous passion for creating a variety of baked delights through her valiant curiosity and enchanting talent. Even more remarkable, aside from countless independent Instructional Culinary Sessions, Annette has never actually enrolled into any institutional Culinary Programs or attended Culinary School, but she’s achieved acclaimed success only through her seasoned personal experience and pure creative determination. “Baking is a passion of mine and I create every cupcake with all my heart and soul. Whether for a small occasion of getting together with Friends, BBQ’s, Showers or a big event for Charities, Weddings, or Banquets I craft each batch as I was feeding my own family – it’s who I am at the core. I am lucky to have my whole family with me on this adventure including my rock star husband Anthony, my amazing father Doug and last but definitely the most influential, my step mom Stephanie. Together we Rock the Cupcake World!”

HOME BAKED BEANIES are the first smelly hat company. The owner and creator of this new sweet idea is Tracey Scott, as well as the whole family that contributes to the designs. Smelly or not, the styles are totally unique like their cupcakes hats that smell like cupcakes as well as the hand tie rag hats, vintage shabby chic, every color, every style, and every size. They invite everyone to stop and “smell the hats“. Fans of these unique beanies can find their own Home Baked Beanie to match their personality/style at several locations including: Big Bear, CA, San Diego, CA, Los Angeles (Select boutiques), Trunk shows, holiday events and red carpet events.

READING, WRITING, IT’S EXCITING (RWE) is a nonprofit literacy program designed to improve the reading and writing skills of at-risk children. They do this by providing one-to-one writing mentors throughout the school year for kids who are chosen by their teachers to participate. The reason for RWE’s program is that research shows that if children aren’t writing and reading at their grade level by the end of second grade, they almost never catch up. Further research has also shown that as many as 80% of those kids eventually drop out of high school, are unemployed, are in prison or join gangs. And how accurate are those numbers? Several states actually base their future prison building plans on them! There are over 45,000 second grade students in L.A., and only 41% of them are proficient in writing and reading. Their goal is to help all of them… For more information about RWE, please visit: www.rweprogram.org.


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“A SWEET TRUNK SHOW & BENEFIT”

Actor Scott L. Schwartz Joined Happy Hats For Kids On Friday, Highlight Hollywood Exclusive


Scott L. Schwartz joined Happy Hats for Kids and helped crown every child at Shriners Hospital for Children with a whimsical Christmas Happy Hat. Some of the sponsors included: Shriners Board, Shriners Clown & Staff, Vons, and the volunteers that donate their time to make the “Happy Hats.” Actor Schwartz is widely known as the “Ultimate Bad Guy” from his acting career including, “Ocean’s 11, 12 & 13,” “Starsky & Hutch,” “Spiderman,” “Fun With Dick And Jane,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Star Trek Voyager,” among other feature films.


Most fans don’t know this “Ultimate Nice Guy” has actually been visiting children’s hospitals (CHOC, Shriners, etc…) worldwide for the past 12 years after losing his sister to lung cancer in 1998. Scott recently agreed to work directly with Happy Hats for Kids in Hospitals to assist them with bringing cheer to children in hospitals and while wearing their “Happy Hats”…


Here is an exclusive look at my friend Scott, who went to a local Children’s hospital here in L.A. on Friday morning instead of having brunch with me as well as others. Scott and his beautiful wife Misty always put their charity work before pleasure. They are the toast of Tinseltown, and Scott’s the nicest guy on the planet! Hear this; he’s my brother-in-law, and if you pick on me, he’ll come visit you after the holidays! All joking aside, thanks Scott for all you do!

Happy Hats for Kids in Hospitals, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization goes to Shriners Hospital for Children Los Angeles to uplift the spirits and bring fun to the children and their families with unique whimsical Christmas Happy Hats decked out with jingle bells, gifts and entertainment. The Happy Hats bring immediate smiles to the precious faces of these suffering kids, their families and caring staff. On five holidays each year the organization gives each hospitalized child as well as their siblings a creative soft felt Holiday themed Happy Hat.

Laughter is healing and what better way than to include everyone in the festivities. Shriners Hospitals for Children are changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Their 22 hospitals in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.

For more information on Happy Hats for Kids in Hospitals please visit: www.HappyHatsForKids.org

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