Hollywood Producer Suzanne DeLaurentiis helps veterans in Portland, OR…



Concert and Career and Benefits Fair

Friday March 9 – Saturday March 10, 2012
Written by: Cory Grogan
Oregon Military Department Public Affairs’

Salem, Ore. — All service members, veterans and their families, as well as media, are invited to attend a Career and Benefits Fair event sponsored by the Oregon National Guard’s Joint Transition Assistance Program, Saturday March 10, at Cascade Hall on the Salem Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There is also a free concert at the Salem Armory, Friday March 9, with an on-site donation of a non-perishable food item (canned or boxed) to the Marion County Food Bank, or a $5 donation to the food bank. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the concert is scheduled to include performances by eight popular performers including the bands “Amerakin Overdose” and “Billy the Kid.”

Suzanne DeLaurentiis, Hollywood producer and president of Suzanne DeLaurentiis Productions, is the guest speaker at both events. She is a previous recipient of the Oregon National Guard Commendation Medal who has supported service members and their families through philanthropy, and by raising awareness of their sacrifices through film and other outlets.

“It has always been my passion to help these brave men and women who have sacrificed so much to keep our country free. It’s important that we take care of them when they come home,” DeLaurentiis said.

Suzanne said she was inspired after she played the film “This is War: Memories of Iraq” at one of her film festivals. The film documents the deployment to the Oregon National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 162 Infantry Regiment.

“This is an opportunity to thank vets and stock the food shelves,” said concert organizer Shaun Bell who is a former Marine, and owner of 3 Boyz Records. The concert will honor disabled veterans and promote the career and benefits fair the next day. The career and benefits fair will include major employers, local businesses, trade schools, community colleges, universities, benefits information providers, career counseling, internship programs, apprenticeships and more.

Cory E. Grogan
Oregon Military Department Public Affairs
Cell: 503-856-5757
Email: corygrogan@msn.com

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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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Scott L. Schwartz joined Happy Hats for Kids in Hospitals on their annual visit to Shriners Hospital in Los Angeles

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Friday December 16, 2011 (Los Angeles, CA) Scott L. Schwartz joined Happy Hats for Kids in Hospitals 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”.

Scott L. 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”…

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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AB Weddings & Special Events are hosting an elaborate Trunk Show & AMA Style Suite with EM & Co. to benefit Happy Hats for Kids in Hospitals…


On Saturday November 19, 2011 AB Weddings & Special Events will host an EM & Co. Trunk Show and American Music Awards (AMA) Style Suite at the Coast Anabelle Hotel (2011 W. Olive St. Burbank). Proceeds from the event will benefit Happy Hats for Kids in Hospitals. Guests will enjoy complimentary drinks by Argo Tea, Home Baked Beanies, entertainment by DJ Niko, and snacks by Sakura’s Gourmet Pastries. This red carpet event will feature: VIP gift bags including: Argo Tea, Home Baked Beanies, and more….

Confirmed Celebrities Include:
Tony Dovolani (Dancing With The Stars), Maksim Chmerkovsiky (Dancing With The Stars), Val Chmerkovsiky (Dancing With The Stars), Natasha Alam (True Blood), Lorenzo Lamas (Renegade), Meagan Good (Stomp The Yard, Jumping The Broom), Kyle Massey (Dancing With The Stars), Chris Massey (Zoey 101), Booboo Stewart (Twilight), David Joyner (Barney), Kiko Ellsworth (Nine Lives Of Chloe King), Marian Zapico (Tekken), Tawny Amber Young (Rock Of Love), Printz Board (Black Eyed Peas), Meahan Good (Stomp The Yard), Amadou Ly (Twilight), Judi Shekoni (Twilight), Alice Amter (Big Bang Theory), Darren Darnborough (True Blood), Carlos Ramirez (Dysfunktion), Brandon Quinton Adams (The Sandlot), Steven Mango (Big Time Rush), Amin Joseph (GI Joe 2), David Dossett (Sons Of Anarchy), Kate Linder (The Young & The Restless), Brenda Epperson (The Young & The Restless), Britt Griffith (Ghost Hunters), Jennifer Woods (Entourage), Devanny Pinn (Piranha 3D), Louis Lombardi (The Sopranos), Morgan Beck (USA Olympic Volleyball Team), Louis Mandylor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Elwood), Maya Stojan (Sinners & Saints), Jennifer Bailey (The Mentalist), Karimah Westbrook (The Run Diary), Marian Zapico (Tekken), Roman Varshavsky (24), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), Keaton Simmons (Prom), Shanna Moakler, Rap Duo New Boyz, Deaundre Bonds, Elizabeth Small (The Santa Clause 3), Gerren Taylor (Baldwin Hills, America The Beautiful), Keaton Simons (The Good Wife), Ashley Barker (Brink It On), Monika Gaba (In The Flow & Recording artist nominee), Nicole Andrews (We Bought A Zoo), and many more…

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Founded in 2005, EM & Co supplies fashion-conscious shoppers with a
well-orchestrated mix of fashions from world-class designers (i.e. Vivienne Westwood, Iodice, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Ilaria Nistri, Castelbajac, Stella McCartney, Missoni), as well as innovative styles from emerging L.A. talent.

White fixtures, clean lines, and artful merchandise arranged to complement the art on the walls, create a calm, yet inspiring interior that delights the eye and leads the visitor to explore.

Featuring over 30 lines from around the world in its gallery-like space, Em & Co is also an active supporter of local talent, hosting monthly art exhibits and other events featuring local artist and designers. Their mission – provide a memorable experience and the best service.

EM & Co offers the following services: personal shopping, private appointments, free alterations, studio services, custom design, trunk shows, and pet sitting…

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