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Bruce Vilanch Headlines “Hollywood Dine and Dish: The Tinseltown Stories You Haven’t Heard,” on Nov. 15.

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Palm Springs Life
Jackie Collins, Michael Childers, Bruce Vilanch Headline AIDS Benefit
Trio bring star power, will dish Hollywood secrets at Nov. 15 event
Oct 7, 2013

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New York Times bestselling author Jackie Collins, award winning photographer of the stars Michael Childers, and comedy writer Bruce Vilanch (pictured left) are joining forces to co-host “Hollywood Dine and Dish: The Tinseltown Stories You Haven’t Heard,” on Nov. 15.

This evening benefits the AIDS Assistance Program (AAP) in Palm Springs, and will include hors d’oeuvres, drinks and dinner courtesy of Brad and Lynne Toles of Savoury’s Catering. The event will take place in Rancho Mirage at the Waterford estate of Bob Deville and Bob Bennion, co-owners of Windermere Real Estate Southern California.

Proceeds from each ticket purchased will go directly to AAP, according to Executive Director Mark Anton.

Tickets are available for $1,000 per person or $1,500 per couple. The cost is tax deductible. Remaining seats may also be purchased during the live auction at the “Evening Under the Stars” gala featuring Cyndi Lauper on May 11. To attend the event, call Anton at (760) 325-8481.

Collins has been called a “raunchy moralist” by the late director Louis Malle and dubbed “Hollywood’s own Marcel Proust” by Vanity Fair magazine. With more than 500 million copies of her books sold in more than 40 countries, Collins is one of the world’s top-selling novelists.

Childers is one of the entertainment industry’s most renowned and highly respected portrait, fashion and art photographers who began his career in the 1960s and continues to influence the world of art photography today. He has been instrumental in capturing the beauty and magnetism of such explosive young stars as Mel Gibson, Demi Moore, Richard Gere, John Travolta, Sissy Spacek and Michelle Pfeiffer, Rock Hudson, Natalie Wood, and Elton John.

Vilanch is a two-faced fella: Bearded, he is one of the most sought-after comedy writers in Hollywood, winner of a bunch of Emmys, and noted as the “Hollywood Square” just to the left of Whoopi Goldberg. Shaved, he spent two years as Edna Turnblad, Baltimore housewife and superstar, on tour and on Broadway, in the smash musical adaptation of the John Waters film, Hairspray.

In addition to Hairspray, he has appeared in Ice Pirates, Mahogany, and The Morning After. A frequent guest on talk shows, Vilanch won his Emmys for co-writing back-to-back Oscar shows with Billy Crystal. He was also nominated for an Emmy as a lyricist on Eartha Kitt’s gold-selling album, “Where Is My Man”.

For more information about AAP, visit www.aidsassistance.org.

Jackie Collins, Michael Childers, Bruce Vilanch Headline AIDS Benefit, November 15

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Palm Springs Life
Jackie Collins, Michael Childers, Bruce Vilanch Headline AIDS Benefit, November 15
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Sept 12, 2013

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New York Times bestselling author Jackie Collins, award winning photographer of the stars Michael Childers, and comedy writer Bruce Vilanch are joining forces to co-host “Hollywood Dine and Dish: The Tinseltown Stories You Haven’t Heard,” on Nov. 15.

This evening benefits the AIDS Assistance Program (AAP) in Palm Springs, and will include hors d’oeuvres, drinks and dinner courtesy of Brad and Lynne Toles of Savoury’s Catering. The event will take place in Rancho Mirage at the Waterford estate of Bob Deville and Bob Bennion, co-owners of Windermere Real Estate Southern California.

Proceeds from each ticket purchased will go directly to AAP, according to Executive Director Mark Anton.

Tickets are available for $1,000 per person or $1,500 per couple. The cost is tax deductible. Remaining seats may also be purchased during the live auction at the “Evening Under the Stars” gala featuring Cyndi Lauper on May 11. To attend the event, call Anton at (760) 325-8481.

Collins has been called a “raunchy moralist” by the late director Louis Malle and dubbed “Hollywood’s own Marcel Proust” by Vanity Fair magazine. With more than 500 million copies of her books sold in more than 40 countries, Collins is one of the world’s top-selling novelists.

Childers is one of the entertainment industry’s most renowned and highly respected portrait, fashion and art photographers who began his career in the 1960s and continues to influence the world of art photography today. He has been instrumental in capturing the beauty and magnetism of such explosive young stars as Mel Gibson, Demi Moore, Richard Gere, John Travolta, Sissy Spacek and Michelle Pfeiffer, Rock Hudson, Natalie Wood, and Elton John.

Vilanch is a two-faced fella: Bearded, he is one of the most sought-after comedy writers in Hollywood, winner of a bunch of Emmys, and noted as the “Hollywood Square” just to the left of Whoopi Goldberg. Shaved, he spent two years as Edna Turnblad, Baltimore housewife and superstar, on tour and on Broadway, in the smash musical adaptation of the John Waters film, Hairspray.

In addition to Hairspray, he has appeared in Ice Pirates, Mahogany, and The Morning After. A frequent guest on talk shows, Vilanch won his Emmys for co-writing back-to-back Oscar shows with Billy Crystal. He was also nominated for an Emmy as a lyricist on Eartha Kitt’s gold-selling album, “Where Is My Man”.

For more information about AAP, visit www.aidsassistance.org.

Comedy Night With Bruce Vilanch At Tracks, Denver, May 17, Friday

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Tracks
Six-time Emmy Award Winner Bruce Vilanch performs at the EXDO Event Center, with special guests Chuck Roy and Hippieman
May 5, 2013

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BRUCE VILANCH – one of the most sought-after jokesmiths in the entertainment industry – is performing LIVE at the EXDO Event Center as Tracks presents “Gay Comedy Night with Bruce Vilanch” on Friday, May 17th at 8pm (doors open 7pm). Also performing are Denver-based comedians Chuck Roy and Hippieman.

Tickets for this comedy spectacle are only $15 presale ($20 at the door) and all presale ticket holders get to meet Bruce. All ticket purchases include free entry into the Tracks Nightclub.

ABOUT BRUCE VILANCH

Known for his eclectic eyewear and collection of unique T-shirts, Bruce Vilanch began as a child model for Lane Bryant, but soon he became an entertainment writer for the Chicago Tribune. Impressed by his review of her cabaret performance in 1970, Bette Midler hired him to punch up her act where he gave birth to Midler’s famed Sophie Tucker jokes. He later moved to Los Angeles where he wrote for variety shows like the original “Donny and Marie” and “The Brady Bunch Hour” (both ABC) and provided material for Richard Pryor, Lily Tomlin and Joan Rivers. He maintained his connection with Midler through the years, working on such projects as the feature “Divine Madness” (1980) and the TV special “Bette Midler—Diva Las Vegas” (HBO, 1997), as well as writing for her short-lived but lively sitcom, “Bette!” (CBS, 2000).

Bruce Vilanch began contributing to Academy Awards telecasts in 1989, collaborating with the likes of Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg and David Letterman, graduating to head writer in 2000. He has roasted celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor and President Clinton. He has also scripted most of the Academy Awards telecasts over the last decade, two of which won Emmys, including the one featuring Billy Crystal’s Hannibal Lecter entrance. Mr. Vilanch has also written for The Tony’s, The Grammy’s, and The Emmy’s, to name few. He also participates and volunteers at almost every charity function, especially those dealing with GLBT issues.

ABOUT CHUCK ROY

Chuck Roy is “The Bear”, a comedian and host of some of the biggest shows at Comedy Works. Chuck’s TV credits include “Will & Grace,” “3rd Rock from the Sun” and “Last Comic Standing.” This year Chuck co-stars in EUGE!, a new internet radio show starring Eugene Kenny Monday nights at 6pm on tRadioV.com. Chuck joins this podcast of veteran comedians to quiz an amateur comic about upcoming gigs, joke ideas and PR strategy.

ABOUT HIPPIEMAN

John Novosad, a.k.a. “Hippieman” is a stand-up comedian based out of the Comedy Works in Denver, Colorado. John has performed in clubs, theatres and weird little coffee houses across the country for almost three decades. Yes, there were some day jobs along the way.

John grew up in Boulder, Colorado – which is a damn good place to be from if you’re Hippieman. He made his comedic debut sometime around 1980 at the Blue Note in Boulder. John has toured extensively over the years and continues to do so. He’s also a featured performer at The Comedy Works, sharing the stage with some of the biggest national acts working today.

Jackie Collins, Michael Childers, Bruce Vilanch Headline AIDS Benefit

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Palm Springs Life
Jackie Collins, Michael Childers, Bruce Vilanch Headline AIDS Benefit
April 25, 2013

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New York Times bestselling author Jackie Collins, award winning photographer of the stars Michael Childers, and comedy writer Bruce Vilanch (pictured left) are joining forces to co-host “Hollywood Dine and Dish: The Tinseltown Stories You Haven’t Heard,” on Nov. 15.

This evening benefits the AIDS Assistance Program (AAP) in Palm Springs, and will include hors d’oeuvres, drinks and dinner courtesy of Brad and Lynne Toles of Savoury’s Catering. The event will take place in Rancho Mirage at the Waterford estate of Bob Deville and Bob Bennion, co-owners of Windermere Real Estate Southern California.

Proceeds from each ticket purchased will go directly to AAP, according to Executive Director Mark Anton.

Tickets are available for $1,000 per person or $1,500 per couple. The cost is tax deductible. Remaining seats may also be purchased during the live auction at the “Evening Under the Stars” gala featuring Cyndi Lauper on May 11. To attend the event, call Anton at (760) 325-8481.

Collins has been called a “raunchy moralist” by the late director Louis Malle and dubbed “Hollywood’s own Marcel Proust” by Vanity Fair magazine. With more than 500 million copies of her books sold in more than 40 countries, Collins is one of the world’s top-selling novelists.

Childers is one of the entertainment industry’s most renowned and highly respected portrait, fashion and art photographers who began his career in the 1960s and continues to influence the world of art photography today. He has been instrumental in capturing the beauty and magnetism of such explosive young stars as Mel Gibson, Demi Moore, Richard Gere, John Travolta, Sissy Spacek and Michelle Pfeiffer, Rock Hudson, Natalie Wood, and Elton John.

Vilanch is a two-faced fella: Bearded, he is one of the most sought-after comedy writers in Hollywood, winner of a bunch of Emmys, and noted as the “Hollywood Square” just to the left of Whoopi Goldberg. Shaved, he spent two years as Edna Turnblad, Baltimore housewife and superstar, on tour and on Broadway, in the smash musical adaptation of the John Waters film, Hairspray.

In addition to Hairspray, he has appeared in Ice Pirates, Mahogany, and The Morning After. A frequent guest on talk shows, Vilanch won his Emmys for co-writing back-to-back Oscar shows with Billy Crystal. He was also nominated for an Emmy as a lyricist on Eartha Kitt’s gold-selling album, “Where Is My Man”.

TICKET RELEASE: An Evening with Bruce Vilanch ~ Sunday, October 14th at 7:00 pm

Monday, September 17th, 2012

 

TICKET RELEASE:  An Evening with Bruce Vilanch ~ Mon Sep 17, 2012 – 5:00 PM

Location: Ohio Union – Information Center – 1739 N. High St.

Rain Location: None

Dates & Data: Actual event is Sunday, October 14th at 7:00 pm.

2 tickets per BuckId.

All Ohio Union Activities Board (OUAB) events are for OSU Columbus students with a valid BuckID only. This event is presented by the Ohio Union Activities Board (OUAB) and is brought to you by your Student Activity Fee.

Ohio Union Room 2098
1739 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43210
614.292.3117
ouab@osu.edu


Bruce Vilanch: Going To “The Mansion” In The…Oh Well, Saratoga Springs July 18-19, 2012

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

MetroLand
Stars Are Out Tonight series
 by The Staff on July 12, 2012 

 

 

If there’s a writer for the stars more famous than Bruce Vilanch, we haven’t heard of him. Bette Midler, Robin Williams, Cher, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal . . . and most hosts on more Oscar telecasts than we have time to list. He also wrote the legendaryStar Wars Holiday Special.

This week, Vilanch is bringing his stand-up act (which he insists is “not an act”) to the Mansion of Saratoga Springs, as the first performer in the Stars Are Out Tonight series.

As one Denver-based critic descibed his act, “nothing stings or feels mean. His humor is all about being an insider and sharing anecdotes about the foibles of working in show business.”

Bruce Vilanch will perform July 18 (Wednesday) and July 19 at 8 PM as part of the Stars Are Out Tonight series at the Mansion of Saratoga Springs (801 Route 29, Rock City Falls). For more info, call 885-1607 or visit themansionsaratoga.com.