Hollywood Brings Back
Entertainment To Events
by George Mc Quade
At first thought, the the idea of having a show throwing competition to benefit needy families, which later turned out to be the Salvation Army, I was hesitant.
But when Genius Reality TV Producer Ziad Batal called me late one night and ran his idea by me I thought..hmmmmmm… a gimmick….finally someone with a lot of brains is bringing back what entertainment publicity used to be…entertaining.
Dubai.TV Anchor Janeen Mansour is his better half and she is also a genius. Some of those celebrities she interviewed were invited. I really thought it would be a challenge, but when you give from the heart and you have passion, there is no stopping you, and only distractions like the Golden Globes, People’s Choice Awards and Eva Mendes getting another charity award.
Her friends pulled through and thanks to celebs like Kim Kardashian, Katie Gill, Elizabeth Nicole and Eduardo Garcia, who won the men’s toss, the event was smooth, fun and everyone left feeling like they really helped the community. Even celebs Actor Timothy Woodward, Jr. (who spent 15 hours at the airport, thanks to mixups in schedules) still manage to fly out from Wilmington, North Carolina and hey Nuttin’ But Stringz – Damien and Toure Escobar (#3 NBC America’s Got Talent) flew out from Queens, New York just to be with TV Anchor Janeen Mansour to help the needy. Below is a slide show, thanks to KABC-TV, People Magazine, Hollywood.TV, Los Angeles Daily News and many more it was a huge success. Stay tuned for more this summer…Nuttin’ But Shoes.
“I am here throwing shoes for a good cause,” said Kim Kardashian, reality TV show, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” who came with Cheetah Girl Adrienne Bailon. “ I have never throw shoes before, except at someone I refuse to name. I love coming to these kinds of charities with a great cause, the Salvation Army.”
Other celebrities chucking their shoes for a good cause included: Sol Romero Campbell, “ The Edge of Darkness,” Elizabeth Nicole, “7th Heaven” and ABC’s “Port Charles,” Katie Gill, “CSI Miami,” Dyllan Christopher, “Unaccompanied Minors,” “Bones” Steffani Brass, “This Might Hurt” ABC, TV , Damien & Tourie Escobar, Nuttin’ But Stringz, “NBC’s America’s Got Talent,” Timothy Woodward, Jr., “WGN Networks’ Whittaker Bay,” “Redefining Love, “ and Reality TV Producer Ziad Batal, “Hydra Executives.”
Actor Eduardo Garcia won the Golden Shoe Award in the Men’s competition for tossing 75 feet, Beverly Pomerantz, casting director, CATCH 21, won women’s award at 50 feet, and little girls named Nadine and Rachel won the children’s toss at around 25 feet.
Mar Vista Institute of Health donated back and neck messages and the tips the clinic’s staff received at the event to the Salvation Army. Ed Hardy Shoes donated several dozen boxes of new shoes. Actress Melanie Griffith donated a pair of maroon colored high heel shoes, too.