On Sunday, March 2, Examiner.com was on the red carpet for The Norby Walters' 24th Annual Night Of 100 Stars Oscar Viewing Gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Norby Walters, a veteran music agent, reprised his role as Producer and Dinner Chairman. The Executive Producer of this event was Billionaire clothing designer/manufacturer Peter Nygard.
Actor Thomas Dekker, Gary Busey, Jon Voight, Ed Asner, Kayla Tabish, Theodore Bikel, Co-President of Bold Films Gary Michael Walters, Actor Gregory Itzin, Tosca Rivola, Pianist Oksana Grigorieva, Alexandra Vino, Actress Caitlin O'Connor, Adrienne Maloof, Rebecca Grant, Designer Sue Wong, Lou Diamond, Anne Heche, Harry Hamlin, Richard Kind, Taylor Armstrong, James Cromwell, Basketball Player John Salley, Ken Davitian, Astronaut Buzz Aldrin and Doris Roberts were a few of the notables we spotted on the red carpet.
We spoke with actress Shelley Morrison on the red carpet. She starred in "Will and Grace." "It is a date night. We get to dress up, have great food and you get to watch The Oscars. It is such a fun night," Morrison told Examiner.com exclusively.
Next up with spoke with comedian Yakov Smirnoff on the red carpet. He said, "This is a fabulous night in Hollywood. This is my third time here. It is a nice way to watch The Oscars. There are so many good movies and it will be exciting to see who wins."
Lou Ferrigno and his wife Carla Ferrigno walked the red carpet together. "We love to come to this event because it is a reunion in Hollywood. We get to see the same friends every single year and it makes it so special," said Carla.
The evening featured an open bar full of Oscar film inspired cocktails:
*American Hustle, "Jersey Con's Flip"
Laird's Apple Brandy (Made in New Jersey), Allspice Dram, Apple, Lemon, Egg White
*Captain Phillips, "Pirate's Punch"
Mt. Gay Black Barrel Rum, Clement Creole Schrubb, Lime, Grapefruit
*Dallas Buyers Club, "Texas Two Step"
An ice cold Budweiser served with a shot of Don Julio Blanco Tequila, $23
*Gravity, "Trouble on The Hubble"
Russian Standard Vodka, Honey and Lemon served over an ice globe
*Her, "Imaginary Friend"
Zaya 12 Year Aged Rum, Passion Fruit, Sparkling Wine
*Nebraska, "Cornhusker Sour"
Hudson Corn Whiskey, Bulleit Rye, Yuzu Sour Mix
*Philomena, "Birthed In Ireland"
Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, Strawberry, Lime, Club Soda
*The Wolf Of Wall Street, "Lemmon Qualuude"
Absolut Citron Vodka, Pernod Absinthe, Lemongrass, Lemon
*12 Years As A Slave, "Solomon's Fiddle"
Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Mango, Ginger
The Night of 100 Stars Dinner Menu is below:
Fig, Pomegranate, and Citrus Salad
Watercress and Red Endive, Baby Tomatoes, Fig Emulsion
Stuffed Chicken with Spinach, Brioche, and Pine Nuts
Yukon Gold and Sweet Potato Gratinee, Pearl Onions, Rainbow Cauliflower
Chocolate Caramelia Fantasy Cake
Raspberry Sauce and Pomegranate Sorbet