Saturday night’s Hot in Hollywood benefit featured well known television stars like Grey’s Anatomy’s Sara Ramirez, Ugly Betty’s America Ferrara, and House’s Jesse Spencer and Jennifer Morrison. While the two House stars have called off their engagement, they might still be an item. USA Today reports that they sat together and hung out late into the night. Spencer wouldn’t give a firm answer when questioned about his relationship with Morrison, just saying “She’s a great girl… I can’t say anything more.”
An auction was held to benefit AIDS charities, with America Ferrera as the high bidder at $35k for a Toyota Prius. She said she already has a hybrid Hylander and “now I have two hybrids.”
Stars performed at the benefit, with America Ferrera singing numbers with Jerry O’Connell dressed in drag and with her co-stars Michael Urie and Becki Newton. Sara Ramirez was said to have wowed the crowd with a rousing version of The Man that Got Away:
Ferrera took the stage to sing a number from Gypsy. Crossing Jordan’s Jerry O’Connell was her backup dancer. Earlier, O’Connell was sweating bullets over his drag costume — a woman’s wig, high heels, underpants and a hot-pink sparkly bikini top that showed off more than he would have liked. “You can see everything,” he sighed.
The bit was inspired by a Broadway trip that Ferrera took this summer with O’Connell and his wife, Rebecca Romijn. The trio joined Newton and Urie to see Gypsy starring Patti LuPone, who plays Urie’s mom on Betty.
Heroes villain Zachary Quinto lined up co-stars Sendhil Ramamurthy, Jack Coleman and James Kyson Lee to perform a medley. They were introduced by Ventimiglia, who told Quinto, “I’m not a singer. I’ll pick up your microphone if it falls.”
But it was Grey’s Anatomy’s Sara Ramirez, a Tony winner for Spamalot, who brought down the house with a rendition of The Man That Got Away from 1954’s A Star Is Born.
[From USA Today]
Jamie Pressly from My Name is Earl hosted for the second time in the two year history of the benefit. She lost her uncle to AIDS in the 1980s.
I enjoy seeing pictures of minor celebrities I recognize but can’t name immediately. It’s a nice change from the constant pictures of the celebrities that you get sick of seeing every day. (Namely LohitneyParis, not that you needed any reminder.)
In the pictures from the event, Finch from American Pie, Eddie Kaye Thomas, and Stifler’s mom, Jennifer Coolidge were there. I wonder if they reminisced over their long-running on-screen May-December romance?
Thanks to PRPhotos for these pictures. Also shown are Linda Cardellini and Parminder Nagra from ER, Emily Deschanel from Bones, Rachel Harris from Notes from the Underbelly, Amber Stevens from Greek, Maggie Grace from Lost, Shar Jackson, and adult star Tera Patrick.
What was Shar Jackson doing there? She’s been in a few episodes of different TV shows, but according to IMDB she’s not on a show now. TMZ is making a big deal of the fact that she called her ex K-Fed a great dad, but that’s what she always says. She’s waiting for some of that alimony from Britney to come her way.