Monday, February 18, 2008

New Celebrity Sighting!

On Friday night, HH and I attended the patron reception for the grand opening of the Broad Contemporary Art Museum here in LA. It’s an amazing new showcase at LACMA down on Wilshire and Fairfax. Filled with fabulous and expensive artwork from Jeff Koons and Robert Rauschenberg and Cindy Sherman and Damien Hirst and many others, the building itself is also a work of art, with a fabulous glass elevator leading everyone from floor to floor and winding red trimmed staircases around the sand-colored edifice. It’s really a lovely new home for some wonderful modern art and it cost $56 million! Wowsa! I don’t know if that includes the art inside.

Anyway, at this gala opening, where everyone wears anything and everything (something I truly love about LA!), we saw a major television and sometime-movie star coming out of the jazz-filled tent with a friend on her arm (daughter? Fellow thespian?). She looked gorgeous in layers of light clothing, her strawberry blonde hair soft around her face. And best of all, she seemed to be having a great time.

Here’s your hint: Soap.

Here’s another hint: she was in one of my very favorite Terry Gilliam movies, “Brazil.”

Yet a third hint (a little more recent): Everybody Loves Raymond.

Okay? Now, if you think you know, get over to my website for confirmation where the new listing is posted in Lite Snacks.

Your Hollywood connection,