Chuck and I are in LA now for Hef's New Year's Eve Party tonight at the Mansion. We are staying at the Beverly Hills Hotel and it just oozes with old-world Hollywood glamour. Yesterday, we had lunch in the famous Polo Lounge and it was packed with familiar faces! Actor Jack Black was there with an assistant and I asked him when he stepped outside if I could take a pic of him. He grabbed the camera and said, "Let's take one together--if there's no photo, there's no proof that this happened!" He couldn't have been sweeter. I told him we had seen his film, Year One, premiered in Chicago and Harold Ramis introduced it to the crowd.
As if this sighting weren't enough, there were other famous faces in the restaurant too. As I was walking back in, who walked past me but Nancy Reagan with her long-time friend Betsy Bloomingdale! They were both very small and I should've known something was up by the security men posted all over the place! Shortly thereafter, Playboy Playmate of the Year, Shannon Tweed walked in. She has her own reality show with long-time boyfriend and rocker Gene Simmons....what a day!
Went to Little Door Restaurant and to Bazaar Rest. at the SLS Hotel....both are highly recommended....
Stay tuned for more news and I hope you have a Happy New Year!!!