BEVERLY HILLS—This week in Hollywoodland, there were parties all around us. In Hollywood Hills Oscar winner Jeremy Renner celebrated his birthday with a group of star friends; Nicole Richie threw her baby, Harlow, a party in Beverly Hills; and my friend Michael Stich, from “The Bold and the Beautiful,” received a well-deserved nomination for his directing work. There was a lot of other news in entertainment as we prepare for Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards® at the famed Beverly Hilton Hotel, formerly owned by Mr. Showbiz himself Merv Griffin.

When Academy Award® winning actor Jeremy Renner throws a bash, he invites a lot of Hollywood’s hottest stars to his shindig. The handsome star turned 40 this month, and last weekend, he invited Leonardo DiCaprio, Scarlett Johansson and Christina Aguilera to blow out candles with him.

In Beverly Hills, Nicole Richie celebrated her beautiful daughter Harlow’s third birthday in style as well. Nicole and her husband, Joel Madden, celebrated their daughter’s milestone at Treehouse Social Club, a full-time play center and café with pampering spa for mothers and their kids.

It wasn’t that many years ago Kate Hudson won a Golden Globe, this year she’s going to be bringing home her second child. The beautiful actress is pregnant by Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy. Congratulations to the happy couple and good luck. Soccer star David Beckham and former “Spice Girl” Posh Beckham are reportedly having their fourth child, due in the summer. Rumor has it that Khloe Kardashian is pregnant and Owen Wilson did confirm that he’s going to be a daddy this year. Something must be in the water in Beverly Hills; there seems to be a baby boom going on.

A major part of Hollywood’s golden era of television is gone. David Nelson, who played the eldest son on the 1950s sitcom “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet,” died at the age of 74 on Tuesday. David Nelson was the last surviving member of the TV family that became the epitome of clean American entertainment on TV. He died of complications from colon cancer.

Johnny Knoxville called on our mutual friend Rip Taylor, (who has appeared in all of his “Jackass” movies) again to do a little something for the Critics Choice Awards on VH1 on Friday night. It was suppose to be a surprise. Yeah right, like Rip is ever going to keep a secret from his friends. He did a take-off on the movie “The Black Swan.” If you missed it and didn’t DVR it, trust me, it was hysterical. Guys in tutus and ballet tights, and guess who the Black Swan was? The group laughed so hard during rehearsals and making the video that it’s definitely a pop culture moment for the 21st century.

Not so quietly, but definitely privately, Rip celebrated his birthday also on Friday. When asked his age, Rip said, “Tommy, you know you don’t ask anyone in this town their age. However, I was a former page in the U.S. Senate. I won’t say how far back. But I will admit to an opening act at the Ford Theatre. When I heard a loud noise from the balcony, I ran out.”

Director Michael Stich has been nominated for a Director’s Guild of America (DGA) Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime. This marks the eighth DGA nomination for Stich, with two wins in 1992 and 1995, and the 13th nomination for “B&B.”

The other members of Stich’s nominated directorial team include Associate Directors: Clyde Kaplan, Casey Kasprzyk, Steven Wacker, Catherine A. Sedwick, Jennifer L. Howard; Stage Managers: Laura L. Yale, Lisa Winthur-Huston, Barbara Roche, Don Jacobs, John P. Aguirre, Douglas Hayden; Production Associate: Lori Staffier.

“We are all thrilled for Michael and his team,” Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley P. Bell tells Canyon News. “This story [L.A.’s homeless] is one of inspiration and hope. It was taped on the streets of Skid Row on the hottest day recorded in the history of the city. Even under these grueling conditions, Michael brought his best forward and the results have been magical.”

The 63rd Annual DGA Awards will take place on Saturday, January 29, at The Grand Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland in Los Angeles.

Lastly, actress Susan Sullivan will play Lady Sneerwell in the L.A. Theatre Works audio recording of Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s deliciously malicious“The School for Scandal.”

You can purchase tickets for the upcoming play by calling 310-827-0889 or at

Have a great week, and see you next week! XOXO

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Photographs Courtesy: Portifino Image by Bell Phillip Television Productions and Susan Sullivan by Lucy P.R.
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