Monday, December 14, 2009

Actress offers advice to Madonna on Bridgehampton

Stefanie Powers

Actress Stefanie Powers says that Madonna needs to make sure she’s got the right staff when she takes over Wild Ocean Farm. Powers used to own the Bridgehampton property, then known as another name, with her cousin, Geri Bauer, who sold the farm to Kelly Klein in 2000.

“I hope she’s got some good people,” says Powers, pointing out that between caring for the horses and maintaining the property there is “a lot to keep on top of.”

The “Hart to Hart” legend, who plays polo, says Madonna should be happy to have it. “It’s a wonderful place,” she says, adding that the indoor riding ring is extraordinary for its craftsmanship. “I hope she’ll be happy,” she says.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

Stefanie Powers - Lung Cancer

Stefanie Powers is a lung cancer survivor. Click on the photo to read the story.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List

Stefanie will be appearing on next week's show: Monday, July 6 @ 10 p.m on Bravo.

TV4U Video Portal Adds TVSPageant.Com

TV4U.Com, the 48 channel IPTV video portal has added TVSPageant.Com as its women's free internet television channel. TVS Pageant.Com features music, movies, classic TV, fashion, shopping, and life style programming targeted at the 'Baby Boomer' female market.

TV shows on the site include such classics as The Lucy Show, Petticoat Junction, The Mothers-in- Law, Doris Day, Police Woman-Decoy, Private Secretary, My Little Margie, and Get Christie Love.

Movies on the 'Chick Flicks' movie category include films starring Tom Selleck, Carol Alt, Morgan Fairchild, David Niven, Stefanie Powers, Sissy Spacek, Michael Landon, Goldie Hawn, Jodie Foster, Doris Day, Mary Tyler Moore, Michelle Pfeiffer, Valarie Bertinelli, Sarah Jessica Parker, Hugh Grant, Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Locklear, and Lynda Carter.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Stefanie Powers Named as Celebrity Grand Marshal of Memorial Day Parade

Los Angeles, CA, May 23, 2009 --- Patricia Kennedy, founder of Step Up 4 Vets and the creator of The Peace One Earth Medallion, has been named the Veteran Organization Grand Marshal of the The 21st Annual Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade in Canoga Park, California. The Parade honors the fallen men and women of the Armed Forces from all of America’s armed conflicts, including the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Actress Stefanie Powers serves as celebrity Grand Marshal.

At the end of the parade, Ms. Kennedy will present a special Peace One Earth Medallion to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on behalf of his support of Veterans.

The event coincides with the one year anniversary of both Step Up 4 Vets and the unveiling of the Peace One Earth Medallion. “What an incredible year we’ve had. We’ve presented the Peace One Earth medallion to great American celebrities Wayne Newton, Stefanie Powers, Buzz Aldrin, Kate Linder, Hugh O’Brian, Gary Sinise, Ed Begley, Jr., Mike Vogel, Luc Robitaille and Rick Monday in recognition of their extraordinary commitment to our veterans; co sponsored the California Fitness Challenge - Road 2 Recovery five day cycling event, donated Spinning Bikes to wounded Vets; and met with countless Veterans and non-profit groups to help support our returning troops. We’re still just getting our feet wet, but I think we’ve already started to make a difference in the lives of many veterans and their families,” Ms. Kennedy said today. “We encourage people to support Step Up 4 Vets by purchasing a Peace One Earth Medallion for themselves, a loved one, or a friend as a way to express appreciation and honor our Veterans.”

A portion of the proceeds from the Peace One Earth medallions is used to support Step Up 4 Vets, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to partner in the transition of our returning veterans as they readjust, redirect and rebuild their civilian lives. Further information is available at

Patricia Kennedy established Peace One Earth as a way to express gratitude to the defenders of our freedoms while acknowledging the hope for a world at peace. Renowned for her exquisite jewelry collection, Ms. Kennedy set about creating the beautifully crafted Peace One Earth medallion to make a statement about what is really important and essential in a peaceful society and to acknowledge the service and sacrifice of those who have given so much in pursuit.

The Peace One Earth medallion, offered as both a pendant and a lapel pin, is available in 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Solid Sterling Silver, Gold-Plate and Silver-Plate. The pendant is suspended from a 22 inch red cord finished with a lobster claw clasp and the lapel pin is designed with a single post and fastener. The medallion comes in its own Peace One Earth gold-stamped suede pouch. Further information is available at

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Children and the Arts

Singer and actress Carol Channing addressed the California State PTA Convention in San Jose on May 2 and made an appeal to bring the arts back to schools. Channing and her husband, Harry Kulijian, produced a DVD for distribution on which a few of their friends, including JoAnne Worley, Lily Tomlin, Phill Lewis, Florence Henderson, Stefanie Powers and Kevin Sorbo talk about how important it is for children to be exposed to the arts.

Monday, May 11, 2009

One from the Hart

Publishers Lunch Deluxe: Lunch Weekly for Monday, May 11

Actress Stefanie Powers' ONE FROM THE HART, with NYT bestselling author Richard Buskin, covering the author's career that commenced during the last days of the star-studded studio system; her extensive, ongoing involvement with the William Holden Wildlife Foundation, etc.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Stefanie Powers star de la Country à Mirande

Du 9 au 14 juillet

Stefanie Powers sera présente pendante toute la durée du festival, du 9 au 14 juillet, où se produira Roch Voisine.
Stefanie Powers will be present throughout the festival, from 9 to 14 July, which will occur Roch Voisine.

A la suite du désistement tout récent de l'acteur Lorenzo Lamas retenu par le tournage à Los Angeles d'un film important pour sa carrière, les organisateurs du festival Country de Mirande, qui se déroulera du 9 au 14 juillet, ont dû changer leur fusil d'épaule en ce qui concerne le parrainage.

Il sera confié à une marraine puisque c'est l'actrice Stefanie Powers qui sera de la fête.

Elle aussi mondialement connue, d'une grande beauté et parlant bien notre langue, Stéphanie Powers qui compte plus de 200 rôles au cinéma, fut notamment la partenaire de John Wayne dans « Mac Lintock », de Lee Van Cleef dans « La chevauchée des 7 Mercenaires » et de Roger Moore dans « Escape to Antena ».

Elle a été aussi l'inoubliable Jennifer Hart dans « L'Amour du risque » aux côtés de Robert Wagner. Dame de cœur, la marraine de cette 17è édition de Country Mirande, est présidente de sa fondation, la « William Holden Wildlife Fondation », organisme de bienfaisance dédié à la préservation des animaux sauvages au Kenya qu'elle a contribué à fonder et à pérenniser.

Google Translation:

Stefanie Powers star at the Mirande Country
From 9 to 14 July

Following the recent withdrawal of actor Lorenzo Lamas selected by the Los Angeles shooting a film important for his career, the organizers of the Festival de Mirande Country, which runs from July 9 to 14, had to change their tactics with regard to sponsorship.

It will be entrusted to a woman because it is the actress Stefanie Powers, which will be celebrating.

Also known worldwide, of great beauty and speaking our language, Stephanie Powers has more than 200 film roles, including the partner was of John Wayne in "Mac Lintock" by Lee Van Cleef in "The Ride of 7 mercenaries "and Roger Moore in" Escape to Antena.

It was also the unforgettable Jennifer Hart in "L'amour du risque" alongside Robert Wagner. Lady of the heart, the sponsor of this 17th edition of Country Mirande, is president of its foundation, the William Holden Wildlife Foundation, charitable organization dedicated to the preservation of wildlife in Kenya it has helped to build and sustain.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Celebrities, Horses, Music and History Will Unite for 2009 'Fiesta of the Spanish Horse' Cancer Research Benefit

BURBANK, CA -- On Saturday, May 2nd thousands will join celebrities, musicians, dancers and magnificent horses at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center for the 11th Annual Fiesta of the Spanish Horseextravaganza, all in support of raising funds for cancer research.

Fiesta, a revered Southern California equestrian tradition that raises funds for cancer research organizations, this year benefits theUSC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. It also plays an important role in integrating communities by honoring horses and people steeped in rich tradition. The four-day event features multi-breed show competitions (April 30-May 3, free to the public) and the signature Saturday evening gala.

Among the many celebrities and prominent Los Angelenos supporting Fiesta 2009 are Oscar(R) winning actress Anjelica Huston and popular actors Obba Babatunde, Leslie Charleson, J. Eddie Peck and Stefanie Powers. Disney star Miley Cyrus has generously autographed a golf car used in her new film Hannah Montana: the Movie. This priceless golf car will be raffled off Saturday evening, and many one-of-a-kind items will be part of a silent auction, including spending a day with USC's famous horse mascot as a Traveler(R) crew member at a 2009 home football game!

The Saturday evening extravaganza, a family-friendly event with many vendors and authentic Spanish food and music, features non-stop, Broadway-style equine entertainment. New to the 2009 line-up are the California Cowgirls, a multi-championship rodeo drill team, a Friesian horse performance and a special Lipizzaner horse act. There will be a rare opportunity to see a horse breed new to the US, the Costarricense de Paso (only nine of these horses are in the country!).

Festivities for the Saturday, May 2nd Fiesta of the Spanish Horseextravaganza begin at 3:00 pm at the LA Equestrian Center grounds. The performance begins at 6:00 pm in the Equidome. Ticket prices range from $15 - $50 and family discounts are available. Contact 818-842-7444 or visit for further information.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A Soldier's Love Story to be on Hallmark Channel

A Soldier's Love Story

A young boy's letter to a soldier serving overseas forever changes lives. Through a series of letters, Jared Marshall and Sgt. Vince Carerra bond over a love of baseball. Jared reveals his loneliness and estrangement from his dad after his parents divorce. When Vince returns home, he meets Jared and his mother, Dana (Lori Loughlin, "90210"). The two begin to fall in love. Complications arise when Vince gets his orders to deploy. Vince and Dana discover that true love can overcome any obstacle. Also stars Stefanie Powers ("Hart to Hart"). Executive produced by Larry Levinson; produced by Brian Gordon and Jim Wilberger.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Stefanie on Travel'n On Radio Show

A "Hart" For Animals
Travel’n On is going on the road and will broadcast live during from Jackson Square during the French Quarter Festival on April 18, 2009. If you missed Mardi Gras you can travel with us and before we go you’ll hear about all of the great acts, attractions and activities from Mary Beth Romig with the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau. Then we’ll be joined by Hollywood actress Stefanie Powers who is keeping alive the African legacy of the late film star William Holden, who established a well known game ranch and sanctuary in Kenya. Stefanie will talk about her “Hart” for animals and her conservation work.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Photo Flash: Carol Channing at 'Cabaret at the Castle'

Friends and colleagues including Bruce Vilanch, Valarie Pettiford, Rachel York, Rita McKenzie, Carole Cook, Thom Troupe, Kathryn Jootsen, Lily Tomlin, Florence Henderson, Donna Mills, Jackie Joseph, Channing Chase, Tippi Hedren, JoAnne Worley, Kate Linder and the Los Angeles cast of RENT among others were more than thrilled to turn out for this special engagement of "The First 80 Years are the Hardest," that marked Carol Channing's return to the stage after her accident last year that forced her, for the very first time in her 70 year career, to cancel all scheduled performances.

Ready and willing to welcome her back to where she belongs, the audience was there to worship the veteran musical theatre icon, and Channing did not disappoint. Comments made by those who attended the evening included JoAnne Worley saying "I was Carol's stand-by when Hello Dolly first opened. She told me in advance that she'd never be out and she wasn't," then added "I have Miss Channing's eyelashes on tonight because I forgot my own and when I asked, Does Carol have extra eyelashes? They said yes and brought me a pair of hers with glue."

No novice to cabaret herself, and currently touring with her own show called "All The Lives of Me," is Florence Henderson who remarked about her friend Carol Channing "She inspires me on so many levels. She has impeccable comedic timing. I think she knows a secret that we don't know. She's amazing, has such strength mentally and physically and emotionally. And her husband, Harry, it's a good thing she married him otherwise I'd give her a run for her money!" Close at hand to offer an additional note is Donna Mills with "She's amazing, enthralling on the stage. She grabs you from the minute she walks out."

Lily Tomlin is proud to have known the Broadway Diva since she was 17 recalling "I've known Carol for many years. She's one of the funniest women ever. The first time I saw her, I went to see her one-woman show in Detroit. I went to the backstage door and she came out, there were a lot of young people hanging around adoring her and she was so generous. I've worked with her on Laugh-In and I've done lots of charity appearances with her." Lily's I Heart Huckabees co-star, Tippi Hedren, added "I cant remember when I have had more fun. Whether she is on stage or not, I can't help wearing a smile around Carol." Bruce Vilanch recalled once in San Francisco he entered a Carol Channing look-a-like contest, "But they thought I was Shelley Winters." And AMC's Mad Men star, Channing Chase, quickly summed it up with "The woman is simply amazing!"

The intimate evening with Carol Channing was held as a benefit announcing the formation of the Dr. Carol Channing Foundation for the Arts (, an organization dedicated to raising the awareness for the need of and to bring the arts back into the public school system. Carol's husband, Harry Kullijian, was proud to announce that a PSA is currently being produced that will premiere at the National PTA meeting in May. So far the confirmed participants include Stefanie Powers, Donna Mills, Loni Anderson, Dorian Harewood, Lily Tomlin, Lesley Ann Warren, JoAnne Worley, Florence Henderson, Kate Linder, and more. The PSA's are being done with the gracious donation of CityTV in Santa Monica under the direction of the PSA's producer, B. Harlan Boll.

Miss Channing's engagement was also the inaugural performance for the new Cabaret at the Castle which has been developed in the famous Magic Castle's lower level, known as The Inner Circle (7001 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90028). Up until now, the rarely used space has been virtually unknown to even many of its own members. It houses a eclectic collection including WC Field's trick pool table, Marionettes from The Sound of Music, Edgar Bergen's Ventriloquists dummies, Walt Disney's original miniature of the Haunted Mansion, the original automaton Madam Carnak that Johnny Carson (who was an amateur magician and Magic Castle member) based his famous character, and the actual Hello Dolly! bar (from the movie, not the Broadway production, with apologies made to Carol).

The evening was a very special gathering as Carol offered memories, humorous storytelling and, of course, some of her signature tunes, bringing the audience up close and personal with the Ultimate Broadway Jazz Baby. She shared anecdotes as well as a few amazing impersonations of friends like Ethel Merman, Sophie Tucker, Joan Crawford and Tallulah Bankhead, who "Had a problem. She couldnt keep her clothes on. I had to keep from looking down, which wasnt easy." The evening included banter, reminiscent of Burns and Allen, with Carol's husband Harry Kullijian and a plea to support Arts in the public school system.

Adding to the evenings festivities, Carol appeared wearing the Gianni Versace Tiara valued at an Estimated $3 Million that will be offered at Public Auction on the Site, commencing on Monday, March 23rd, 2009 at 9:00am PST.

In conjunction with the Tiara auction, is partnering with Aid for AIDS, a non-profit premier service provider for Los Angeles County whose mission is to provide direct financial assistance and critical support for the necessities of life to those impoverished and disabled by HIV/AIDS. Bidz will be donating a substantial amount of the funds raised from the on line auction to Aid for AIDS. When approached by Aid for Aids, Miss Channing enthusiastically agreed to help by graciously contributing her support and celebrity to the fund raising efforts, Ms. Channing will be making media appearances nationally on behalf of Aid for AIDS to help promote the Versace Tiara Auction. "Who better to promote the auction than the original Loreli Lee who sang "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend" in Broadway's 1949 hit "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," said Terry Goddard (executive Director of Aid for AIDS).

It was a nervous security team that hovered over the famous tiara as it was offered from Carol To America's favorite bitch, Alison Arngrim, then to America's favorite mom, Florence Henderson, who then placed it on her "Ladies of the House" co-star, Donna Mills, before crowning JoAnne Worley with it. Shortly afterward it came to rest, slightly cockeyed, on Lily Tomlin, but then finally found itself on the regal head of the glamorous Tippi Hedren before president, Leon Kuperman, put it back in its protective case.

The world renowned Versace Tiara contains over 1,200 diamonds, all of which are GIA or EGL certified. The Tiara has previously been held only by private collectors - until now. This is the first time in the history of the piece that it is being made available to the public for purchase. Auction pre-qualification information, investor details and Tiara diamond certificates can be found at or visit the Bidz website at for more information.

Ms. Channing's illustrious and varied career spans movies, Broadway, TV, countless albums, authoring a book and has earned her three Tony Awards, a Golden Globe and and Oscar nomination. With no signs of slowing down, she plans to continue touring with her one woman show promoting the work of her foundation and is proudly anticipating the upcoming release of her new gospel CD entitled "For Heaven's Sake."

Saturday, February 28, 2009

After Party Wrap-Up

BEVERLY HILLS — Veteran agent Norby Walters produced his 19th Annual Night of 100 Stars Gala in the luxurious Beverly Hills Hotel's Crystal Ballroom, and this time there were over 200 stars. This was a big black tie and red carpet formal sit-down dinner viewing party. Academy members flocked to Norby Walters as he had been called the apparent heir to the famous Swifty Lazar and his party at Spago.

The guests were treated to a red carpet gauntlet of over 300 accredited media outlets including Good Morning America and The Jimmy Kimmel show, who both set up production units right in the party. The gowns and world couture were astounding. Guests enjoyed an open bar with the Hotels best mixologist mixing exotic drinks with the names of the Oscar nominees.

The five star cuisine of the Beverly Hills Hotel included French and California fine wines, Chicken Cordon Bleu, truffles, tar tar, French Basil Salad, multiple fresh baked breads, Belgian Chocolates, praline creme brulets, sherbets and ice creams and rare cheeses and after dinner cordials. The flowers were a sea of white and red roses with golden ribbons in the form of motion picture film stock.

The party was seen around the world as it was broadcast live on the worldwide web by Fashion TV, and was seen by over 70 million people as has been done for the past five years.

Stars who were seen there are serious Academy Oscar watchers, many who voted and have had Oscars and Oscar nominations as well. "If you’re not presenting or nominated—this is the party you come too," said Edward Lozzi, the events public relations coordinator.

"It's a great place to get glamorous and watch the Oscars with serious actors," said Norby Walters, the host for the last 19 years.

Guest enjoying the fun were: Chevy Chase, Daniel Baldwin, Erika Christensen, David Carradine, Dominick Dunne, James Cromwell, Cindy Margolis, Laura Dern, Frances Fisher, Robert Forster, Shirley Jones, Lance Hendriksen, Harry Hamlin, Martin Landau, Sofia Milos, Jason Ritter, Kristy Swanson, Alan Thicke, Doris Roberts, Fred Willard, Sean Young, Robert Townsend, Peter Bogdonovich, Powers Booth, Steve Baldwin, Buzz Aldrin, Garcelle Beauvais-Nilan, Lucy Lawless, Peter Noth (Mr.Big), Stefanie Powers and over 150 more. Over 40 former Oscar winners and nominees were in the room as well.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Powers Set for S.T.A.G.E. Benefit Concerts Celebrating the Gershwins

As previously announced, the songs of George and Ira Gershwin will be the focus of the 25th Anniversary S.T.A.G.E. benefit concert, which is simply titled The Brothers Gershwin — George & Ira.

The annual AIDS benefit will be presented March 21 at 8 PM and March 22 at 3 PM at the newly renovated Wilshire Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA. David Galligan will direct the concerts with musical direction by Mary Ekler and Jerry Sternbach.

Those scheduled to wrap their voices around a Gershwin tune include Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young, Wicked's Shoshana Bean, Michael K. Lee, "High School Musical" co-star Lucas Grabeel, "American Idol" finalist Kimberley Locke, Betty Garrett, Carole Cook, Pat Marshall, Ian Abercrombie, pianist Allen Barton, the duo Baul Point Pen (featuring Paul Peglar and Ben McLain), Mary Jo Catlett, James Darren, "Grey's Anatomy" star Loretta Devine, Sam Harris, Bill Hutton, Vicki Lewis, John Maher, Linda Michele, Valarie Pettiford, Stefanie Powers, "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" host Jai Rodriguez, Dee Wallace and the cast of Forever Plaid: Jeremy Bernard, David Engel, Roger Befeler and Larry Rabin.

Expect such classics as "I Got Rhythm," "Embraceable You," "Someone to Watch Over Me," "They Can't Take that Away from Me," "Our Love is Here to Stay" and "Summertime."

The concert will also feature the presentation of the S.T.A.G.E. Producers Award to Michael Kearns, an actor, writer, producer, director, teacher and one of the four co-founders of S.T.A.G.E.

The S.T.A.G.E. concerts are the longest continuously running AIDS benefit in the world. Proceeds from this year's event will go to AIDS Project Los Angeles.

The first S.T.A.G.E. benefit took place in October 1984, honoring the music of Leonard Bernstein. Subsequent presentations have paid tribute to Stephen Sondheim (1985, 1987, 1996), Jule Styne (1988), Jerry Herman (1989), John Kander and Fred Ebb (1990), Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein (1991), Irving Berlin (1992), George and Ira Gershwin (1993), Harold Arlen (1995), Cole Porter (1997), Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe and Burton Lane (1998), Richard Adler, Jerry Bock and Cy Coleman (1999), Charles Strouse, Arthur Schwartz and Stephen Schwartz (2000), Jerome Kern (2001), Johnny Mercer (2002), Frank Loesser (2003), Andrew Lloyd Webber (2004), Marvin Hamlisch and Harry Warren (2005), Betty Comden and Adolph Green (2006), Stephen Sondheim (2007) and Burt Bacharach (2008).

The Wilshire Theatre is located in Beverly Hills, CA, at 8440 Wilshire Blvd. For ticket information call (866) 679-0958 or visit

Sunday, February 15, 2009

19th Annual Night Of 100 Stars Awards Gala

BEVERLY HILLS — The 19th annual Night of 100 Stars viewing party is the place to be on Sunday, February 22, at the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel. The awards night gala, produced by super-agent and renowned poker player Norby Walters, is a black tie affair that includes a red carpet and a formal sit-down dinner where attendees can enjoy the Oscars.

Walters’s publicist Edward Lozzi, of Lozzi P.R., gave an update of the event to Canyon News and said that about 150-200 Academy members including leading actors and icons will walk down the red carpet, which is saturated with media outlets from local to international broadcasters. In fact, the media coverage is so large that the Beverly Hills Hotel had to supply a ballroom for the media alone. Everyone flocks to get a glimpse of the stars attending the second biggest red carpet aside from the Oscars!

An update of the celebrity attendees include Robert Loggia, James Cromwell, Hector Elizondo, Tony Shaloub, Dennis Hazewort, Steve Collins, Stefanie Powers, Mimi Rogers, Rob Schneider, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jennifer Tilly, Rosie Perez, Bo Derek, Eric Roberts, Lolita Davidovich, John Corbett, Camryn Manheim, Laura Dern, John Schneider, Dennis Haysbert, Sasha Cohen, Gerald McRainey and actress Jenna Jameson who is now retired from the adult entertainment industry. The special guests to appear amid the various stars are pilot Chelsey B. Kellenberger and his wife who were invited for a very special Oscar weekend! Kellenberger is a real-world hero whose fast actions saved many during the Hudson River crash.

So what is it like to attend an Oscar viewing party like the prestigious Night of 100 Stars? According to Lozzi, there are two parties going on at the same time: the cocktail party for those who would like to mingle at the bar and talk, and the sit-down dinner for those who purchased the $1000 ticket. Each table is equipped with its own screen.

“When a commercial breaks, all hell breaks loose! People take a restroom break, smoke breaks, and some even steal a kiss under the stars—it all happens…Then when the commercials are over everyone sits back down for some serious watching,” Lozzi said.

One fact remains certain, with a name like Night of 100 Stars, how can you go wrong?

Friday, February 06, 2009

The Brothers Gershwin: George and Ira! The 25th Annual S.T.A.G.E. Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event

The Brothers Gershwin: George & Ira
The 25th Annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (S.T.A.G.E.) Honoring Michael Kearns

The longest continuously running AIDS benefit in the world, the Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (S.T.A.G.E.) has raised more than $5 million for HIV/AIDS services throughout Southern California. This year, enjoy two exciting performances of song and dance saluting legendary composers George and Ira Gershwin and benefiting APLA’s programs and services for people affected by HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles and beyond. Bid on a range of offerings, including priceless musical memorabilia, during the event’s silent auction. David Galligan directs. Jerry Sternbach and Mary Ekler are the musical directors.

S.T.A.G.E. co-founder and award-winning actor Michael Kearns will receive the "2009 Producers STAGE Award" at the March 21 performance in recognition of his ongoing personal and professional commitment to and advocacy for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Scheduled to appear: Ian Abercrombie, Allen Barton, Baul Point Pen: Paul Peglar & Ben McLain, Shoshana Bean, Mary Jo Catlett, Carole Cook, James Darren, Loretta Devine, Betty Garrett, John Glover, Lucas Grabeel, Sam Harris, Bill Hutton, Vicki Lewis, Kimberley Locke, Jon Maher, Pat Marshall, Valarie Pettiford, The Plaids: Roger Befeler, Stan Chandler, David Engel, & Larry Rabin, Stefanie Powers, Jai Rodriguez, Dee Wallace and others to be announced.

The Wilshire Theatre Beverly Hills
8440 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Saturday, March 21 at 8:00 p.m. (Silent auction opens at 6:30 p.m.)
Sunday, March 22 at 3:00 p.m. (Silent auction opens at 1:30 p.m.)

For more information, please call 866.679.0958.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Rita Moreno, Stefanie Powers, Petula Clark and More Set for Rrazz Room Gala

San Francisco's Rrazz Room at the Hotel Nikko will hold a special charity gala in honor of its first anniversary at 7:30pm on Tuesday, March 17. Proceeds will benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

The evening will be emceed by Jan Wahl. Entertainment will be provided by Rita Moreno, Petula Clark, Paul Williams, Stefanie Powers, Sally Kellerman, Paula West, Freda Payne, Linda Clifford, Edna Wright & Honey Cone, Valarie Pettiford, David Hernandez, Tim Hockenberry, Sony Holland, and Terese Genecco.

Tickets range from $75 to $175, and can be ordered by calling 866-468-3399 or visiting

SP Will Not Appear, SP Will Appear

Stefanie will not be appearing at the Hollywood Collectors Show. She will be appearing at the AIDS Benefit in Los Angeles March 21 and 22.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Stefanie Replaced in Pack of Lies

Stefanie has been replaced by Lorna Luft in Pack of Lies.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Stefanie to Appear in Pack of Lies

West End dream for local actress

A talented Co Derry girl who has rubbed shoulders with some of television's best known characters has landed a dream part in a West End show.

But Magherafelt-born Emma Kearney got her first taste of the business when she worked for a local TV station in Derry.

The 27-year-old lived and studied performance in Manchester and since graduating she has appeared in top soaps such as Coronation Street and Emmerdale.

Now she has landed a dream role in one of the West End's more controversial shows which will be touring the UK this year.

A Pack of Lies, which is based on a true story, centres around a London family and their neighbours during the 1950s and 1960s.

"It will be my first West End job", says Emma, "I'm really excited.

"The audition came out of the blue and it took two months before I found out I got the job. I couldn't believe it. It happened really fast. I had to be in London five days later to start rehearsals and it's going great."

Emma plays a woman called Thelma in the play, which first opened in the West End in 1983 starring Judi Dench and Michael Williams as the Jacksons.

"The play was controversial when it first came out," said Emma, "It is a true story about Russian spies living in London and how they were found out. My character works for MI5.

"It is a brilliant job. My first big London theatre job. The director is an amazing man and the cast are lovely. We will be touring for eight weeks all over Britain. Then we'll go to the West End."

The play, which is a Bill Kenwright production, stars Jenny Seagrove and Stefanie Powers and will tour Britain for the next eight weeks.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Fairy godmother in permit mix-up

American actress Stefanie Powers missed her pantomime performance as the fairy godmother in Southampton when she was held up over a work permit mix-up.

The 66-year-old, who is starring in Cinderalla at the Mayflower Theatre, was detained by immigration officials at Heathrow on Wednesday.

She had flown in from Los Angeles but a copy of her work permit was lost and her passport unstamped.

The show's lawyers resolved the matter but Ms Powers missed her performance.

The actress, most famous for starring in the US show Hart to Hart, said: "I am delighted to have returned to Southampton even though there was a slight delay checking my fairy credentials by British immigration.

"It may have been inevitable, but how many fairy godmothers can they deal with on a daily basis at this time of year?"

She is due back on stage later on Thursday.

A spokesman for the theatre said: "Ms Powers was stuck at Heathrow for over an hour and no amount of wand waving seemed to be able to magic her free from the ugly sisters of immigration and border control."

The actress had flown back to America on New Year's Eve because her 96-year-old mother was taken ill and subsequently died.

A spokeswoman for the UK Border Agency confirmed that a 66-year-old woman was questioned briefly and asked to prove her right to work in the UK.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Mayflower panto star Stefanie Powers stopped at Heathrow

The Mayflower’s Fairy Godmother has been denied access back into the UK by immigration officials today.

Despite attempts at wand waving, Stefanie Powers has been unable to persuade officials she needs to fly back to Southampton for tonight’s show.

Stefanie, best known for her role in US TV hit Hart to Hart, was traveling back to London from Los Angeles following the death of her mother.

Although initially granted entry when she first arrived for rehearsals for Cinderella: The Musical Pantomime late last year, it now appears Stefanie’s work permit has been lost.

Producers and lawyers are currently wrangling with the UK Border Agency and hope to have her back in time for tomorrow’s matinee performance.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Stefanie's Mother Is Gone

Julie passed away. Thoughts and prayers are with you, Stefanie.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Actress flies back to America as elderly mum is taken ill

HOLLYWOOD actress Stefanie Powers has pulled out of her role in the musical panto Cinderella at The Mayflower after her elderly mother was taken ill.

The big screen veteran, most famous for her role in 80s crime drama Hart to Hart, flew back to the USA to be by her mother’s bedside following her performance as the Fairy Godmother on New Year’s Eve.

Her understudy Grace Warner joins the all star cast including Christopher Biggins, Matthew Kelly and Craig McLachlan until Ms Powers returns next week.

A spokesman for The Mayflower said: “Stefanie Powers’ 96-year-old mother was taken into hospital back in the United States this week in a critical state.

“Stefanie flew out to be at her bedside following the New Year’s Eve performance of Cinderella, and she is hoping to be back in the pantomime next week.

“Her understudy, Grace Warner, who previously played the baroness in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on tour, received a rapturous reception from the audience and left Christopher Biggins, Matthew Kelly and Craig McLachlan spellbound at her performance.

“Our sympathies are with Stefanie at this difficult time.”

Last month Ms Powers, 67, took time out of rehearsals to visit Marwell Zoo where two fans paid for her to sponsor an antelope.

The animal was named after Ms Powers, a keen conservationist, who set up the William Holden Wildlife Trust in memory of her husband.

Following Cinderella, which runs at The Mayflower until January 17, Ms Powers is staying in the UK, performing in the revival of Pack of Lies.