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We are pleased to announce that Marci Weiner, internationally known columnist and TV personality will be writing a regular column for www.KNBSTV.com.  Marci's syndicated column is in many local and national publications, and she has appeared on such TV shows as Joan Rivers, USA Network, Soap Talk, and Hollywood Style.  She is currently taping a series "Hollywood Marci" which originates in  Houston, Texas.

Marci's Hollywood Hotline will be a regular feature on www.KNBSTV.com and you can submit info and invitations to her at hlbt@earthlink.net  

Marci’s Hollywood Hotline                                Marci Weiner

     This has been Party Time for Pets – and we have been exposed to an assortment of critters from Doggies to Dolphins, and the many celebs who support them.  We began our expedition, at the premiere of Eye of the Dolphin, starring talented Carly Schroeder.  Carly, who is destined to be the next Reese Witherspoon, vigorously trained to perform her own underwater stunts, including swimming with the dolphins while on location in the Bahamas.
     The blond beauty, best known for her role as Harrison Ford and Virginia Madsen’s daughter in Firewall, also received experience with animals when she appeared in the thriller Prey, where her family is stranded on a wild animal safari in South Africa. Among Carly’s favorite activities are horseback riding, karate, fencing, soccer and surfing.  How refreshing to meet a young Hollywood actress, who isn’t seen nightly at Hydes or the other hot spots in Tinseltown.
       Saving the lives of homeless pets is the heart and soul of PetSmart Charities.  We were pleased to be invited to a “Party for the Pets” at the Hancock Park estate of swimwear designer, Carol Wior.  Many “Top Dogs” and “Cat’s Meow” celebs were in attendance,  including Charlene Tilton (Dallas), Fred Willard (Best in Show) and Leyla Milani and five of NBC’s Deal or No Deal briefcase beauties
We arrived with our camera crew, shooting for my Texas based TV Show, and among my treasured interviews was with author Dominick Dunne, who is in town covering the Phil Spector trial.. Speaking of the infamous Mr. Spector, songwriter Carol Connors, who recorded his first hit, “To Know Him is to Love Him” as a member of the Teddy Bears, was hostess for the event, and dressed appropriately (in full cat suit) for the occasion.
   Speaking of dress codes – Barbara Lazaroff  (Spagos) as a dainty Dalmatian, caught the eye of Mr. Blackwell  - and no doubt will receive a nomination on his list!  Others enjoying the sumptuous buffet and listening to Connors original song, “Unconditional Love, Unconditionally,” which is featured on the PetSmart Charities fund raising video, included stockbroker September Sarno, Dr. Danne  King ,  and music producer, Eddie Reasoner who jetted in from Nashville for the occasion.  Best news is that PetSmart is donating $14 million, the largest philanthropic gift ever made to any community, for pet over-population programs
     Doggies, not Bunnies, were honored guests at the Playboy Mansion, when Much Love and Dog.com presented their annual Bow Wow Wow fundraiser.  Among the pet friendly celebs were Haylie and Hillary Duff, Grey’s Anatomy star, Sara Ramirez, William Peterson (CSI) and an assortment of Playmates, including Christine Smith, who is fostering a litter of kittens for the cause.  Even Hef’s favorite squeeze, Holly Madison (The Girls Next Door) got into the act, posing prettily with one of the pampered pets. One of the lucky doggies even found a home with Miss August.  Who said it was a Dog’s Life?

Haylie and Hilary Duff at Much Love and Dog.com
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Virginia Madsen & Carly Schroeder at premiere of "Eye of the Dolphin"
Marci, interviewing Swimsuit designer, Carol Woir, at "Party for the Pets"

Carol Connors, Dominick Dunne & Beth Karas (Anchor - "Court TV')

Holly Madison ("The Girls Next Door") with pampered pet

William Peterson (CSI) with lovely wife at Bow Wow Wow fundraiser

 

 

 

 

 

     

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