Monday, February 25, 2008

OUT 344--OUT ON THE TOWN--ART HOLLIDAY FUNDRAISER Cathy's Cozy Up/Paris Hilton at HOME Feb. 23


ABOVE: KSDK vet anchor Art Holliday poses with STL businessman and supporter Frederick Fletcher.

Holliday signs an autograph for a fan.

LEFT: Holliday supporters Fred Williams, Holliday, Miss Cathy, Stress Free Fridays Mark Anthony Jones and Michael Person

More supporters.

EVENT-VIEWZ: The Art Holliday fundraiser was held in support of Holliday's documentary on STL rock and roll pioneer Johnny Johnson. At the event, Holliday spoke to the crowd about his reasons for producing doing the documentary. Through Stress Free's Jones, an auction took place (which Jones intro'd by saying, "Hello, my name is Barack Obama.") as the crowd bidded for items that were auctioned off (eg. a $40 shot of Crown Royal XR for charity). A few female admirers of Williams were also there who saw his interview on Show Me St. Louis. The event raised over $1,000 for the production of Holliday's documentary.

After the Holliday event, OUTTOWN checked out Home Nightclub at Ameristar Casino in St. Charles to check out celeb party girl Paris Hilton who was going to be there to host a party. earlier that day, Hilton visited the Macy's in the South County Mall near Lindbergh to sign autographs for close to a 1,000 folk who stood in line for hours to get a peep of the socialite. Thosein line had to purchase her product CAN CAN perfume (which went for 181 dollaz)

The VIPs were waiting in line to check out the event which reportedly had close to 2,000 capacity.

People waited patiently to catch a glimpse of Hilton.

The general public reportedly paid $100 buicks and more to get inside the club to party with Hilton!

Some VIPErs in front of the red carpet area.

YOURS TRULY, Ma'at Atkins and Stress Free Fridays MarkAnthony Jones were two of the thousands there for the event.

Cherresse Ink's Miss Terri gave the media good practice of our cameras before the lady of the hour arrived. Cheresse Ink was the PR fiorm that took pcare of the media and press.

Therre's 1014's club security man Stuart Allen and his lady with Blue Dog of "Blues Clues" in the background.

Blue Dog doing his sexy pose on the red carpet

Security was tight when the Queen of Parties finally arrived. She was scheduled to appear around 11ish. She met with the public around quarter to midnite.

Hilton was very gracious to the media snapping shots of her.

She is already ready for the bulbs!

She was a fashion plate from head to toe.

She also answered questions from the media as her new beau Good Charlotte's Benji Madden was behind her.

After teh press frenzy, Hilton was quoted as saying, "It's gettin really hot . I'm done now." (Hot as in temperature, that is)

Overall the event was OK. After the initial excitement of Hilton partying in the DJ Booth with JE Epperson and her speaking to the crowd, the night became just a party.
POST NOTE. On Monday, YOURS TRULY, Ma'at Atkins had a chance to talk with KTRS' Joe Hipperson on his show HIPP NIGHTS (which comes on weeknites from 9 p.m. to midnite) on 550 AM on the dial. He and his wife were standing next to me at the media line as we waited for Hilton .

Harris Stowe student prez Renaud Chavoz Lucas and lady at Ameristar for Home event. Now we know why you been hiding! LOL.

A pic of the Parsi Hilton event inside one of the Ameristar Casino elevators.

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