Jim Belushi Receives American Patriot Award at the 23rd Annual Veterans Holiday Celebration

Hollywood, California

Jim Belushi. Photo Credit: Clinton H. Wallace/DemiGoddess Chronicle
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Nov 21, 2015, Los Angeles, CA, (DGC)– Move over American Music Awards, the star-studded red-carpet fundraising gala, “A Night of Heroes”, was apparently the place to be over the weekend, if you were lucky enough to get an invite, that is. The private event was held at the glamorously winsome Hollywood Hills estate of Peter and Lisa Lew Brennan. The Emmy award winning couple welcomed friends to join them in the holiday spirit of giving, by hosting an exclusive party, benefiting The Veterans Holiday Celebration (VHC) charity.

Clinton H. Wallace and Lisa Lew Brennan. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

Clinton H. Wallace and Lisa Lew Brennan. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

One of the highlights of the evening was the captivating fashion show by Celebrity Fashion Designer Andre Soriano, featuring his lovely models who walked on a floating, illuminated runway over the Brennan’s decadent lagoon inspired swimming pool. Some of the guests braved climbing up the garden-style, picturesque grounds (in high heels) to find Andy Scharfman aka “CigarMan Andy” displaying his signature Cesar Cigars at the very top of the estates terrace.

"CigarMan Andy", Jim Belushi and actor Richard Halpern. Photo credit DemiGoddess Chronicle

“CigarMan Andy”, Jim Belushi and actor Richard Halpern. Photo credit DemiGoddess Chronicle

Actor Jim Belushi arrived with his wife Jennifer Sloan to receive his American Patriot Award for his steadfast support of American Veterans for nearly two decades. Towards the end of the delightful evening, a select few lucky guests were overjoyed to win opulent, high-ticket holiday luxury items through a live auction.

Notable Military guests included First Sgt. Harvey Walden and Staff Sgt. Devon E. Debaney and celebrities Kevin Dobson, Anna Kile, Shar Jackson,  Rachael O’Brien, Hannah and Joey Sapone, Ruba Ibrahim, Amal Alrefaie, Luna Ibrahim, Candi Cooper, Sharon and Joseph Hanassab, Dr. Carole Lieberman, Vikki Lizzi, Carolyn Hennessy, Clinton H. Wallace and Daniel Dicriscio.Jim_Beluishi_DGC17

Jim Belushi and Christy Oldham. Photo Credit: Clinton H. Wallace/DemiGoddess Chronicle

Jim Belushi and Christy Oldham. Photo Credit: Clinton H. Wallace/DemiGoddess Chronicle

Reps from The Wine Caterers. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

Reps from The Wine Caterers. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

Guests enjoyed the festive ambiance by DSL Audio speakers, dining on delicious Mexican eats from Mi Pueblo Mexican Grill and sipping vino from The Wine Caterers and/or cocktails made with premium vodka from Marani Vodka.

Jim Belushi and wife Jennifer Sloan. Photo Credit: Clinton H. Wallace/DemiGoddess Chronicle

Jim Belushi and wife Jennifer Sloan. Photo Credit: Clinton H. Wallace/DemiGoddess Chronicle

First Sgt Harvey Walden, Jim Belushi and Staff Sgt. Photo Credit: Clinton H. Wallace/DemiGoddess Chronicle

First Sgt Harvey Walden, Jim Belushi and Staff Sgt Devon E. Debaney. Photo Credit: Clinton H. Wallace/DemiGoddess Chronicle

Andre Soriano and Vikki Lizzi. Photo Credit: Clinton H. Wallace/DemiGoddess Chronicle

Andre Soriano and Vikki Lizzi. Photo Credit: Clinton H. Wallace/DemiGoddess Chronicle

Carolyn Hennessy. Photo Credit: Clinton H. Wallace/DemiGoddess Chronicle

Carolyn Hennessy. Photo Credit: Clinton H. Wallace/DemiGoddess Chronicle

Daniel DiCriscio with his Dad. Photo Credit: Clinton H. Wallace/DemiGoddess Chronicle

Daniel DiCriscio with his Dad. Photo Credit: Clinton H. Wallace/DemiGoddess Chronicle

Hannah and Joey Sapone. Photo Credit: Clinton H. Wallace/DemiGoddess Chronicle

Hannah and Joey Sapone. Photo Credit: Clinton H. Wallace/DemiGoddess Chronicle

Ruba and Luna Ibrahim with Amal Alrefaie. Photo Credit: Clinton H. Wallace/DemiGoddess Chronicle

Ruba and Luna Ibrahim with Amal Alrefaie. Photo Credit: Clinton H. Wallace/DemiGoddess Chronicle

Sharon and Joseph Hanassab. Photo Credit: Clinton H. Wallace/DemiGoddess Chronicle

Sharon and Joseph Hanassab. Photo Credit: Clinton H. Wallace/DemiGoddess Chronicle

 

Dr. Carole Lieberman. Photo Credit: Clinton H. Wallace/DemiGoddess Chronicle

Dr. Carole Lieberman. Photo Credit: Clinton H. Wallace/DemiGoddess Chronicle

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Christy Oldham is an acclaimed multi-hyphenate- a director, screenwriter, producer and actress. Her headlining credit includes the feature film "Barracuda" (Released in 2014 by Maverick Entertainment Group) which earned her critical filmmaker acclaim including 3 Best Picture awards at multiple U.S. film festivals. In 2012, she founded the film production company Demi Goddess Pictures and its subsidiary media arm Demi Goddess Chronicle- with both companies creating content that champions woman empowerment. She is also a published author and entrepreneur. In 2006, she opened the Los Angeles pet care business Healthy Dogs Pet Sitting Service- a company that provides a number of services to some of Hollywood’s biggest names. She penned and self-published the book "Christy Oldham’s Manual to a Happy & Healthy Dog" and donates on-going proceeds from book sales to various animal rights groups and charity’s. Additionally, she is the author of the fictional literary foray "Finley & The Emerald Volcano: The Search for the Missing Cauldron" (volume one in a series) that she also self-published and adapted into screenplay. "Finley" is currently in development as a movie. In 2016, she directed 3 episodes of "Vape Warz", a post-apocalyptic web series (season one) that she also wrote and produced, and that has guest appearances by pop icons Ron Jeremy and Jeff "The Dude" Dowd aka The Big Lebowski. "Vape Warz" is now streaming in Japan, Germany, UK and USA on AMAZON Video Direct with season two in development. Christy lives in Los Angeles.

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