Rebels with a Cause Gala

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Rebels with a Cause Gala , a set on Flickr.

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Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host, Linda Antwi, were invited to come out and cover the inaugural REBELS WITH A CAUSE gala hosted by University of Southern California’s Center for Applied Molecular Medicine honoring media titan Sumner M. Redstone and Nobel Laureate Murray Gell-Mann, Ph.D. at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. This fundraiser supports the lifesaving research of David B. Agus, M.D., Director, USC Westside Cancer Center and USC Center for Applied Molecular Medicine. Carmen A. Puliafito, M.D., M.B.A., Dean, Keck School of Medicine of USC is Honorary Co-Chair and Beverly and Robert Cohen are Co-Chairs. The gala featured special guest performances by Tony Bennett and Neil Young; Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actress/comedian Tracey Ullman, emcees.

The principal goal of the USC Center for Applied Molecular Medicine is the development of novel treatment strategies for cancer. The Center was implemented to enable a convergence of multiple disciplines to work on treatment and the care of patients with cancer. The program includes the clinical care of patients with cancer at the USC Westside Cancer Center in Beverly Hills and has team members with expertise spanning cancer biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, bioinformatics, computer science, electrical engineering, bioorganic chemistry, physics and applied mathematics. For information, visit

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84th Annual Academy Awards – The Oscars Red Carpet Report

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View over 700 Photos from the 84th Annual Academy Awards Red Carpet, a set on Flickr.

Mingle Media TV and host, Kristyn Burtt, were invited to come out and cover 84th Academy Awards from the Red Carpet at the Hollywood and Highland Center. On Oscars Sunday our team interviewed Oscar winners (before the ceremony) along with other celebrities who were there to celebrate the event. The Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements in 2011 was televised from the Hollywood & Highland Center on the ABC Television Network and to more than 225 countries worldwide making it a truly international event.

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About the Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards – in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners – the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.

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84th Academy Awards Governors Ball Preview 2012 with Gold Edible Oscars


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Examples of the Menu from Wolfgang Puck Catering

Examples of the Menu from Wolfgang Puck Catering

Mingle Media TV and Kristyn Burtt were invited to come out and cover the preview of the Governors Ball for the 84th Academy Awards marking the 18th year that Wolfgang Puck has been at the helm for this Oscar event. This year’s menu was created by Wolfgang Puck with Chef Partner Matt Bencivenga and Executive Pastry Chef Sherry Yard and features fifty dishes that are comprised of local produce and sustainable seafood. The dishes range from one-bite hors d’oeuvres to small-plate entrees and will be served buffet style all evening. Seafood lovers won’t be disappointed as there will be smoked salmon Oscars, chicken pot pie with shaved black truffles, lobster tacos and beet salad. Everyone will be going home with an Oscar with Pastry Chef Sherry Yard’s infamous gold-dusted chocolate Oscars.

Gold Dusted Chocolate Oscars

Gold Dusted Chocolate Oscars

The theme this year is the future of Oscar in 3D and guests will find themselves lounging on chaises and padded chairs with over 1400 strands of Swarovski crystals hanging overhead. With 1,500 guests and 950 staff there will be a lot of care given to make sure everyone enjoys the evening… especially with 1,000 bottles of Moët & Chandon Champagne to be enjoyed during the evening.

It’s amazing to know that over 90% of the menu will come from local providers except for the “Maine” lobster and the “French” truffles. There will also be over 5000 chocolate Oscar statuettes which are covered in over 25 pounds of 24K gold dust for dessert. Pastry Chef Sherry Yard was inspired by the future of movies with her chocolate mousse and chiffon cake dessert shaped like a staircase which leads up to an Oscar placard made of white chocolate.

Pastry Chef Sherry Yard

Pastry Chef Sherry Yard

The care taken to provide the most sustainable, “green” foods for the menu is incredible. Meat, poultry, and dairy goods are raised without hormones or antibiotics, with the unused foods to be donated to Angel Harvest. They will also be recycling plastics, metals, paper, glass and composting floral arrangements. Some of the arrangements will also be donated to local homes for the elderly.

Wolfgang Puck Catering sets the standard for gracious hospitality and expert service in more than 45 exclusive venues nationwide. The Wolfgang Puck Companies – which comprise 21 fine dining restaurants, premium catering services, and quality kitchen and food merchandise – together express Puck’s passion for cooking and living well.

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