Malibu Boys and Girls Club

Cindy Crawford, Pierce Brosnan, Julia Roberts, Chris Harrison Lend Support to Boys and Girls Club of Malibu Teen Center 



Sponsored by Patron Tequila and featuring Jakob Dylan and the Wallflowers, the Oct. 19 Gala for the  Boys and Girls Club of Malibu Teen Center attracted 360 guests to the Malibu estate of Mike Fleiss, creator of “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette” and other shows.

To find details of the party, check out my story online at the Los Angeles Times. Readers can also find more photos on this page and in the gallery below.

Fleiss spoke of the importance of the cause and said the fundraiser was the second he’s hosted at his home. (It was the first at his current residence, which had been owned by Mel Gibson and his family.)

Accompanied by his fiance Laura Kaeppeler, aka Miss America 2012, Fleiss said he began creating reality TV shows in the 1990s, beginning with one-time events and progressing to more than 40 shows, including some of today’s most popular series. 


Chris Harrison, host of “The Bachelor,” served as emcee, introducing speakers Daniel Stern of “Home Alone,” the club’s founder; club president Brian Strange; and Youth of the Year honoree, 17-year old Mariarely Cruz.

Jakob Dylan’s concert with the Wallflowers followed. And if the lead singer’s name sounds familiar, that’s because Dylan is Bob Dylan’s talented son.

Cindy Crawford, Rande Gerber, Pierce Brosnan, Rory Kennedy and Mark Bailey served as event hosts, welcoming guests who included Julia Roberts and Danny Moder, Paul Mitchell co-founder John Paul DeJoria and Eloise DeJoria, retailer Fred Segal and Tina Segal, Madison HildeBrand of “Million Dollar Listing,” Surfside News owner Paul Ryan and Amanda Ryan, Cher Calvin of KTLA News, Jensen Ackles of “Days of Our Lives” and Dannell Ackles of “One Life to Live,” Gabi and Jonathan Frank, Cindy and Dick Troop, Lyndie Benson, Bobi Leonard and more.  


Top photo: From left, Rande Gerber, Cindy Crawford and Jakob Dylan at the annual fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Malibu Teen Center (photo,

Second photo: “The Bachelor” creator Mike Fleiss and his fiance Laura Kaeppeler at the annual fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Malibu Teen Center (photo,


Third photo: Event host Pierce Brosnan with Youth of the Year honoree 17-year old Mariarely Cruz at the annual fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Malibu Teen Center (photo, Derek Goes, Goes Photography, courtesy of the Boys and Girls Club of Malibu Teen Center)



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Boys and Girls Club of Malibu Teen Center

Published Oct. 22, 2013 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA