HollyRod My Brother Charlie Festival

Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete Welcome Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Jillian Barberie Reynolds, Lisa Rinna, Brooke Burke Charvet, More Stars and Their Families to My Brother Charlie Family Fun Festival.


Holly Robinson Peete and veteran NFL quarterback Rodney Peete welcomed stars of sports, TV, movies and music to their annual “My Brother Charlie” Family Fun Festival at the Culver Studios in Culver City.  (Check out the 30+ photos in the gallery below.)

The Aug 12 event, named for their daughter Ryan’s book about autism, benefits the HollyRod Foundation, which provides support to families living with autism and Parkinson’s disease.

Inside, trampolines, basketball hoops, a dunk tank, a giant slide, food booths, face painting stations, a climbing wall and more awaited the crowd, as did wildlife educator Matt Steinberg, who brought along a tiger-reticulated python and black-throated monitor lizard to entertain the tots.

At the face painting station, Jillian Barberie Reynolds of FOX 11’s “Good Day LA” and Grant Reynolds of “Knifepoint” watched as their son Rocco, 2/12, got done up as “Spiderman,” while daughter Ruby, 5, had some elegant designs put on her arm. 

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and dancer Nikki Pantenburg enjoyed the sunshine as their daughter, Peyton, 3, ran up to meet Bugs Bunny. 

And as if all the play stations weren’t enough, live music came courtesy of the McClain Sisters of the Disney Channel’s A.N.T. Farm with China Anne Mclain and her sisters, Sierra Aylina and Lauryn Alisa. More sisters followed, namely the Sledge Grits Band with Bo-Pah, Keiko, Ella and Mimi Sledge, whose voice had such power that people stopped in their tracks to watch her sing Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.”

Also there with their families were Lisa Rinna of “Days of Our Lives” and Harry Hamlin of “Army Wives,” Brooke Burke-Charvet of “Dancing with the Stars” and David Charvet of “Baywatch,” Salli Richardson-Whitfield of “Eureka” and Dondre Whitfield of “Make It or Break It,” comedian Byron Allen and Jennifer Lucas, Constance Marie of “Switched at Birth” and All Sport Yoga founder Kent Katich, Leah Remini of “The King of Queens” and actor Angelo Pagan, and Heather DuBrow of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” and plastic surgeon Terry DuBrow.

Sports stars included boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard, New England Patriot Bret Lockett, NBA player Grant Hill, Major League baseball stars Barry Bonds and Vince Coleman, and NFL veteran Curtis Conway and his wife, Laila Ali of “American Gladiators.”

Plus more guests were Bill Horn and Scout Masterson of “Tori & Dean,” Blair Underwood of “The Event,” Lela Rochon of “Blood Done Sign My Name,” Amy Yasbeck of “Wings,” Alison Sweeney of “Days of Our Lives,” Mark Curry of “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper,” producer Lita Richardson, master hairstylist Chaz Dean and Faye Moseley of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.

Sponsors included Target, Toys R Us, Outback Steakhouse and Jamba Juice. 


Top photo: Holly Robinson Peete, center, welcomes Brooke Burke Charvet, left, and Alison Sweeney, right, to the HollyRod My Brother Charlie Festival (photo: Jordan Strauss/ Invision for the HollyRod Foundation/ AP Images)

Center photo: Jillian Barberie Reynolds of FOX 11’s “Good Day LA” and her son Rocco, 2 1/2, painted as “Spiderman” at the HollyRod My Brother Charlie Festival

Bottom photo: Salli Richardson-Whitfield and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds” at the HollyRod My Brother Charlie Festival

More than 30 photos are in the gallery below 



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HollyRod My Brother Charlie Festival

Published Aug. 12, 2012 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA