Operation Smile Gala

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Operation Smile honors Selma Blair; event raises more than $1.1 million

 
The event: At the Oct. 2 “Smile Gala,” Operation Smile honored Selma Blair, the actress cast as Kris Kardashian (now Kris Jenner) in the upcoming TV series, “American Crime Story: The People Vs. O.J. Simpson.”

Also receiving awards were Henry Nguyen, a private equity investor; and the Rodosky family, longtime supporters of the charity, which provides free reconstructive facial surgeries to children throughout the world.

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The crowd: Producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, Lionsgate TV chair Kevin Beggs, NBC entertainment president Jennifer Salke, and Henry Salke co-chaired the dinner, which was hosted by TV personality Brooke Burke-Charvet. The audience included Mark Wahlberg, Ashley Greene, Gavin Rossdale …

Click here to read my whole story in the “All the Rage” section of the Los Angeles Times and scroll down the page to see additional pictures.

 

Top photo: Presenter Brian Bowen Smith greeted Selma Blair with a kiss at the Operation Smile Gala 2015 (Photo by Vince Bucci, courtesy of Operation Smile)

Second photo: From left, guests Ashley Greene and Gavin Rossdale with host Brooke Burke Charvet at the Operation Smile Gala 2015 (Photo by Amy Graves/ WireImage, courtesy of Operation Smile)

Third photo: From left, David Charvet with Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, two of the event co-chairs at the Operation Smile Gala 2015 (Photo by Amy Graves/ WireImage, courtesy of Operation Smile)

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Fourth photo: Operation Smile co-founder Kathleen Magee, center with Rhea and Mark Wahlberg at the Operation Smile Gala 2015 (Photo by Amy Graves/ WireImage, courtesy of Operation Smile)

 

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Published Oct. 19, 2015 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA