Women’s Guild Cedars Sinai Lunch

Judy Sheindlin
Wisdom from Judge Judy, Named “Woman of the 21st Century”



The event: The Women’s Guild Cedars-Sinai honored TV’s Judge Judy, a.k.a. the Honorable Judy Sheindlin, at the Apr. 13 “Woman of the 21st Century” awards luncheon and fashion show at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

The scene: Models strolled through the ballroom, showing off Escada’s Spring-Summer 2015 collection, as guests enjoyed what was billed as a “two martini” spa lunch. (Rather than denoting an alcoholic indulgence, the menu featured a pea soup opener and coconut sorbet dessert in the characteristic stemware, bookending an open-faced chicken sandwich entrée.)

The program: Christine Devine of Fox 11 News stepped onstage as emcee …

Click here to read my entire story in the “All the Rage” section of the Los Angeles Times. Scroll down the page to see more photos.

Lorette Gross, Judy Sheindlin, Wendy Goldberg


As an aside, Judge Judy turned out to be an inspiring speaker, as she offered advice for those in the workplace, such as making themselves indispensable to others. She called being liked “an important commodity,” but not as important as being respected. (More of her pointed words on this subject are in my Los Angeles Times story.)

Finally,” she said, “there is karma in this world. If you screw someone today, tomorrow they might be your boss. Or worse, their kid will be your boss.”


Top photo:  The Honorable Judy Sheindlin, a.k.a. Judge Judy, accepts her award at the Women’s Guild Cedars Sinai luncheon (Photo by Alex J. Berliner/ ABImages)

Second photo: Judge Judy, center, with event co-chairs Lorette Gross, left, and Wendy Goldberg, right at the Women’s Guild Cedars Sinai luncheon (Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)Women’s Guild Cedars Sinai Lunch

Third photo: Cynthia Bailey of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” left, with the luncheon emcee, Christine Devine of Fox 11 News at the Women’s Guild Cedars Sinai luncheon (Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)


Cynthia Bailey, Christine Devine

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Guild Cedars Sinai Lunch

Apr. 18, 2015 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA