Anne Frank Tribute/ Pier Sixty@Chelsea Pier/ 4:15pm Media Check-in/ 6pm Event
Mother Hale Awards/ Lighthouse@Chelsea Pier/6:30pm arrivals
Neither of these events had a great list, but I understand the logic behing doing them if you wanted to avoid the Madonna fiasco.
1st- Do Anne Frank Tribute (Whoopie Goldberg, Richard Gere, laura Linney, Cindi Lauper) then run right next door to Hale house for Vanessa Williams; Angie Stone. Then a quick run up 23rd Street to P.Ditty's party 7:15pm at Cipriani on 23rd...then maybe the Black Eyed Peas 8pm at Virgin. Sounds like a plan..right? Well.......
The Anne Frank event was bad. Cindi Lauper arrived early, before arrivals and blew past us. Laura Linney show up after 5:30pm. Now a waiting game for Gere and Goldberg. Most shooters waited so long that the Hale House event started and Vanessa Williams went in. No shot.
All but 3 photogs now ran up to P.Ditty's party: Ditty and Jay-Z already arrived. No shot.
Finally at 8:50pm Gere shows up and doesn't stop for photos, as well as Goldberg. No shot.
Susan Blond, Inc. ran the PR for Anne Frank. Funny that Corkey, who showed up earlier..left...then re-appeared shortly before Gere and Goldberg arrived, 3 hours later....a case of inside info from the PR while the rest struggle.....you make the call......