If a person’s wealth is measured by his friends, as I hear Vicki Escarra, the CEO of Feeding America, said Friday night when introducing Feeding America’s new Entertainment Council Chairman David Arquette during a small Feeding America awareness soiree at David’s agents house, then in both quantity and quality David Arquette’s fortune would be enough to help fill food banks for years – and actually probably will.
I would have loved to be a fly on the wall at David’s agent Eric Kranzler’s house last night when David’s idea to have an little awareness-raising happy hour cocktail party drew not just obvious suspects like his wife Courtney Cox and extended family Jennifer Aniston, but also a guest list including Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey and Jen Maguire, Amanda Peet, Nick Lachey, Sheryl Crow and Josh Groban.
Spywitnesses tell me the party was two hours, the star-studded guests talked more about philanthropy than awards shows, nibbled on pigs in a blanket, quesadillas and artichoke poppers and were the first to see the first poster artist Shepard Fairey (who created the now iconic Obama ‘HOPE’ poster) designed for Feeding America. Before the unveiling I’m told Fairey said something to the affect that unlike all of the other ‘artists’ in the room, “I’m a real artist, like the kind that starves.”
If Fairey’s latest masterpiece, which is actually an image of his own daughter, has even a fraction of the impact as his Obama poster (which was recently acquired by the Smithsonian), Feeding America should go a long way towards making sure more of America gets fed every day.
To learn more go to feedingamerica.org. C’mon, everybody’s doing it xo
PS: No word on why John Mayer wasn’t around to show support for Jen Aniston’s friends, but Jen looked amazing, we hear.