“My eyelash just hopped off my eyelid ‘cause my eyes are hot,” Holly Robinson Peete said after Jordan Pattillo picked up a HollyRod4Kids Champion Awards. I may have been dabbing my eyes myself after Pattillo's moving speech. This is the 15th year of the Peete’s annual DesignCare fundraiser (it raises funds to help those living with autism and Parkinsons). Peete plays mansion roulette with different rich do-gooders who donate their estates for the event. I am still smiling this year as the port-a-johnnies were in the horse stables so you tromped into the barn in your fancy outfit for the loo. All for charity! Rubin Singer (you saw his designs on Beyonce during the SuperBowl half-time show this year) put on a killer fashion show—many an ensemble rated applause. Who was in the front row for a looksee? Magic and Cookie Johnson, Cedric The Entertainer, Garcelle Beauvais, Leah Remini and Tisha Campbell-Martin (who picked up the HollyRod “AUsome” Mother of the Year Award). And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better—Ne-Yo and his dancers hit the stage.
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