TV Type: Vanity Fair event benefits Oklahoma food bank
BY RITA SHERROW World Television Writer
Friday, February 22, 2013
2/22/13 at 5:35 AM
Thanks to actress Olivia Munn, this week's Vanity Fair and Juicy Couture celebration in Los Angeles benefited the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.
Munn, who stars in HBO's "The Newsroom," is a native of Oklahoma City and majored in journalism at the University of Oklahoma.
Vanity Fair's invitation-only, star-studded event, held in celebration of the first-ever "Vanities" calendar, took place at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood.
Munn joined the magazine's senior west coast editor Krista Smith and Vanity Fair Vice President and Publisher Edward Menicheschi as co-hosts for the fundraiser, with a guest list that included Brooklyn Decker, Paul Haggis, Minka Kelly, Ellie Kemper, Jaime King, Ali Larter, Eva Longoria, Kate Mara, Max Minghella, Gretchen Mol, B.J. Novak, Adepero Oduye, Cote de Pablo, Vinessa Shaw, Russell Simmons, Aaron Sorkin, Estella Warren and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
It is part of the magazine's annual weeklong series of pre-Oscar events in support of charitable causes. No word yet on the final amount of the event's donation to the RFBO.
The 2013 "Vanities" calendar, which is included in the March issue, features young actresses previously featured in the "Vanities" section of the magazine including Emily Blunt, Shailene Woodley, Mila Kunis and Olivia Munn.
Founded in Oklahoma City, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is dear to Munn, according to a news release.
As the state's largest hunger relief organization, it provides food to feed more than 90,000 - nearly half of which are children - each week through a network of more than 1,000 schools and charitable feeding programs in central and western Oklahoma. As a member of Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, the organization also helps more than 37 million Americans who receive food through their network each year.
With the organization's administrative costs below 4 percent, 96 cents of every dollar donated helps to directly provide food to Oklahomans in need.
Vietnam veteran from BA to be featured on cable show
Broken Arrow's Barney Barnes will be featured on Tuesday's episode of "Ultimate Warfare," airing at 9 p.m. on Military Channel, cable 104.
The episode examines the battle of Hue city, the bloodiest battle in the Vietnam War, and includes commentary from U.S. Marine Corps squad leader Barnes, who was a firsthand witness to the battle.
The Hue city battle, which took place in January 1968, was set off by a surprise attack by the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) that caught U.S. forces unprepared, ill-equipped for urban warfare and outnumbered, according to the Military Channel.
It was one of the Marines' toughest tests and ultimately resulted in their most hard-fought victory of the war.
Though Barnes was close to death several times, he was one of the few men to survive. Two of his own men died trying to rescue him from the NVA - one of them in his arms. His car tag reads: "Hue City Vet."
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