IT WAS A WHO'S WHO OF CURRENT STORIES-----
Carol Burnett, a dear friend of umpteen years, was there with adorable Tim Conway to talk about his new book.
It was a heckuva green room. In walked Sam McNair, the young man who hugged his teacher and his been suspended for one year.. That's completely insane. I spoke to him and his mother, April.
"He's a good young man. We show compassion and feelings at home. He hugs everybody," said April. And with that I got up and hugged Sam AND his mother. This world is in big trouble of a kid gets suspended for hugging. "I never did what the teacher said about kissing her cheek or neck," said Sam. "That's just not true."
AS IF THIS WEREN'T ENOUGH, Casey Kasem's children, Mike and Kerry, then entered the room. They are trying to see their dying father and have had to resort to legal means to do so. I told them that I'd known Casey for years and what a great guy he was. I wished them well. They looked very sad.
|Casey and Kerry|
And, of course, Mallika Sherawat knocked it out of the park. Her standing up for womens' rights in India had put her in danger. Piers called her a heroine and was delighted to meet her and encourage her work.
|In the green room|