Boss TV held a launch party at the Beverly Hills Country Club that also benefited Give Kids the World. Producers Lyle Howry and Ron Urquico will head the new online network to showcase celebrities, fashion, extreme sports, lifestyle, and luxury shows. The network will officially launch later this month.
Give Kids the World (GKTW) is a non-profit organization based in Central Florida. It is a 70-acre village that creates magical moments for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. The organization provides accommodations, food and attraction tickets for a week at no cost to the families. Boss TV held a silent auction with wonderful prizes like autographed sports memorabilia, jewelry and celebrity date auctions with the proceeds going to the GKTW.
Several celebrities came out to celebrate the launch and support the charity. Among them were: Taylor John Smith (The Hunger Games), Maira Walsh (Desperate Housewives, Switched at Birth), Austin Anderson (Victorious), Ashleigh Hubbard (American Pie), Blake Griffin (LA Clippers), Natalie Victoria (Deadheads), Sean Michael Afable (Akilah and the Bee), Corey Maggette (Charlotte Bobcats), the cast of the movie One Warm Night, Stephanie Drapeau (Wedding Day), Tyler Hilton (One Tree Hill) and many more.
We caught up with actress Maira Walsh who talked about working with Eva Longoria on Desperate Housewives. She also works closely with Give Kids the World and will be launching a similar event with ten young celebrities, called “Enchanted Weekend” that will take place this summer.
Actor/Singer, Austin Anderson has also worked with Give Kids the World for about two years. “I was inspired by what they do there. It’s amazing! They bring families that are underprivileged and sick children to the village and just let them have fun”, said Anderson.
Guests got to enjoy special performances by Jus Charlie, Pop Star, Brooklyn Haley and others. Among the musicians that were there to support the cause were: Rapper, Kosha Dillz, J-Swift (The Pharcyde) and recording artists, Takao and Anna Madorsky.
There were also several up-and-coming, young musicians and actors at the event. We had a chance to speak to 13-year old actress, Laci Kay whos stars in a short film, “Olivia”; 9-year old singer, Lela Brown, who is working on a special project with Quincy Jones and Grammy award nominated producer, Kevin “Khao” Cates and 9-year old Brooklyn who produces her own beats. It was amazing to hear all of the wonderful things that these kids are doing at such a young age. Talk about young talent!