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Power Of An Alert PR Rep

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An exceptionally enterprising PR-type, Meredith Goldblatt, suggested we could capitalize on a certain NY Times story and run a piece about Variety’s “Power of Youth,” a benefit held Saturday at Universal Studios on behalf of St. Jude.

So, yeah, we’ll take the bait.

The benefit brought together the likes of Variety’s VP & Associate Publisher Brian Gott, actress Miley Cyrus, Variety’s President & Publisher Charlie Koones and actress Vanessa Hudgens (all pictured here in this shot by Jordan Strauss of WireImage.com

According to Goldblatt’s release:

The inaugural event is part of Variety’s new initiative to reach out to Hollywood’s next generation of entertainers, in the hopes of encouraging young people to become involved with humanitarian and philanthropic efforts.

And what a youngster-filled event it was: One of the highlights was a celebrity tricycle race.

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Media Events 7.12.07

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Thursday 07.12.07
WHAT: Reception for photographers Chen Wei and Jin Shan, coinciding with the Downtown Art Walk
WHO: South Chinese multimedia artists Chen Wei and Jin Shan, who are enjoying their first U.S. exhibition.
WHEN: 6 p.m.
WHERE: Morono Kiang Gallery
WHY: Their photography will blow you away. And, really, China needs some good press right now.

FRIDAY 07.13.07
WHAT: “Open Casket Call” for FOX Reality series The Search For The Next Elvira
WHO: The actual (and presumably ancient) Elvira, Robert Englund (Freddy Kruger), and you. In drag.
WHEN: 3 p.m.
WHERE: Queen Mary
WHY: Actually, we’re asking the same question.

FRIDAY 07.13.07
WHAT: Rock concert
WHO: The fantastic, and previously independent L.A. rock band, The 88, which just signed on to Def Jam Records
WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: The Troubadour
WHY: Because after the Decemberists, we’ve started to believe you can sign on to a big label and still not suck.

SATURDAY 07.14.07
WHAT: Hairspray jewelry collection launch at Kitson
WHO: Zac Efron, Amanda Bynes, Elijah Kelley, Nikki blonsky, Ashley Tisdale, Monique Coleman, Lauren Storm, Kristy Frank and others (but not, we fear, Travolta)
WHEN: 2 p.m.
WHERE: Kitson
WHY: They’ll have free Dippin’Dots ice cream and prizes. The actors will also sign limited edition packs containing wristbands, soundtracks and two jewelry pieces. (Tip: Lines are expected to start at 7 a.m.)