KRISTIN CHENOWETH LAID DOWN THE LAW FOR DIVINE DESIGN
Every year Hollywood fashion fanatics eagerly anticipate the annual fundraiser Divine Design for Project Angel Food. Stores like L.A. Eyeworks, Brooks Brothers, and manufacturers like Elizabeth & James, posh furniture stores and gift shops, donate merchandise to be sold for 50% off and more for charity. The huge sale runs for six days and each day another 10% is knocked off the prices until the discount is 90%. (We got a great chartreuse bathing suit last year.) The shopping event is preceded by a lavish dinner for celebrities and Broadway darling Kristin Chenoweth was the special entertainment for the gala. Charity notwithstanding, Chenoweth was backstage when she actually heard the clink of dishes and waiters scurrying about. A tantrum exploded. She and her agent made a huge fuss and refused to go with the show! Kristin announced that she NEVER performed if food or drinks were being served. She wanted NO distractions. Event organizers panicked and ran around cutting off the table service, annoying diners. If anyone wanted a pat of butter for their roll, they were out of luck until Kristin was finished. Fortunately Kristin’s powerful voice soon had the audience mesmerized.