Red was the color Saturday night, April 22, 2012, at Santa Monica's Fairmont Miramar Hotel as Hollywood came west to the beach to help support and celebrate the American Red Cross at the annual Red Tie Affair. Handsome "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" leading man Josh Duhamel led the charge, but his wife Fergie failed to materialize at his side; no problem, as there was a bevy of beautiful gals all dressed in red and ready to keep him company.
"The Girls Next Door" Playmates Kendra Wilkinson and Bridget Marquardt were yin and yang, Kendra in a short strapless number, Bridget in a curve-hugging satin evening gown that left little to the imagination. They had fun with the hot firefighters on hand for the festivities, along with voluptuous model Katerina Van Derham; those guys sure seemed to be having a good time, while Kendra's hubby Hank Baskett looked on. Longtime Red Cross supporter Christina Moore brought her handsome man John Ducey along for the celebration, and that fashionable acting couple matched up her red dress and his tie perfectly.
The firefighters made the scene to venerate "Rescue Me" star Denis Leary, who received the night's Humanitarian Award. He joined fellow honorees Jamie Lee Curtis and "Dancing with the Stars" winner J. R. Martinez at the festive pre-show cocktail party, where guests sipped One Hope Wine and "Red Tie Tinis" made with Krol Vodka, while bidding on an array of silent auction items. There were hula-hoopers, contortionists and jugglers on hand, too, much to the delight of "Luck" star Tom Payne, "Revenge" beauty Christa B. Allen, Rick and Kathy Hilton, Susan Blakely and the night's host, local LA news reporter Christine Devine.
Later, Jamie Lee Curtis quickly won over the assemblage in the ballroom as everyone tucked into the yummy three-course meal created by Chef Nick Stellino, as she accepted her Crystal Cross Humanitarian Award by joking that "I'm just a very busty, semi-famous volunteer for the Red Cross." J. R. Martinez followed, accepting his Tiffany prize from Karina Smirnoff and got serious, saying, "every single one of us can make a difference, please find a way to get involved with the Red Cross and give hope to people in need."
As the party wound down, supporters were excited to hear that the night raised $500,000 to help the American Red Cross keep up their global good works and to continue to be, as Denis Leary gruffly reminded everyone, "always the first ones there to help."
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