October 2010 - Amy Paffrath

Amy lunches with powerful women

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I was absolutley thrilled to be invited to the 2nd Annual Varitey’s Power of Women luncheon.  After all I was asked to dine with the likes of Eva Mendez, Katie Holmes, Diane Lane, Maria Bello, Amy Adams, Jennifer Garner, Susan Bymel and Lily Tomlin.  How could a girl possibly pass that up?  I couldn’t and I wouldn’t.

The  women Variety chose to honor are not only talented and stunning, but they have humongous hearts and spend a lot of time and energy giving back.  For that, I deeply respect them.   It is admirable that Variety honors a new crop of philanthropic ladies each year, celebrating their selfless work.

I arrived at the Beverly Hills Hotel to the longest and liveliest press line I’ve ever seen.  I followed Maria Bello on the carpet which was just surreal and almost ridiculous!  ME, following Mario Bello!??   She’s incredible, beautiful and turns out, hilarious  from what I heard during her speech later in the program.

As I made my way down the press line, there were so many flashbulbs  in my eyes I really was blinded by the light! I couldn’t focus on any one person, so I just moved my head toward the sounds of shouting.  I enjoy posing for pictures but this was pretty intense.   I’m not used to all of this and I’m not sure I ever will be, but its fun and oh so glamorous!

I made my way in to give a toast to powerful women around the world with Godiva liqueur, a sponsor of the event.  I sipped on a decadent chocolate infused vodka cocktail which was absolutely indulgent.  I was introduced to so many wonderful people from the Art of Elysium, a fantastic organization which brings the arts to children in the hospital fighting serious illnesses. I’m attending an orientation in  week to get started working with them!   I also met the fabulous folks at Park Lane Jewels who so generously gifted me some bling to wear on my show.

I was very excited to chat up Mr. Josh Brolin, whom ive interviewed on The Daily 10.  He is such a cool guy.  A real manly man.  He was there to support his wife, Diane as she was being honored that afternoon.

Inside I listened to many inspiring women speak about the various charities they are involved with.  Maria Bella said it best, “If we don’t do it, who will!”  Right on sister!  Lily Tomlin had the line of the day when she said, “Giving back is the new putting out.”  Absolutely hysterical.

Unfortunately the life of an actor isn’t all about leisure.  Midway through the presentation, I had to dart out for an audition.

I left with a huge smile on my face and a joy radiating deep from within.  I feel honored to have spent a few hours  in such awe inspiring company.  Truly a “pinch me” Hollywood afternoon.

Cheers!

Amy hangs with kids at Childhelp

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I’m proud to announce I am officially and Angel Pal! What’s that you ask?  Well, its sorta like a special friend…to a very special kid.  I can’t tell you specifics about my friend, but I’m very excited about this partnership.  I got involved with Child Help about 3 years ago.  They are an amazing non profit organization dedicated to helping abused and neglected children.

The Childhelp Merv Griffin Village (the Village) has been dedicated to the 24-hour-a-day treatment of severely abused, neglected, and at-risk children since 1978. Committed to creating a genuine community environment, the Village houses as many as 84 children ranging in age from 6 to 14 years.

Every year the Village holds the annual Ray Cham Hollywood Day.  Its an exciting event where the kids get treated like celebrities for the day.  Sponsors like Levi’s and Smashbox cosmetics donate their time and products to ensure the children get the star treatment.  In addition to having their hair and make up styled, the kids are outfitted from head to toe with new jeans, personally designed screen printed shirts and brand new kicks.  Then its on to the head-shot station for a photo.  My favorite part of the day is simply interacting with these incredible little human beings.


Drew and I happily signed autographs for everyone and I got a few sweet signatures to add to my own collection!

I always look forward to this day because it truly does make a difference in these kids lives and there is absolutely no feeling like making a child smile.  Drew Seeley and I co-emceed the days festivities which included a drum circle,

performance by the dance troupe X-Mob, the musical stylings of the Little Ladiez and games galore.

Our big hearted  friends Brandon Slavinski and Laura Killian came out to lend a hand as well.  I can’t wait to go back and hang out with my little buddy for the annual Christmas party.  If you want to help, click here.






Amy visits the set of Bridesmaids

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I’m very impressed by funny people, especially funny women. What can I say, I love to laugh, its good for the soul. Comedy is a delicate art and something that I love exploring. I got the chance to visit the set of what is sure to be a very funny movie. Bridesmaids is an upcoming film produced by Judd Apatow starring Maya Rudolph and Kristin Wiig. From the scene I witnessed being filmed that night, its going to be a girlie giggle fest. I was thrilled to speak to 2 SNL alum as it something I aspire to be someday.

As I try to make that dream a reality, another dream was realized and I’m so thankful for the amazing opportunity I was given.  The Daily 10 comes to an end today after 4 and half years.   I thought it would be good to go out in style with what the D10 does best: inform and catch you up to speed on the hottest stories of the day, all while providing some witty insight and comedic commentary. I’m so blessed to have worked alongside the warm and humble Sal Masakela and the beautiful and always classy Catt Sadler. Bigger and better things await these two.  They are simply too talented not to share their gifts.  I was a small stroke on the gorgeous canvas they painted day after day.   I am thrilled that I had the chance to watch them work and get to know them as people.  I only hope that I am lucky enough to work with people even a fraction as cool in the future.

As the show closes, I wanted to share a clip from one of my appearances on the program.  I will always hold my work with the Daily 10 close to my heart.  It was truly a dream job.  They gave me free reign to be myself and have fun with the interviews.  And that I did.   I will miss the incredible staff that made the show as wonderful as it was.  I have no doubt you will see much more incredible television brought to you by the 10 Team.

Goodbye’s are a hard but necesarry part of life.  We want to hold on, but have no idea the magical things the universe is making room for.

Cheers!