With no live Live Earth concerts to be had in Los Angeles, we thought surely Hollywood’s eco-leaders would be hosting a wide array of viewing parties.
Well, not exactly.
Sure, MoveOn members held some smallish house parties and there was an outdoor kids event in Malibu. But after quizzing every plugged-in bizzer we knew — Lawrence Bender was speaking at the Vatican (!) — we came up with just one event that seemed like it would offer a confluence of industry folks: Jena and Michael King’s Pacific Palisades luncheon.
The gorgeous garden party for about 40 — including Brooke Shields, Tommy Chong and the team behind Leonardo DiCaprio’s ecodoc “11th Hour” — boasted local farmers’ market organic food and hemp tablecloths.
But it was the kids, mostly, who were actually watching the Live Earth concert footage that afternoon, wondering when “that girl” (Melissa Etheridge) was going to get off stage.
Other revelers preferred putting their bare feet on the grass or jumping into the solar-powered pool.
Why the lack of Angeleno love for Live Earth?
“Maybe there’s a bit of oversaturation on environmental stuff here in L.A.,” offered “11th Hour” associate producer Stephan McGuire.
Still, with all the greenies in the house, many stayed to watch a sneak preview of “Hour” in the Kings’ spectacular digital screening room.