Entertainment Industry Foundation host is unforgettable

Every gala should be hosted by Melissa Peterman. At April 18’s “An Unforgettable Evening,” a benefit for the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund, Peterman began by poking fun at herself, a surprising choice for the BevHilton gig.

“My only guess is that Rita Wilson was blown away by my performance as Hooker No. 2 in the movie ‘Fargo,’ ” she joked.

Honorary chairs Wilson and Kate Capshaw presented awards with fund co-founders Kelly Chapman Meyer, Anne Douglas, Quinn Ezralow, Marion Laurie and Jaime Tisch.

When Steven Spielberg took the stage, Peterman remarked, “Congrats on ‘Titanic’ in 3D. I loved it.”

“King of the world, right?” Spielberg shot back.

Rihanna closed the night with a five-song set including her hit “Umbrella,” which had guests dancing on tabletops.

Peterman noted that the musical act “officially made me the coolest aunt ever, because I can technically say that I opened for Rihanna.”

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