It’s the rare fund-raising dinner where both Batman and Superman are on hand.
The draw for Christian Bale and Brandon Routh at Monday’s BevHilton Fulfillment Fund dinner was honoree Thomas Tull, whose Legendary Pictures partnered with Warners on “The Dark Knight” and “Superman Returns.”
The evening included remarks from emcee Ryan Seacrest, L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Tom Sherak, Wells Fargo regional prexy Shelley Freeman, two of the underprivileged kids who were helped by the mentoring/college access org, and Warners topper Barry Meyer, who played off something one of the org’s young alums had said about what she perceived as her only way out of poverty: “My mother told me never to try and lose weight to become a stripper.”
From Meyer, this was a pretty funny line.
Fulfillment Fund founder Dr. Gary Gitnick said, “This might have been the worst week in memorable history to have a fund-raising dinner but we’ve always been blessed with strong support from the entertainment industry.”
A highlight of the evening was a 20-minute set from John Fogerty that possibly set a BevHilton record for deep bass rattling the chandeliers.