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Beverly Hills Mayor Jimmy Delshad tried hard to convince the VIP crowd that gathered on Thursday, 9-02-10, to celebrate that very special date that the stars of “90210” really mattered to the city.

However, by the time the show actually began, most of the gals from that CW show had left the scene. Shenae Grimes, Jessica Stroup, Jessica Lowndes and AnnaLynne McCord posed prettily on the red carpet, but were nowhere to be seen by the time the Taste of Beverly Hills opening bash really got started. Too bad they missed all that luscious food and tempting wine being served up in giant tents atop the old Robinsons-May parking lot. Whatever the reason for their absence, they left behind trooper Lori Loughlin, who took the stage with the “90210” guys, including Matt Lanter, Trevor Donovan, Ryan Eggold and Michael Steger — all of whom accepted an award from the mayor for “making Beverly Hills famous.”

The Jenner-Kardashian clan was also recognized, with only Kourtney Kardashian representing the famous sisters. Kris and Bruce Jenner and their brood did gather onstage to receive a key to the city. “I’ve given birth here six times and I’ve gotten married twice here,” Kris crowed. “I love this city!”

Also in love with the opening night of the Taste of Beverly Hills were Ryan Seacrest and Larry King, who revealed that his kids with Shawn Southwick were conceived “without Viagra.”