‘Do Something Awards’ Does Entertainment, Philanthropy

by Chris Delhomme, VH1/CMT/Logo

The 2012 Do Something Awards has all the makings of a tentpole awards show: funny hosts (cast of Fox’s New Girl), fan-favorite presenters (Will Ferrell! Ne-Yo! Sophia Bush! Ben Affleck!),  celebrity attendees (Nick Cannon, Joel McHale, Lea Michele, Will.i.am), and performances from fun. and Flo Rida (everyone in the audience tooted along to “Whistle” with light-up whistles.)

But the Do Something Awards, airing tonight on VH1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, does more. Underpinning the show is a celebration of philanthropy, as it honors pivotal “do-ers,” under age 25,  who have taken on a certain cause or issue. And despite the starpower, the biggest stars of the night were the five nominees — one of whom will walk away with a $100,000 grant for his/her project — who have done more in their young lives than most people do throughout their lives.  Without further adieu… Read More

90210 Goes ‘A Little Bit Country’

by Chris Delhomme, VH1/CMT/Logo

CMT brought together a rare combination of Beverly Hills fame and the sweet country lifestyle this weekend in a shindig that celebrated Jennie Garth’s 40th birthday as well as the launch of her new CMT reality series, Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country, which premiered Friday night. Garth and her former Beverly Hills, 90210 co-stars Shannen Doherty and Ian Ziering reunited for the occasion.

After working the eager press line, Garth, fellow 90210 alums, and her three beautiful daughters (Luca, Lola and Fiona) entered the twilight-lit party atop the roof of West Hollywood’s uber-chic London Hotel, where they were greeted by Garth’s family, friends, production crew and CMT executives.

CMT’s Executive Vice President of Programming & Development, Jayson Dinsmore, welcomed guests and toasted Garth: “May you live to be a hundred, plus one more to repent for the first hundred!” Read More