While we know Ashton Kutcher for his wacky stunts on Punk’d
and That ‘70s Show
and his brainchild, Beauty and the Geek
, more recently, the actor has tended to some serious matters, including last week’s exclusive Butterfly Ball benefiting Chrysalis, a Los Angeles-based organization which aims to help homeless men and women find jobs and homes as well. Joining Kutcher at the event was Demi Moore, and newly-weds Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller.
“We love it, and we really believe in it,” Moore said before the event, the Associated Press reports.
At the purple carpet entrance before the event, Sheen and Mueller caught the attention of the media as it was the couple’s first appearance as husband and wife. In fact, the Two and a Half Men
star and the Mueller, a real estate agent, began dating last summer after meeting at the Chrysalis event of 2006. However, the two only appeared for a moment at this year’s event and decided to skip the ceremony.
This year’s star studded event included That ‘70s Show
celebrities Topher Grace and Mila Kunis. Also present at the event were 15-year-old singer Spensha Baker, who made a stellar performance that night.
The Chrysalis foundation is aimed at helping homeless people to economically sustain themselves. Founded over 20 years ago by John Dillon, Chrysalis began as a food and clothing distribution center devoted to assisting homeless men and women living in the streets of Los Angeles. The organization soon grew and developed a nationally recognized program that would “help homeless people become job ready and ultimately find and retain employment.” The organization did not only give fish, but they taught individuals how to fish, and this was the philosophy behind the whole organization.
Every year, the organization holds the Chrysalis Butterfly Ball where they honor individuals who push forward in the campaign to help others. This year’s honorees were Darren Star, Jennifer Hudson and Rick Hess.
Other stars present at the May 31st event were the casts of Grey’s Anatomy
and Private Practice
, and celebrities Eva Mendes, Jason Lewis, Brett Ratner, Keyshia Cole, Amaury Nolasco, Eliza Dushku and Jason Segel.
-Valerie Anne del Castillo, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Associated Press
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