Holly Robinson-Peete hasn't hung out with the "21 Jump Street" gang or Mr. Cooper in years, but that doesn't mean she hasn't been busy. Married to NFL quarterback Rodney Peete and mom to four kids, she certainly has her hands full at home. But if you think she will be baking cookies during Super Bowl weekend, you would be mistaken.
Robinson-Peete will be all over the scene, hosting brunches and parties that support her HollyRod Foundation, an organization that supports the fight against Parkinson's disease. Individual tickets are available to the parties, but through the HollyRod site you can buy a $5,000 Purple Card All Access Pass that grants you entrance to five different events. Read on to see if any of them sound like a good time to you.
The likelihood of any of us actually attending her private brunch Thursday at Louis Vuitton is slim (although, wouldn't it be nice to swoon over a colorful bag from the spring/summer collection?) but you can still celeb spot from nearby while Robinson-Peete and her pals sip and shop. Tamia Hill (wife of Grant) and Pat Smith (wife of Emmitt) are the hosts, so expect other athlete spouses to show. When: Thursday, Jan. 31. Where: Louis Vuitton Boutique, 7600 E Camelback Road; 480-946-1700.
You may know it as Rockridge Estate, but during Super Bowl it will be transformed into Prive Ultra Lounge, the site of many HollyRod Foundation parties. Its Budweiser Lounge will host a happy Thursday, with open bar and live entertainment. When: Thursday, Jan. 31, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Where: 4954 E. Rockridge Road, Phoenix. Tickets: $50. Contact 866-465-5762 or e-mail [email protected]. Web site: www.hollyrod.org.
Jenny McCarthy is known for a lot of things -- Playboy, her self-deprecating humor, being an autism crusader and Jim Carrey's girlfriend, but she will also be the hostess with the mostest for the Best Damn Super Bowl Party Period. Ludacris will perform, and the cast of the show will be in the house. When: Thursday, Jan. 31, 8 p.m. Where: Rockridge Estate, 4954 E. Rockridge Road, Phoenix. Tickets: $300. Contact 866-465-5762 or e-mail [email protected]. Web site: www.hollyrod.org.
Take a break from the evening glitz and opt instead for Saturday's 10th Annual Gridiron Glamour Celebrity Fashion Show and Brunch. Proceeds from the event benefit the HollyRod Foundation and the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center, and the clothes featured in the fashion show are local, coming from The Clotherie and Ames at the Borgota. Jenny McCarthy will be honored during the event. When: Saturday, Feb. 2, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Scottsdale Plaza Resort. 7200 North Scottsdale Road. Tickets: $300 for general admission, $500 for reserved. Contact 866-465-5762 or e-mail [email protected]. Web site: www.hollyrod.org.
Chris Rock will bring new material to Prive at a concert hosted by Pat and Emmitt Smith and Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete. When: Saturday, Feb. 2, 8 p.m. Where: Rockridge Estate, 4954 E. Rockridge Road, Phoenix. Tickets: $750 for general admission and $1,000 for VIP. Contact 866-465-5762 or e-mail [email protected]. Web site: www.hollyrod.org.