Monday, November 24, 2008

Celebs walk the walk for Charity


On Sunday, May 4, 2008, Hollywire attended “Jenny’s Walk,” a 5K walk held at San Diego State University in memory of former student Jenny Poliakoff. The walkathon, MC’d by Johnny V of VH1’s Scott Baio is 46… and Pregnant and VJ Michael Benz, raised more than $104,000 for The Friendship Circle, an organization dedicated to helping special needs children and their families of which Jenny was a founding volunteer.
The also event had support from celebrities, including singer Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees, actress Jillian Murray, to star in David Zucker’s An American Carol, actor Michael Copon, to star in the prequel to Scorpion King, singer (and former beauty on The Bachelor) Ashlee Willis, actor and producer Paul Alessi, producer Jeff Kalligheri, and - last, but certainly not least - Emmy Award winner Carlos Ramirez (a.k.a. twin brother of Efrin ‘Pedro’ Ramirez in Napoleon Dynamite).

Participants walked a path through SDSU’s campus and once they crossed the finish line, enjoyed a fun-filled day of barbecue, a carnival full of face painting, games and sports activities for children and adults, an award ceremony to recognize extraordinary kids and volunteers, and, likely the most memorable part of the day for the many swooning females, a musical performance by Jeff Timmons.

Jeff Timmons performing at Jenny’s Walk

Still lookin’ good, Jeff!

Jeff Timmons gives a shotout to the ladies in the crowd

Jeff Timmons performing at Jenny’s Walk

I’m so blessed to be where I am and have what I have. This is the least I can do for the community and for the people who need it most,” said Jeff, an avid supporter of children’s charities. “Being a dad myself, I feel very strong about caring for kids, helping them live healthy lives and have bright futures.”

Speaking of bright futures, Hollywire happened to notice a special spark between Jeff and actress Jillian Murray.

HW: What ever happened to Deborah Gibson, Jeff?

Jeff Timmons and Debbie Gibson

JT: (Laughs) That was a completely fabricated rumor that started after she and I attended a charity event. It wasn’t even like we went together. The most we did together was take a photo. She’s a great person, but we’ve never been anything.

HW: So, what about Jillian? You and her seem to be very close. Nice catch, she’s HOT!

JT: (Breaks out in laughter again) Yes, she is beautiful.

HW: So, you two are dating??

JT: (Grins) You’re killing me here! No, she I are a good friends.

Jeff Timmons and Jillian Murray

Yeah, we’ve never heard that one before. Hmmm… with the way things are going in Hollywood, maybe we should add Jillian to our Baby Bump Patrol list… just in case.

P.S. How adorable are they??