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7 Questions with Wall-E Director Andrew Stanton

Andrew Stanton is the man behind Wall-E, the animated apocalyptic tale about the last robot on earth. From the Oscar-winning director who also brought us Finding Nemo, in my opinion, this is his most brilliant work yet. I recently met up with Stanton at Pixar headquarters for another exciting installment of Seven Questions.

What do you hope audience members will take from Wall-E?
Andrew Stanton: I hope they are just as entertained as with other Pixar movie experiences but in a fresh, new way.

7 Questions with <i>Project Runway</i> Runner-Up Ricky Lizalde


Photography by Ricky Camargo

Project Runway
contestant Ricky Lizalde was in San Francisco this week to raise money for goodwill.org. I caught up with the fashion man at the Levis Store in San Francisco.

Why is the city of San Francisco important to you?
RL: It's is where I experienced my first Gay Pride in 1992.

7 Questions with Funny Woman Margaret Cho



San Francisco's first lady of comedy Margaret Cho brings her comedy circus to The Warfield this weekend. See her on Friday, March 14 at 8 p.m., and Saturday, March 15 at 7 and 10 p.m.
 
The funny gal took some time out to answer a few questions for 7x7.com
  
1. What is your state of mind today?
MC: Happy.

2. What is San Francisco to you and what do you love most about life in the Bay Area?

Oscar's Big Fundraising Night

photography by Rick Camargo

Greetings!

San Francisco's glitterati came out for Oscar night at the 28th Academy of Friends Gala at Fort Mason.
As ever the event was a storming success with cocktails and nibbles and guests clothed in cocktail dresses and black tie attire to make for an all-around fun and festive eve.

The Oscar show played out on big screens around Fort Mason.

’80s star Taylor Dayne brought the house down with an explosive 30 minute set.

Rocket Dog Rescue Benefit at Slim's

Slim's on 11th Street in SF was the host venue on Saturday night for an evening of comedy, music, silly dog tricks and more for Rocket Dog Rescue. 

Marga Gomez
Johnny Steele Caroline Lund

7 Questions with Oscar-Nominee Marion Cotillard


photo courtesy of Picture House Inc.

French actress Marion Cotillard is not a household name … yet. But her Oscar-nominated performance in La Vie En Rose, playing the late French chanteuse Edith Piaf, is nothing short of brilliant. She deserves to take home the Oscar, and then the whole world will know of this bright, young acting talent.

I met the delightful French actress for 7 questions for 7x7.

Enjoy!
Liam
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Rocket Dog Rescue Benefit

Greetings chums,

I want to invite you to a once-in-a-lifetime event this Friday night to benefit a wonderful woman who lost her worldly goods, her home and three foster dogs in an horrific fire just before Christmas.

Pali Boucher dedicated her life in recent years to finding homes for rescue dogs. Many friends of mine have adopted some of Pali's four-legged friends and experience the never-ending joy a dog can give.

Tomorrow night at 8:30 p.m. at Slims on 11th Street, I will be the master of ceremonies for a benefit for Pali so that she may get back on her feet and find a new home. This will be a fun, groovy night out. Please come and enjoy some comedy and music and help support a woman who has given many dogs a home and now needs a home herself.

Be an Extra in the Harvey Milk Movie

Mention Harvey Milk and many people beyond the boundaries of San Francisco respond with “who”?



That’s about to change because a movie is being made about the late, openly gay San Francisco supervisor and soon much of the world will know about this great man.

Harvey Milk was America’s first openly gay politician, and his life was cut tragically short when another Supervisor, Dan White, gunned him down at SF City Hall along with Mayor Moscone in 1978.

7 Questions with Craig Ferguson



Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson performs at Cobb’s Comedy Club this Friday and Saturday.

1. When someone mentions San Francisco what comes to mind? 
CF: Clam chowder and homosexuals

2. I knew you were a soup man. What makes you laugh? 

Oscar Winner Jennifer Hudson Sings for Kids

Greetings friends,


Photos by Rick Camargo

She came, she sang. We wept, we blinked. Then she was gone.



San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House was the venue on Monday night for the Help Raise Healthy Children Gala. Oscar winning “Dreamgirl” and former American Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson was the headliner.
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