Shelby's Social Diary
Bill O'Reilly gets political on North Korea, Hillary Clinton & Mitt Romney at soldout Houston dinner
Supporting the first Houston fundraiser for the New York-based organization that provides help to rape victims nationwide, O'Reilly speaks around the country helping on behalf of the foundation. On this evening, he dished on Hillary Clinton's political ambitions, on Mitt Romney, North Korea and more.
Prior to his dinner remarks, O'Reilly mixed congenially with VIPS, autographing copies of his books Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy. Among those early arrivals were dinner chairs Lisa and Jerry Simon, Nina and Edd Hendee, Sherry and Jim Smith and JoLynn and Gregg Falgout and honorary chairs Elizabeth and Anthony DeLuca and Cindy and Mike Gatewood.
In from New York for the evening were foundation founders Stacey and Tom Branchini, whose daughter Alexa inspired formation of the non-profit.
Hosts Donna and Tony Vallone welcomed the 275 guests that included Sandy and Dr. Barney Barrett, Astrid and Gene Van Dyke, Susan Krohn, Rosemarie and Matt Johnson, Laura and Ned Davenport and Sam Malone, who served as auctioneer for the brief live auction. Cindy Gatewood was the generous high bidder who went home with the pearl and jewel-encrusted necklace donated by Franco Valobra.