By Ellen Olivier
June 19, 2011
As emcee of the 10th annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball on June 11, Tom Arnold reminded the event's guests of the importance of the organization that helps the homeless achieve self-sufficiency.
Having had his own problems with drugs and alcohol, Arnold said, "I could very easily be on the other side of this fence instead of having the honor of hosting this."
The ball, held at the Mandeville Canyon estate of Hayward Kaiser and Susan Harris, raised more than $1 million for Chrysalis, thanks to an outpouring of support from an 800-strong, star-studded crowd that included Jon Favreau, LL Cool J, Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Garner, Amanda Anka and Jason Bateman, Rosetta and Balthazar Getty, Odette and Dave Annable, Brad Goreski, Molly Sims, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Abigail Spencer, Soleil Moon Frye, comedian Whitney Cummings, Ashley Greene of "Twilight," Matt Lanter of "90210," Ryan Phillippe of "The Lincoln Lawyer," Chris Kattan of "Saturday Night Live" and Eric Dane of "Grey's Anatomy."
Dana Walden, co-chairman of 20th Century Fox Television; Donna Langley, co-chairman of Universal Pictures; Rick Hess, head of Creative Artist Agency's Film Finance Group and ball founder Rebecca Gayheart Dane co-chaired the gala, which honored Scott Stuber, producer of "Role Models" and other films; Richard Weitz, board member at the talent agency WME; and "Tron" star Olivia Wilde.
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