Schmooze Gallery: August 22, 2011


Schmooze Gallery: August 22, 2011

(Left to right) Kelly Atkinson, CMO, Time Warner Cable West; Radio Disney host Jake Whetter; and Sean Cocchia, senior VP and GM, Radio Disney, cut the cake July 29 at Radio Disney's 15th birthday celebration at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. Credit: Disney Channel/Todd Wawrychuk

(From left) Alan Perris, COO, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences; Joanne Rogers, wife of late television star Fred Rogers; Norma Provencio Pichardo, executive director, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation; and Jerry Petry, chairman, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation, attend the foundation's 2011 Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarship award presentation July 31 at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood, Calif. Credit: Mark Davis of PictureGroup

(From left) Scott Stringer, Manhattan borough president; Robin Bernstein, president and CEO, the Educational Alliance; Valari Staab, president, NBC Local Media; Elba Montalvo, founder and president/CEO, the Committee for Hispanic Children and Families; Michael Jack, president and GM, NBC 4 New York; Carlos Sanchez, president and GM, Telemundo 47; and Hector Gesualdo, executive director, ASPIRA of New York, hold checks from the NBCUniversal Foundation awarded to five local New York City area nonprofit organi

James Duff, executive producer of 'The Closer,' is flanked by show star Kyra Sedgwick (right) and Mary McDonnell, star of new 'Closer' spinoff 'Major Crimes,' at the Paley Center for Media Presents An Evening With 'The Closer' Aug. 10 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Credit: Amanda Edwards/

(Left to right) 'Whisker Wars' star Jack Passion; Jennifer Caserta, executive VP and GM, IFC; and 'Whisker Wars' stars Melitus Callahan-Barile and Alex LaRoche schmooze Aug. 3 at the network's original docucomedy's premiere party at the Blind Barber Bar in NYC. Credit: Diane Bondareff/IFC

Singer Usher (center) joins Van Toffler, president, MTV Networks Music/Films/Logo Group (left) and Stephen Friedman, president, MTV, to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange during MTV's 30th birthday celebration Aug. 1. Credit: Charles Eshelman/

Zooey Deschanel, star of Fox's upcoming fall show 'New Girl,' arrives at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards Aug. 7 at the Gibson Ampitheatre in Universal City, Calif. Credit: Jon Kopaloff/

(From left) 'Good Day L.A.'s Dorothy Lucey, KNBC's Ana Garcia, KTLA's Wendy Burch and KTTV's Christine Devine arrive at the 63rd Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards Aug. 6 at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood, Calif. Credit: Paul Archuleta/

Wendy Williams, host of 'The Wendy Williams Show,' kicks off her 17-city "Say It Like You Mean It Summer Tour" Aug. 4 at Pembroke Lakes in Pembroke, Fla. Credit: Vallery Jean/

(From left) 'Dexter' stars C.S. Lee, David Zayas, James Remar and Edward James Olmos attend the show's season 5 DVD release party Aug. 9 at Tropicana Bar at The Hollywood Roosevelt in Hollywood, Calif. Credit: Jason LaVeris/

(From left) 'Homeland' stars Mandy Patinkin and Claire Danes; David Nevins, president, entertainment, Showtime; Matt Blank, chairman and CEO, Showtime; and 'Homeland' stars Morena Baccarin and Damian Lewis attend a premiere screening of Showtime's new series on Aug. 14 at a private home in East Hampton, New York. Credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Showtime

(Back, from left) Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles' (BBBSLA) Asante Jones; Tiffany Siart, president and CEO, BBBSLA; Trena Pitchford, director, corporate partnerships, BBBSLA; Selam Meharena, CFO and VP, administration, Project Grad Los Angeles (PGLA); Ford Roosevelt, president and CEO, PGLA; Walter Garcia, scholar, Project Grad Los Angeles, PGLA; Sherion Johnson, acting director, Urban Media Foundation; Megan Souders; program manager, City Year Los Angeles (CYLA); Stephen Salinas, program di

(From left) Leslie Goodman, SVP, Disney Corporate Citizenship; Nancy Kanter, SVP, original programming and GM, Disney Junior Worldwide; Terry Downes, VP, Disney Worldwide Publishing Operations; Kyle Zimmer, president, First Book; and Carolina Lightcap, president, Disney Channels Worldwide hold a check for $500,000 donated from Disney to First Book, a national nonprofit organization on Aug. 19 during the D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif. Credit: Disney Channel/Michael Yada