Rachel Zoe and Jennifer Salke honored at Barbara Berlanti Gala

Rachel Zoe and Jennifer Salke honored at Barbara Berlanti Gala

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Rachel Zoe, Julie Plec and Jennifer Salke will be honored at this year’s Barbara Berlanti Heroes Gala.

Zoe receives the Vanguard Award and Plec the Barbara Berlanti Hero Award. The Humanitarian Award goes to Salke.

The event, which takes place on October 1 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica and is chaired by Greg Berlanti and Robbie Rogers, will feature musical performances from Tori Kelly, En Vogue and The Scarlet Opera. Proceeds benefit the non-profit Fuck Cancer.

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The guest list includes Aisha Tyler, Azie Tesfai, Daniel Ezra, David Ramsey, Hailey Bieber, Jesse L. Martin, Kheng Hua Tan, Lily Cowles, Maz Jobrani, Michael Trevino, Misha Collins, Olivia Liang, Peter Facinelli, Sara Foster Taylor Zakhar Perez, TR Knight, Tzi Mai, Yasha Jackson and Yvonne Chapman.

Fuck Cancer is committed to early detection, prevention, support programs and health equity for individuals and communities affected by cancer.

The awards honor Greg Berlanti’s late mother Barbara, who died of lung cancer. Held in 2018, the inaugural Heroes Gala honored “Arrow” star Stephen Amell and Fuck Cancer co-founder Yael Cohen Braun. Hosted by Jeff Garlin, the evening featured a performance by Trevor Noah and a performance by Kristin Chenoweth. Berlanti remembered his mother as a “larger than life” figure who was “an incredibly proud mother.”

Berlanti will direct Channing Tatum and Scarlett Johansson in the tentatively titled ‘Project Artemis’. It is an Apple Original Films production that is said to be set around the moon landing.

Berlanti launched production company Berlanti Productions in 2000.

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