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Hollywood Celebs Leighton, Pribram to Take Plunge for "Loveswell" Gala Benefitting Heal the Bay.

Hollywood Celebs to Raise Funds for Heal the Bay

HOLLYWOOD -- Actress/model Alexandra Leighton and pro surfer/"ecowarrior" James Pribram will host a gala reception for Loveswell benefitting Heal the Bay on May 1(st) at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Hollywood.

Leighton and Pribram will serve as celebrity hosts following the Hollywood premiere of Loveswell, a one-man show that dives deep into the ebbs and flows of a relationship as seen through the eyes of actor/writer/avid surfer John Fortson.

Net proceeds raised will go directly to Heal the Bay, a non-profit group that fights for workable solutions to the problems threatening Southern California's coastal waters.

Fortson began supporting Heal the Bay after a visit from his nephew, who wanted to learn to surf. "There were large signs posted on the beach warning "Contaminated Water: No Swimming," Fortson said. "He couldn't believe what we Californians know: that after any rain, the water becomes polluted and can make you sick. We have to find a solution to make our waters safe for all who enjoy them."

Only 35 tickets will be sold for Loveswell's VIP reception. Guests will be treated to an array of Italian regional delights,courtesy of Terroni, LA's hottest restaurant. The reception will also feature great wines and prosecco, a raffle, giveaways, and a showing by famed surf artist Meegan Feori, who designed the Loveswell set.

Alexandra Leighton began her career as commercial print and runway model in New York. She landed a recurring role in CBS's "Swingtown," playing the fun-loving, upper class swinger, Cherie Hyatt. Alexandra has appeared on "The Hills" and in numerous commercials. She is an active philanthropist who works tirelessly to raise funds for diabetes, cancer, multiple sclerosis and other charities. She is the voice of the American Heart Association, and continues to work as a spokesmodel and actress, giving back to her community and incorporating green living into her daily life.

James Pribram is a professional surfer, writer, commentator and environmental leader. His writings have appeared in the LA Times, Surfer's Path, Surfer Magazine, Surfing, Water, and publications worldwide. He has been an environmental leader in his community, as co-founder of an non-profit organization for people with ocean-related spinal injuries. James has served on the Laguna Beach Water Quality and Environmental Committees and as board member for the Clean Water Now! Coalition. He received the 2007 John Kelly Environmental Achievement Award.

Loveswell runs Friday through Sunday, May 1st-June 7(th), at the Hudson Guild Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. Tickets are available at For complete information on Loveswell and the screenplay, visit
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