A celebrity heads-up: Oscar-winning, Grammy-winning actor and comedian Jamie Foxx is coming to East Hampton this weekend.
Not a famous face regularly reported on the East End, the A-list entertainer will be making a special appearance at the Reginald F. Lewis Foundation Gala Luncheon on Saturday, June 25 at 12:30 p.m. (being held at the Lewis Estate, a private residence) to introduce this year's honoree, Eugene A. Profit, chief executive of Profit Investment Management.
In addition, the affair will feature special event DJ M.O.S., as well as CBS-TV news anchor Maurice DuBois as host -- all to help raise funds toward a $1-million endowment challenge grant from The Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown Family Foundation, a group that carries on the work of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture.
Affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution, the Baltimore museum is the largest African-American museum on the East Coast and is dedicated to gathering, preserving, recording and exhibiting the history and contributions of African-American Marylanders from all points in time.
Unfortunately for those who haven't already purchased tickets, the tickets have sold out out (they were selling for $550). Anyone who would still like to donate to the fundraiser can do so at africanamericanculture.org, while those who'd like to participate in the gala's silent auction can head to charitybuzz.com/auctions/reginaldflewis. Items up for bidding include a Sunday brunch with TV personality Star Jones, lunch with celebrity host Gayle King, and meeting comedian Steve Harvey as you sit in on his radio show.
(And, of course, if you're making the rounds in the Hamptons, be sure to keep an eye peeled for Foxx, as it wouldn't be unheard of for a celebrity to pop up at one or more of the area hotspots.)