Friends, readers, you'll never GUESS where I was last night. Well, let me just t-ELLE you (and at that, I'll can it with the puns).The stars and the less-starry alike came out for a cause last night at the GUESS By Marciano and Elle magazine cocktail benefiting the Susan G. Komen For the Cure foundation. Hosted by Elle's creative director Joe Zee and the über talented actress/producer Eliza Dushku, the guest list included the likes of Chaske Spencer, Mark Indelicato, Rick Fox, Tinsley Mortimer, The City's Olivia Palermo, Whitney Port, and Roxy Olin, as well as The Real Housewives' Ramona Singer, Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen (whom I might go so far as to call a real housewife as well, but that's a different story). Guests schmoozed at the tightly packed GUESS store in Soho, sipped on Ultimat cocktails, and shopped to the sweet sounds of DJs Jamie Biden and Theodora Richards. I briefly spoke with Dushku, who looked fabulous in GUESS by Marciano, about her recent work both in front of and behind the camera, as well as her affiliation with Susan G. Komen for the Cure.


So what's next for Eliza Dushku?
We're working on the Mapplethorpe biopic [ed: which will star Dushku's brother as the late Robert Mapplethorpe]. It was hard to do both, we were filming the season finale and the apocalypse of Dollhouse, but now I'm pretty much full time in producer mode, finalizing the script, and getting ready to start shooting."

How did you first become involved in Susan G. Komen for the Cure?
"I don't know what my first event was, but in the last two years we've done a few things together. I lost my godmother to cancer last year and I've had a number of people in my life who have been affected by or survived it. Susan G. Komen has really been the vanguard of the fight, the research, and the awareness, and their pledge to eradicate cancer by 2017 is ambitious maybe, but if it's possible then let me join the team. I've found really smart, impressive, and dedicated people involved with it as well. I've learned a lot at every event I've done with them."

Photo by Jamie McCarthy