Ryan Seacrest, for the second year in a row, is coming back to his hometown to host the second Hearts and Hands Gala to benefit Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities on November 6.
It’s a black-tie event to be held that evening at the Georgia Aquarium. Atlanta’s Coca-Cola is the presenting sponsor (and coincidentally or not, a major sponsor of “American Idol”). A few tickets still remain. Last year, it sold out.
The event is $250 a ticket so this is definitely for folks with a bit of cash in their bank accounts.
Proceeds from the Hearts and Hands Gala will support the operations of Atlanta’s two Ronald McDonald Houses.
Gavin DeGraw (”I Don’t Wanna Be”) is going to be the musical guest.
Last year, I got a few minutes with a relaxed Ryan during his visit to one of the Ronald McDonald houses. I’m not sure what his schedule is like this year, but I hope to get some more face time with him, especially with all the changes coming up in 2011.
-Remember Josiah Leming? He was the Nashville kid from season seven who lived in his car and lost his bearings during the Hollywood round and was cut right before the semifinals? He still ended up with a Warner Brothers record deal and will be at Vinyl Nov. 4 at 8:30 p.m. with Tyler Hilton opening. His album “Come on Kid” debuted Sept. 14. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. I’m seeking an interview.