Celebvocate: Ashanti glams it up for Boys & Girls Clubs
An occasional look at the show-biz luminaries attempting to do good in Washington. Tuesday's visitor: Ashanti.
Occasion: Media event for Boys & Girls Clubs kids who've made an outstanding contribution to society.
Site: A luxury suite at the Hyatt Regency, Capitol Hill.
Bona fides: R&B singer, record producer, songwriter, first-ever National Youth of the Year Ambassador for the Boys & Girls Clubs.
What she wants: Attention for the program and its national sponsor, Tupperware, which pledged $100,000 for scholarships.
How she looked: Glamorous -- violet dress, black Giuseppe Zanotti heels, diamonds.
Quote: "I had my very first talent show at the Boys & Girls Club. I had four dancers lined up, but they all got scared and quit on me."
The Reliable Source
September 14, 2010; 6:52 PM ET
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