Lesley Abravanel: Courtney Love, Judge Karen and others raise money at Blacks’ gala

October 27, 2014 8:34 PM

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The scene was straight out of the Star Wars bar Saturday night when the Blacks’ Annual Gala took over the Sparkle Ballroom at the Fontainebleau to raise money for childrens’ charities. Plenty of boldfacers attended including Courtney Love, demurely dressed in Valentino and Elaine Lancaster-brand lipstick (host Roy Black said she’s quite brilliant). We spoke briefly with the former grunge rocker-turned-actress, who told us she wasn’t sure about a future role in the final season of Sons of Anarchy as she just started a role on the Fox show Empire. Then she skipped out for a cigarette.

TV judge Karen Mills-Francis, aka Judge Karen, was also there, invited by the night’s headliner, Aretha Franklin, whom Mills-Francis met earlier that day at Carpaccio in Bal Harbour. Apparently Franklin told Mills-Francis she was a big fan of her book, Stay in Your Lane: Judge Karen’s Guide to Livin...

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