John Ivey -- Roasted, Toasted, BBQ'd & Skewered
November 8, 2012 at 9:18 AM (PT)
Last night (11/8) at the HOUSE OF BLUES in EL LAY, CCM+E SVPP and KIIS-FM/LOS ANGELES PD JOHN IVEY -- dressed in his bright dayglow orange best -- was duly roasted as this year's CITY OF HOPE's MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY GROUP's honoree.
This terrific event raised huge dollars -- in excess of $300,000 -- for the CITY OF HOPE. This night of fun and charity was assembled by AZOFF/FRONTLINE MUSIC's RICHARD PALMESE, WARNER BROS. SVP/Promotion PETER GRAY and REPUBLIC EVP/Promotion & Artist Development JOEL KLAIMAN (who did an amazing video of "JOHN IVEY's GREATEST MISSES" (big hit songs IVEY wouldn't play) -- and they all got their shot at roasting IVEY, too.
MC'd by ISLAND DEF JAM MUSIC GROUP Pres./COO STEVE BARTELS, CCM+E Hot AC KBIG (104.3 MY FM) morning star VALENTINE, and afternoon delight DAMIEN FAHEY it was a who's who of heavyweights in radio and music that went out of their way to make IVEY feel as humorously uncomfortable as possible.
Here are just some of the other big names who got up into IVEY's grill:
RYAN SEACREST, ELLEN K., WILL.I.AM, ADAM LEVINE, TAYLOR SWIFT, IRVING AZOFF, BUTCH WAUGH, SKIP BISHOP, ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, MIKE CHESTER, JUSTIN BIEBER, THE WANTED, NE-YO, SCOTT BORCHETTA, BRAD PAISLEY, CARRIE UNDERWOOD, CAT COLLINS, JULIE PILAT, KEVIN WEATHERLY, MICHAEL MARTIN, LADY GAGA, CALVIN HARRIS, STEVEN TYLER, KELLY PICKLER, KEN LUCEK, PHIL QUARTARARO, JERRY BRENNER -- and so many more.