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Téa estará em Boston pela Unicef

Kinda doubt David will be there since it's midweek and the kids are in school but you never know.


UNICEF with Global Programs for Children Jamaica Plain residents Robert and Laura Peabody played key roles in bringing UNICEF Ambassador Tea Leoni to this event, March 1, 6-8pm, Gamble Mansion, 5 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. Info: 266-7534 x105. $125.


Big Dig money bags Jay Cashman and his wife, actress Christy Cashman, will have a little Fun with Tea Leoni next month when the “Fun with Dick & Jane” star hits the Hub as a UNICEF ambassador.

The Cashmans will host a $10,000-a-head hoedown - headlined by Leoni - in their haute Back Bay manse on March 1 to benefit the international children’s charity. There are also $350 dinner tickets, but expect less face time with Tea.

Prior to the dinner, the funny gal will appear at a $125-per-ticket reception at the nearby Gamble Mansion. Elegant eats will be provided by some of Boston’s finest kitchen kings.
Sadly, there’s no word if her hubby, “X Files” agent David Duchovny, will be her date. But we’ll keep you posted.

Tea, who summers in South Dartmouth, has been a UNICEF goodwill ambassador since 2001. Her grandmom, silent-film star Helenka Pantaleoni, co-founded what would become the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in 1947 and served as president for 25 years.
Boston Globe:

Leoni’s ties to UNICEF run deep

For actress Tea Leoni, being an ambassador for the US Fund for UNICEF isn't just a passing endorsement. "UNICEF's role in the world is as a humanitarian organization. We're not just there in times of crisis," said Leoni, whose grandmother Helenka Pantaleoni was a founder of the fund and whose father, Anthony Pantaleoni, serves on its board. Leoni was in Boston yesterday for a reception at the Gamble Mansion on Commonwealth Avenue that was followed by a dinner at the Back Bay home of construction magnate Jay Cashman and his wife, actress Christy Scott Cashman. " It's always nice to spend a night not covered in jelly and magic marker," said the mother of two. But it's not all fancy parties catered by top chefs, including Anthony Susi, Dante de Magistris, and Marc Orfaly. Leoni has traveled with her father to Honduras and Vietnam to observe the programs sponsored by the 60-year-old children's charity. "It's important that every ambassador travel in the field," said Leoni, who is married to actor David Duchovny. "We can see what the needs are and speak to that."

Boston Herald:

Helping UNICEF help kids is Tea’s top treat
By Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
Friday, March 2, 2007 - Updated: 06:44 AM EST

Hollywood honey - and UNICEF goodwill ambassador - Tea Leoni says she doesn’t mind when United Nations earth mother Angelina Jolie is mistaken for working for the UN’s global children’s charity.
“Not that I mind when people make that mistake,” the actress said at a UNICEF fundraiser in the Back Bay last night. “Angelina Jolie is a good example of someone who really puts her time into bettering the lives of so many children.
“What I don’t understand is the media’s criticism (of Jolie’s) involvement in humanitarian aide and why they question her motives and sincerity,” said Tea. “It’s like, ‘Who cares?’ She’s doing a good job and putting so much of her time and money in the causes.”

And Leoni knows something about that. Her grandmother, silent screen star Helenka Pantaleoni, co-founded what would become the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in 1947 and then served as its president for 25 years. While the “Fun with Dick and Jane” star has officially served as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF since 2001, she said the family’s legacy has been with her since childhood.
UNICEF “has always been so much a part of my life beyond trick-or-treating,” the 41-year-old comedian said. “I spoke on behalf of my grandmother at events many times - I think once in Boston.”
But it was after she married “X Files” actor David Duchovny and had kids, Madelaine West, 7, and son, Kyd Miller, 4, that she decided to take a more active role in the organization.
“Having children changes everything and it was my position as a mother that made me really raise the intensity level of my involvement,” she said. “I really look forward to when my daughter is old enough to come into the field with me.”
Leoni, who summers in South Dartmouth, was hosted last night by local actress and indie movie producer Christy Scott Cashman at her fine home in the Back Bay.
Apart from setting up last night’s charity event, Cashman has been busy gearing up for next Saturday’s John Hancock Hall premiere of her latest film, “Kettle of Fish,” in which she appears with indie star Matthew Modine.