Gallerie Sparta on the Sunset Strip was the place to be Thursday night. It was opening night for Richard Grieco’s collection of “abstract emotionalism” paintings and he drew quite an eclectic crowd. Johnny Mathis left before we got there and that was a HUGE disappointment. Mickey Rooney, of all people, was in a wheelchair but looked quite happy to be out and about. Mickey Rourke was expected but we never saw him – too bad. Presumably Richard (“If Looks Could Kill”) had consumed some cocktails or had sold a few expensive paintings before we chatted with him – hence the robust hugs. We asked if he was single and he said he had never been married but had dated among others, Madonna and Sharon Stone awhile back (who KNEW?) Right now he has a girlfriend but we never saw her. Photos: Jean Dickinson
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