The Birthday Party

July 15, 2010  |  Behind the Scenes

Brandon Cruz: “I couldn’t have been happier to put this piece together. Here is my present to you, my friend. Much love, brotha!” July 10th, 2010

The music featured is Jon Brion’s “Theme” from the Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind soundtrack and appearances include Victor Rasuk, Naturi Naughton, Mateo and many more.

The photos below are courtesy of Brian McGee and Kevin Boston.

The night started with a private party by the pool

Mateo, Adar Wellington, Erika Hamilton and Quddus

Victor Rasuk and Quddus

Toasting to 30 years of life for Quddus

Hill Harper, Quddus and Naturi Naughton

Thanks to Drai’s for the fancy dancers

The party got all the way turned up once we took it from poolside to our tables inside

Arissa Hill

Ibn Jasper and Quddus

Naturi Naughton

The birthday boy feeling good

DJ Eque, Melody Ehsani and Grasie Mercedes

California Swag District and their surprise performance of ‘Teach Me How To Dougie’

Michael Bruno from Honor Society and Breegan Heuer

The cake arriving in style

No matter how old we get sparklers on cake are still cool

The end.

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  1. i didnt make the directors cut. i thought mateo was me for a second, but he wasnt. i swear i was there, and had a good (great) time…

  2. yo Q,

    i was sending you love from Cedars Sinai Emergency room – sorry i couldn’t make it but you are definitely lookin’ fine.

    happy 30th

    here’s to the next 30…!



  3. You know, Ive bumped into you a few times in LA (admittedly star struck the first time) YOU sir, are a big part of the reason I went in to journalism. Ive wanted to be as relateable, informed and charming as you have been from the beginning and I am happy to say you’ve inspired me…you’ve taken a gig and turned it into a lifetime career filled with fun, breaking news, philanthropy and unforgettable moments. Thanks for being you, and happy happy birthday Q!

    Lauren Turner (friend of lamorne):)

  4. Happy Birthday Quddus’!

    Next year I expect an invite! : )

  5. Sincerity, in spades.
    Keep doin what you do!

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