Celebrity author Mark Bego hosted a star studded New Year's Eve party at Nic's Martini Lounge in Beverly Hills, California in grand style. Gerald McCullouch of TV's "CSI" series was one of the festively attired party guests. Amongst the notables were actress Lisa Tharps (TV's "Men of a Certain Age"), music executive Beth Wernick, TV producer Matt Skurow (TV's "Let's Make a Deal"), vocal coach Susan Rumor ("Public Enemies"), Luke Nicola (manager of Nic's Martini Lounge), quality analyst Felipe Echerri, sound engineer Robert Feist, songwriter Donna Rawlins, show business publicist Barbara Shelley, actor Samuel Paugh ("Sacrifice"), and playwright Dan Via ("Daddy"). Gerald is on the West Coast to promote his starring role in the play "Daddy," which opens in West Hollywood on January 8, 2011, and runs until February 13. Bego is busy promoting his memoir, "Paperback Writer," and updating his biography on Aretha Franklin: "The Queen of Soul," for publication in 2011.