Nia Vardalos speaks at Horizons for Homeless Children event

Dianne Luby, interim CEO of Horizons for Homeless Children, with Violeta, a formerly homeless Dorchester mom, and actress/writer Nia Vardalos. (Handout)
Dianne Luby, interim CEO of Horizons for Homeless Children, with Violeta, a formerly homeless Dorchester mom, and actress/writer Nia Vardalos. (Handout)

“My Big Fat Greek Wedding” writer-actress Nia Vardalos spoke at Horizons for Homeless Children’s annual Women’s Breakfast, held Wednesday at Westin Copley Place. Vardalos, who recently wrote a book, “Instant Mom,” about adopting a 3-year-old girl, spoke movingly about Horizons’s efforts to help homeless kids. . . . Pats cornerback Kyle Arrington hosted a karaoke night at the Kowloon and the event benefiting Dance Etc. drew a crowd. Former Pats tight end Jermaine Wiggins emceed, getting things going with a rendition of Rick James’s “Super Freak.” Also joining in were Pats players Joe Vellano and A.J. Francis. . . . Rapper Sean Paul was spotted at Red Lantern this week.

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