WeHo Mayor Gives Actress Drew Barrymore the Key to the City, Declares Monday as ‘Drew Barrymore Day’

Drew Barrymore and Lindsey Horvath

Monday was Drew Barrymore Day in West Hollywood.

No one knew it unless they watched Monday’s episode of the Drew Barrymore Show talk show where Mayor Lindsey Horvath presented the actress/producer turned syndicated talk show host with a key to the city as well as an official proclamation declaring it Drew Barrymore Day.

Turns out that Feb. 22 is Barrymore’s birthday. The actress who first came to national attention as a child actress in 1982’s “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” turned 46 on Monday, having been born in 1975.

Turns out also that Barrymore grew up in West Hollywood, living on N. Poinsettia Place during her formative years.

Horvath appeared on the New York-based talk show via a Zoom link, where she greeted Barrymore by saying, “She grew up here. This is her hometown. We hold her dear in our hearts. West Hollywood is so so proud of the success that Drew has had. While many people know us for fabulous gay men, I myself am partial to powerhouse women.”

Drew Barrymore holding key to the city

Barrymore was completely unaware the proclamation and key to the city were coming. The entire episode was put together as a surprise birthday celebration for her. Barrymore’s best friend, Today show host Savanah Guthrie, stepped in to serve as co-host while many guests feted Barrymore.

Former talk show host David Letterman did a surprise in-studio appearance, while actress Cameron Diaz, talk show host Jimmy Fallon and director Steven Spielberg all Zoomed in to offer birthday wishes.

Then at the end of the show, Horvath Zoomed in from her office in WeHo City Hall to offer the key to the city and the proclamation.

The proclamation read, “Whereas Drew Barrymore, who grew up on North Poinsettia Place in West Hollywood, is recognized as a celebrated actress, producer, director, talk show host and entrepreneur, and whereas Miss Barrymore has a special connection to the city of West Hollywood, now therefore be it resolved that the City Council of the City of West Hollywood declare Feb. 22, 2021 Drew Barrymore Day in West Hollywood, California.”

Crying, Barrymore said, “Thank you. I just officially had a heart attack.”

Key to the City presented to Drew Barrymore

Still crying, Barrymore added, “I’m very grateful. I loved growing up in West Hollywood. It was such an interesting community to grow up in. It was open minded and open hearted and it set me up for success to accept people and care about them and love them for who they were.”

Watch the clip below:

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Danielle Harris
Danielle Harris
3 days ago

Mayor Horvath must have a lot of time on her hands.

WehoQueen
WehoQueen
4 days ago

Should we give her another award for completing her first rehab stint… at age 14?

Weho Poster
Weho Poster
4 days ago

Looking forward to getting my key to the city and the related WeHo Poster Day

Ham Shipey
Ham Shipey
5 days ago

Horvath will be working a Starbucks soon. A gender studies degree from Notre Dame doesn’t have any value.

FJ1
FJ1
4 days ago
Reply to  Ham Shipey

especially now…since there are no genders.

Reed Morrow
Reed Morrow
5 days ago

Horvath needs to resign or be recalled regarding her anti- gay public comment on Mon. Gay men have suffered more discrimination, including fighting for our lives and very existence, more than the women’s movement has in the last 60 years! Don’t get me wrong I like Drew Barrymore but that’s not the point here!

Franki
4 days ago
Reply to  Reed Morrow

Hey what anti gay comment did she make, was working Mon. I’m not into micro managing humans as she is like 90% of the community, human. Only one or two, maybe you have not made mistakes in communication but I’ve made human communication moments of imperfections and Lindsey has definitely made some mistakes…just know she is still a human, she is like you…she used to go out to din din and drinks alcohol, eats crap food sometimes like we all do, and even drives after drinking a couple glasses of wine like many in this world…she is a real human.… Read more »

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enemyofthestate
enemyofthestate
5 days ago

Does this in any way improve the quality of life for the residents of West Hollywood?

FJ1
FJ1
4 days ago

Horvath wasted some time on this when that time could have gone to help the addicts and mentally ill that are all over our sidewalks, parks, bus stops and empty store fronts.

Franki
4 days ago
Reply to  FJ1

P.E.T is the Psychiatric Evaluation Team and since 1996, I did crises interventions for those going through Hate Crime and Rehab or DV issues in Weho and the City’s P.E.T team is great! Lindsey and all got behind the Library idea to create a P.E.T team support to all the mentally ill and other homeless there b4 Covid by inviting them to free supportive Van ride to Tarzana Treatment Center and even Sheriff, Psychiatrists and interventionists together can support free foods and lots of supportive communication to eventually house many. I’ve got many women and trans women and gay men… Read more »

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FJ1
FJ1
4 days ago
Reply to  Franki

My point was less time with the frivolous stupid stunts and spend more of her time to do what she was elected to do which is take care of the real problems that the city has. This was nothing more than a publicity stunt that took time away from the real work that needs to be done and for which she was elected for.

John Daniel Harrington-Tyrell
John Daniel Harrington-Tyrell
6 days ago

congratulations to Drew. Weho is Creative and Weird, thats why we live here, the Lindsey bashing for this is a little too much.

FJ1
FJ1
6 days ago

“bashing” is over dramatizing the comments that were critical of this publicity stunt. Bashing infers “beat up” which is hardly the case. She’s a public figure – our mayor – that just gave the key to the city to someone famous for doing nothing other than “she used to live here.” Hardly deserving of the honor and the criticisim is spot on.

Reed Morrow
Reed Morrow
5 days ago
Reply to  FJ1

Amen!

Reed Morrow
Reed Morrow
5 days ago

Oh really? Think again! what mayor, of any city in the country, in their right mind, would say that they’re “partial” to one minority group over another? Unfortunately and stupidly she meant exactly what she said!

Franki
4 days ago
Reply to  Reed Morrow

I think her comment about being partial to power women was because she is one and surrounds herself with beautiful power women. I don’t think there is anything wrong about her sharing her own self as I don’t blame her, I like being around beautiful power women too but I still love my gay bros. Why is everyone so judgemental on Lindsey. I only think she could have ASKED ALL OF US IN THE CITY TO VOTE FOR OUR CHOSEN PERSON TO RECEIVE KEY FROM A LIST as why did Drew Barrymore and Stormy Daniels get the 🔑 to Weho… Read more »

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Reed Morrow
Reed Morrow
6 days ago

“While many people know us for fabulous gay men, I myself am partial to powerhouse women.”. ???? Horvath’s homophobia and resentment of gay men is on full display here. She obviously went to the Donald Trump/Ted Cruz school of hate and stupidty.

Eric Jon Schmidt
Eric Jon Schmidt
6 days ago

Horvath knows this is her last political gig. She is going nowhere. Now she is warming up the the entertainment industry to get her next job. Barrymore who I like very much is not the first person Horvath approached to do this PR stunt. wehoeric.com

David
David
6 days ago

Watch the clip. Thought it was sweet.

Ham Shipey
Ham Shipey
6 days ago

just silly stuff with this city council. these are not serious people.

TomSmart
TomSmart
6 days ago

I adore Drew but the idea of a “key to the city” is such a silly concept and of course we ALL know Horvath only wants to be in the limelight. Ugh.

Observer
Observer
6 days ago
Reply to  TomSmart

As the current Mayor, Ms. Horvath would be the one to do this.

TomSmart
TomSmart
6 days ago
Reply to  Observer

Correct, but did the council “vote” on this alleged honor or did Lindsey go it alone? Either way, still silly and as another post states, others are more worthy for doing something other than living here. If that’s all it takes, where’s my key???

FJ1
FJ1
6 days ago
Reply to  TomSmart

Yup. So true. The key to the city should be given to someone who has really contributed to the city.

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