Step Up Inspiration ...

Lea Michele, Emeraude Toubia, Carmelita Jeter and Garcelle Beauvais talk inspiration at Step Up Awards – –    Black-ish Cast Honored   During the June 2 Step Up Inspiration Awards at the Beverly Hilton, which honored the cast of ABC’s “black-ish,” we asked...

South Coast Plaza Sa...

South Coast Plaza Salutes Diane Keaton AFI’s Tribute to Air as One-Hour Special   The night before Diane Keaton received the American Film Institute’s prestigious Life Achievement Award, South Coast Plaza honored the Oscar-winning actress and style icon both for her film career and...

Center Theatre Group 50th Anniversary Gala

Center Theatre Group’s 50th: A Starry Show, Gala Dinner and $4 Million   Belting out “I Know Where I’ve Been” from “Hairspray Live!,” Jennifer Hudson closed the one-night-only, star-studded show at the Ahmanson Theatre for the Center Theatre Group’s 50th anniversary, which was celebrated in high style May 20. In addition to Hudson’s performance, CTG’s festivities on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles had plenty of other highlights. A pre-show cocktail party gave patrons a chance to mingle with fellow theater aficionados, and a seated dinner in Grand Park followed. The celebration, which raised a whopping $4...

ASCAP Screen Awards

Screen Awards include a Musical Tribute to Stephen Schwartz   Before the close of the May 17 ASCAP Screen Music Awards, a group of composers and lyricists gathered around a piano to pay tribute to Stephen Schwartz, the legendary Broadway composer as well as an Oscar winner for the scores...

UCLA Mattel Children...

Kaleidoscope 5 honors Gwyneth Paltrow, Alexandra and Sean Parker Art, science and philanthropy came together May 6 for Kaleidoscope 5, a benefit for UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, taking as its theme “Light: A Celebration of Discovery and Innovation.” Presented by Harry Winston, the...

Otis Scholarship Ben...

A fashion show by the star students at Otis College of Art and Design     By the time the 35th annual Otis Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show, aptly themed “Metamorphosis,” came to an end, the students responsible for the 125-plus designs that streamed down the runway had...

City Year LA Spring ...

Octavia Spencer, Amy Schumer, Liam Hemsworth, Sterling K. Brown, Pharrell join City Year LA Party     So popular is the “Spring Break: Destination Education” event that teens, tweens and their families began flooding into Sony Studios in Culver City as soon as the gates opened...

Race to Erase MS

Jamie-Lynn Sigler honored at star-studded Race to Erase MS   Given the FDA’s approval in March of the new drug Ocrevus to treat multiple sclerosis, organizers of the 24th annual Race to Erase MS gala had good reason to celebrate. According to event host Nancy Davis, the research that...

Milken Global Confer...

David Foster leads Late Night at Milken Institute Global Conference   PLUS… A FEW HIGHLIGHTS IN PHOTOS   At Late Night, the final May 1 session of the Milken Institute Global Conference at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, the evening’s host David Foster left the stage...

Fast and Furious Cel...

Fast and Furious Stars Celebrate their $1 Billion Box Office     Having learned Apr. 29 that “The Fate of the Furious” had reached $1 billion dollars in box office revenues, thanks to international film-going fans, Tyrese Gibson said later that night that he, Vin Diesel and...

Global Gourmet Games

Lionel Richie, Katie Couric, Tyrese Gibson face off at Global Gourmet Games    Fresh from an Apr. 29 pool party to celebrate “The Fate of the Furious” hitting the $1-billion box-office mark, actor Tyrese Gibson (a.k.a. Roman Pearce in the smash film series) turned up at another...