amfAR LA Inspiration...

Rihanna, Miley Cyrus Make a Splash at L.A. amfAR Inspiration Gala     The event: Miley Cyrus and Rihanna ran off with the headlines at Wednesday’s black-tie amfAR L.A. Inspiration Gala. Rihanna presented the award to the night’s honoree, fashion designer Tom Ford,...

Teen Cancer America ...

Roger Daltrey, Top Artists Combine Talents for Teen Cancer America   The event: A contemporary art auction, coupled with a concert by Roger Daltrey – legendary frontman for the Who – raised more than $500,000 for Teen Cancer America, dedicated to improving the lives of teens and...

Big Brothers Big Sis...

Katherine Heigl, Sean Hayes at Big Bash to Honor Bill Ahmanson, Jennifer Salke, Hollywood Reporter   The event: The “Big Bash” at the Beverly Hilton, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles, turned out to be so inspiring that Katherine Heigl volunteered on the...

RIP Oscar de la Renta Oct21

RIP Oscar de la Rent...

Remembering Oscar de la Renta     The first time I met Oscar de la Renta was in Paris in July, 2000, just after he presented his fall/ winter haute couture collection for Balmain. Few Americans in the history of French haute couture have ever created fashions for a major Parisian...

Carousel of Hope Bal...

Magic Johnson Honored at Carousel of Hope Ball   The event: Basketball legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar bestowed the Brass Ring Award on NBA superstar Earvin “Magic” Johnson at the Oct. 11 Carousel of Hope Ball. Hosted by Barbara Davis, and presented by Mercedes Benz, the biannual...

Variety Power of Women Luncheon

Jane Fonda, Reese Witherspoon, Viola Davis, Jennifer Lopez and Universal’s Donna Langley Honored for their Philanthropy Maria Menounos and Entrepreneur Jessica Matthews Receive Special Awards     The event: Hollywood insiders assembled at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel Oct. 10 to pay tribute to stars Jane Fonda, Reese Witherspoon, Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez along with Universal Pictures Chair Donna Langley at Variety’s Power of Women awards, staged in partnership with Lifetime Television. Chosen for Lifetime Impact awards for their dedication to philanthropic causes, the honorees support the Georgia Campaign for...