Backstage at the Gef...

Backstage at the Geffen features Lady Gaga, honors Mellody Hobson, George Lucas, David Furnish, Sir Elton John     The event: Lady Gaga gave the audience at “Backstage at the Geffen” a huge surprise Mar. 22, when the Westwood playhouse honored filmmaker George Lucas and Mellody...

Night at Sardi’...

‘Still Alice,’ Producer Maria Shriver. New Kids’ Joey McIntyre honored at ‘A Night at Sardi’s’       The event: The cast and filmmakers behind “Still Alice” were saluted at the annual celebrity music revue “A Night at...

CalArts REDCAT Gala

REDCAT gala honors Gabriel Orozco, Jamie Lynton and Michael Lynton   The event: Stylized maps of L.A.’s artistic landscape, folded into the origami square “fortune tellers” familiar from the children’s game, floated high overhead at the Mar. 14 REDCAT Gala, which...

Venice Family Clinic...

LL Cool J hosts the Venice Family Clinic Silver Circle Gala honoring Leslie Moonves   The event: LL Cool J brought a burst of star light to the Mar 9 Silver Circle Gala, as host of the Venice Family Clinic’s 33rd annual fundraiser. Sponsored by the UCLA Health System and the David...

California Science C...

California Science Center Discovery Ball brings Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition to life     The event: If Los Angeles held a contest for the year’s most original fundraiser, the annual Discovery Ball to benefit the California Science Center Foundation would be a favored contender...

Essence Black Women In Hollywood

Oprah Opens 2015 Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon Honors go to Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Regina King, Ruth Carter and “Orange Is the New Black” cast members         The event: At the Feb. 19 Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon, Essence Magazine honored actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw of “Belle” and “Beyond the Lights”; actress-director Regina King of “Ray,” “Southland” and “Jerry Maguire”; Oscar-nominated costume designer Ruth Carter; newcomer Iman Milner; and cast members of “Orange Is the New Black:” Adrienne Moore, Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox, Lorraine Toussaint, Samira Wiley, Uzo...