PBS SoCal Gala

Kristin Chenoweth, Kenny Babyface Edmonds, “Hit Man” David Foster Among Stars at Gala PBS SoCal Fundraiser     The event: “Onstage Backstage: A PBS SoCal Holiday Celebration with David Foster and Friends,” took place Dec. 10 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, a...

Blithe Spirit Opening Night Los Angeles

Stars Turn Out for Angela Lansbury in ‘Blithe Spirit’ at L.A.’s Ahmanson Bryan Cranston, Jesse Tyler Ferguson among ‘Blithe Spirit’ well-wishers     The event: Opening night for Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit,” starring Angela Lansbury, brought an impressive array of big names Dec. 14 to the Center Theatre Group’s Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. For theater supporters and other VIPs, a cast party followed at the nearby Spear Steak & Seafood House. The crowd: Among the stars and movers and shakers who turned out were Bryan Cranston of “Breaking Bad” and Robin Dearden; Jesse Tyler...

Music Center of Los ...

Stana Katic, Paula Abdul Join Los Angeles Music Center’s Gala 50th Anniversary Celebration     The event: The Los Angeles Music Center’s 50th anniversary celebration dinner, which immediately followed a Dec. 6 performance spectacular, handily kept up the momentum in a tent...

Children’s Def...

Matt Barnes, Chris Messina, Jordana Brewster, John Boyega, Conan O’Brien, Kamala Harris and J.J. Abrams Salute Students Who Beat the Odds     The event: Most Los Angeles awards dinners pay tribute to Hollywood stars, VIP business leaders or big-time philanthropists. But at the...

Stop Cancer Gala

Armie Hammer, Paula Abdul, Barbra Streisand On Hand to Honor Milkens, Tendlers at STOP CANCER Gala     The event: “STOP CANCER” honored Lori and Michael Milken and Audri and Stan Tendler at a glittering gala Nov. 23 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The program: Michael Hammer...

Rivals United for a ...

USC, UCLA Athletes and Supporters Unite to Benefit Cancer Research     The event: Trojans and Bruins dispensed with their traditional USC/ UCLA sports rivalry,  when they got together to stage the Nov. 16 Rivals United for a Kure Gala at the City Club Los Angeles. Clearly a...