Golden Globes After ...

Partying with the Stars on Golden Globes Night: The Weinstein Company/Netflix and Warner Bros./InStyle Affairs     No matter which stars snared Golden Globes at the Jan. 12 awards ceremony, virtually everyone at the Beverly Hilton Hotel was ready to party the moment the telecast...

Art of Elysium Gala

The Art of Elysium Gala Honors Ali Larter, Hayes MacArthur and “Visionary” Linda Perry Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Anna Kendrick Among A-Listers Present   For Linda Perry, visionary of The Art of Elysium‘s annual “Heaven” gala, sound provided the...

Help Haiti Home

Sean Penn & Friends Help Haiti to the Tune of $6 Million   Between parties the day before the Golden Globes telecast, I managed to sandwich in the “Sean Penn & Friends ‘HELP HAITI HOME’ Gala,” which raised an astonishing $6 million to benefit the J/P Haitian Relief Organization. Presented by Giorgio Armani, and sponsored by NRG Energy, this Jan. 11 affair achieved a higher total take than that of any charity gala I’ve attended in all my years of event coverage in Los Angeles and Orange County, CA. For one big reason, there were bidding wars in the night’s live auction. At $1.4 million, Coldplay’s...

BAFTA LA Awards Seas...

BAFTA LA Fetes Nominees at an Afternoon Tea: Tom Hanks, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sandra Bullock, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett and More     The day before the Golden Globes, the L.A. chapter of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, aka BAFTA Los Angeles, celebrated the...

Diane Von Furstenber...

Uma Thurman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Seth Meyers, Governor Brown, VIPs Galore Join the Party for Diane Von Furstenberg’s “Journey of a Dress”     The worlds of fashion, business, Hollywood and government collided in grand style Jan. 10, when Diane Von Furstenberg celebrated...

W Best Performances ...

W Celebrates the Year’s Most Talented Stars: Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto, Bradley Cooper, Bruce Dern and More      The formula for a great party? Here it is… an eclectic mix of terrific people, a cozy space and superior champagne. Sponsored by Dom Perignon and Cadillac,...