Women In Film PreOsc...

Helen Mirren and Women In Film Salute Female Oscar Nominees      The Women in Film toast to the female Academy Award nominees, presented by the WIF board and Perrier-Jouet, took place at the Fig & Olive in Los Angeles Feb. 28, when the night’s rainfall got so heavy that no one...

Great British PreOscar Film Reception

British Consul General Chris O’Connor and Director Steve McQueen Host Great British PreOscar Film Reception   Clearly, the British have taken over Hollywood. At least that’s the way things seemed at the Great British PreOscar Film Reception, held Feb. 28, just two days before the Academy Awards. Co-hosted by Chris O’Connor, L.A.’s British Consul General, and Steve McQueen, director of “12 Years a Slave,” the affair celebrated 26 British nominees in 18 categories for some of the year’s most popular films, including “Gravity,” “Captain Phillips,” “Blue Jasmine,” “American Hustle” and...

Giorgio Armani PreOs...

Scorcese, Sorrentino Celebrated at Star-Studded Pre-Oscar Bash at Giorgio Armani     Never mind that my favorite weather website, accuweather.com, called the forecast “drenching rain” for Feb. 28, the Friday before the Academy Awards. That was the night Roberta Armani hosted a...

Vanity Fair Campaign...

Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood Salutes Director David O. Russell and “American Hustle”   Although just about everybody has heard of the famous Vanity Fair after-party, which follows the Academy Awards telecast, the reality is that the magazine also holds parties every day in...

Essence Black Women ...

Lupita Nyong’o, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Ava DuVernay, Civil Rights Leaders Honored at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon   One was well-advised to bring a hanky to the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon. At this annual affair, presented Feb. 27 by the Lincoln Motor...

Global Green USA Pre...

Moby to Perform for a Star-Studded Crowd at Global Green USA’s Pre-Oscar Bash Stana Katic, Alison Sudol, Malin Akerman, Angela Lindvall, Adrian Grenier and More Expected      Global Green USA’s pre-Oscar bash is shaping up to be a star-studded affair with Stana Katic, Alison...