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...

Young Literati Toast Feb27

Young Literati Toast

Nick Kroll, Jason Reitman, Lizzy Caplan, Gillian Jacobs Set to Give Readings at Young Literati Toast to the L.A. Library   Comedian Nick Kroll of “The Kroll Show;” Jason Reitman of “Up in the Air;” Lizzy Caplan of “Masters of Sex” and Gillian Jacobs of “Community” are...

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...

Movies For Grownups ...

Kathy Griffin Hosts Movies for Grownups Awards Gala Honoring Susan Sarandon and Top Films     Calling AARP “the new mafia, the new Sopranos,” event host Kathy Griffin said, “Let me tell you something about the American Association of Real Possibilities. They are not screwing...

Family Equality Coun...

Adam Lambert, Darren Criss, Amber Riley, Melissa Etheridge Lend Their Talents for Family Equality   A jubilant mood prevailed at the Family Equality Council’s Los Angeles Awards Dinner. Not only was there an impressive turnout of celebrities in the sell-out crowd, but also by night’s...

Preview: Backstage at the Geffen 2014 Feb04

Preview: Backstage a...

Steve Carell to Host Backstage at the Geffen, Honoring Steve Martin, Disney’s Alan Horn     On Sat., Mar. 22, at Backstage at the Geffen, comedy great Steve Martin will receive the Distinction in Theater Award and Alan F. Horn, chair of The Walt Disney Studios, will receive the...

Spring Summer 2014 P...

Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga, Dita Von Teese and Sparkling Light-As-Air Collections Distinguish the Spring Summer 2014 Paris Haute Couture A Few Thoughts and Lots of Pictures     * Kim Kardashian looked absolutely beautiful – and better than I’d ever seen her look – in...

UNICEF Ball Los Ange...

Michael Douglas, Ghada Irani and a Surprised Matt Damon Honored at the UNICEF Ball Los Angeles     Just days after Michael Douglas won out over Matt Damon at the Golden Globes for his performance as Liberace in “Behind the Candelabra,” Damon – his love interest in the film...

Golden Globes After ...

Partying with the Stars on Golden Globes Night 2014: 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...

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...