Milken Global Confer...

David Foster leads Late Night at Milken Institute Global Conference   PLUS… A FEW HIGHLIGHTS IN PHOTOS   At Late Night, the final May 1 session of the Milken Institute Global Conference at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, the evening’s host David Foster left the stage...

Fast and Furious Cel...

Fast and Furious Stars Celebrate their $1 Billion Box Office     Having learned Apr. 29 that “The Fate of the Furious” had reached $1 billion dollars in box office revenues, thanks to international film-going fans, Tyrese Gibson said later that night that he, Vin Diesel and...

Global Gourmet Games

Lionel Richie, Katie Couric, Tyrese Gibson face off at Global Gourmet Games    Fresh from an Apr. 29 pool party to celebrate “The Fate of the Furious” hitting the $1-billion box-office mark, actor Tyrese Gibson (a.k.a. Roman Pearce in the smash film series) turned up at another...

Los Angeles Ballet G...

Sofia Carson, Bruno Tonioli, Nigel Lythgoe among dance-lovers at Los Angeles Ballet Gala   If there’s one thing guests at the April 21 Los Angeles Ballet Gala could agree on, it’s the importance of ballet — not just for all types of serious dancers, but also for the cultural life...

Simon Wiesenthal Cen...

Barbra Streisand takes Trump to task during Simon Wiesenthal Center Dinner     From onstage at the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s National Tribute Dinner and 40th anniversary celebration celebration, Barbra Streisand introduced Ron Meyer, recipient of the Center’s 2017 Humanitarian...

Young Literati Toast

Chelsea Handler takes aim at Donald Trump at Young Literati Toast     Leave it to Chelsea Handler to select Donald Trump’s “The Art of the Deal” as her reading selection during Young Literati’s Toast event Saturday. “You can’t con people — at least not for long,”...

Open Mind Gala

  Open Mind Gala Honors Demi Lovato   LISA KUDROW HOSTS; CHORD OVERSTREET ENTERTAINS   Who better than actress Lisa Kudrow could there be to host the Open Mind Gala? From her perch on the podium at the Beverly Hilton, she jokingly reminded the audience of her “impressive...

UCLA Institute of the Environment Gala

Paul G. Allen and Toyota honored at eco-focused UCLA Gala   CHRISTINA HENDRICKS, FREIDA PINTO, COURTENEY COX, MOBY, JAMES MARDEN ATTEND     In a conversation during dinner at Monday’s Gala for the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Christina Hendricks said her awareness of environmental issues came early in life through her father’s career in the U.S. Forest Service. “There was a scene in ‘Mad Men’ early on where there’s a picnic and everyone throws their garbage out. I was literally sick to my stomach,” said Hendricks, a six-time Emmy-nominated actress, about the AMC show. “It was...

Essence Black Women ...

Aja Naomi King, Issa Rae, Janelle Monae and Yara Shahidi honored at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Gala     If you missed the Sunday Image section of the Los Angeles Times on Mar. 12, here’s my story about Essence Magazine’s fabulous 10th anniversary...

Fun Home Opening at ...

All the Alisons and more VIPs enjoy Fun Home Opening Night in Los Angeles      At the after-party for “Fun Home,” which opened at the Ahmanson Theatre last month, Suzanne Cryer of HBO’s “Silicon Valley” caught up with the actor who is playing cartoonist, MacArthur...

An Unforgettable Eve...

Chris Martin, Jason Derulo, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Isla Fisher join to honor Tom Ford, Judy and Leonard Lauder     As if appearances by singer Jason Derulo, comedian Tig Notaro and actors Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Isla Fisher and Elizabeth Hurley didn’t provide enough star...