Carousel of Hope Bal...

Magic Johnson Honored at Carousel of Hope Ball   The event: Basketball legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar bestowed the Brass Ring Award on NBA superstar Earvin “Magic” Johnson at the Oct. 11 Carousel of Hope Ball. Hosted by Barbara Davis, and presented by Mercedes Benz, the biannual...

Variety Power of Women Luncheon

Jane Fonda, Reese Witherspoon, Viola Davis, Jennifer Lopez and Universal’s Donna Langley Honored for their Philanthropy Maria Menounos and Entrepreneur Jessica Matthews Receive Special Awards     The event: Hollywood insiders assembled at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel Oct. 10 to pay tribute to stars Jane Fonda, Reese Witherspoon, Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez along with Universal Pictures Chair Donna Langley at Variety’s Power of Women awards, staged in partnership with Lifetime Television. Chosen for Lifetime Impact awards for their dedication to philanthropic causes, the honorees support the Georgia Campaign for...

PSLA 5th Annual Autu...

Barbra Streisand, Demi Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chloe Grace Moretz, Kris Jenner Join PSLA Salute to Donna Karan and Baby Buggy    The event: Honoring fashion designer Donna Karan and the charity Baby Buggy, the Fifth Annual Autumn Party by the Philanthropic Society Los Angeles radiated...

Diwali Dinner to Ben...

Diwali Dinner Raises Funds to Feed Indian Schoolchildren “Desh” Deshpande, Manish Dayal, Shekhar Kapur, Mallika Chopra Among Those Lending Support    The event: The Oct. 5 Diwali Dinner was an early celebration of the Hindu festival of lights, officially beginning this year...

LA Phil 2014 Gala

Gustavo Dudamel, Itzhak Perlman, Star Wars Stormtroopers and Celebrities Team Up to Honor John Williams at LA Phil Gala     The event: The LA Phil 2014 Gala launched the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s season Sept. 30 with “A Celebration of John Williams” at Walt Disney Concert...

Rape Foundation Brun...

Jane Fonda Hosts Rape Foundation Brunch, Shares Her Personal Story     The event: Jane Fonda hosted the Rape Foundation’s annual brunch on Sept. 28, celebrating the organization’s 40th anniversary and raising funds for the Rape Treatment Center and Stuart House of Santa...

ABT Gala in Los Ange...

“Stars Under the Stars” Fetes American Ballet Theatre   The event: “Stars under the Stars” to benefit the American Ballet Theatre helped launch the 75th anniversary season of the celebrated dance company, which has been home to such dance greats as Mikhail Baryshnikov and...

“Andy Warhol: ...

“Andy Warhol: Shadows” exhibition at MOCA Grand Avenue is celebrated   The event: The Museum of Contemporary Art’s weekend of festivities began Thursday when an intimate gathering of VIPs got a first glimpse of “Andy Warhol: Shadows,” the new exhibition at MOCA Grand...

LA Opera Ball 2014

Kate Walsh, Emmy Rossum, Bruno Bichir, Stana Katic Spend a Night at the Opera     Here are my favorite pictures from the Sept. 13 LA Opera Ball, which launched the 2014/2015 Los Angeles Opera season at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion with a production of “La Traviata,” a...

Macys Passport Prese...

Fashion Rocks at Macy’s Glamorama for AIDS Project Los Angeles   The event: Partygoers waved light sticks and slipped flashing rings onto their fingers as they massed on the balcony, dance floor and courtyard at Create Nightclub in Hollywood on Sept. 9 for “Macy’s...

Doug Aitken Show at ...

Mike Myers, Matthew Barney Among Actors, Artists at Opening Celebration for Doug Aitken Show   The event: Artists, art professionals, collectors and other art enthusiasts joined gallery owner Shaun Caley Regen for Saturday’s opening of Doug Aitken’s exhibition, “Still Life,” at...