City Year Los Angele...

Spring Highlight: Jason Bateman, Clare Holt, Shemar Moore, Julie Bowen Take a City Year Spring Break   Tailor made for teens and tweens, City Year Los Angeles “Spring Break: Destination Education” offered video games, bountiful buffets, a chance to star in vine videos,...

Shoah Gala Honors Pr...

Steven Spielberg, Bruce Springsteen, Conan O’Brien, Liam Neeson, a Kardashian and 1,300 Others Fete President Obama     Where else but Hollywood could you find President Barack Obama, Steven Spielberg, Liam Neeson, Conan O’Brien, Bruce Springsteen, Judge Judy and Kim...

ADL Entertainment In...

Anti-Defamation League Honors Roma Downey and Mark Burnett   The Anti‐Defamation League honored Roma Downey and Mark Burnett at its May 8 Entertainment Industry Awards Dinner. To read my story about the event in the “All the Rage” section of the Los Angeles Times, click...

Race to Erase MS 201...

Natalie Cole, CeeLo Green and Steven Tyler Headline the Race to Erase MS     Continuing its long-standing tradition of presenting top-name talent at its annual gala, this year’s Race to Erase MS showcased multiple Grammy Award-winning artists Natalie Cole, CeeLo Green and Steven...

Colleagues Spring Lu...

Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco Honored at The Colleagues Spring Luncheon        The Colleagues honored Her Serene Highness, Princess Charlene of Monaco, with the “Champion of Children Award” at the organization’s 26th annual Spring Luncheon on Apr. 29 at...

Los Angeles Ballet G...

Paula Abdul, Jane Seymour, Lori Milken Honored at Los Angeles Ballet Gala     Paula Abdul, Jane Seymour and Lori Milken were honored at the Los Angeles Ballet Gala, coming up Apr. 12 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. To read my story in the “All the Rage” section of the Los...

Kiehls Earth Day Cel...

Ashley Judd, Anthony Mackie Celebrate Earth Day at Kiehl’s     Rather than wait until Apr. 22, the official Earth Day, Ashley Judd and Anthony Mackie turned up at Kiehl’s in Santa Monica Apr. 7 to raise environmental awareness by unveiling labels they designed for the...

Night at Sardi’...

TV’s “Big Bang Theory” Cast, Glen Campbell Slated Honored at “A Night at Sardi’s”     At a “A Night at Sardi’s,” Mar. 26 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the multi-talented cast of “The Big Bang Theory” received the Abe Burrows Entertainment...

Rebels With A Cause ...

Rebels With A Cause Gala Honors Larry Ellison, Rakes in $9 Million and Showcases Barry Manilow, Pharrell Williams, Anna Kendrick and Jonah Hill     As the night’s honoree, Larry Ellison gave guests at the Rebel With A Cause Gala a beyond-pleasant surprise. In accepting his...

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...