Operation Smile Gala...

Operation Smile honors Selma Blair; event raises more than $1.1 million     The event: At the Oct. 2 “Smile Gala,” Operation Smile honored Selma Blair, the actress cast as Kris Kardashian (now Kris Jenner) in the upcoming TV series, “American Crime Story: The People Vs. O.J....

Variety Power of Women 2015

Variety Honors Gwyneth Paltrow, Anna Kendrick, Salma Hayek Pinault, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki and Oprah      The event:  The world is changing where women are concerned, nearly every speaker proclaimed at Friday’s Variety Power of Women luncheon, which bestowed Lifetime Impact honors on actors Salma Hayek Pinault, Anna Kendrick and Gwyneth Paltrow; media mogul Oprah Winfrey and YouTube Chief Executive Officer Susan Wojcicki for their philanthropic endeavors, for — respectively — Chime for Change, the Trevor Project, L.A. Kitchen, Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation and Room to Read. “We are a fantastic...

PETA 35th Anniversar...

What do Paul McCartney, Jillian Michaels and Joaquin Phoenix Have in Common? A PETA Party       The event: Paul McCartney paused in the midst of his full-length, more than hourlong concert Sept. 30 at PETA’s 35th Anniversary Party to consider the organization’s...

Magic To Do for Prin...

Princess Cruises Premieres ‘Magic To Do’ by Stephen Schwartz       The event: The new Princess Cruises production, “Magic to Do” by Broadway icon Stephen Schwartz, premiered aboard the Crown Princess Oct. 10 in the Port of Los Angeles to an audience of VIPs, including,...

LA Opera Ball 2015

Los Angeles Opera Ball stars a busy Placido Domingo and brings Kate Walsh, Stana Katic among other celebrities       The event: The Los Angeles Opera Ball kicked off the opera’s 30th season on Sept. 12 with a double bill of Woody Allen’s production of “Gianni...

The Broad Museum Ope...

Bill Clinton Headlines a Star-Studded Guest List at Broad Museum’s Second ‘Opening Night’       After the Sept. 17 black-tie gala opening for 700 at the new Broad museum, what could possibly come next? The answer: Another gala opening Sept. 18 for nearly 700...

Emmy Awards – ...

Green Ribbons, Fiji Water Proved Popular at the Ecologically Aware, Sizzling Hot 2015 Emmys and Governor’s Ball  WE ALSO LEARNED HOW TO FIT A BIG BALL GOWN INTO A THEATER SEAT       So how does an Emmy contender sit through a 3-hour show, if she’s in a ballooning ball...

Project Angel Food A...

What Jane Lynch and Marianne Williamson have in common       The event: Actress Jane Lynch (known the last few years as the comically diabolical Sue Sylvester on “Glee”) and spiritual lecturer Marianne Williamson may seem to come from different worlds. But those...

David Hockney Openin...

David Hockney Stops Traffic at L.A. Louver     The event: Traffic came to a near-standstill on streets surrounding the L.A. Louver gallery in Venice July 15 as guests approached the opening reception for “David Hockney: Painting and Photography.” As vehicles crept...

Hammer Receptions fo...

Celebrating an ‘extraordinary’ day and two new exhibits at the Hammer Museum   The event: The Hammer Museum celebrated two new exhibitions: “Mark Bradford: Scorched Earth” and “Perfect Likeness: Photography and Composition,” with a jampacked weekend of events....

Hollywood Bowl Openi...

Journey Headlines a Record-Breaking Hollywood Bowl Opening to Benefit the L.A. Phil   The Event: Iconic rock band Journey launched the Hollywood Bowl’s 2015 summer season June 20 with a concert of the band’s hits, accompanied by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Los Angeles County...