Essence Black Women In Hollywood 2015

Oprah Opens 2015 Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon Honors go to Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Regina King, Ruth Carter and “Orange Is the New Black” cast members         The event: At the Feb. 19 Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon, Essence Magazine honored actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw of “Belle” and “Beyond the Lights”; actress-director Regina King of “Ray,” “Southland” and “Jerry Maguire”; Oscar-nominated costume designer Ruth Carter; newcomer Iman Milner; and cast members of “Orange Is the New Black:” Adrienne Moore, Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox, Lorraine Toussaint, Samira Wiley, Uzo...

Great British Film R...

Brits in L.A. Celebrate 40 Nominations in 20 Categories at Pre-Oscar Party      The event: “The Great British Film Reception,” staged at the London Hotel in West Hollywood Feb. 20, paid tribute to the U.K.’s Oscar nominees, this year numbering 40 in 20 categories. The...

Last Days in Vietnam...

A Champagne Toast to Director Rory Kennedy for ‘Last Days in Vietnam’ Documentary     The event: She may have lost out in the Oscars race, but Rory Kennedy, director of the nominated documentary “Last Days in Vietnam,” was guest of honor Feb. 20 at Dom...

Women In Film PreOsc...

Jennifer Hudson Co-Hosts Party For Female Oscar Nominees  Meryl Streep, Rosamund Pike, Laura Dern and 30 More Academy Awards Contenders       The event: Meryl Streep, Rosamund Pike, Laura Dern and more than 30 other female Oscar nominees packed into Hyde Sunset Kitchen +...

Unite 4 Humanity Gal...

Amy Poehler, Halle Berry, Pink, Ewan McGregor, Josh Hutcherson, Christina Applegate, Lauren Paul and Aaron Paul honored at Unite4:Humanity Gala      The event: Hollywood stars took center stage at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Feb. 19 in recognition of their philanthropic pursuits. The...

Bulgari Stop Think G...

Naomi Watts, Adrien Brody Help Bulgari’s Book Launch to Benefit Save the Children Kylie Minogue, Ashley Greene, Laura Dern, Malin Akerman, Katheryn Winnick, Alexander Ludwig & more stars join the party      The event: Bulgari hosted an A-list launch Feb. 17 for “Stop...

Lunar New Year at Th...

A Gala Welcome at The Wallis For The Year of The Sheep     The event: The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills celebrated “The Year of The Sheep” Jan. 31, welcoming the Lunar New Year with a gala cocktail reception, concert, Imperial Dinner and...

Oscar Nominees Celeb...

Hollywood Reporter Fetes Oscar Nominees     The event: The Hollywood Reporter feted this year’s Academy Award contenders at the magazine’s third annual Nominees Night, presented by Cadillac, Feb. 2 at Spago in Beverly Hills. The scene: Star power radiated from inside master chef...

Movies for Grownups ...

Kevin Costner, Jon Favreau, J.K. Simmons, Rene Russo Honored at Movies for Grownups Awards Gala   The event: Child stars, octogenarians, actors, directors, producers and others spanning all ages packed the ballroom Feb. 2 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel for the 2015 AARP Movies for Grownups...

Wolf Hall Tea in Los...

‘Masterpiece’ Series ‘Wolf Hall’ Celebrated with British Stars at Los Angeles Tea   The event: British Consul General Chris O’Connor hosted an afternoon tea Jan. 18 to celebrate “Wolf Hall,” the upcoming six-part TV adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s award-winning...

Weinstein Co and Net...

Golden Globes: Stars Relax at Weinstein Co. and Netflix After-Party     Mere minutes after the curtain came down on the 72nd Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 11, celebrities began streaming into a post-show bash staged by Weinstein Co. and Netflix in a massive tent beside the...