Zoot Suit Opening Ni...

Talk turns to politics and the new administration at Opening Night of a timely Zoot Suit revival     If opening-night guests at the Mark Taper Forum agreed on one thing, it was that the restaging of “Zoot Suit” couldn’t have been timelier. Based on the Sleepy Lagoon murder...

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...

Variety Power of Women

Nicole Kidman, Amy Poehler, Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Hudson and Amy Pascal Feted at Variety Power of Women Luncheon      The event: “Variety Power of Women,” presented Oct. 4 by Lifetime, honoring actors Nicole Kidman, Amy Poehler, Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Hudson and Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal for their devotion to philanthropic causes. Upstairs on the mezzanine of the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel, before the luncheon began, celebrities stopped into a room designated for red carpet photos. Given the caliber of star power of the honorees alone,...