amfAR Inspiration Ga...

Star-studded amfAR gala honors Jeffrey Katzenberg, Charlize Theron     In paying tribute to Charlize Theron at the Oct. 29 amfAR Inspiration Gala, Chelsea Handler praised the Academy Award-winning actress for her honesty, influence, dedication to her Africa Outreach Project and...

Fall Winter 2014 201...

A Look Back at the Best Fall Winter 2014-2015 Paris Haute Couture Fashions     Whether they came to plan for Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, Monday’s Emmy Awards or any other high-style occasions soon-to-come, celebrities packed the front rows at last month’s...

Help Haiti Home

Sean Penn & Friends Help Haiti to the Tune of $6 Million   Between parties the day before the Golden Globes telecast, I managed to sandwich in the “Sean Penn & Friends ‘HELP HAITI HOME’ Gala,” which raised an astonishing $6 million to benefit the J/P Haitian Relief Organization. Presented by Giorgio Armani, and sponsored by NRG Energy, this Jan. 11 affair achieved a higher total take than that of any charity gala I’ve attended in all my years of event coverage in Los Angeles and Orange County, CA. For one big reason, there were bidding wars in the night’s live auction. At $1.4 million, Coldplay’s...

Best of the Best Par...

2013: A Great Year for Los Angeles Social Events Miley Cyrus: an Early Standout, Kim Kardashian’s 15-Carat Rock, Oprah’s Remarks, The Big Bang Theory’s ‘Rocky Horror Show’ and More       PRISM Gallery Opening  Even before she twerked her way into...

Wallis Annenberg Cen...

A Galaxy of Stars Toast “The Wallis” at the Grand Inaugural Gala for the new Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts     The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills opened Oct. 17 with a “Grand Inaugural Gala,” co-chaired by...

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,...