Variety Power of Women

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...

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...

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 +...

Carousel of Hope Bal...

Magic Johnson Honored at Carousel of Hope Ball   The event: Basketball legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar bestowed the Brass Ring Award on NBA superstar Earvin “Magic” Johnson at the Oct. 11 Carousel of Hope Ball. Hosted by Barbara Davis, and presented by Mercedes Benz, the biannual...

Women In Film Crysta...

Women In Film Honor Laura Linney, Sofia Coppola, George Lucas, Hailee Steinfeld, Rachel Morrison and ALL the Women of Mad Men at the Crystal+Lucy Awards   As if the annual Women In Film Crystal+Lucy Awards Gala isn’t glamorous enough, this year’s glamour quotient rose yet...