Sean Penn Haiti Risi...

Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Emilia Clarke, Mark Burnett Bid Generously at Haiti Rising Gala   Standing beside the podium at the seventh annual Sean Penn & Friends Haiti Rising Gala on Jan. 6, the Haitian American actress Garcelle Beauvais didn’t hesitate to name names as she...

W Best Performances ...

W Magazine Fetes Stars of “Best Performances” Issue   Brie Larson Speaks of Her Difficult Role in “Room”     The event: W feted the stars who, in the magazine’s opinion, gave this year’s best performances. Held Jan. 7 at the Chateau Marmont in...

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...

Diane Von Furstenber...

Uma Thurman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Seth Meyers, Governor Brown, VIPs Galore Join the Party for Diane Von Furstenberg’s “Journey of a Dress”     The worlds of fashion, business, Hollywood and government collided in grand style Jan. 10, when Diane Von Furstenberg celebrated...