Step Up Inspiration ...

Lea Michele, Emeraude Toubia, Carmelita Jeter and Garcelle Beauvais talk inspiration at Step Up Awards – –    Black-ish Cast Honored   During the June 2 Step Up Inspiration Awards at the Beverly Hilton, which honored the cast of ABC’s “black-ish,” we asked...

HollyRod DesignCare ...

Arsenio Hall, Reverend Jesse Jackson join Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete for DesignCare    Actress Holly Robinson Peete and former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete, stars of the Oprah Winfrey Network reality series “For Peete’s Sake,” paraded on the runway at the 18th annual...

Music Center of Los ...

Stana Katic, Paula Abdul Join Los Angeles Music Center’s Gala 50th Anniversary Celebration     The event: The Los Angeles Music Center’s 50th anniversary celebration dinner, which immediately followed a Dec. 6 performance spectacular, handily kept up the momentum in a tent...

Essence Black Women ...

Lupita Nyong’o, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Ava DuVernay, Civil Rights Leaders Honored at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon   One was well-advised to bring a hanky to the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon. At this annual affair, presented Feb. 27 by the Lincoln Motor...

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...

Entertainment Weekly...

Past, Present and Future Emmy Nominees Feted at Entertainment Weekly’s Star-Studded PreEmmy Soiree       For many PreEmmy party-goers, myself included, the Entertainment Weekly PreEmmy Party was the final stop in a whirlwind of Sept. 20 soirees. I left near midnight and the...