UCLA Mattel Children...

Kaleidoscope 5 honors Gwyneth Paltrow, Alexandra and Sean Parker Art, science and philanthropy came together May 6 for Kaleidoscope 5, a benefit for UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, taking as its theme “Light: A Celebration of Discovery and Innovation.” Presented by Harry Winston, the...

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...

amfAR LA Inspiration...

Rihanna, Miley Cyrus Make a Splash at amfAR L.A. Inspiration Gala     The event: Miley Cyrus and Rihanna ran off with the headlines at the Oct. 29 black-tie amfAR L.A. Inspiration Gala. Rihanna presented the award to the night’s honoree, fashion designer Tom Ford, while...

PSLA 5th Annual Autu...

Barbra Streisand, Demi Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chloe Grace Moretz, Kris Jenner Join PSLA Salute to Donna Karan and Baby Buggy    The event: Honoring fashion designer Donna Karan and the charity Baby Buggy, the Fifth Annual Autumn Party by the Philanthropic Society Los Angeles radiated...

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...