Children’s Hos...

Katy Perry at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Gala   Drew Barrymore, LA Kings, Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation Honored; Josh Gad as Host     Of all the celebrities I’ve met, writing for the Los Angeles Times or otherwise, Katy Perry is my current favorite...

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...

Diamond Ball Hosted ...

Rihanna’s Diamond Ball ‘not about me,’ the singer says       The event: Just as in her gem of a hit tune, Rihanna looked every bit as “beautiful like diamonds in the sky” at the Dec. 10 Diamond Ball. The event benefits the pop star’s Clara Lionel...

Essence Black Women In Hollywood

Oprah Opens 2015 Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon Honors go to Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Regina King, Ruth Carter and “Orange Is the New Black” cast members         The event: At the Feb. 19 Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon, Essence Magazine honored actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw of “Belle” and “Beyond the Lights”; actress-director Regina King of “Ray,” “Southland” and “Jerry Maguire”; Oscar-nominated costume designer Ruth Carter; newcomer Iman Milner; and cast members of “Orange Is the New Black:” Adrienne Moore, Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox, Lorraine Toussaint, Samira Wiley, Uzo...

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...

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...