Center Theatre Group 50th Anniversary Gala

Center Theatre Group’s 50th: A Starry Show, Gala Dinner and $4 Million   Belting out “I Know Where I’ve Been” from “Hairspray Live!,” Jennifer Hudson closed the one-night-only, star-studded show at the Ahmanson Theatre for the Center Theatre Group’s 50th anniversary, which was celebrated in high style May 20. In addition to Hudson’s performance, CTG’s festivities on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles had plenty of other highlights. A pre-show cocktail party gave patrons a chance to mingle with fellow theater aficionados, and a seated dinner in Grand Park followed. The celebration, which raised a whopping $4...

Revlon Women’s Health Luncheon

  Halle Berry, Jennifer Hudson, Courteney Cox, Cindy Crawford, Ciara gather for Revlon’s women’s health event     Star power lit up the Chateau Marmont on Sept. 27 as an A-list of celebrities gathered to celebrate Revlon’s women’s health mission. Revlon chairman Ronald Perelman welcomed Halle Berry, Jaime King, Rashida Jones and her mom, Peggy Lipton, Courteney Cox, Anjelica Huston, Rachel Zoe, Rachel Roy, Lorraine Bracco, Julianne Hough, Don Johnson (who was later seated between his wife Kelley Phleger and ex-wife Melanie Griffith), Ciara, Jennifer Hudson, Cindy Crawford and Hollywood insiders Brad Grey, Ron...

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...

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...

Variety Power of Women

Nicole Kidman, Amy Poehler, Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Hudson and Amy Pascal Feted at Variety Power of Women Luncheon      The event: “Variety Power of Women,” presented Oct. 4 by Lifetime, honoring actors Nicole Kidman, Amy Poehler, Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Hudson and Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal for their devotion to philanthropic causes. Upstairs on the mezzanine of the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel, before the luncheon began, celebrities stopped into a room designated for red carpet photos. Given the caliber of star power of the honorees alone,...