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...

Variety Power of Women Luncheon

Jane Fonda, Reese Witherspoon, Viola Davis, Jennifer Lopez and Universal’s Donna Langley Honored for their Philanthropy Maria Menounos and Entrepreneur Jessica Matthews Receive Special Awards     The event: Hollywood insiders assembled at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel Oct. 10 to pay tribute to stars Jane Fonda, Reese Witherspoon, Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez along with Universal Pictures Chair Donna Langley at Variety’s Power of Women awards, staged in partnership with Lifetime Television. Chosen for Lifetime Impact awards for their dedication to philanthropic causes, the honorees support the Georgia Campaign for...

Shoah Gala Honors Pr...

Steven Spielberg, Bruce Springsteen, Conan O’Brien, Liam Neeson, a Kardashian and 1,300 Others Fete President Obama     Where else but Hollywood could you find President Barack Obama, Steven Spielberg, Liam Neeson, Conan O’Brien, Bruce Springsteen, Judge Judy and Kim...

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...

PS Arts Express Yourself 2013

Julie Bowen, Jason Bateman, Lisa Kudrow, Jessica Capshaw, Dan Bucatinsky Among Families at PS Arts Express Yourself 2013   For lots of lucky Los Angeles youngsters, PS Arts “Express Yourself” is as beloved a part of the fall holiday calendar as Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. So said Pamela Bergman of her own children (and if I had small children, that’s where I’d be every November, too.) Bergman is immediate past chair of P.S. Arts, an organization devoted to bringing arts education to underserved schools in Southern and Central California.   Click here to read my “Express Yourself” story...

PS Arts Express Your...

Jason Bateman, Kristin Davis, George Kotsiopoulos Host a Crafty Day at PS Arts Express Yourself 2012    Where do the stars take their families for a day of creative fun? A quick look around the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica on Nov. 11 makes it apparent that the annual “Express...