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...

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...

Trevor Project’...

TrevorLIVE Attracts a Universe of Stars to Present, Perform and Support a Great Cause Kathy Griffin Hosts, Jane Lynch Honored and GLEE Cast Sings a “Smile”     Entering to the sounds of “Love is a Many Splendored Thing,” Kathy Griffin proved the perfect host...

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 Bag Lunch 20...

Kristin Davis, Minnie Driver, Lisa Kudrow Join Stylists Elizabeth Stewart & George Kotsiopoulos to Buy Bags & Raise Big Bucks for Arts Education      Handbags outnumbered guests 240 to 200 at the May 30 PS Arts Bag Lunch, affording a better-than-ever opportunity for snagging the...