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...

Women In Film PreOsc...

Helen Mirren and Women In Film Salute Female Oscar Nominees      The Women in Film toast to the female Academy Award nominees, presented by the WIF board and Perrier-Jouet, took place at the Fig & Olive in Los Angeles Feb. 28, when the night’s rainfall got so heavy that no one...

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...

Movies For Grownups ...

Kathy Griffin Hosts Movies for Grownups Awards Gala Honoring Susan Sarandon and Top Films     Calling AARP “the new mafia, the new Sopranos,” event host Kathy Griffin said, “Let me tell you something about the American Association of Real Possibilities. They are not screwing...

Spring Summer 2014 P...

Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga, Dita Von Teese and Sparkling Light-As-Air Collections Distinguish the Spring Summer 2014 Paris Haute Couture A Few Thoughts and Lots of Pictures     * Kim Kardashian looked absolutely beautiful – and better than I’d ever seen her look – in...

Golden Globes After ...

Partying with the Stars on Golden Globes Night: The Weinstein Company/Netflix and Warner Bros./InStyle Affairs     No matter which stars snared Golden Globes at the Jan. 12 awards ceremony, virtually everyone at the Beverly Hilton Hotel was ready to party the moment the telecast...