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...

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...

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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...

The Hollywood Report...

Top Actors, Reality Stars and Entertainment VIPs Honor Oprah at The Hollywood Reporter’s Power 100 Breakfast   The Hollywood Reporter celebrated the entertainment industry’s most powerful women at its annual “Power 100” Women in Entertainment Breakfast, one of the...

Essence Black Women ...

Oprah Winfrey, Alfre Woodard, Naomie Harris, Mara Brock Akil, Gabrielle Union and Quvenzhane Wallis Honored at the Essence Black Women In Hollywood 2013 Luncheon   Oprah Winfrey had tears in her eyes as she accepted the Essence Power Award at the magazine’s Black Women in Hollywood...