Oscar Nominees Night...

Viola Davis, Isabelle Huppert, Dev Patel, Naomie Harris and others party at Spago for pre-Oscars soiree   Wiz Khalifa and Aloe Blacc perform for the crowd   Several Academy Award contenders converged on Spago Beverly Hills this week when the Hollywood Reporter kicked off pre-Oscar...

The Hollywood Report...

Sam Smith Serenades Oscar Contenders at The Hollywood Reporter’s “Nominees Night”     Halfway through The Hollywood Reporter’s Feb. 8 kick-off to this year’s pre-Oscar party scene, Sam Smith stepped onto the stage to sing, according to the announcer,...

Oscar Nominees Celeb...

Hollywood Reporter Fetes Oscar Nominees     The event: The Hollywood Reporter feted this year’s Academy Award contenders at the magazine’s third annual Nominees Night, presented by Cadillac, Feb. 2 at Spago in Beverly Hills. The scene: Star power radiated from inside master chef...

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...

Help Haiti Home

Sean Penn & Friends Help Haiti to the Tune of $6 Million   Between parties the day before the Golden Globes telecast, I managed to sandwich in the “Sean Penn & Friends ‘HELP HAITI HOME’ Gala,” which raised an astonishing $6 million to benefit the J/P Haitian Relief Organization. Presented by Giorgio Armani, and sponsored by NRG Energy, this Jan. 11 affair achieved a higher total take than that of any charity gala I’ve attended in all my years of event coverage in Los Angeles and Orange County, CA. For one big reason, there were bidding wars in the night’s live auction. At $1.4 million, Coldplay’s...