Sean Penn Haiti Risi...

Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Emilia Clarke, Mark Burnett Bid Generously at Haiti Rising Gala   Standing beside the podium at the seventh annual Sean Penn & Friends Haiti Rising Gala on Jan. 6, the Haitian American actress Garcelle Beauvais didn’t hesitate to name names as she...

Backstage at the Gef...

Backstage at the Geffen Celebrates the Theater’s 20th with Stories, Celebs        After taking the podium as emcee of the annual Backstage at the Geffen event, Dana Delany lamented the rise of technology. Recalling the days before cellphones when actors conversed during...

Operation Smile Gala

Operation Smile honors Selma Blair; event raises more than $1.1 million   The event: At the Oct. 2 “Smile Gala,” Operation Smile honored Selma Blair, the actress cast as Kris Kardashian (now Kris Jenner) in the upcoming TV series, “American Crime Story: The People Vs. O.J....

ADL Entertainment In...

Anti-Defamation League Honors Roma Downey and Mark Burnett   The Anti‐Defamation League honored Roma Downey and Mark Burnett at its May 8 Entertainment Industry Awards Dinner. To read my story about the event in the “All the Rage” section of the Los Angeles Times, click...

Joshua Dubois Book S...

Mark Burnett and Roma Downey Celebrate Joshua Dubois’ Book, “The President’s Devotional,” of Inspirational Messages to Barack Obama    Before Barack Obama became President of the United States, Joshua Dubois sent the Illinois Senator an e-mail offering a spiritual...

Variety and Women In...

Female Primetime Emmy Contenders, VIP TV Execs Converge on Variety & Women In Film’s PreEmmy Affair    No matter how many other PreEmmy celebrations took place Sept. 20 – and there were plenty of them – the night’s party-hoppers didn’t miss the chance to...