Global Gourmet Game...

Gourmet Games Kick Off Milken Institute Global Conference     Zucchini a fruit? Trans fat in a Sara Lee cheesecake? These are just two of the things guests learned at the Global Gourmet Games, the fundraiser that kicked off the 4-day Milken Institute Global Conference, which ran May...

Sean Parker Celebrat...

Lady Gaga, John Legend and a host of stars celebrate Sean Parker’s cancer initiative       “Welcome to our backyard,” said Sean Parker, in something of an understatement, as the Napster co-founder and his wife, Alexandra, welcomed an A-list of celebrities, business...

Hollywood Reporter P...

Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford reunite at Hollywood Reporter’s Power 100 celebration     The event: More than 40 years after heating up movie screens in the 1973 blockbuster “The Way We Were,” Robert Redford and Barbra Streisand had starring roles at the Hollywood...

Fall Winter 2014 201...

A Look Back at the Best Fall Winter 2014-2015 Paris Haute Couture Fashions     Whether they came to plan for Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, Monday’s Emmy Awards or any other high-style occasions soon-to-come, celebrities packed the front rows at last month’s...

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...

UNICEF Ball 2011

Sean Penn, Brooklyn Decker and Dennis Quaid Honor Queen Noor, Medavoy Family   Real royalty – in addition to Hollywood royalty – made an appearance at the UNICEF Ball 2011 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, when the U.S. Fund for UNICEF recognized Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan as...