SEAN PENN & FRIENDS PRESENT HAITI RISING FOR J/P HRO
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On Jan. 7, Sean Penn, Sean and Alexander Parker and Bryan Lourd co-hosted the Haiti Rising gala benefiting J/P Haitian Relief Organization. The swanky soiree, which was held at the Montage Beverly Hills, was presented by Lynne and Marc Benioff, honored Paul Farmer, the founder of Partners in Health, and included a special tribute to Garry Shandling given by Jeffrey Tambor. Master of ceremonies Bill Maher had the crowd in stitches as he mocked Presidential-Elect Donald Trump, before an elegant dinner was served. A live auction had stars like Leonardo DiCaprio bidding on items like a classic car owned by Julia Roberts (DiCaprio auctioned off a Harmony Korine work and purchased an Ed Ruscha) while Courtney Love also bid and won on a private Pearl Jam concert. The evening capped with a magical performance from David Blaine, who brought Jason Segel onto the stage to help him with a trick, and a surprise performance from Beck. Additional guests included Lily Collins; Joel Edgerton; Rainn Wilson; Emile Hirsch; Jeremy Renner; Diane Kruger; Edward Norton; Garcelle Beauvais; Connie Britton; Sophia Bush;Pamela Anderson; Trevante Rhodes; Elizabeth Olsen; Soleil Moon Frye; Nick Jonas; Rachel Zoe and Rodger Berman.
THE ART OF ELYSIUM’S HEAVEN GALA
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The Art of Elysium kicked off their 20 year anniversary by holding their Tenth Annual Black Tie celebration, “Heaven,” the night before the Golden Globes on Saturday, January 7th at Red Studios in Hollywood. During the cocktail hour, guests sipped on Moet and Heineken and danced to the sounds of DJ Chris Holmes. Under the direction of Marianne Lewis, the Unconditional Soul Choir performed the song “People Get Ready” as everyone headed to the dining room for dinner. For dinner, chef and owner of INK,Michael Voltaggio, prepared a sensory feast. While guests sat in the dark, Voltaggio asked guests to use their senses while eating. Before the food was served, he directed guests to put on their REVE sunglasses to heighten their senses – playing into Stevie Wonder’s vision of Heaven. During dinner, Art of Elysium founder, Jennifer Howell presented actress Camilla Belle with her “Spirit of Elysium” award and then Jennifer Howell, James Franco and Vince Jolivette unveiled their plans for Elysium Bandini Studios (EBS). Quincy Jones presented Stevie Wonder with the “Visionary Award” and after accepting he delighted guests by performing of some of his greatest hits, including: “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” and “Overjoyed”. Jennifer Howell wrapped up the evening by announcing John Legend as the 2018 Visionary. Notable attendees included: Ali Larter, Alicia Witt, Amber Heard, Babyface, Beau Dunn, Camilla Belle, Cara Santana, Chiara Ferragni, Chrissy Teigen, David Arquette. Eiza Gonzalez, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Evan Ross, Hailey Baldwin, Hannah Simone, Hayes MacArthur, Jaime King, James Franco, Jesse Metcalfe, John Legend, Juno Temple, Justin Bartha, Justine Skye, Kat Graham, Kristen Bell, Quincy Jones, Louise Roe, Mark Mothersbaugh, Nev Shulman, Radha Mitchell, Rumer Willis, Shanola Hampton, Shepard Fairey, Simon Helberg, Stevie Wonder, Tony Hawk, Topher Grace, Zelda Williams and Zz Ward.
BAFTA LA’S TEA PARTY
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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) celebrated the 2017 Awards Season with their annual Tea Party on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. The BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party is one of the most prestigious events in the annual awards calendar, celebrating excellence in the craft, and wishing the best of luck to all nominees for the awards season ahead. Awards season nominees, along with leading executives, celebrities and BAFTA members enjoyed British tea and scones, and cocktails in the uniquely relaxed surroundings of a traditional British Tea Party. As well as honoring the year’s nominees and winners, the Tea Party also raises awareness of BAFTA Los Angeles’ wider work including its Access for All campaign, a commitment to ensuring that talented individuals are offered a clear pathway to careers in the entertainment industry, uninhibited by background, demographics or personal circumstance. The campaign drives funds towards BAFTA LA’s acclaimed scholarship, education and community initiatives, allowing the organization to discover, support and nurture talented professionals. Guests at the fete included: Amy Adams (Arrival), Maren Ade(Toni Erdmann), Riz Ahmed(The Night Of), Mahershala Ali(Moonlight), Tichina Arnold (Daytime Divas), Marie Avgeropoulos (The 100), Caitriona Balfe(Outlander), Lauren Beck(Manchester by the Sea), Fred Berger (La La Land), Nicholas Britell (Moonlight), Millie Bobby Brown(Stranger Things), Sterling K. Brown(The People v. O.J. Simpson), Anne Carey(20th Century Women), Damien Chazelle(La La Land), Dan Cohen(Stranger Things), Lily Collins(Rules Don’t Apply), Kelly Fremon Craig (The Edge of Seventeen), Paul Crowder(The Beatles: Eight Days A Week), Garth Davis(Lion), Marius De Vries(La La Land), Jonas Dornbach(Toni Erdmann), Jay Duplass(Transparent), Ava DuVernay(13th), Joel Edgerton(Loving), Gareth Edwards(Rogue One), Megan Ellison(20thCentury Women), Edwina Findley(Free In Deed), Peter Fonda(Borderland), Claire Foy(The Crown), Dede Gardner(Moonlight), Andrew Garfield(Hacksaw Ridge), Gary Gilbert(La La Land), Lily Gladstone(Certain Women), Julie Goldman(Life, Animated), Cuba Gooding Jr. (The People v. O.J. Simpson),Ryan Gosling(La La Land),David Greathouse(Hacksaw Ridge/The Night Of), Naomie Harris(Moonlight), Justin Hartley(This Is Us), Hauschka(Lion),Charlie Heaton(Stranger Things), Simon Helberg(Florence Foster Jenkins), Brian Tyree Henry(Atlanta), Tom Hiddleston (The Night Manager), Jordan Horowitz(La La Land),Bryce Dallas Howard(Gold/Black Mirror),Byron Howard(Zootopia), Ron Howard(The Beatles: Eight Days A Week),Sandra Huller (Toni Erdmann), Isabelle Huppert(Elle), Justin Hurwitz(La La Land), Raza Jaffrey(Code Black), Janine Jackowski (Toni Erdmann), Sam Taylor Johnson(Gypsy), Joe Jonas (Singer), Amara Karan(The Night Of), Lola Kirke(Mozart in the Jungle), Travis Knight(Kubo and the Two Strings), Amy Landecker(Transparent), Dan Levine(Arrival), Shawn Levy(Stranger Things), John Lithgow(The Crown),Kenneth Lonergan(Manchester by the Sea), Diego Luna(Rogue One), Trace Lysette(Transparent), Ted Melfi (Hidden Figures), Bill Mechanic(Hacksaw Ridge), Chrissy Metz(This Is Us), Mark Monroe(The Beatles: Eight Days A Week),Chris Moore(Manchester by the Sea), Rich Moore(Zootopia),Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic), Niecy Nash(Masters of Sex/Scream Queens), Ruth Negga(Loving), Thandie Newton(Westworld), Jeff Nichols(Loving), Lesley Nicol(The Odd Couple), Paul Oakenfold(Record Producer), Dustin O’Halloran(Lion),Scott Pascucci(The Beatles: Eight Days A Week), Benj Pasek(La La Land),Jamie Patricof(Captain Fantastic),Justin Paul(La La Land), Sunny Pawar(Lion), Daniel Pemberton(Gold), David Permut(Hacksaw Ridge), Marc Platt(La La Land), Lara Pulver(Quantico), Trevante Rhodes(Moonlight), Christina Ricci(Z: The Beginning of Everything), Matt Ross (Captain Fantastic),Roger Ross Williams(Life, Animated), Robert Salerno(Nocturnal Animals),Angela Sarafyan(Westworld), Tracee Ellis Ross(Black-ish), Noah Schnapp(Stranger Things), Lauren Selig(Hacksaw Ridge), Jane Seymour(Pray For Rain), Taylor Sheridan(Hell or High Water), Peter Simonischek(Toni Erdmann), Nigel Sinclair(The Beatles: Eight Days A Week), Christian Slater(Mr. Robot), Jill Soloway(Transparent), Clark Spencer(Zootopia), Octavia Spencer(Hidden Figures), Hailee Steinfeld(The Edge of Seventeen), Emma Stone(La La Land), Arianne Sutner(Kubo and the Two Strings), Jeffrey Tambor(Transparent), Lynette Howell Taylor(Transparent),Aaron Taylor-Johnson(Nocturnal Animals), Justin Timberlake(Trolls), Sophie Turner(Game of Thrones), Paul Verhoeven(Elle),Benjamin Wallfisch(Hidden Figures),Kevin Walsh (Manchester by the Sea), Maisie Williams(Game of Thrones),Michelle Williams(Manchester by the Sea), Finn Wolfhard(Stranger Things), EvanRachel Wood(Westworld), Lucas Jade Zumann(20th Century Women), and more.
THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY & NETFLIX’S POST-GOLDEN GLOBES PARTY
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As the 74th Annual Golden Globes concluded, Hollywood’s hottest gathered at this evening’s Weinstein/Netflix Golden Globes after-party presented by Moët & Chandon. Nominees and notables celebrated late into the evening at The Beverly Hilton until the Moët Mini vending machine ran dry. Guests at the soiree included: Kerry Washington, Priyanka Chopra, Diane Kruger, Heidi Klum, Sophia Vergara, Laverne Cox, Dev Patel, Naomi Campbell, Emily Ratajkowski, Chanel Iman, Cuba Gooding Jr., Donald Glover, Jesse Metcalfe & Cara Santana, Kristin Cavallari, Shay Mitchell, Joan Collins, Katherine McNamara, Claire Foy, Molly Shannon, Kelly Rutherford, Louise Roe, and more.
HBO CELEBRATES THE GOLDEN GLOBES
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As usual, HBO dominated Circa 55 at The Beverly Hilton post-show with as star-studded a fete as they come. A-list gal pals Sarah Jessica Parker, Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman met and mingled, as winner Viola Davis and Kerry Washington, while Chris Hemsworth, Vince Vaughn, Keith Urban, Sylvester Stallone and Eddie Redmayne filled the male star factor quota.
GBK’S GOLDEN GLOBES GIFTING SUITE
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GBK, the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company honored the 2017 Golden Globe Awards’ Nominees and Presenters with a luxury gift and style lounge on January 6th and 7th At The P. Among the luxury lifestyle brands, gifts included: Napa Technology, presenting Genesis, the first single bottle preservation and dispensing system designed for both sparkling and still wine; LifeCell Skin Care, an all-in-one antiaging treatment formulated to target every aspect of aging skin; Tweezerman, offering brow shaping gift sets for women in rose gold or alluring eyes and a nail clipper duo + shave brush for men; Barbar Hair Tools, providing Mini Max Cordless and rechargeable titanium flat irons; Flower Eyewear, a line of eyewear created by Drew Barrymore; Guilty Soles, providing high quality, fashion forward footwear at a guilt free retail; NIMA Sports portable audio players; The Artisan Group’s collection of handcrafted jewelry and accessories, spa and bath products, candles, cosmetics, clutches, pet accessories, stationery, and other handmade gifts; and Swimline and Solstice Watersports, which offered a great item for Globes-loving Angelenos in its golden goose floatie. Attendees included Anthony Anderson and Kevin Dillon.