Every year the Hollywood Reporter recognizes the 100 most powerful females in the entertainment industry, and this morning (December 11) a bunch of beautiful ladies showed up for the shindig at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
For the fourth year in a row, Disney’s Anne Sweeney has been named the most powerful woman in entertainment by The Hollywood Reporter.
Sweeney is the co-chairman of the Disney Media Network and president of the Disney/ABC Television Group, which ABC News is a part of. She tops the publication’s annual list of 100 most powerful women in the industry.
“Twilight” babe Nikki Reed hammed it up with “Skyscraper” songstress Demi Lovato on the red carpet before heading inside for the exclusive event.
Also in the house were wonderful women like Candice Accola, Khloe Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner and Naya Rivera.
This year, Oprah Winfrey was presented with the 2013 Sherry Lansing Leadership Award for her prolific work both on and off the screen.
Big Sean and Naya Rivera
Khloe Kardashian and Demi Lovato
Nikki Reed with good friend Demi
Kim and momager Kris Jenner
Oprah and Anne Sweeney
Oprah speaking to the crowd
It may be hard to believe, but it’s been nearly 50 years since Julie Andrews flew in to a house in London and taught us all the joys of a spoonful of sugar and the word supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.
The stars were out in force last night for the US premiere of Saving Mr Banks.Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson were among a host of big name actors at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California, for the launch of the film, which is the untold back story of how ‘Mary Poppins’ made it to the big screen. Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, who famously played Mary Poppins and Bert in the 1964 Disney film “Mary Poppins,” reunited at the premiere last night.
The 15th annual TrevorLIVE benefit, hosted by The Trevor Project, brought a slew of star power to the Hollywood Palladium Sunday night.
The Trevor Project focuses on suicide prevention among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. Stars including Adam Lambert, Fergie, Josh Duhamel, Mark Salling, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, and many others came together to help raise funds for the worthy cause.
Naya Rivera and Brant Daugherty
Why thank you, Chris.
Naya and Big Sean
Adam, Fergie and Ryan Murphy
Nina Dobrev and Kat Graham
Last night we had a fantastic and heart warming event! Kicking off the weekend a bit early, Kellan Lutz and Keke Palmer hosted the 2nd Annual Saving Innocence Gala in Los Angeles last night. The night was complete with great performances and touching speeches, including the founder, Kim Biddle.
Keke and Kellan
Kellan and Joel David Moore
Miami and especially South Beach are experiencing quite an influx of people this week with Art Basel. Art Basel provides a platform for galleries, giving them access to an international audience of collectors, museum directors and curators. The shows attract people with an appreciation of modern and contemporary art who experience Art Basel as a cultural event. Of course anything like this attracts celebrities, which means, PARTIES! And fabulous parties at that.
Now that you know the basics of Art Basel, it’s time to figure out which portions you want to check out. The 258 galleries make up the eight sectors, each of which has a unique aspect to explore.
The focus of the show is undoubtedly Galleries, which is comprised of 195 of the world’s leading galleries (such as New York’s Pace/MacGill Gallery and Zurich’s Hauser & Wirth), and includes works ranging from paintings and drawings to film and installations. And not everything comes with a crazy price tag—you’ll find inexpensive gems by relatively unknown artists to multimillion-dollar masterpieces.
If you’re looking to discover a new favorite gallery, we suggest scoping out Nova, which features younger galleries showcasing work produced in the past three years by as many as three artists. This year’s Nova sector spotlights 34 artists, including Charles Atlas, who is represented by London’s Vilma Gold gallery, and Saâdane Afif, courtesy of Zurich’s RaebervonStenglin gallery.
For an even more concentrated experience, venture to the Positions sector. This portion of Art Basel Miami Beach directs your attention to 16 curated booths presenting a single artist. Here, you’ll find Beijing’s Tang Contemporary Art, a new Asian gallery reflecting the show’s growing ties to Asia (the first Hong Kong show occurred in May 2013), which will be highlighting Wang Yuyang.
New to Miami Beach this year is the Editions sector, which was added thanks to the success of a dedicated portion for prints and limited-edition works in Basel. There will be 13 exhibitors, including first-time Art Basel Miami Beach participant Crown Point Press hailing from San Francisco.
Those scouting out up-and-coming artists should make a beeline to Kabinett, which is made up of 25 galleries chosen by the show’s section committee. Each gallery stages a focused exhibition within a designated area of the booth. This part of Art Basel is great for both gallerists and attendees because it provides a strong platform to show off the curatorial aspect, while allowing people to find unknown artists as well as rediscover famous names. It’s also interesting to see a single artist’s long-term work, as shown in Luciana Brito Galeria’s never-before-seen photos of the Brazilian countryside by Marina Abramović.
Though not a very large part of Art Basel, there is the Magazines sector to consider. Top art publications (think Art+Auction and The Art Newspaper) from around the world convene to display editions. Oftentimes, editors and publishers are present and offer presentations in the show’s Conversation series, which is full of lectures and discussions by a wide range of speakers.
Outside of the Miami Beach Convention Center, the art continues. Nearby Collins Park is redefined as an outdoor exhibition space, thanks to the Public sector. Curated by Nicholas Baume, the director and chief curator of Public Art Fund, and produced in tandem with the Bass Museum of Art, this portion of Art Basel is free and open to the public. The park is filled with large-scale sculptures, live performances and installations.
Now on to the parties….
MOCA by Vanity Fair
Next up was the Phillips party (co-hosted at MOCAby Vanity Fair) celebrating the opening of a neon-centric exhibit by Tracey Emin entitled “Angel Without You.” Throngs of guests, including Kevin Spacey, Pharrell Willams and his wife Helen Lasichanh, Princess Eugenie, Damien Hirst and his girlfriend Roxie Nafousi, and featured artist Emin herself were in attendance, along with thousands of other revelers, crowding the museum’s galleries and charming open-air garden.The party continued at Soho House with a night cap by the pool.
Pharrell and Helen Lasichanh
Ending the night at the Soho House
Wednesday, December 4, Flaunt, 3P Productions, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami came together to welcome Art Basel attendees with a concert by Kendrick Lamar, along with rising singer-songwriter SZA, at Mana Production Village in Wynwood. Before the show, Vanessa Beecroft, in collaboration with Kanye West, premiered a new performance piece.
The “King of Hip Hop” Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick and SZA
Kim Kardashian stepped out for DuJour magazine’s party honoring artist Marc Quinn at the Delano Beach Club in Miami during Art Basel on Dec. 4, where the 33-year-old reality star caused a stir with her sexy lace dress. Honoring Artist Marc Quinn and hosted by Dee and Tommy Hilfiger, Tony Shafrazzi, Eyal Lalo, Atlanta de Cadenet.
Lionel Richie on the carpet
Wanted to take a moment to remember Paul Walker for the great person he was. It is so unfortunate to lose someone so young and dear. Not only was he a great person, but he was passionate about what he did. RIP Paul, you will be missed!
Last night (December 3) I attended the premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug at Los Angeles’ Chinese Theater. While the final Hobbit film wrapped filming back in summer, the production team and cast, including Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Orlando Bloom, director Peter Jackson and many others, will still have plenty of chances to catch up at premieres and promotional events leading up to the film’s release. They clearly enjoyed doing so last night!
The cast on the carpet
Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly
Martin Freeman signing autogrpahs
It’s one of the most promising movies in the Oscar race this December.
And American Hustle is already generating quite a buzz as some of rock and roll’s leading stars hit up a viewing party for the film in West Hollywood on Saturday night.
Gwen Stefani and her husband Gavin Rossdale were spotted at the star studded event - outfitted in their signature rocker style - joining the period drama’s stars Bradley Cooper (with his mother as a date) and Amy Adams.
So where A-list talent used to come out primarily for the Grammy Awards, superstars can now be counted on to show up for lower-wattage gigs including the MTV Video Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards and, indeed, the American Music Awards, which present themselves as the people’s choice because the winners are determined, at least in part, by fans’ votes.
The result is a kind of promotional arms race in which who won what isn’t nearly as important as who turned up to feed the beast. (In the unlikely event that anyone asks you, Taylor Swift won artist of the year Sunday, and Justin Timberlake was named favorite male soul/R&B artist and favorite male pop/rock artist.)
Lady Gaga and R. Kelly risked offense too in an elaborate bit, set in a mockup of the Oval Office, that had the two eccentrics seemingly portraying Marilyn Monroe and President John F. Kennedy (or maybe Monica Lewinsky and President Bill Clinton) as they sang their duet “Do What U Want.”
But the gamble paid off; this was Lady Gaga at her theatrical, button-pushing best.
And then there was Miley Cyrus, whose much-discussed season of infamy hit overdrive with her ultra-raunchy VMAs performance in August.
In the days before the American Music Awards, she and the show’s organizers used social media to tease something even more outrageous. On Sunday, though, the joke was on viewers as Cyrus performed her power ballad “Wrecking Ball” in front of a willfully amateurish image of a cat mouthing the tune’s anguished lyrics.
Winning big yet again - Taylor Swift
One Direction…. not so “American” but they still won HUGE!
Ariana Grande wowed the audience
It’s not real unless a “Kardashian” was there, right?
Expect anything less?
Interesting performance from Lady Gaga and R. Kelly
This was just……weird.
You’ve cat to be kitten me with that outfit…
Last night West Hollywood celebrated at The HFPA InStyle Party for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards Season held at Fig & Olive Melrose Place.
The Vampire Academy stars Sarah Hyland, Zoey Deutch and and Lucy Fry were joined on the black carpet by Abigail Breslin, Dermot Mulroney, Juliette Lewis, Francesca Eastwood, and Sosie Bacon, who was named Miss Golden Globe at the event.
Stars came together at the launch of Xbox One at Milk Studios in Hollywood on Thursday night. The Game, Wiz Khalifa, and Snoop Dogg kicked backed and lit up as they played games on Microsoft’s new console.
Snopp Dogg, Wiz Khalifa and The Game
Such a fun event!
Caught up with Joshua Jackson!