“He had a moment that he was using language that he never really stopped to think about,” Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network executive director Eliza Byard said of Brett Ratner, a judge at her GLSEN Respect Awards. “He learned what an impact it had, and he made a change.” Ratner attended at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Friday with (from left) Amy Adams, Matt Bomer, Octavia Spencer and Jim Parsons.
Jim Gianopulos, with Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg, who together received a Lifetime Achievement Award. Has Jeffrey Katzenberg started to think about his Governor’s Award Oscar he’ll receive in December? “We take them one at a time here," Jeffrey laughed. "We’ve been involved with GLSEN for many years and they do amazing work.” Katzenberg’s long-time associate Chip Sullivan co-chaired the event. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images.)
Sheryl Wachtel, co-president of the USA Network Jeff Wachtel, “White Collar’s” Marsha Thomason, and Craig Sykes at the GLSEN awards. What are the Wachtel family’s favorite new fall shows that are not in the NBC Universal family? “'The Mindy Project,' I really respect that one. It’s the type of comedy we like to do,” Jeff tells TheWrap. “And‘Nashville’," Sheryl added.
Author Arnold Schwarzenegger’s week of wall-to-wall promotion wound down with a post-signing book party on Friday heavy on “Expendables” co-stars, like Terry Crews (second, from left). Unexpectedly, there were plenty of comics, too. On the right, Aziz Ansari and Emmanuelle Chriqui at the soiree at the Grove. (Photos by Jesse Grant/Getty Images)
On the day the Lakers started practice, the faces of the franchise headlined the launch of the team’s new TV home: Time Warner Cable Sports Network and Spanish language sister station Time Warner Cable Deportes at the channels' broadcast center in El Segundo.
The old “new guy” in L.A. and the new “new guy” in L.A. After this party on the night before his first day of Laker practice, Dwight Howard hit another TV launch party the next night (inset). The second one was for Cinemoi, a new lifestyle channel DirecTV is importing from Europe. (Photos by Todd Williamson/Invision. Inset by Jason Merritt/Getty Images.)
Jeanie Buss (flashing a champsionship ring), Landon Donovan, the Laker Girls, and Time Warner Cable execs counted down to flip the switch.
Amid Lakers (Magic Johnson and Pau Gasol, top left) and Sparks (Jantel Lavender and Candace Parker, bottom left), Beckham found himself at a height disadvantage. (Photos by Todd Williamson/ InVision/ AP)
Lena Dunham has another movie besides “Tiny Furniture.” Heather Graham popped in to a Sonos Studio screening of “Nobody Walks” Thursday night. Dunham co-wrote the film with fellow Oberlin College grad Ry Russo-Young (center) featuring a half-naked physical mashup between John Krasinski, Oliva Thirlby and a high-decibel tour through post-production sound design. (Photo by Getty Images.)
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (center), with Jesse Spencer, Chicago Fire Department Commissioner Jose Santiago, Dick Wolf, and Taylor Kinney before the October 10 premiere of "Chicago Fire." (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC)
NBC’s “Chicago Fire” spread to the Midwest for a Chicago premiere: Co-Creator/E.P. Derek Haas, Jesse Spencer, and Co-Creator/E.P. Michael Brandt at the Chicago History Museum (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC.)
Mikey Glazer's best of this week's party circuit: Brett Ratner judges GLSEN's anti-gay bullying media competition, Dwight Howard loves his new home in the Hollywood scene, Arnold Schwarzenegger muscles down his press week at the Grove and Lena Dunham's new movie.