Downtown L.A. is packed with faces as GLAAD, MOCA, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame celebrate over the weekend.
President Bill Clinton continues to prove that being former commander in chief is one of the best jobs in the world. Here, a fashionable Clinton introduces Charlize Theron and Matt Bomer backstage at the GLAAD Media Awards at the JW Mariott (where there were actual winners and losers) on Saturday night.
Betty White and Alex Pettyfer each auctioned off a "kiss" at GLAAD, a Ketel One sponsored event at the JW Marriott.
The golden duo: Jennifer Lawrence and Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein and Leonardo DiCaprio both made live donations of $25,000, after SBE Vice President Boe Trumbull got the ball rolling with a $25,000 donation of his own.
Leonardo DiCaprio and honoree Steve Warren.
Meanwhile, a few blocks northeast from L.A. Live, Timothy Olyphant and Todd Thompson hung tight at MOCA’s annual gala downtown at the MOCA on Saturday night. The Go-Go’s performed at the hyperbolically named event, “Yesssss!”.
On Thursday, Colin Firth, Emily Blunt, and Chris McGurk celebrated Cinedigm's “Arthur Newman” in Hollywood. John Krasinksi and “Office-mate” Kate Flannery were also at the Purity vodka sponsored party at Wood & Vine, the one-time home of the Academy.
A Tom Petty, Jackson Browne, and John Fogerty super group performed inductee Randy Newman’s “I Love L.A.” to welcome the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony back to L.A., the first time in Southern California in twenty years.
Oprah Winfrey inducted Quincy Jones, who’s been on a celebratory spree. Last weekend, Jones hosted one of several joint birthday events with his birthday-twin Michael Caine in Las Vegas.
Flavor Flav and Chuck D. performed as Public Enemy made the Hall.
On the same day that the Style network announced it’s now in business with one of the pioneers of celebrity-reality, Jack Osbourne, the Ozzy-offspring escaped the show with bacon earplugs. He ventured downstairs to the "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter's" under-the-stage suite. (It’s the same place that gifting goes on during the Emmy telecast.)
Jennifer Hudson, Chelsea Handler and Andre Balasz, and fellow couple Rumer Willis and Jayson Blair also rolled through to score Tivos and New Balance sneakers, while the Destiny’s Child backups (Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland) revealed they’ve been crashing in Rowland’s L.A. apartment together.
HBO airs the always-special “special” on May 18. TV Academy voters, look for it in your incoming Emmy screener packages.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Co-Founder Jann Wenner chose the concert over his simultaneous US Weekly event up in Hollywood.
Bill Hader’s “Stefon” would have described it this way: The hot club of the season is “Emerson Theatre.” US Weekly’s annual “Hot Hollywood Style Issue” event, which always relocates to the pinnacle of current Hollywood nightlife, touched down at the corner of La Brea and Hollywood on Thursday night.
Style Philes: Casey Wilson, Sarah Chalke, and “New Girl’s” Hannah Simone, an US Weekly honoree.
While the honorees in the room were mainly from scripted TV (Ellie Kemper, Erika Christensen, and “Man Men’s” Ben Feldman, amongst others), the Emerson Theatre crowd was littered with reality types from Tori Spelling’s “The Guncles” to an always over-represented “Dancing with the Stars” in-season turnout.
Meanwhile, weekly rival OK Magazine had another of their increasingly frequent events the night before at the Mondrian. "These are solely promotional events," AMI Group Publisher Carrie Byrne Putelo tells TheWRAP. "We’re the youngest in the category, we’re the youngest median age,”
Steps away, this was illustrated. After “X Factor” girl group Fifth Harmony (who are teens) walked the red carpet in the lobby, they were not allowed to enter the party in the Skybar (above) because they’re under 21. Young indeed.
Finally, Ryan Phillippe screened his adventure surfing documentary “Isolated” at Equinox West LA on April 18. Cody Simpson (center) and producer Geoff Clark (right, with Leven Rambin) joined Phillippe for the hybrid surfing/run-for-your-life-to-escape-real-cannibals doc that’s been on the surf-friendly festival circuit: Santa Barbara, Byron Bay, Newport, and San Diego.