'Mad Men' Brunch, Seacrest's Vegas Pop-a-Palooza, and Kimmel's Hollywood Feast
Andy Garcia greets host Jimmy Kimmel at the Prima Notte at this weekend's Feast of San Gennaro in Hollywood. Fellow late-night comic Andy Richter was also at the celebration of Italian-American culture Thursday night amidst mountains of food and games of "Bada-Bingo." Kimmel hosted the event in the concrete backyard behind his studio, lending his outdoor stage for performances.
Take your new TV season advice from Jason Alexander. Alexander's favorite new shows of the new season: "New Girl," "2 Broke Girls," and "I really love Maria Bello's show 'Prime Suspect'," Alexander told TheWrap at the "Get Lucky for Lupus" event Thursday night. Host Karina Smirnoff ushered in the avid poker-player's birthday a few hours early at the celebrity poker game and fundraiser at the Peterson Automotive Museum.
The entire pop music universe was in Las Vegas for the "I Heart Radio" festival this weekend (Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, The Black Eyed Peas amongst others). Elder statesmen Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine held down the choice real estate at the VIP after party at Gold Lounge inside Aria. Fresh off his appearance at TheWrap’s conference TheGrill last week, Will.I.Am also kept the party going after the mega festival.
While Clear Channel's top East Coast radio personality, Elvis Duran, held court backstage during both nights of the mega concert, host Ryan Seacrest made a very rare late-night appearance. He crossed the strip to the official after party at Haze with girlfriend Julianne Hough. Inside, "Glee's" Darren Criss, and the Emmy-victorious, party-friendly "Modern Family crew Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Eric Stonestreet also hit Saturday night's after party.
HBO's big party was last weekend, and the return of the network's "How to Make It America" doesn’t run until next weekend, but Victor Rasuk, Kid Cudi, and Bryan Greenberg were celebrating at Bacardi and Complex Magazine's Music Issue party at Siren Studios Saturday night.
Two Sundays in a row, "Mad Men" is working on the weekend. The cast hosted a brunch to benefit the Rape Treatment Center at Ron Burkle's house in Beverly Hills Sunday morning. Aaron Staton, Vincent Kartheiser, Jon Hamm, Elizabeth Moss, John Slattery and Christina Hendricks joined The Rape Treatment center's Gail Abarbanel (in purple) and William H. Macy in supporting the center at the Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center.
Back from Toronto, Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan and Ryan Kavanaugh premiered "Machine Gun Preacher" at the Academy in Beverly Hills Wednesday night. Producers Ryan Kavanaugh, Gary Safady, and Robbie Brenner mixed with Zoe Saldana and Danny Masterson at the Svedka after-party on site.
Before "The Amazing Race" returned Sunday night with a new Emmy for its trophy case, winner Phil Keoghan was the big honoree at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Dinner of Champions at the Century Plaza. (Pictured here with Jeffrey Katzenberg and event chair/MPAA President Tom Sherak) Keoghan's biked across the country to raise money for MS, filmed a documentary along the way called "The Ride" that will soon premiere on Showtime, and is donating the license fee to MS research. "If I wasn't part of the family before, I certainly am now," a teary eyed Keoghan said.