Bella Hadid (bottom right) got one of the first bites of anything at Chloe, a new casual vegan spot in L.A.’s hipster Silverlake neighborhood. It opens on May 31.
Gwyneth Paltrow checked in to Svedka’s Country Club in Hancock Park on Tuesday night, June 14. Before synchronized swimmers performed in the pool, guests toasted the new Cucumber Lime flavor with miniature golf and bocce ball.
Morgan Freeman presumably gave sage advice to Robin Sanders at the annual “Backstage at the Geffen” event on May 22.
The wizards of Warner Bros.’ TV stable huddled for the post-upfront screenings at Universals’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction on May 23. The group included Greg Berlanti, Jerry Bruckheimer, Vanessa Hudgens, Peter Roth, WB TV Distribution President Jeffrey Schlesinger, Kevin Williamson, Danny Pudi and McG.
Malin Akerman blew the candles out on her cake at the new Doheny Room in Beverly Hills, an SBE restaurant in the space formerly Lobby, The Lounge, and Mercato di Vetro near Dan Tana’s in West Hollywood. This party columnist gives a thumbs up for its late seatings (till 12:30 a.m.)
John Krasinski‘s second spin in the director’s chair – for Sony Pictures Classics’ “The Hollars” – played at the LA Film Festival on Friday night, June 3. While the film played, Krasinski and castmates Anna Kendrick and Margo Martindale, with SPC Co-President Michael Barker, snuck in a celebratory dinner at the Culver Hotel. After the Dobel Tequila hosted gathering, they bolted back for the Q&A when the family dramedy finished. It played Sundance earlier this year.
Iconic West Hollywood meeting spot The Abbey turned 25 this week. Owner David Cooley (left), welcomed guests to a formal affair early (an orchestra and white drapery covered the Robertson Blvd. hotspot), and welcomed guests like first “out” NFL player Michael Sam (right).
Candis Cayne, who preceded Caitlyn Jenner on TV by a decade and appears on Jenner’s E! series, was a popular guest. “I’m really grateful for 25 years,” Cooley told TheWrap. “But tomorrow is a new day and I hope people still come in. I don’t market much, so it’s always word of mouth. The community and the neighborhood has been extremely wonderful to me.”
Tubefilter founder Drew Baldwin got a better view of the valet at the Beverly Hilton at Share, Inc.’s “Boomtown Gala,” which raised funds for developmentally disabled, abused and neglected children.
TheWrap’s Power Women’s Breakfast was not the only heavy hitting gathering in NYC this week. Arianna Huffington and MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle spoke at Brand Innovator’s “Top 100 Women in Brand Marketing” event at Santina in NYC on Tuesday, June 7.
At the annual high-powered Community In Schools: Los Angeles event at a Westside estate, singer JoJo performed a cover of James Bay’s “Let It Go.” She also performed with the Venice High School choir.
CAA’s Michelle Kydd Lee and Kevin Humane spoke at the event honoring their colleague Richard Lovett.
Brian Loucks, JoJo, CISLA Executive Director Deborah Marcus got together to raise $600,000 on a Tuesday night on the Westside.
Meanwhile at the Gracie Awards at the Beverly Wilshire, which honors women in media, Miami Heat coach Pat Riley was able to attend since his team is out of the NBA Playoffs. He sat with the night’s top honoree Lynda Carter, who said she most looked up to Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, and stuntwoman Jeannie Epper.
Marilu Henner and Kathie Lee Gifford hugged it out at the Gracies.
In case you missed it on Instagram or Snapchat, this photo of Justin Bieber protege Madison Beer kissing Jack Gilinksy (of “Jack and Jack” fame) took off like a rocket on social media. They were two of the big names at a Tiger Beat relaunch party at Argyle, celebrating the 2016 reincarnation of the formerly neon-heavy, collage-covered, pin-up mag for adolescent girls.
This crew from the Tiger Beat party are the ones that will be dominating the Hollywood scene in about five years: Nash Grier, Jack Gilinsky, Madison Beer, Jack Johnson, Jake Miller and Bryan J. (There was a prominent L.A. nightclub promoter at the teen bash, building those relationships early.)
“A Bikini a Day’s” Devin Brugman hosted this month’s Full Moon Bazaar at the Mondrian on Sunset, welcoming pal Shaun Ross (right). The monthly poolside shopping party devolved in to a late night bash that went until 1 a.m.
“Pretty Little Liars’” castmates Torrey DeVitto, Ian Harding, and Roberto Aguirre chomped down at P.S. Arts’ 25th anniversary celebration at Neuehouse, where Makerskit sponsored the bar.