Late President Obama at Jimmy Kimmel (the #1 guest) almost made Sean Penn and Charlize Theron miss Open Road’s “The Gunman” premiere at L.A.Live. The Bourne-esque action flick opens next Friday, March 20.
No Lords, only Princesses: “Downton Abbey” Exec Producers Gareth Neame and creator Julian Fellowes welcomed Princess Kate to the Season 6 set in London on Thursday.
The fake Kate would never be “downstairs”. Word is, the Princess is a big “Downton” fan.
As if dominating the U.S. primetime landscape was not enough, “CSI” pulled off the largest TV Drama Simulcast ever, broadcasting to 171 countries at the same time. Jerry Bruckheimer, Anthony Zuiker and Jonathan Littman picked up their Guinness World Record Certificate.
Bruce Dern, $500 million box office man Clint Eastwood, and Bill Paxton went to the Valley this weekend – Sun Valley (Idaho). Clint got the “Lifetime Vision Award” at the 4th annual fest.
Jim Rash, Will McCormack, and Nat Faxon hosted a screenwriters lab.
On Saturday night, Paleyfest had a “Comedy Central” homecoming with “Key & Peele,” “Broad City,” “Kroll Show,” “Workaholics,” and “Review”. Next Saturday night, Comedy Central tapes the #BieberRoast.
Lenny Kravitz hasn’t just been crafting new versions of “I Kissed a Girl”. He’s also designed a $24,500 Leica camera. Shooting the photographers that shoot him, “shooting what’s in front of me,” he said, his exhibit “Flash” debuted on Beverly Blvd. on Thursday night. Photographer Alex Berliner welcomed him to the fold.
Minnie Driver and Denzel Washington came out to support Kravitz’s photo exhibit, which will remain up through April 12.
The “Seinfeld” men reunited at Jerry’s “Fatherhood” lunch at the Palm in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, the first time he’s hosted the male-celebrity driven daytime event in L.A. It benefits his wife Jessica’s Baby Buggy charity.
Dax Shepard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jason Bateman and Judd Apatow, who loves the social scene, at Seinfeld’s lunch.
Then and Now: Seinfeld and man-of-the-moment/two time father Kevin Hart. They raised $250,000 before it got dark out on Wednesday.
The summer camp legacy of Paul Newman at Lincoln Center, Comedy Central’s philanthropic night nearby on the upper west side, and a newly minted Oscar winner highlight the party circuit as March begins.
George Clooney and Meryl Streep cheered Paul Newman’s legacy for launching children to “reach beyond their illness” at the fundraiser for the SeriousFun Children’s Network at Lincoln Center on Monday night.
Danny DeVito graced the same stage where Aloe Blacc and Carole King performed inside Avery Fisher Hall.
Aloe Blacc (“I Need a Dollar”) fronts the all-star backup dancers of Streep, Clooney, and Hanks.
Unless you are the star (Chris Hardwick), or a star in general (Molly C. Quinn, bottom left; and Robbie Amell, bottom right), you had to wear nerd glasses to the party in Venice for the launch of Hardwick’s Nerdist App for the Xbox One on Monday night. Felicia Day and Garfunkel and Oates surround the main man (top center).
No Princes, Only Kings. Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn and Disney CEO Bob Iger are hoping that “Cinderella” turns in to a box office winner at the stroke of midnight on March 13. The two studio royals attended the Hollywood premiere on Sunday.
Earlier in the weekend, new Oscar winner Patricia Arquette came from the Noble Awards at the Beverly Hilton to Nylon’s Spring Issue party at Blind Dragon (the old Chi Lin, next to Riva Bella). Rita Ora followed up her cover by “hosting” the tight-listed event.
Meanwhile in New York, Comedy Central’s “Night of Too Many Stars” taping on Saturday night brought out Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Jon Stewart, Paul Rudd (left) and Tommy Hilfiger (right) amongst others. The comedy special airs this Sunday, March 8.
After the taping, they partied “under the whale” at the Museum of Natural History.
Comedy Central midas-toucher Kent Alterman and Natasha Leggero huddle up with wine at the after party.
This crowd is adding to the millions raised for autism education and programs: Dee Ocleppo, Hilfiger (who bid on Chris Rock to instantly shill for his underwear line), Paul Rudd, Bill Burr, Amy Schumer, and sister Kimberly Schumer.
Robert Smigel and President of Comedy Central Michele Ganeless
Comedy collaborators Larry Wilmore and Rudd (“I Love You Man”) are still having fun together.
The “Weird Al” Yankovic renasissance continues – still popular!