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As Hollywood events return to full force in New York and Los Angeles amid the coronavirus pandemic, here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings, including red carpets for Hacks, Good Mourning, Candy, Angelyne and The Time Traveler’s Wife.
Kevin Hart’s HARTBEAT Brunch
On Saturday, Kevin Hart’s HARTBEAT media company hosted its inaugural HARTBEAT brunch at the Sheats-Goldstein Residence in partnership with the Netflix Is a Joke festival. Guests included Hart, Bill Burr, Don Cheadle, Tiffany Haddish, Niecy Nash, Desus Nice, Lil Dicky, GaTa , Iliza Shlesinger, Amanda Seales, Rob Riggle, Sherri Shepherd, Jay Pharoah, and HARTBEAT execs Thai Randolph, Bryan Smiley and Jeff Clanagan.
Hacks season two premiere
The sophomore season of HBO Max’s hit comedy premiered at L.A.’s DGA Theater on Monday, with stars Jean Smart, Hannah Einbinder, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Meg Stalter and Christopher McDonald, as well as co-creators Jen Statsky, Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs.
Star and EP Jessica Biel was joined by co-stars Melanie Lynskey, Timothy Simons, Pablo Schreiber, Raúl Esparza and husband Justin Timberlake at the Monday night L.A. premiere of true crime series Candy.
Entertainment Community Fund Gala
The Actors Fund announced Monday night during a bicoastal gala that the organization is now the Entertainment Community Fund, a name change designed to better reflect the scope of support it provides to industry professionals. The pair of events — held in Los Angeles at Paramount Pictures and in New York City at the Marriott Marquis — raked a record-breaking $1.7 million for the longstanding organization, which celebrates a milestone 140th anniversary in June. Inaugural Entertainment Community Fund Medals of Honor were presented to Emmy winner Uzo Aduba, Paramount Global president and CEO Bob Bakish, Oscar, Tony and Golden Globe-winning actor Mercedes Ruehl, and Shubert Organization chairman and CEO Robert E. Wankel. Hugh Jackman, Sutton Foster, Alex Newell, Kenny Leon and Harris Yulin turned up in New York, while LL Cool J, Amanda Kloots and Edmund Donovan made the rounds in L.A. “It’s a new name and a new look, with the same mission,” said Fund chairman Brian Stokes Mitchell. “We recognize the dedication of technicians, camera operators, stagehands, writers, musicians, stage managers, actors and thousands more who work in film, television, radio, music, theater, dance and opera. They all contribute to our country’s cultural vibrancy. We value them. We support them. And the Fund is here for all of them.” — Chris Gardner, Abbey White
Emmy Rossum, who transforms into Los Angeles billboard queen Angelyne in her new Peacock series, is joined by co-stars Hamish Linklater, Alex Karpovsky and Molly Ephraim at the premiere at Pacific Design Center on Tuesday.
Senior Year special screening
Stars Rebel Wilson, Justin Hartley, Chris Parnell, Zoe Chao and Mary Holland celebrated their Netflix film Senior Year at a special screening and reception on Tuesday at The London West Hollywood.
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Hot Pink Party
BCRF’s annual party, held at The Glasshouse in NYC on Tuesday, raised a record-breaking $8.5 million for breast cancer research. The evening, hosted by Elizabeth Hurley, featured a performance by Patti LaBelle in front of guests including Vera Wang, Nina Garcia, Zac Posen and Radhika Jones.
Legal Defense Fund’s 34th National Equal Justice Awards Dinner
On Tuesday, the Legal Defense Fund (LDF) held its 34th National Equal Justice Awards Dinner, recognizing those who have demonstrated a commitment to the promotion of racial justice and equality. Nikole Hannah-Jones was presented with the Spirit of Justice Award and Stevie Wonder was presented with the Icon Award by Rita Moreno, with Michelle Obama and Audra McDonald making virtual appearances. John Legend performed a surprise collaboration with Wonder to close out the evening.
Anschutz Film Group/Walden Media party
Anschutz Film Group/Walden Media celebrated its new headquarters in Building 52 on the historic Fox Studios lot on Tuesday with support from Philip Anschutz, Frank Smith, Naia Cucukov, Jeff Small, Mark Johnson, David Permut, Adele Lim, Tim Story, Bryan Diperstein, Benjamin Blake, Mikhail Nayfeld, Zoë Green, Mark Ordesky, Jane Fleming and Joe Ballarini.
The Time Traveler’s Wife premiere
Theo James and Rose Leslie, joined by her husband Kit Harington, walked the red carpet at Wednesday night’s NYC premiere for The Time Traveler’s Wife at The Morgan Library.
The Valet premiere
Hulu original film The Valet premiered on Wednesday at L.A.’s Montalban Theatre with stars Eugenio Derbez, Samara Weaving, Max Greenfield and support from a few of the cast’s former collaborators, including CODA‘s Daniel Durant and New Girl‘s Lamorne Morris.
George Carlin’s American Dream premiere
Judd Apatow’s latest comedy doc, this one following the life and career of George Carlin, debuted at Avalon Hollywood on Wednesday with support from Apatow’s friends Bill Burr and Kathy Griffin.
Disney+ celebrated the premiere of original film Sneakerella on Wednesday at NYC’s Pier 17 with stars Lexi Underwood, Chosen Jacobs, John Salley and Devyn Nekoda.
The Phantom of the Open special screening
Sony Pictures Classics and Cinema Society hosted a screening for The Phantom of the Open on Wednesday night at NYC’s Tribeca Screening Room.
Good Mourning premiere
Machine Gun Kelly debuted his stoner comedy, which he starred in as well as co-directed and co-wrote alongside fellow musician Mod Sun, at The London West Hollywood on Thursday. He was joined by co-stars (and fiancé) Megan Fox and Dove Cameron.
Amazon celebrated its new film, starring RJ Cyler, Donald Elise Watkins, Sebastian Chacon and Sabrina Carpenter, on Thursday at L.A.’s DGA Theater.
LA Girls Rise Fundraiser
Logan Browning served as MC for Girls Inc. of Los Angeles’ inaugural LA Girls Rise event, which raised $500,000 for girls in under-resourced schools and was held on Thursday at the Paramount Studios lot. Selena Gomez and Regina King served as honorary co-chairs for the event, with Danielle Brooks appearing by video in front of guests including Elizabeth Tulloch, Bree Turner, Nicole Williams English and Jen Atkin.
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