Hollywood Hits the Red Carpet

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The Hollywood Reporter kicked off its second annual Hollywood in the Hamptons screening series with David Ayer's gritty, adrenaline-packed Open Road Films drama, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena as cops battling gang members in South L.A. The event, held at Goose Creek estate and co-hosted by Samsung Galaxy SIII, summoned notable East Coasters including Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld; Gwyneth Paltrow and husband Chris Martin; and Rufus Wainwright. "I was in the midst of stolen car chases … and murders and domestic violence, and that was the dramatic part of it," said Gyllenhaal of his five months shadowing real-life police officers for the role. "It was very intense. Not your normal, 'Yeah, I did a few ride-alongs' type situation." -- Erin Carlson


THR's "End of Watch" Screening | East Hampton, NY, Aug. 18

From left: Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld, Paltrow and Gyllenhaal. "I did fight training pretty much every day and then tactical training two days a week with live ammunition," said Gyllenhaal of preparing for his role.

Calvin Klein and Donna Karan mingled before the screening of the crime drama.

"Their chemistry is fantastic," said producer John Lesher of Gyllenhaal and Pena, who play police officers and best friends.

From left: Molly Sims, Beth Ostrosky Stern and Katie Lee.


"The Expendables 2" Premiere | Los Angeles, Aug. 15

The film's Dolph Lundgren signed autographs for fans at the premiere at Grauman's.

From left: Producer Jason Constantine, the film's Charisma Carpenter and producer Avi Lerner hit the carpet for the second installation of the action-adventure flick.

From left: Lionsgate execs Harald Ludwig, Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger, the film's Chuck Norris and Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer. "What makes this work is having the biggest action stars ever having fun and not taking themselves too seriously," said Feltheimer.


"Sparkle" Premiere | Los Angeles, Aug. 16


"People are going to enjoy watching her perform. The film gives you the hope that her spirit will live on," said Mike Epps (left, with executive producer-writer Howard Rosenman) of Whitney Houston's posthumous role.

Tyler Perry

Jordin Sparks (in Chagoury Couture) was joined by her parents on the carpet at Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

Vivica A. Fox and the film's Cee-Lo Green. Inset: Tyler Perry.

Producer Debra Martin Chase (left) and Carmen Ejogo at the Roosevelt Hotel afterparty for Sony Pictures' remake of the 1976 pic.


TV Academy Reception | Los Angeles, Aug. 20


From left: Lily Tomlin joined Maya Rudolph, Zooey Deschanel, Amy Poehler and Florence Henderson at the Performers Peer Group Reception at the Sheraton Universal Hotel.