[Bailee Madison, Katie Holmes photo via] Jimmy Iovine brings out Keri Hilson, Snoop, and Patti LaBelle for a post-BET Awards dinner of exorbitantly overpriced, highway robbery-style Chinese food at Mr. Chow; professional beard Katie Holmes looks great without Tom Cruise standing next to her as she steps out for the finale of the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival with co-star Bailee Madison; for non-reasons that I will never understand, Amber Rose is relevant in this world and steps out for yet another photo op, this time at the Playboy Mansion for the 6th Annual Kandyland event—if it went down this weekend in L.A., you can get it all here in today's edition of Last Night's Parties!
5th Anniversary "Creme of the Crop" Post BET Awards Dinner Celebration
Where: Mr. Chow Who Was There: Chanta Patton, Darris Love, DJ Eque, Doll Phace, Dollicia Bryan, Elise Neal, Felipe Darrell, Flo Rida, Hosea Chanchez, Jimmy Iovine, Keke Palmer, Lance Gross, Laura Wright, Laz Alonso, LT Hutton, Melody Thornton, Melyssa Ford, Raffles van Exel, Shante Broadus, Sincerely Ward, Snoop Dogg, Suelyn Medeiros, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, Tank, Teyana Taylor, Tommy Davidson, Ne-Yo, Toni Braxton, Keri Hilson, Courtney Davies, Matt Barnes, Kelly Rowland, Claudia Jordan, Gloria Govan, Patti LaBelle, JoJo, Dallas Austin, Lonnie Burrell, The Game, Michelle Epps. Other Details: The R&B and hip-hop communities were out in full force last night in honor of the 2011 BET Awards. For the fifth consecutive year, label giant Interscope hosted its annual "Creme Of The Crop" post-awards show dinner at Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills. It's not every day that you have today's biggest artists like Snoop Dog, Ne-Yo and Keri Hilson in the same room, let alone the same dinner table as icons like THE Patti LaBelle. But if there's one man who can make multiple generations of musical talent share plates of $30 Crispy Beef, it's Jimmy Iovine. [Photo via]
Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark Premiere at the LAFF Closing Night Gala
Where: Regal Cinemas L.A. Live Who Was There: Katie Holmes, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, Bailee Madison, Guillermo del Toro Ron Perlman, Rebecca Yeldham, Meaghan Martin, Amanda Street, Shawn Ferrer, Troy Nixey, Joe Rosen, Saba Riazi, Jordi Vilasuso Other Details: After nearly two weeks of red carpets, screenings and after parties, the 2011 L.A. Film Festival finally cam to a close last night. For the festival's final night, it premiered the Troy Nixey-directed horror Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, starring Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce. To close out the fest, Katie Holmes looked stunning in a black frock as she posed on the red carpet for cameras and showed her affection for her adorable young co-star Bailee Madison. [Bailee Madison, Katie Holmes photo via]
Karma Foundation's 6th Annual Kandyland Foundation Event
Where: Playboy Mansion Who Was There: Alex Pettyfer, Amber Rose, Craig Robinson, Hugh Hefner, Joakim Noah, Nick Simmons, Paris Hilton, Paul Oakenfold, Kristina Shannon, Karissa Shannon, Anna Sophia Berglund, DJ Paul, Sarah Carroll, Spencer Falls, Max Goose. Other Details: Set to the tunes of DJ Paul Oakenfold, the Karma Foundation threw its 6th Annual Kandyland event at the Playboy Mansion Saturday night. Supporting a different important cause each year, this year's event benefited victims of the Japan disaster. Guests who landed themselves Golden Tickets to the annual party enjoyed access to the famous estate's grounds, "sultry mini shows", drinks, buffet and more. Oh, and some may have had made their own memories in the illustrious grotto. Hugh Hefner paraded his newest blond girlfriend Anna Sophia Berglund around the Mansion grounds since getting canned by Crystal Harris. Amber Rose, who evidently matters to somebody for reasons that continue to escape me, was there hamming it up for the cameras. Perhaps it's for her apparent superhuman abilities to make it to every single event in the greater Los Angeles area? [Kristina Shannon, Amber Rose, Karissa Shannon photo via]