Last Night's Parties: Brangelina Hits NYC, Philip Seymour Hoffman & Sam Rockwell Play Charades

by Mara Siegler · December 7, 2010

Brad Pitt grabs Angelina Jolie's behind on The Tourist red carpet, Charlize Theron was given $20,000 for Lakers tickets, Billy Crystal was honored, Adrien Grenier rolled green, Sam Rockwell tried to figure out how to mine the title Vagina Monologues and more...

The Tourist Premiere

Angelina Jolie, Brad PittWhere: The Ziegfeld Theater

Who Was There: Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Alessandra Ambrosio, Angie Everhart, Ashanti, Betsy Johnson, Brett Ratner, Christine Ebersole, Gabourey Sidibe, Jennifer Connelly, Paul Bettany, Johnny Depp, Rufus Sewell, Will Beatty

Other Details: Somehow the Ziegfield did not explode last night from the sheer collective hotness of Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp under one roof. And if things weren't spicy enough, Brad, finding the only spot in which one of his 6 kids wouldn't see him, did a bit of candid booty grabbing on the carpet. Angie is currently working on her directorial debut and says "I much preferred being behind the camera, I loved it, I loved it." [Via]

Africa Outreach Benefit at the Darby

Where: The Darby

Who Was There: Charlize Theron, Allie Rizzo, Cheyenne Jackson, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Westfeldt, Johnny Knoxville, Naomi Knoxville, Liv Tyler, Lorenzo Martin, Petra Nemcova, Richie Akiva

Other Details: Charlize came out to host the event in a Versace dress and shoes with a Stella McCartney jacket. She auctioned off Lakers tickets for $20,000, a price the lucky winner was willing to pay when she agreed to join them for the game. [Via]

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The 13th Annual Food Allergy Ball

Where: Waldorf Astoria

Who Was There: Todd Slotkin, Sharyn Mann, CeCe Cord, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Julia Koch, Mary Kennedy, Tom Colicchio, Todd Slotkin, Abbey Braverman, Steven Braverman

Other Details: Top Chef Tom Colicchio, co-founder of Gramercy Tavern, creator of Craft Restaurants and ‘wichcraft, received the FAI Lifetime Achievement Award. Though we haven't had it confirmed, we're pretty sure the menu was lacking peanuts.

LABRYNTH Celebrity Charades After Party

Sam RockwellWhere: Hudson Bar

Who Was There: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sam Rockwell, Billy Crudup, Sophie Flack, Josh Charles, Rachel Dratch, Juliette Lewis, Justin Theroux, Jason Butler Harner, Daphne Rubin-Vega

Other Details: LAByrinth Theater Company's Fight Night opened with a VIP reception followed by a silent auction.  Guests had the opportunity to bid on a number of items including a chance to play charades with the stars.  Four celebrity teams full of heavy hitters like Billy Crudup, Rachel Dratch, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Juliette Lewis, and Sam Rockwell duked it out during the benefit competition that had them miming out movie titles like Vagina Monologues and Snatch. [Via]

Lucy Sykes Rellie's Birthday Party

Where: Park Avenue Tavern

Who Was There: Lucy Sykes Rellie, Euan Rellie, Hamish Bowles, Mary Alice Stephenson, Mickey Boardman, Adelina Wong, Coralie Charriol Paul, Liam McMullan, Timo Weiland, Amy Sacco

Other Details: Social fixture and fashion designer, Lucy Sykes Relli, held her birthday in high style at the Grand Central Station beer hall that hearkens the 1920's. You know a fete is successful when former Bungalow 8 owner Amy Sacco has a great time. "Happy Glorious Birthday to a true soul sister Lucy Sykes Rellie! Another Fab party! X amy" she Tweeted.

GLOBAL GREEN USA's 11th Annual Sustainable Design Awards

Where: Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers

Who Was There: Arianna Huffington, Adrian Grenier, Sophia Bush, Judith Light, Wade Greene, Tom Petersen, Austin Nichols, Susan M. Cischke, John Donahoe, Matt Petersen

Other Details: Arianna Huffington, eBay's John Donahoe, Ford Motors Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, One Tree Hill's Sophia Bush and Austin Nichols, and Wade Green were all honored in a ceremony that was followed by an organic dinner. Adrien Grenier was pretty darn psyched to be arriving in a hybrid car. [Via]

USA Network and The Moth Present A More Perfect Union: Stories of Prejudice and Power

Kristin ChenowethWhere: The New York Public Library

Who Was There: Kristen Chenoweth, Tom Brokaw, Mos Def, Simon Doonan, Salman Rushdie, Aimee Mullins, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Bonnie Hammer, Piper Perabo, Matt Bomer, Tiffani Thiessen, Willie Garson, Peter Gallagher, Anne Dudek, Michael Trucco, Dulé Hill

Other Details: Characters were celebrated last night at this Kristin Chenoweth-hosted event, where five storytellers shared tales of their personal experiences with discrimination and bigotry. Despite the seriousness of the subject, the mood at the always-stunning New York Public Library was mostly light, and Chenoweth even treated the audience to the reason why she’s a “character": She likes to play her arm fat like a banjo. [Via]

POMELLATO & CLOS-ETTE Private Event Benefiting The Boys' Club of New York

Where: Pomellato

Who Was There: Allison Aston, Donna Simonelli, Melanie Fascitelli, Brooke Boyd, Guglielmo Melegari, Jon Fascitelli, Melanie Fascitelli, Allison Aston

Other Details: High-end jewelry maker Pomellato and luxury closet designer Clos-ette held a benefit for the Boys Club of New York.  Serving cocktails from their Madison Avenue store, Polmetto had something else to be excited about. They have a new ad out featuring the gorgeous Tilda Swinton.

DIFFA'S Be Present Live Auction

Tracy ReeseWhere: Sotheby's

Who Was There: Ruben Toledo, Isabel Toledo, Tracy Reese, Geoffrey Zakaria, Fern Mallis, Isabel Toledo

Other Details: Diffa's Be Present Auction is held to benefit and raise awareness of HIV. Tracy Reese and Geoffrey Zakarian acted as hosts to the bidding. [Via]

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The Face of Tisch

Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy CrystalWhere: Frederick p Rose Hall Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center

Who Was There: Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Marcia Gay Harden, Lizzie Tisch, Jonathan Tisch, Paul Shaffer

Other Details: Billy Crystal was honored at last night's Tisch gala, taking the stage and stating "I was a lousy student. I have so many overdue library books. If you knew, you wouldn't be giving me this award." Joining him for the ultimate '80's comedic trifecta where Whoopi Goldberg and Robin Williams, who is YES, that animated in real life. They performed a theater number with students at the college, followed by a dinner. [Via]

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