Last Night's Parties: Halle Berry Brings Out The New Boyfriend

by Mara Siegler · November 18, 2010

Halle Berry brought her new boyfriend to the after party for her new movie, Frankie and Alice, Thrillist celebrated 5 years of bro-tastic parties, and Jimmy Fallon put his guitar skills to the test at the Ad Council Public Service Awards. Here's what happened in New York last night...-

Christopher & Dana Reeves Foundation's A Magical Evening

Where: Mariott Marquis

Who Was There: Matthew Reeve, Alexandra Reeve Givens, Will Reeve, Selita Ebanks, Rima Fakih (Miss USA), Mary Alice Stephenson, Jennifer Williams, Shontelle, Joan Collins

Other Details: Christopher and Dana Reeves' children marked the 20th celebration of the event.

"To me, Mom and Dad were the people who forced me to eat broccoli and to turn the TV off to do my homework," Will has said.

And while Magical is in the evening's title, David Blaine's presence makes us think it was more like a really enjoyable endurance test. [Via]

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Martha Stewart Center for Living at the Mount Sinai Medical Center

Where: Starrett Lehigh Building

Who Was There: Martha Stewart, Zac Posen, Andrew Jenks, Muffie Potter Aston, Sirio Maccioni, Terry Lundgren, Alexandra Lebenthal, Danny Meyer

Other Details: The third annual gala to raise funds to provide health care resources and enhance the public perception of aging. Martha did not cook anything for the evening herself, sadly, though she probably did give the chef some tips. Every time I hear the title for this event it makes me think Martha is giving classes on how to live the domestic life at the hospital. Just me?

The Thrillist 5 Year Anniversary Party

Where: Le Poisson Rouge

Who Was There: Thrillist Founders Ben Lerer, and Adam Rich , a very supportive tech crowd (bloggers, start-up owners, etc.)

Other Details: Live performance by Atomic Tom (the girl behind us in line for the bar literally convulsed when they started playing. In a good way.) Party-goers danced to the beats of DJ Tanner, leaving the dance floor only to get a hot shave, take hilarious pics in the photo booth or to pick up a Love-Box from durex for the road.

Ad Council Public Service Awards

Where: Waldorf Astoria

Who Was There: Jimmy Fallon, Brian Williams, Peggy Conlon, Andrew Robertson, Tim Armstrong, Brian Roberts

Other Details: Jimmy Fallon and Brian Williams co-chaired the 57th annual event which honored Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Comcast Corporation. Always the all-star entertainer, Jimmy cracked up the crowd by introducing Brian as Matt Lauer and keeping the jokes going all night. He even busted out a guitar and sang. [Via]

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Screening And After-party For Frankie & Alice

Where: Cinema 2, Rouge Tomate

Who Was There: Halle Berry,  Geoffrey Sax, Maxwell, Anika Noni Rose, Ruby Dee, Roshumba Williams, Rachel Roy

Other Details: The event came together last minute when Halle decided to come to New York for another event. Since she was here, they decided, "Why not do a screening?"  Designer Pamela Roland helped pull everything together and outfitted Halle in a white dress. Later in the evening, new beau Olivier Martinez turned up to join in the celebration. Must be getting serious. [Via]

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Conde Nast Welcomes Margaret Russell as Architectural Digest's Editor-In-Chief

Where:Riverpark

Who Was There: Margaret Russell, Andy Cohen, Reed Krakoff, S.I. Newhouse Jr., Nina Griscom, Giulio Capua, Zang Toi, Nate Berkus, Richard Meier

Other Details: The fashion set came out to celebrate Margaret Russell taking over the top spot at Architectural Digest at Tom Colicchio's new restaurant. @Jenniferepowell summed it up "Great party, great space."

Dots Styles & Beats Launch Party

Where: 2 Great Jones St

Who Was There: Richie Rich, Jordan Sparks

Other Details: Guests shopped for designer clothes while sipping cocktails. Jordan Sparks of American Idol performed a few songs for the crowd who were awed enough by her voice to take a break from the hunt for the ultimate dress.

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High Tech Fuses With High Fashion

Where: Skylight Studios

Who Was There: Jane Aldridge, Malin Ackerman

Other Details: Google launched Boutique.com with sounds from the Mishapes, Becka Diamond, and DJ Earworm. There was lawn chess and tamales.