Last Night's Parties: Hangover Stars Party At Top Of The Standard, Katie Holmes Hits Drama Desk Awards

by Mara Siegler · May 24, 2011

Anna Wintour celebrated with the NYPL; Madonna and James Franco caught a DJ set by LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy; Katie Holmes wore purple to the Drama Desk Awards; Zach Galifianakis partied at The Top of The Standard; Larry King hosted the Peabody Awards and more. Last night's parties were like a brand new pair of bespangled suspenders!

THE CINEMA SOCIETY & BING present the screening & after party for "THE HANGOVER PART II"

Where: Landmark Sunshine Cinema, Top of the Standard

Who Was There: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis,  Todd Phillips, Patrick Wilson, Zach Braff, Olivia Wilde, Gina Gershon, Gabourey Sidibe, Bryan Greenberg, Zachary Quinto, Dermot Mulroney, Calvin Klein, Jill Hennessy, Russell Simmons, Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner, James Van Der Beek, Eve Plumb, Caroline Rhea, Amanda Setton, James Lipton, Zoe Lister-JonesBobby Flay, Albert Hammond Jr, Ciara, Hilary Rhoda, Sean Avery, Patricia Field, Jason Wu, Alexandra Richards, Candace Bushnell, Nicole Miller, Carol Alt, Selita Ebanks, Johnny Weir, Rachel Roy, Sante D’Orazio, Kelly Bensimon, Olivia Palermo & Johannes Huebl, Charlotte RonsonAndrew Saffir

Other Details: The screening and after party for The Hangover 2: Can You really Buy This Happened Again? drew out a ton of bold faced names. Apparently Zach Galifianakis was the hit of the party (surprised?). Tweeted:"Saw Hangover 2, took turns running my fingers through Zach Galifianakis' beard with at the Boom Boom Room... Typical Monday." What is actually surprising? James van Der Beek, aka Dawson was there.  Does he hang with Bradley Cooper? [Via]

New York Public Library's Centennial Gala

Where: New York Public Library

Who Was There: Anna Wintour, Moynihan, Toni Morrison, Caro Llewellyn, Philip Roth, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Dr. Judith Ginsberg, Paul Leclerc, Alex Kuczynski, Charles Stevenson, Chloe Malle, Candice Bergen, Louise Grunwald, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Martha Stewart

Other Details: The New York Public Library marked the 100th anniversary of its flagship Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, with a glittering celebration of a century of extraordinary achievement.  “What distinguishes the library,” Toni Morrison told Bloomberg, “is that it has only the finest, the best, the best of everything.”[Via]

Volkswagen, MoMA and MoMA PS1 Host a Celebratory Dinner [Take a look at photos HERE!]

Where: MoMA

Who Was There: Madonna, Marina Abramović, Penn Badgley, Klaus Biesenbach, Hahn-Bin, Eddie Borgo, Amanda Burden, Rose Byrne, Kim CattrallAnn Dexter- Jones, Tate Donovan, Simon Doonan, James Franco, Agnes Gund, Mick Jones, Spike Jonze, Terence Koh, Jeff Koons, Padma Lakshmi, Lucy Liu, Courtney Love, James Murphy, Yoko Ono, David and Susan Rockefeller, Kelly Rutherford, Chloe Sevigny, Patti Smith, Leelee Sobieski, Martha Stewart, Riccardo Tisci, Rachel Weisz, Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn

Other Details: Volkswagen, The Museum of Modern Art, and MoMA PS1 hosted a fancy schmancy dinner. Guests, which included Madonna and James Franco, enjoyed a special solo performances by violinist Hahn-Bin and Martha Wainwright. After dinner, guests head to the Sculpture Garden where a line of hired models provided eye candy as they stood with umbrellas ready for the inevitable rain. LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy, Pat Mahoney and Nancy Whang played DJ for the crowd. Be sure to take a look at more photos HERE!

56th Annual DRAMA DESK AWARDS

Where: Hammerstein Ballroom

Who Was There: Katie Holmes, Zachary Quinto, Montego Glover, Lilly Rabe, Judith Light, John Larroquette, Joel Grey, Harvey Fierstein, Daniel Radcliffe, Christian Siriano

Other Details: The Book of Mormon continues its winning streak, as Daniel Radcliffe continues to get snubbed.  At least Harry Potter still gets to go to the parties! This was a good one too. Not only was it filled with theatre types but Katie Holmes, who starred on Broadway last year, came in from Florida on a helicopter just for the event. [Via]

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The Actors Fund Annual Gala Honors Bebe Neuwirth Al Pacino and Michael Stengel

Where: Marriott Marquis Ballroom

Who Was There: Annette Bening, Alec Baldwin, Stephen Baldwin, Angela Lansbury, Bebe Neuwirth, Jonathan Tisch, Lizzie Tisch, Al Pacino

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Other Details: The evening honored Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress and current star of The Addams Family, Bebe Neuwirth; actor Al Pacino; and Vice President, Market General Manager for New York City’s Marriott & Renaissance Hotels, Michael J. Stengel. Guests enjoyed the awards ceremony and drinks. Hoooah!

70th Annual Peabody Awards Hosted by Larry King

Where: The Waldorf Astoria

Who Was There: Larry King, Spike Lee, Ray Romano, Yoko OnoChristine Baranski, Julianna Margulies, Mary Beth Peil, Matt Czuchry, Andre Braugher

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Other Details: Larry King donned his best suspenders to host last night's Peabody awards. He told reporters before the show: “You do something for a long time, there’s a high in it. And you tell yourself things like ‘oh, I’m going to have more time for this or that. But it’s not easy…. I knew I’d miss it. But I didn’t know how much. I miss the big stories.” [Via]

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"Empire of Space" Book Release by Todd Eberie

Where: Gagosian Gallery

Who Was There: Todd Eberie, Martha Stewart, Emma Snowdon-Jones, Jamie Pallot, Sally Singer, Zev Eisenberg, Glenn O'Brien

Other Details: Friendly faces came out to help photographer Todd Eberie celebrate his new book 'Empire of Space" at Gagosian. He tells ArtInfo of the book: "There are so many simple relationships happening in there: Some of them are formal, some are abstract, some are conceptual. I thought, What if I looked at my archive that way? It took me about three days to realize that it was worth doing. It took me eight months to put together about like 400 pairs." [Via]