Last Night's Parties: Justin Timberlake & Cameron Diaz Hit The Carpet; Shakespeare Opens In The Park

by Mara Siegler · June 21, 2011

Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz took the carpet for the premiere of Bad Teacher; De Beers launched their book with a fancy party; the Standard got Creative with Kalup Linzy; the Public Theater held a gala for Shakespeare in the Park and more! Last night's parties decided it was better to be than not to be.

World Premiere of Columbia Pictures BAD TEACHER

Where: Ziegfeld Theater

Who Was There: Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Jake Kasdan, Jason Segel, Lucy Punch, Phyllis Smith, Tom Lennon, Kirstie Alley, Jill Zarin, Alex McCord

Other Details: Cameron Diaz, ex boyfriend Justin Timberlake, and funnyman Jason Segel (far taller than you would expect, even with the knowledge that he is 6'4") hit the red carpet for Bad Teacher.  The flick is far less annoying and F-Bomb fueled than the trailer would make you think and there are actually some pretty cute parts. Movies with kids are always better than you expect. After the flick, guests head to an exclusive party at Bowery Hotel. [Via]

THE PUBLIC THEATER'S ANNUAL GALA Honoring GAIL MERRIFIELD & TIME WARNER INC.

Where: Delacorte Theater

Who Was There: Martin Short, Lily Rabe, Steve Martin, Audra McDonald, Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Oskar Eustis, Lauren Ambrose, Sam Handel

Other Details: Theater and society types came out to celebrate Shakespeare in the Park, which opened with Alls Well That Ends Well, with a gala honoring downtown theater figure Gail Merrifield and corporate giant Time Warner. After dinner and a performance, guests head to Belvedere Castle to mingle with the cast. [Via]

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VANITY FAIR & DE BEERS Host the Launch of the De Beers Book: An Insider's Glimpse into the Fascinating World of Diamonds

Where: De Beers

Who Was There: Punch Hutton, Lydia Fenet, Devon Pike, Ann Dexter Jones, Adelina Wong Ettelson, Ally Hilfiger, Steve Hash, Amy McFarland

Other Details: Punch Hutton, Lydia Fenet and Alina Cho hosted last night's event celebrating the first ever De Beers’s coffee table book: De Beers Jewellery. Held in conjunction with Christie's and Vanity Fair, it was a super posh affair. [Via]

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THE STANDARD and CREATIVE TIME 2011 In-Room Video Art Series Launch, Supported by INTERVIEW

Where: Top of the Standard

Who Was There: Lucy McIntyre, Kalup Linzy, Terence Koh, Kyle Hardin DeWoody, Anne Pasternak, Geordon Nicol, Greg Krelenstein, Shany Ellenberg, Mike Jackson

Other Details: The Standard and Creative Time held the launch of their In-Room Video Art series with Interview Magazine, bringing out arty types and James Franco bestie Kalup Linzy, who performed for the crowd. Ten artists are featured including Marco Brambilla, whose work plays in the elevator up to the Top of The Standard, Marilyn Minter, Lee Walter and more.

A Special Screening of THE PERFECT HOST

Where: The Core Club

Who Was There: Brian D'Arcy James, David Hyde Pierce, Christopher McDonald, Jefferson McDonald, Jefferson Mays

Other Details: David Hyde Pierce screened his new movie The Perfect Host, a tale about a criminal on the run who finds his way into the wrong dinner party where the host is anything but ordinary. This actually sounds original.  [Via]

SoCreo Launches At Lafayette House [Take a look at photos HERE!]

Where: Lafayette House

Other Details: Shallon Hunter and Barrett Beard launched their new PR Company, SoCreo, last night at Lafayette House. Getting their promotional efforts off the the right start, the place was filled with editors, writers and bloggers. Be sure to take a look at more photos HERE!