Last Night's Parties: Nicole Kidman & Aaron Eckhart Hit Rabbit Hole Premiere, Fergie Named Woman Of The Year

by Mara Siegler · December 3, 2010

Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart hit the Paris Theater to promote their new film Rabbit Hole, mom Uma Thurman celebrated Room to Grow families,  Peter Gabriel rocked with Sheryl Crow and Jimmy Cliff, while Gene Simmons shopped in Soho. What else happened last night?

Rabbit Hole Premiere

Where: Paris Theatre

Who Was There: Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest, Sandra Oh, Mile Teller, Tammy Blanchard, Giancarlo Esposito, Jon Tenney, John Cameron Mitchell, Keith Urban, Jon Hamm, Bob Balaban

Other Details: Fresh from crediting Nicole for saving his life from the cozy comfort of Oprah's couch, Keith Urban showed up to support his wife and her new film Rabbit Hole. The couple looked cuddly on the carpet holding hands. Nicole both acts and produces the flick which is based off the play. After reading a NY Times review of the Broadway hit while at a coffee shop in Nashville, she called the writer and it was a done deal without her ever seeing it performed. For the ladies out there, YES, Aaron Eckhart is much more handsome and charming in real life.  [Via]

Room to Grow Benefit Gala

Where: Christie’s Auction House

Who Was There: Uma Thurman, Amy Ryan, Ken Burns, Liz Lange and Deborah Roberts

Other Details: Chairs Liz Lange and Deborah Roberts celebrated and honored the achievements of Room to Grow families. Guests enjoyed cocktails, a silent auction, and the chance to see Uma Thurman in the flesh.  [Via]

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Focus for Change Benefit Concert

Where: Roseland Ballroom

Who Was There: Peter Gabriel, Sheryl Crow, Jimmy Cliff, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Suzanne Vega, Jack Dorsey

Other Details: Last night's concert, with keynote speech by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, was held in honor of Witness, Peter Gabriel's Brooklyn-based nonprofit group that aims to use video to bring attention to alleged human rights abuses. If you see something, film something. “Whenever there was video of this it was way harder for people who wanted to hide it to get away with it," he said. But he's no Julian Assange. He thinks Wikileaks went “too far and will probably do damage.” [Via]

Mackage Soho Store Opening

Where: 123 Mercer St

Who Was There: Elisa Dahan, Shannon Tweed, Eran Elfassy, Gene Simmons, Alexandra Richards

Other Details: Canadian outerwear brand Mackage opened its first U..S store. Gene Simmons showed up. Gene Simmons!!! Need I say more? Shannon Tweed popped over after taping an appearance on the Joy Behar show. A shopping event will take place at the store this Saturday offering customer who spend $150 a free leather case. [Via]

Gotham Magazine's 2010 Holiday Party

Prince Malik, Danielle StaubWhere: Bowlmor Times Square

Who Was There: John Legend, Christine Teigen, Richie Rich, Chef David Burke, Danielle Staub, Dina Manzo, Alexa Winner, Brittny Gastineau, Sean Garret, Samantha Yanks

Other Details: John Legend and Christine Teigen love bowling, so much that the supermodel was one of the few partygoers to trade her stilettos for bowling shoes and really go for those strikes! This packed, VIP party played some great 80's hits while celebs and socialites bowled, sipped Prosecco, and eventually hit up the dance floor. To see GoaG complete coverage, click HERE.

PRADA Intros Customizable Sunglasses

Jessica StamJessica StamWhere: The Sunglass Hut Flagship on Fifth Avenue

Who Was There: Lisa Airan, Allison Aston, Aaron Bakalar, Sam Bolton, Kym Cantor, Ann Caruso, Jennifer Creel, Peter Davis, Marjorie Gubelmann, Julie Macklowe, Lesley Schulhof, Lynn Yeager,Lindsey Wheat, Logan Scott, Amalia Keramitsis, Naeem Delbridge, Nisa Amoils, Scott Buccheit, Jessica Zinger, Stephanie Midgley, Emma Snowden-Jones

Other Details: Prada introduced the first collection of customizable sunglasses.  Customers like Jessica Stam, who may or may not have been out on a date with Kanye West this week,  had the option to choose the letters and symbols on the temple of the oversized frames in black, white or tortoiseshell. DJ Kiss spun. [Via]

BILLBOARD'S WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

FergieWhere: The Pierre Hotel

Who Was There: Fergie, Lea Michele, Jazmine Sullivan, Bill Werde, Debra Lee, Lance Bass, Livia Tortella, Steve Madden, Taboo, Will I Am, Josh Duhamel

Other Details: Billboad honored Fergie at this years awards ceremony, where she said “I am sad that my mother is not here for this momentous occasion. But I’m taking her to watch the Black Eyed Peas perform at the Super Bowl." Lea Michele took home the first ever Triple Threat Award. [Via]

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The New York Times Film Club Launch Event

Chris Cole, Sonia Nassery ColeWhere: The Times Center

Who Was There: Natalie Cole, Sonia Nassery Cole, Ehsan Aman, Peter Price, Yasmin Namini, Denis Warren, Frederic Leavy, Janet Robinson, Scott E Kennedy, Chris Cole

Other Details: The New York Times launched its membership-based club which offers opportunities for members to attend screenings of restored classics and new films. Last night they viewed Black Tulip, acted and directed by Sonia Nassery Cole. [Via]