Last Night's Parties: Real Housewives Attend Bravo Upfront, Kevin Bacon & Liv Tyler Screen 'Super'

by Mara Siegler · March 31, 2011

A statue of Andy Warhol by Rob Pruitt was unveiled on Union Square, Jason Reitman hosted a panel discussion for the film "Super," Daniel Boulud was awarded Chef of The Year, Jerry Weintraub screened his new HBO doc, brides hit the Metropolitan Pavilion and more. Last night was busy! Take a look!


Where: Selldorf Architects, Todd English's Olives

Who Was There: Anthony Haden-Guest, Duffy, Lucy Chadwick, Rob Pruitt, Richard Griggs, Nate Lowman, Aaron Young, Jonathan Horowitz, Ultra Violet, Taylor Mead, Robert Heide, Gavin Brown, Nicholas Baume

Other Details: Guests, including Taylor Mead, a writer, actor and performer in several of Andy Warhol's underground films, playwright Robert Heide, and artist, author and former colleague of Warhol, Ultra Violet, celebrated the unveiling of Rob Pruitt's monument to Andy Warhol on the second floor of the building that once housed the legendary Factory. After, special guests were invited to a fancy dinner at Todd English's Olives.  [Via]


Private Screening of SUPER Hosted by Jason Reitman

Where: IFC Center

Who Was There: Jason Reitman, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon, James Gunn, Hugh Dancy

Other Details: Last night was the private screening of "Super," a film that follows a self-made vigilante superhero who, according to the AP, by the end "morphed into an intense and bloody exploration of a man on a quest, one who's hell-bent on vengeance — with a perky pixie by his side."  After attendees viewed the movie there was a panel discussion which included Liv Tyler and Kevin Bacon. Jason Reitmen, who played host, joked that the movie, which stars Ellen Page and Rainn Wilson, was a spin-off of Juno, which he directed: "But then I think everything is a spin-off of Juno, that's how I look at things." [Via]

Culinary Institute of America's AUGIE AWARDS

Where: NY Marriott Marquis

Who Was There: Jacques Pepin, Daniel Boulud, Steve Ells, Paul Bocuse, Jerome Bocuse, Nate Appleman, Laurent Gras, Duff Goldman, Eric Ripert, Charlie Palmer, Michael Chiarello, Gavin Kaysen, Waldy Malouf

Other Details: The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) celebrated its fifth annual Leadership Awards. Paul Bocuse, the father of modern French cuisine, was given the Chef of the Century Award and Daniel Boulud took home the Chef of the Year. The giant statue you see behind him is actually a cake made by Duff from Ace of Cakes. The rest of the food was of course, just as fantastic. [Via]


HBO Presents the New York Premiere of HIS WAY: A Portrait of Hollywood Legend JERRY WEINTRAUB

Where: Time Warner Screening Room/Porterhouse

Who Was There: Jerry Weintraub, Alan Polsky, Gabe Polsky, Graydon Carter, Richard Plepler, Tory Burch, Kyle MacLachlan, Tom Freston, Brittny Gastineau, Barry Levinson, Jeff Bewkes, Christine Baranski, Chris Cuomo, Candice Bergen, Fran Lebowitz, Simon Doonan, Sarah Hughes

Other Details: Guests came out last night to view the new documentary on Jerry Weintraub, a legendary promoter, manager, and producer of films, television, and concerts. He's worked with Elvis Presley,  Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan and John Denver, to name a few. [Via]

BRAVO Media's 2011 Upfront Presentation

Where: 82 Mercer Street

Who Was There: Simon van Kempen, Alex McCord, LuAnn deLesseps, Jill Zarin, Danielle Kyrillos, Johnny Iuzzini, Kelly Bensimon, Cindy Barshop, Rocco DiSpirito, Andy Cohen, Teresa Giudice, Jacqueline Laurita, Caroline Manzo, Angelo Sosa, Dale Talde, Chris March, Jeff Lewis, Jenny Pulos, Michael Isabella, Richard Blais, Tabatha Coffey, Steve Burke, Lauren Zalaznick

Other Details: The Housewives of New York and a bunch from New Jersey managed to refrain from cat fighting last night at the network's Upfront presentation. Guests were invited to take part in behind-the-scenes action with live Bravo talent cut-ins on air throughout the airing of the Top Chef All-Stars finale.  Richard Blais and Mike Isabella were on hand to cook and served two dishes from their finale menus. Andy Cohen writes on his blog this morning: "We announced 11 new series, including new ones for Jeff Lewis (don't worry, Flipping Out is back later this year too!), Rocco DiSpirito, Brad Goreski, and Chris March. We also picked up hits like Tabatha and Bethenny." [Via]

PAPER Magazine and ABSOLUT WILD TEA Beautiful People Party 2011, with Performance by DURAN DURAN [More photos HERE]

Where: Good Units at the Hudson Hotel

Who Was There: Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Nick Rhodes, Roger Taylor, Aziz Ansari, Hannah Bronfmana, Adrienne Bailon, Sophia Lamar, MNDR, Alex Suarez, Victoria Asher, Ryland Blackinton, Gabe Saporta, Paul Iacono, Erin Fetherston, Diane Birch, Matt Gontier, Josh Upshaw, Kate Shelter, Lenay Dunn, Maryna Linchuk

Other Details: PAPER magazine held its annual "Beautiful People," party with ABSOLUT Wild Tea last night at Good Units at the Hudson Hotel drawing out a crowd, predominantly dressed in black and leather, that fit the description. Cover boy Aziz Ansari played host,  and drew some fanfare, but the real excitement was reserved for the performance by Duran Duran. Take a look at the pics and video below! This was no ordinary world. Get details HERE and look at more photos HERE.

Newsweek Daily Beast Book Party for HOWARD SCHULTZ, CEO of Starbucks

Where: Residence of Tina Brown and Sir Harry Evans

Who Was There: Tina Brown, Sir Harry Evans, Howard Schultz, Sheri Schultz, Maria Bartiromo, Kathleen Parker, Norman Lear, Gayle King, John Avlon, Peter Orszag, Bianna Golodryga, Joe Nocera, Willie Geist

Other Details: Newsbeast held an event for Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz's new book "Onward," about "how Starbucks fought for its life without losing its soul."  Got that Katie Couric?


Where: Metropolitan Pavilion

Who Was There: Paula Garces, Julissa Bermudez, Larry Burstein, Erika Tarantal, Sona Hacherian, Leslie Farrand

Other Details: New York Mag held its annual event for brides to be. The engaged sipped cocktails as they checked out jewelers, caterers, photographers, bridal fashion designers, venue liaisons, planners, and  more things to spend ridiculous sums of money on. [Via]

ANN TAYLOR FALL 2011 Collection exclusive preview

Where: Beauty & Essex

Who Was There: Bridget Moynahan, Alice Eve, Maria Bello, Meredith Melling Burke, Adam Glassman, Andrew Taylor, Alex Padillia, Bebel Gilberto, Kristin Rawson

Other Details: We might just skip summer altogether with the way the weather is behaving. Sure maybe there will be one nice day, but then boom, it's Fall already. Luckily, there is something to get excited about: Ann Taylor's 2011 collection, which previewed last night at Beauty and Essex, is full of stuff you could actually wear. There wasn't a mom suit in site, but instead lots of camel colored sheaths and cool jackets. I'd wear the outfit to the right. Would you? [Via]



Where: Akris

Who Was There: Fairfax Dorn, Stefano Tonchi, Melissa Beste, Anne-Cecilie Speyer, Priya Mohindra, Emilie Rubinfeld, David Maupin, Fern Tessler, Virginia Lebermann, Lisa Salzer

Other Details: W Magazine teamed up with Akris for a special window unveiling to promote Ballroom Marfa, a contemporary cultural arts space  that works with emerging and established artist. The window is part of the lead up to the organizations big benefit April 12.  [Via]