Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber looked at art, Keanu Reeves showed off his scruff, Kelly Ripa and her hubby awarded Andy Cohen, Sherri Shepherd and Steve Harvey helped out kids, Julie Andrews was honored, BetaBeat launched, Paris Hilton celebrated her new show and so much more! Last night was busy!
2011 TRIBECA BALL at the NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ART
Who Was There: Naomi Watts, Rachel Roy, Matthew Settle, Mary Alice Stephenson, Leelee Sobieski, Liev Schreiber Kate Spade, Andy Spade, Jenna Malone, Jamie Tisch, Fabiola Beracasa, Eileen Guggenheim, Cynthia Rowley, Ann Dexter-Jones
Other Details: The New York Academy of Art held its annual art party featuring five floors of open studios and the work of over 100 artists. There was champagne, dinner, dancing and celeb watching. Jenna Malone looked nothing like her Saved character, all glamed up in a Cushnie and Ochs dress (and you know, not pregnant), Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber looked adorable as ever, and Sonja Morgan looked almost dangerously thin. [Via]
THE CINEMA SOCIETY & MOVING PICTURES FILM & TELEVISION with DELEON TEQUILA host the screening and after party for "HENRY'S CRIME"
Who Was There: Keanu Reeves, Vera Farmiga, James Caan, Fisher Stevens, Malcolm Venville, Candice Bergen, Courtney Love, Lee Daniels, Tim Roth, Parker Posey, Eve Plumb ("Jan Brady"), Kevin Zegers, Stephen Baldwin, Rob Morrow, Jena Malone, Tika Sumpter (“Gossip Girl”), Samantha Mathis, Judah Friedlander, Olivia Palermo & Johannes Huebl, Mary Alice Stephenson, Andrew Saffir
Other Details: "Henry's Crime," is Keanu's first movie since 2008. His character is falsely accused of robbing a bank, goes to jail for it, gets out and decides to rob that same bank. Whooooaaa, excellent. He also falls in love because this is a movie. Keanu was in attendance, looking scruffy and sexy as ever with a long beard. He put on his etsy boyfriend beanie during the after party looking simultaneous like he might rob someone or a take to the woods to kill a bear. He was friendly to female fans who approached him, taking time to talk to each and seeming genuinely into every conversation. Courtney Love was in the house in a long sheer number talking at length with reporters. Olivia Palermo sported a 40's housewife shift dress and hairstyle and sat in a corner banquette talking with her model boyfriend and their model friends. [Via]
THE POINT FOUNDATION'S Fourth Annual Gala
Who Was There: Andy Cohen, Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos, Iman, Judith Light, Teresa Guidice, Sam Champion, Isaac Mizrahi, Sandra Bernhard
Other Details: Kelly Ripa and Sam Champion hosted last night's event. Bravo puppet master Andy Cohen was honored with the Point Courage Award, Johnson & Johnson received the Point Inspiration Award and gay rights activist Margarethe "Grethe" Cammermeyer received the Point Legend Award. [Via]
STEVE HARVEY AND SHERRI SHEPHERD HOST 2ND ANNUAL STEVE HARVEY FOUNDATION GALA
Who Was There: Steve Harvey, Marjorie Harvey Sherri Shepherd, Alan Mulally, Malik Rose, David Robinson, Cynthia Bailey, Bernadette Stanis, Antonio LA Reid, Erica Reid
Other Details: Sherri Shepherd helped Steve Harvey host his second annual Steve Harvey Foundation gala last night in New York to support the Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend for Young Men. They raised a whopping $600,000! Chris Rock took the stage with his comedy stylings, praising Steve's wife, Marjorie, calling her the "good wife," a reference to Harvey's troubles with ex-wife, Mary, reports USA Today. [Via]
"STARS OF STONY BROOK GALA 2011" Honoring Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton
Where: Pier 60, Chelsea Piers
Who Was There: Emma Walton Hamilton, Steve Hamilton, Julie Andrews, Richard Gelfond, Hamilton, Richard Gelfond
Other Details: The annual "Stars of Stony Brook" Gala honored Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, a New York Times best-selling author and member of the Stony Brook University faculty. The event included cocktail and dinner with all proceeds benefiting Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital. Guests were also given a chance to mingle with Mary Poppins herself, which was worth the cost of admission. @ebc611 Tweeted: "20 feet away from Julie Andrews. Nbd. #hyperventilating"
Oxygen Media 2011 Upfront Presentation
Who Was There: Paris Hilton, Aubrey ODay, Tori Spelling, Darren Criss, Dean McDermott
Other Details: Paris Hilton is getting another reality show! Another one! Because people like stupid TV. Oxygen announced other shows as well. Maids of Drama (working title) which focuses on bridal parties gone awry; Lost Angels (wt), which follows Chloe Lattanzi, daughter of pop icon Olivia Newton-John; and My Post Grad Life (wt), a look at the year after college graduation. Darren Criss, Glee's resident hottie, is also going to be mentoring kids on something called the Glee Project. [Via]
The New Group celebrates the Revival of Marie and Bruce by Wallace Shawn
Who Was There: Lili Taylor, Frank Whaley, Marisa Tomei, Julia Stiles, Emily Mortimer, Alessandro Nivola, Alok Tewari, Cindy Katz, Adam Trese, Daphne Rubin-Vega
Other details: Last night marked the celebration for the first major New York revival of Wallace Shawn's Marie and Bruce! It will be presented at The New Group with a cast headed by Oscar winner Marisa Tomei as Marie and Frank Whaley as Bruce. [Via]
Observer Media Group Launches BETABEAT [More photos HERE]
Who Was There: Jared Kushner, Elizabeth Spiers, Christopher Barnes, Cheryl Grossman, Peter Pace, David Carr, Peter Feld, Leigh Alcott, Mike Taylor, Nick McGlynn, Sarah Kunst, Rachelle Hruska
Other Details: BetaBeat, the new technology site brought to you by the Observer Media Group, grants readers unprecedented access to the characters and stories that make the NY tech scene hum. And last night it was definitely making noise as the tech elite celebrated the launch at The Thompson LES. Find more details HERE and take a look at more photos HERE.
NATIONAL DANCE INSTITUTE GALA FOR ARTS EDUCATION
Where: Best Buy Theater
Who Was There: Gayle King, Jacques d'Amboise, Alec Baldwin, Angela Chun, Jennifer Chun
Other Details: The National Dance Institute (NDI)and founder Jacques d'Amboise honored Alec Baldwin last night for his commitment to the arts and culture of New York City, as well as several others. @simonepressTweeted: "Just saw Alec Baldwin! He's so short in person!!!!" Guests helped raise funds by bidding on one-of-a-kind StarChild T-shirts designed for NDI by Natalie Portman, Cameron Diaz, the cast of Glee, Yoko Ono, Paul Rudd, Diane Von Furstenberg, Isaac Mizrahi, and more.
Thrillist Kicks Off Martini Week
Other Details: Martini Week runs from April 4th-17th with 16 bars and restaurants offering up their own unique interpretation of a classic Gin or Vodka Martini, each for around $11. To kick things off, mixologists showed off their skills with custom-crafted Bombay Sapphire and Grey Goose martini cocktails and Top Chef Cynthia Sestito served up frog legs. The best though: Grey Goose cupcakes.