Debra Messing, Alexandra Wentworth, and Mariska Hargitay embodied the uplifting spirit of the 6th Annual Joyful Heart Foundation Gala in New York City as they squeezed together to snap a selfie on the red carpet. The event raised funds for the Joyful Heart Foundation, an organization Mariska Hargitay started in 2004 after she began playing Detective Olivia Benson on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. The content on the show opened her eyes to the staggering realities of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse, and she decided to form a foundation to help empower, heal, and educate survivors of abuse. To learn more about the foundation head to joyfulheartfoundation.org. Plus, check out more of this week’s parties by clicking the photo above.
Mariska Hargitay‘s hair looked extra soft and smooth at Baby Buggy’s Bedtime Bash in New York City recently, all thanks to her favorite hair product—Terax Crema conditioner! “Feel my hair, it’s so healthy,” she said to us at the charity event. It was! “It’s been blow dried every day for 13 years. But since I’ve been using Terax, when I blow it out it’s so silky. It’s my go-to.” Score your own bottle for $22 at beauty.com.
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Mariska Hargitay welcomed friends Hilary Swank and Debra Messing to celebrate with her at the fifth annual Joyful Revolution Gala New York City, in honor of the organization she founded, the Joyful Heart Foundation. The non-profit focuses on supporting survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse, a cause that Hargitay became well-acquainted with after working on Law & Order: SVU. Click through to see more stars who stepped out for last night’s hottest parties.
Earth Day is Sunday, and one thing we learned: You don’t need a Crayola hue to get greener highlights. Case in point: Colorist Rick Wellman developed Biolights, which uses biodegradable cotton pads to wrap highlights in place of hard-to-recycle aluminum foil—a technology he uses on Mariska Hargitay’s dynamic strands. “The results are more blended and a healthier hair shaft,” Wellman told InStyle.com. “The grow-out is much softer also, as the cotton material adheres exactly where strands are painted.” The organic material disintegrates in less than two weeks, so the technique as gentle on your hair as the environment. The service was developed at New York’s Patrick Melville Salon, and will roll out nationwide soon. For more info, visit biolightscolor.com.
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What’s the only thing better than a celebrity Halloween costume? A celebrity kid Halloween costume! That’s why we compiled some of the best trick-or-treating pictures of stars dressed up with their little ones, like “witch” Mariska Hargitay with her adorable 6-month-old “pumpkin,” Amaya. If you still haven’t chosen costumes for you and your family, click through the gallery for some pint-sized inspiration!
— Cheryl Brody Franklin
That’s what friends are for! Hilary Swank, Bridget Moynahan and Hugh Jackman were among the stars who turned out to support Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay at the 2011 Joyful Heart Foundation gala in New York City. Further downtown, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen stopped at designer Diane von Furstenberg‘s studio for the annual CFDA members’ meeting before heading over to the Tribeca Grand Hotel to join Rachel McAdams at the Cinema Society’s screening of Midnight in Paris. And speaking of Paris (Hilton, that is) the original celebrity socialite hyped her upcoming reality show at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in L.A. Click through the gallery to see these stars plus Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and more celebrities inside last night’s hottest parties!
We’re only five months into 2011, but a slew of Hollywood starlets have already taken on major roles: being new moms! Celebs like Penelope Cruz and Elizabeth Banks (right) celebrated the birth of their babies this year, becoming proud first-time parents, and Mariah Carey got double the trouble with her first pregnancy when she gave birth to twins, Moroccan and Monroe. Meanwhile, other stylish moms like Nicole Kidman and Mariska Hargitay added to their growing families. Click through the gallery to see all the hot new moms in Hollywood!