The best talents of daytime television joined together at the International Ballroom in the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Reality-star-turned-talk-show-host Sharon Osbourne, Food Network Star Giada De Laurentiis, and comedian Kathy Griffin were all smiles as they shared a moment backstage at the Clairol Professional Hair Studio during the broadcast. Osbourne and De Laurentiis were both nominated for their respective programs The Talk and Giada at Home. The winners of the night included The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Bold and the Beautiful, and CBS Sunday Morning (see a complete winners list here). Click the photo see more of the weekend’s most talked about parties.
Let’s hear it for the girls! Stars like Laura Linney, Hailee Steinfeld, and Max Mara‘s Nicola Maramotti aligned with the lovely ladies of Mad Men at the Annual Women in Film Crystal + Lucy awards in Beverly Hills, which celebrated not only women in the industry but also the 40th anniversary of the WIF organization. Held at the famed Beverly Hilton Hotel, the night’s theme of “Close Up” was mirrored in the sleek color palette with Swarovski-encrusted decor, and guests were treated to a silent auction following the ceremony and dinner. “It’s really important for us to be here in this room to be pushing forward the understanding of women’s stories,” Jessica Paré told us. “I think that helps every woman not fall into stereotypes. You know, I think that women encompass so much.” Thanks to the warm atmosphere, nerves weren’t an issue for Linney when she picked up the Crystal Award for Excellence in Film. “It’s a little more comforting to be in this room of women because it’s a wide community,” she told InStyle. “We all go through the same thing even though our stories are very different. We have all been in this business for a while, and we’ve got good moment and bad moments, so it’s nice, actually.” Click the photo to take an inside look.
— Kwala Mandel
You could feel the positive energy anywhere you turned in The Plaza in New York City last night, as amfAR’s 4th Annual Inspiration Gala took over the space and filled it with uplifting moments. “I’m here because of the heroic people who have dedicated their lives to finding the cure for AIDS,” Uma Thurman (in Versace) told InStyle.com as she arrived to the event, which raised money and awareness for AIDS research and advocacy projects around the world. “I’m just bringing my love and energy and my prayers to their mission.” Before the gala started, the evening began with a military-themed fashion show made up of looks donated by leading menswear designers, including Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, and Michael Kors. Kenneth Cole, amfAR’s Chair of the Board, happily played along: “I’m wearing fatigues to anticipate anything that could come of tonight—I’m prepared for it,” he joked to InStyle.com.
After the bumping runway beats faded, guests made their way to the ballroom where Thurman got down to business giving out honors while guests bid on silent auction items as they dined. “What’s special about this evening is that we’re honoring them not for their artistic achievements but for their ability to inspire us,” Thurman said of the honorees. Valentino earned the Award for Inspiration, accepted on his behalf by Iman (in Valentino), Alan Cumming took home the Award of Courage, and Jennifer Lopez (in Tom Ford) received the Humanitarian Award. “I’m deeply touched,” Lopez said tearfully. “I’m grateful that I have the opportunity of helping to improve the lives of others even if it’s in a small little way. We all just need to do a little bit and then all of a sudden all these amazing things happen.” The evening concluded with a group sing-a-long to “Call Me Maybe” spearheaded by the hitmaker herself, Carly Rae Jepsen. Click the photo to see more.
British Invasion! Roksanda Ilincic Debuts Collection in L.A. With Julianne Hough, Ashley Madekwe, and MoreJun 13, 2013 @ 2:33 pm
Roksanda Ilincic—the British designer loved by Jessica Biel, Kate Middleton, Jessica Chastain, and more—hopped the pond and landed at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles to celebrate the debut of her resort 2014 collection (pictured center). Louise Roe, Julianne Hough, Ashley Madekwe, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead all came out to support their designer pal wearing pieces from her collections. “With the ladies all wearing@roksandailincic. #fashion,” Madekwe Instagrammed with a photo of her fellow Ilincic fans. Click to see more party photos.
High above the traffic speeding down the West Side Highway, Naomi Watts (in Chloe), Katie Holmes (in Chloe), Connie Britton (in Karen Zambos), and Anna Kendrick gathered at The High Line in Chelsea for Coach’s Third Annual Summer Party. The public park was transformed into a carnival for the Coach takeover, featuring games, fortune tellers, jugglers, and magicians. And it was all for a good cause: Coach celebrated its announcement to give $5 million to support construction of the High Line and help insure its future. “I’m excited to be here tonight because I think it’s great when a company like Coach does an event like this that helps the city,” Holmes, a resident New Yorker, told reporters before she made her way through the park-turned-carnival. Watts agreed: “I’d do anything to support it, to celebrate it.” Learn more about the park by heading to the highline.org.
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London designer Stella McCartney crossed the pond (and brought the rainy English weather with her) to debut her resort 2014 collection in New York City, and more than a few of her celebrity fans stepped out to fete her designs. Cameron Diaz and Jessica Seinfeld arrived to the tented garden space in lower Manhattan, wearing McCartney’s looks, as did Naomi Watts and Amy Poehler who were spotted sipping on the night’s signature rosemary sprig martinis infused with Beluga Vodka. Madonna stopped by towards the end of the evening to lend her support to her longtime friend. Click through the gallery to see more photos.
It was a night filled with bromance as Hollywood’s leading men gathered inside Sony Pictures Studio in Culver City, California to honor each other for the annual Spike TV Guys Choice Awards. While the evening celebrated the gents, some of our favorite ladies came out to show their love for the guys, too. Jake Gyllenhaal met up with Amy Adams (in L’Wren Scott) backstage, who was on-hand to accept the award for Most Anticipated Film for Man of Steel, Jennifer Aniston (in Christian Dior) shared a moment with Bradley Cooper after presenting Jimmy Kimmel with the funniest M.F. award, and Olivia Wilde (in Michael Kors) enjoyed the night’s festivities alongside fiancé Jason Sudeikis. The 2013 Spike TV Guys Choice Awards air on Wednesday June 12 at 9/8c on Spike TV. Check out more from this weekend’s star-filled fetes in the gallery.
Everyone loves comedy legend Mel Brooks! Amy Poehler and Sarah Silverman, along with Billy Crystal, Julie Chen, and Martin Scorsese, were among those who honored the comedian at The American Film Institute’s 41st Life Achievement Award Tribute. The honor is the highest recognition the AFI gives out for a career in film. Though, Brooks is no stranger to receiving awards. The man behind Blazing Saddles, The Producers, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, and more has earned the coveted EGOT status, having won an Emmy, Golden Globe, Oscar, and Tony. Read more about his achievements at afi.com, and tune in to watch the program (with Poehler and Silverman cameos) this Saturday on TNT.