Networking was the name of the game June 2 at BAFTA/LA’s annual garden party as Brit bizzers mingled in the U.K. counsel general’s residence in Hancock Park.
Vicki Pepperdine and Joanna Scanlan, whose BBC sitcom “Getting On” is being remade by HBO, were making the rounds of Hollywood. “The universe invited us,” Pepperdine said. Other invitees could be overheard updating on the status of their screenplay or TV production.
BAFTA/LA’s Gary Dartnall said the party had a serious purpose as well. The money raised from a raffle drawing would go to benefit the org’s outreach to L.A.’s inner-city kids. “As creatives we want to find the next generation of talent,” he said.
Event was also a sendoff for the British counsel general, Barbara Hay, whose term in Los Angeles comes to a close in August. Among those offering her a cheerful farewell were BAFTA/LA’s Peter Knight and Don Haber plus guests Emily Mortimer, Dakota Johnson, Clelia Mountford and Jason Isaac.
Robert De Niro honored Al Pacino, his longtime friend and four-time collaborator (with Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film “The Irishman” marking their latest pairing), at the American Icon Awards, and then called for a different type of tribute for President Donald Trump — “impeachment and imprisonment.” “You didn’t think you were going to completely get away without [...]
Millie Bobby Brown is no stranger to stardom thanks to “Stranger Things,” but she still can’t believe she’s making her feature film debut in the monster reboot “Godzilla: King of the Monsters.” “It’s kind of unreal,” Brown told Variety at the premiere. “I’m like, ‘What is happening right now?’ It’s so bizarre and unreal, and [...]
Octavia Spencer is taking control. While it sounds strange to presume that the career of an Oscar-winning actress and producer with over 125 credits is somehow outside of her control, Spencer is taking her sweet-as-pie image and burning it with “Ma.” Well, she’s actually getting it drunk, stalking it, sewing up its lips, and generally [...]
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association proved in Cannes Sunday night that the Golden Globes aren’t the only festive bash it can pull off each year. At the glamorous Nikki Beach party held in association with Participant Media, the HFPA donated $500,000 to international aid organization Help Refugees. Co-hosts Robert Pattinson and Helen Mirren along with Quentin [...]
The theme on the red carpet at the 78th annual Peabody Awards? Empowering women. On Saturday, Peabody winners gathered at Cipriani Wall Street, and one of the hot topics on everyone’s mind was the wave of female empowerment spreading across the industry. From Peabody’s Career Achievement Award recipient Rita Moreno to shows like ‘Killing Eve’ [...]
It’s true what they say about Batman being a loner. On Saturday night, Robert Pattinson made his first public appearance since being cast as the new Dark Knight at this year’s Vanity Fair Party at the Cannes Film Festival. But while all the other A-list guests mingled and worked the crowd at the restaurant of [...]
At Wednesday night’s Paley Honors, which paid tribute to LGBTQ achievements in television, attendees never lost sight of those who first paved the way — both on screen and off. CNN’s Don Lemon opened the ceremony by thanking legendary transgender activist Sylvia Rivera, who helped lead the charge at Stonewall 50 years ago. After recounting [...]