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‘Gaga Chromatica Ball,’ ‘The Acolyte’ and This Week’s Best Events

‘Gaga Chromatica Ball,’ ‘The Acolyte’ and This Week’s Best Events

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including events for Gaga Chromatica Ball, Star Wars: The Acolyte and The Garfield Movie.

The Garfield Movie premiere

Chris Pratt and Hannah Waddingham premiered their new Garfield movie in Hollywood on Sunday, as the iconic cat also had his paws immortalized in cement in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre.

Hannah Waddingham, Chris Pratt and Garfield creator Jim Davis

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Danielle Misher (co-head, global theatrical marketing, Sony Pictures Entertainment), Josh Greenstein (president, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Motion Picture Group), Andrew A. Kosove (co-CEO, co-founder, Alcon Entertainment) and Broderick Johnson (co-CEO, co-founder, Alcon Entertainment)

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Gaga Chromatica Ball premiere

Lady Gaga, appearing in two show-stopping looks, walked the red carpet and sat for a Q&A at the world premiere of her HBO concert special in Los Angeles on Thursday.

Lady Gaga

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Star Wars: The Acolyte premiere

Stars of the new Star Wars series, including Amandla Stenberg, Lee Jung-jae, Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Charlie Barnett, Jodie Turner-Smith and Rebecca Henderson, were joined by filmmakers Leslye Headland, Kathleen Kennedy, Simon Emanuel, Jeff King and Jason Micallef for a launch event in L.A. on Thursday.

Dafne Keen, Carrie-Anne Moss, Lee Jung-jae, Leah Brady, Rebecca Henderson, Amandla Stenberg, Dean-Charles Chapman, Lauren Brady, Margarita Levieva, Manny Jacinto, Leslye Headland, Jodie Turner-Smith and Charlie Barnett

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Asad Ayaz (chief brand officer, The Walt Disney Company and president, marketing, The Walt Disney Studios and Disney), Dave Filoni (chief creative officer, Lucasfilm), Alan Bergman (co-chairman, Disney Entertainment) and Kathleen Kennedy (president, Lucasfilm)

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney

Netflix FYSEE

The streamer continued its FYSEE events at Sunset Las Palmas Studios, with panels for The Crown, Selling Sunset, Love is Blind, The Gentlemen, The Greatest Night in Pop, Baby Reindeer, Avatar: The Last Airbender and All the Light We Cannot See.

Elizabeth Debicki, Martin Phipps, Robert Sterne, Cate Hall, Alison Harvey and Peter Morgan attend FYC event for ‘The Crown’ on May 17.

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Brett Oppenheim, Chelsea Lazkani, Emma Hernan, Chrishell Stause, Bre Tiesi, Mary Fitzgerald and Romain Bonnet attend Netflix’s Real-Tea FYSEE event on May 18.

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Daniel Ings, Theo James, Max Beesley, Vinnie Jones and Giancarlo Esposito attend FYC for The Gentlemen on May 19.

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Jimmy Kimmel, Lionel Richie, Bao Nguyen, and Julia Nottingham at Netflix FYSEE: The Greatest Night in Pop on May 20.

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Nava Mau attends Netflix’s FYSEE: Your Favorite Obsession event for Baby Reindeer on May 21.

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Elizabeth Yu, Paul Sun Hyung Lee, Dallas Liu, Kiawentiio, Gordon Cormier and Ian Ousley at the Avatar: The Last Airbender event on May 22.

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Aria Mia Loberti, Shawn Levy, and Louis Hoffman at the All The Light We Cannot See event on May 23.

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Venice Family Clinic’s Art Walk + Auction Reception

Molly Shannon supported her husband, Fritz Chestnut, at an exclusive artist and collector reception to celebrate the 45th annual Venice Family Clinic Art Walk + Auction on Friday.

Molly Shannon and Fritz Chestnut

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Now What!? launch event

On Friday, Now What!?, a new media nonprofit using animation and comedy to demystify politics and policy for young voters, held its launch event at Titmouse Studios. The event was hosted by comedian James Adomian with performances from Andy Richter, Reggie Watts, Dulce Sloan, Alana Johnston and Hampton Yount.

Now What!? co-founder Wendy Willis, Now What!? co-founder Brendan Burch, Alana Johnston, Andy Richter, Hampton Yount, James Adomian, Dulce Sloan and Reggie Watts

Dave Vamos

Los Angeles LGBT Center

The Los Angeles LGBT Center raised $1.6M to support its lifeline services and advocacy benefiting at its Saturday night gala, honoring Cynthia Erivo, Mickalene Thomas and MUNA for their contributions to the LGBTQ+ community.

Presenter Jada Pinkett Smith and Cynthia Erivo

Araya Doheny/Getty Images for the Los Angeles LGBT Center

Blue Angels special screening

Producer J.J. Abrams joined members of the Blue Angels at a special IMAX screening for the documentary film on Saturday in Los Angeles.

Kevin Hill, Rob Stone, J.J. Abrams, Monica Borza and Greg Wooldridge

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A Gentleman in Moscow FYC

Paramount+ hosted a special Emmy FYC screening of A Gentleman in Moscow on Saturday with Ewan McGregor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, showrunner Ben Vanstone and author Amor Towles.

Ben Vanstone, Amor Towles, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Ewan McGregor

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Thirst Gala

Celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson was honored at the 15th annual Thirst Gala on Saturday, which raised  $220,000 towards building wells across Kenya, ESwatini and El Salvador to give thousands of people access to clean water.

Jaime King, Ted Gibson and founder and CEO of Legacy Youth Leadership Seth Maxwell

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No One Will Save You FYC

Filmmakers from 20th Century Studios’ No One Will Save You, including director-writer-producer Brian Duffield, composer Joseph Trapanese and production designer Ramsey Avery, joined star Kaitlyn Dever for an FYC event in L.A. on Saturday.

Kaitlyn Dever and Brian Duffield

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Mother, Couch special screening

Ewan McGregor, F. Murray Abraham and director Niclas Larsson attended a special screening for their new movie in New York on Saturday.

Ewan McGregor

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Paramount Global Content Distribution’s LA Screenings

Paramount Global Content Distribution’s 2024 LA Screenings event started on Saturday on the Paramount lot, featuring programming across its brands screened for international buyers. Stars including Kathy Bates, Skye P. Marshall, Jason Ritter, Damon Wayans, Damon Wayans Jr. and Mark Harmon were in attendance.

Dan Cohen (chief content licensing officer, Paramount and president, Republic Pictures), Lisa Kramer (president, international content licensing, Paramount Global Content Distribution) and Kathy Bates

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Damon Wayans and Damon Wayans Jr.

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Asia Society Southern California Gala

On Sunday, Asia Society Southern California held its annual gala in Los Angeles, honoring Ray Chen (Music Visionary), Adrian Cheng (Art Visionary), Christina Gaw (Real Estate Visionary), Masayuki Hyodo (Business Visionary) and Dr. Richard Lee (Medical Visionary). Mr. Chow restaurateur Michael Chow, L.A. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and Olympic skier Eileen Gu were also in attendance.

Michael Chow

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Lupus LA’s Cuisine For A Cause 

Lupus LA hosted its inaugural Cuisine For a Cause dinner on Sunday at Vibiana in Los Angeles, honoring Chef Michael Symon, Lupus LA founding chairman Adam Selkowitz and Dr. Mariko Ishimori.

Chef Michael Symon, Dr. Mariko Ishimori and Adam Selkowitz

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Pink Pump Affair

The Special Needs Network held its 16th annual Pink Pump Affair on Sunday, with Tamera Mowry-Housley among the honorees.

Jackee Harry and Tamera Mowry

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I Love Myself Festival

The 2nd annual I Love Myself Festival, presented by the L.A. County Department of Mental Health and events platform Project Pit, took place at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza on Sunday, honoring Omarion, Angela White (AKA Blac Chyna) and comedian Pretty Vee, with a performance from Mario.


Project Pit/Von Robinson

Gianna Caruso’s Hear With You launch event

Gianna Caruso, a hearing loss advocate and CEO of luxury brand GIGI C, celebrated the launch of her Hear With You foundation at The Grove alongside the Caruso family, Sebastian Maniscalco and Heidi D’Amelio on Sunday.

Gianna Caruso and Sebastian Maniscalco

Benjamin Smith

Young Woman and the Sea special screening

Daisy Ridley attended a Disney and Cinema Society screening of her new film Young Woman and the Sea in New York on Monday.

Daisy Ridley

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Atlas premiere

Jennifer Lopez, Simu Liu and Sterling K. Brown walked the carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of their new Netflix flick on Monday.

Simu Liu, Jennifer Lopez and Sterling K. Brown

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Apples Never Fall FYC

Alison Brie and Jake Lacy joined showrunner Melanie Marnich for an Apples Never Fall FYC conversation on Monday, moderated by Joel McHale.

Joel McHale, Alison Brie, Jake Lacy and Melanie Marnich

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Harlem School of the Arts Gala

The Harlem School of the Arts celebrated its 60th anniversary with a Bridgerton-themed gala in NYC on Monday, where it also unveiled a scholarship fund established in memory of longtime supporters Jacqueline and Clarence Avant.

Ted Sarandos, Nicole Avant and Gayle King

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The Wall Street Journal’s The Future of Everything Festival

Awkwafina and UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer joined Paris Hilton and Carter Reum, Gloria Estefan and Tommy Mottola, Uma Thurman, Ilana Glazer, Regina Spektor, Ray Dalio, Lina Khan and Keily Blaire as a part of The Wall Street Journal’s The Future of Everything Festival, which ran Tuesday through Thursday in NYC.

Awkwafina and Jeremy Zimmer talk with Jason Gay

Bryan Bedder for The Wall Street Journal

Gracie Awards

The 49th annual Gracie Awards, hosted by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, took place in Beverly Hills on Tuesday, where Carol Burnett was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by Kristen Wiig.

Kristen Wiig and Carol Burnett

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Jane Fonda and Maria Shriver

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Grown-ish finale party

Kenya Barris, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner and Trevor Jackson celebrated the end of their Freeform series on Tuesday night at Mother Wolf.

Marcus Scribner, Yara Shahidi, Kenya Barris and Trevor Jackson

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The Beach Boys premiere

Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, David Marks, and Bruce Johnston joined directors Frank Marshall and Thom Zimny at the world premiere of Disney+ documentary The Beach Boys in Hollywood on Tuesday.

Al Jardine, David Marks, Frank Marshall, Brian Wilson, Blondie Chaplin, Mike Love and Bruce Johnston

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Bruce Johnston, Frank Marshall and Disney Entertainment co-chairman Alan Bergman

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Fallout FYC

Brothers Jonathan and Christopher Nolan sat down for a FYC conversation in support of Jonathan’s series Fallout in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan

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Gordon Parks Foundation Gala

The Gordon Parks Foundation brought together gamechangers for social justice in the worlds of photography, philanthropy, fashion, film, music, business and the arts during its annual gala on Tuesday, which raised more than $2.3 million for the foundation. Colin Kaepernick, mixed-media artist Mickalene
Thomas and civil rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams were honored at the event, as Alicia Keys and Kasseem Dean (AKA Swizz Beatz) were recognized as Patrons of the Arts.

Colin Kaepernick and Spike Lee

Arturo Holmes/Getty Images the Gordon Parks Foundation

Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Usher and Jennifer Goicoechea Raymond

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Clive Davis and Patti Smith

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The Acolyte at Disneyland

Amandla Stenberg, who stars in Lucasfilm’s new Star Wars series The Acolyte, made an appearance at Star WarsGalaxy’s Edge during Disneyland’s Season of the Force on Tuesday.

Amandla Stenberg

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Thelma screening

June Squibb, Fred Hechinger and Clark Gregg joined writer/director Josh Margolin at a special CAA screening for their new film on Tuesday.

Clark Gregg, Fred Hechinger, June Squibb and Josh Margolin

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Parsons Benefit

On Tuesday, The New School hosted the 75th annual Parsons Benefit, recognizing Thom Browne, fashion advocate Bethann Hardison and J. Crew Group CEO Libby Wadle.

Thom Browne, Bethann Hardison and Libby Wadle

Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for The New School

CAA’s Women on Broadway dinner

Creative Artists Agency hosted its inaugural Women on Broadway dinner in New York on Tuesday, in collaboration with CAA’s head of theatre Joe Machota, No Guarantees, Broadway Women’s Fund, Ambassador Theatre Group and Lia Vollack. The dinner celebrated the record-breaking contributions of the women who made the 2023-2024 Broadway season a success.   

Joe Machota, Christine Schwarzman and Megan O’Keefe

Jemal Countess

Murdaugh Murders: The Movie screening

Bill Pullman attended a Los Angeles FYC screening of Lifetime’s Murdaugh Murders: The Movie at Aero Theatre on Tuesday.

Bill Pullman

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Sports Emmy Awards

The 45th annual Sports Emmy Awards took place in NYC on Tuesday, hosted by The Kid Mero with guests including James Brown, Jason Kelce and Greg Olsen.

The Kid Mero

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The First Omen “Dinner with the Devil”

Disney hosted a First Omen “Dinner with the Devil” on Tuesday in NYC with star Nell Tiger Free and director Arkasha Stevenson to celebrate the upcoming home entertainment release of the film. 

Nell Tiger Free and Arkasha Stevenson

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Ezra screening

Kerry Washington showed her support for Scandal co-star Tony Goldwyn on Tuesday, at a special screening event in Los Angeles for Ezra, which Goldwyn stars in and directed.

Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn

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Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation Charity Boxing Night

The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation’s 13th annual “Big Fighters, Big Cause” Charity Boxing Night took place on Wednesday, raising over $400,000 to help treat Type 1 and 2 diabetes and honoring Maria Menounos.

Cedric the Entertainer and Sugar Ray Leonard

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Museum of Broadway Moulin Rouge! exhibit opening

Moulin Rouge! The Musical: Spectacular, Spectacular special exhibit opened this week at the Museum of Broadway, with support from cast members and friends including Courtney Reed (Satine), Ashley Loren (original Broadway cast Satine), Jacqueline B. Arnold (La Chocolat), Jeigh Madjus (Baby Doll) and Jessica Lee Goldyn (Nini).

Ashley Loren and Courtney Reed

David Troncoso for The Museum of Broadway

Nickey Kehoe opening party

Design studio and boutique Nickey Kehoe celebrated the opening of its first east coast location with a cocktail event in NYC on Wednesday, with guests including Jodie Foster, Alex Hedison and Sunrise Ruffalo.

Amy Kehoe, Jodie Foster, Todd Nickey and Alex Hedison

Sam Hollenshead

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