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‘IF,’ ‘Bridgerton’ and This Week’s Best Events

‘IF,’ ‘Bridgerton’ 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 IF, Bridgerton and Hit Man.

IF premiere

Writer-director John Krasinski joined stars Ryan Reynolds, Steve Carell, Cailey Fleming, Fiona Shaw, Alan Kim, Emily Blunt, Bradley Cooper, Awkwafina, Matt Damon, Amy Schumer, Maya Rudolph, Bobby Moynihan and Christopher Meloni at the New York premiere of IF on Monday.

Bobby Moynihan, Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Cailey Fleming, Ryan Reynolds, Fiona Shaw and Alan Kim

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Bradley Cooper

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Bridgerton premiere

Nicola Coughlan, Luke Newton, Claudia Jessie, Adjoa Andoh, Ruth Gemmell, Lorraine Ashbourne, Simone Ashley and Jonathan Bailey walked the carpet on Monday at the New York premiere of Bridgerton‘s third season.

Luke Newton and Nicola Coughlan

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Simone Ashley and Jonathan Bailey

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Bob Mackie: Naked Illusion premiere

The Paley Center for Media hosted the world premiere of documentary Bob Mackie: Naked Illusion in Los Angeles on Monday, featuring a panel discussion with Bob Mackie, Cher, Carol Burnett, Pink and RuPaul Charles.

Carol Burnett, Bob Mackie, Cher and Pink

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Cher and Bob Mackie

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Hit Man premiere

Glen Powell was teasingly heckled by his parents at the Austin premiere of his Netflix film on Wednesday, as he appeared alongside director Richard Linklater and co-stars Adria Arjona, Retta, Sanjay Rao and Molly Bernard. On Thursday, Powell was inducted into Austin Film Society’s Texas Film Hall of Fame.

Glen Powell and his parents

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Sanjay Rao, Retta, Adria Arjona, Richard Linklater, Molly Bernard and Glen Powell

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Glen Powell attends the Texas Film Hall of Fame ceremony

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Race to Erase MS Gala

On May 10, Multiple Sclerosis advocate and Center Without Walls founder Nancy Davis welcomed guests to the Fairmont Century Plaza for the 31st Annual Race to Erase MS Gala. The event — hosted by Caroline Rhea with performances by Natasha Bedingfield and A Great Big World — raised over $1.5 million to support ground-breaking research with the goal of treating and finding a cure for MS.

Natasha Bedingfield

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Taste for a Cure

Taste for a Cure, UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation’s signature annual fundraising gala, took place on May 10, this year honoring ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith with the 2024 Gil Nickel Humanitarian Award. Ryan Seacrest hosted the evening, with special performances by Seal and Roy Wood Jr.

Stephen A. Smith, Dana Walden and Ryan Seacrest

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A Place Called Home’s GirlPower Awards

Youth organization A Place Called Home celebrated young girls of South Central Los Angeles alongside female community change leaders at the 19th Annual GirlPower Awards fundraiser event on May 10, where Natasha Kline, creator of Disney’s upcoming Primos, was among the honorees.

The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder showrunner Bruce W. Smith, Natasha Kline and Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur showrunner Steve Loter.

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GLAAD Media Awards

GLAAD announced recipients for the second half of its categories at the 35th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York, following the L.A. ceremony in March. Jennifer Hudson received the Excellence in Media Award, introduced by Laverne Cox, and Orville Peck received the Vito Russo Award, presented by Jennifer Lawrence, in a ceremony hosted by Ross Matthews.

Orville Peck and Jennifer Lawrence

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Laverne Cox, Jennifer Hudson and Ross Matthews

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Gold Gala

The third annual Gold Gala, which celebrates the achievements of the 2024 A100 List — the 100 most impactful Asian Pacific changemakers in culture and society over the past year — took place in Los Angeles on Saturday, with Cynthia Erivo, Padma Lakshmi, Lucy Liu, Saweetie, The Sympathizer star Hoa Xuande and the creator and cast of Beef among the honorees.

Regina King presents an award to honoree Lucy Liu

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Cynthia Erivo accepts an award from Jon M. Chu and Michelle Yeoh

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Bridgerton Promenade event

Netflix and Shondaland hosted an exclusive preview of the Bridgerton Promenade at Gansevoort Plaza in New York City on Saturday with stars Jonathan Bailey, Hannah Dodd and Jessica Madsen.

Hannah Dodd, Jessica Madsen and Jonathan Bailey

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Palm Royale FYC event

The stars of the Apple TV+ series, including Kristen Wiig, Carol Burnett and Leslie Bibb, attended a For Your Consideration event in L.A. on Saturday.

Amber Chardae Robinson, Kaia Gerber, Leslie Bibb, Carol Burnett, Kristen Wiig, Bruce Dern and Josh Lucas

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Hartbeat Brunch

Kevin Hart, Bert Kreischer, Chelsea Handler, Jeff Ross, Sam Jay, Janelle James, Jay Pharoah, Craig Robinson, Atsuko Okatsuka, London Hughes, T.I. and Fortune Feimster were among the stars who came out for the annual Hartbeat Brunch, in partnership with Netflix Is a Joke Fest, on Saturday.

Craig Robinson and Kevin Hart

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Chelsea Handler, Bert Kreischer, Jeff Ross and Fortune Feimster

Natasha Campos/Getty Images for Hartbeat

Venice Family Clinic’s HEART Gala

Venice Family Clinic’s inaugural HEART (Health + Art) Gala honored U2’s The Edge and Morleigh Steinberg on Saturday. Hosted by comedian Matt Friend, the evening featured a performance by Beck and raised $2.7 million to support the health services and programs that the clinic provides to more than 45,000 people in need in Los Angeles County.

Morleigh Steinberg, Chris Martin and The Edge

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Thelma the Unicorn special screening

The voice cast and creative team behind Netflix’s new animated film attended a special screening in L.A. on Saturday.

Lynn Wang, Brittany Howard and Jared Hess

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Westminster’s Canine Celebration Day

As part of Westminster’s Canine Celebration Day and timed to the 148th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the reigning 2023 Best in Show Champion Buddy Holly fetched the first pitch — thrown by Busta Rhymes — at the New York Mets home game on Saturday.

Busta Rhymes, Janice Hayes, Buddy Holly and Eric Ciceron.

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Griselda FYC

Netflix hosted its kick-off event at this year’s FYSEE Space at Sunset Las Palmas Studios on Sunday with a screening and Q&A for Griselda, featuring executive producer and star Sofía Vergara.

Sofía Vergara and Nina García

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Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit

Mary J. Blige teamed with Pepsi, Live Nation Urban and MVD Inc. for the third annual Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit in NYC over the weekend, featuring appearances by Taraji P. Henson, 50 Cent, Funk Flex, Jill Scott, Tasha Smith, Method Man, Marsai Martin, Larenz Tate and Angie Martinez.

Mary J. Blige, Angie Martinez, Tasha Smith and Taraji P. Henson

Wendy Ngala for Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit

Webby Awards Kara Swisher celebration

On Sunday, the Webby Awards held a special reception for Kara Swisher in celebration of the Lifetime Achievement Award she received at Monday’s show.

Claire Graves, Kara Swisher, Don Lemon and Webby Awards CEO David-Michel Davies

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Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson press conference

At the iconic Apollo Theater in New York on Monday, Jake Paul and Mike Tyson came face-to-face for the first time since Netflix and Most Valuable Promotions announced their upcoming fight, set for July 20 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Mike Tyson and Jake Paul

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Beckham screening

Anna Wintour and Will Welch hosted an event in celebration of Netflix docuseries Beckham on Monday, where David Beckham and director Fisher Stevens were joined by Stevens’ Succession co-stars Kieran Culkin, Nicholas Braun and David Rasche.

Fisher Stevens, Kieran Culkin and David Beckham

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Martin Short Funner inauguration ceremony

Harrah’s Resort Southern California officially welcomed Martin Short as the newest mayor of Funner, California, on Monday, succeeding former mayors Jane Lynch, Rob Riggle and David Hasselhoff.

Martin Short

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Federer: Twelve Final Days special screening

Prime Video held a special screening for Federer: Twelve Final Days in New York on Monday, with Federer in attendance.

Roger Federer

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Webby Awards

The 28th annual Webby Awards honored the year’s biggest internet personalities and activists on Monday in NYC. The award show was hosted by Amber Ruffin and featured hallmark Webby five-word speeches from winners including Keke Palmer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Shannon Sharpe, Kara Swisher, Jerrod Carmichael, Laverne Cox, and Jason and Travis Kelce.

Paula Kaplan, Lenoria Addison, Keke Palmer and Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for The Webby Awards

Amazon Upfront

Amazon held its first-ever Upfront presentation on Tuesday with participation from Jake Gyllenhaal (Road House); Reese Witherspoon (You’re Cordially Invited, Elle); Will Ferrell (You’re Cordially Invited); Hannah Waddingham (Untitled Comedy Action Series); Octavia Spencer (Untitled Comedy Action Series); The Summer I Turned Pretty‘s Jenny Han, Lola Tung, Christopher Briney and Gavin Casalegno; Patton Oswalt (1% Club); Alan Ritchson (Reacher); Aldis Hodge (Cross) and Keke Palmer (The Pickup).

Reese Witherspoon, Hannah Waddingham, Will Ferrell, Octavia Spencer and Jennifer Salke

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Christopher Briney, Lola Tung, Jenny Han and Gavin Casalegno

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Disney Upfront

At its Upfront event on Tuesday, Disney showcased all the content corners of the company on one stage, led by CEO Bob Iger.

Jimmy Pitaro (chairman, ESPN), Dana Walden (co-chairman, Disney Entertainment), Bob Iger (CEO, The Walt Disney Company), Rita Ferro (president, global advertising, Disney), Alan Bergman (co-chairman, Disney Entertainment), Josh D’Amaro (chairman, Disney Experiences)

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Babes premiere

Director Pamela Adlon joined stars Ilana Glazer, Michelle Buteau, Hasan Minhaj, John Carroll Lynch and Stephan James at the New York premiere of their Neon film on Tuesday.

John Carroll Lynch, Michelle Buteau, Pamela Adlon, Ilana Glazer, Hasan Minhaj and Stephan James

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Back to Black premiere

Star Marisa Abela and director Sam Taylor-Johnson walked the carpet at the New York premiere of their Amy Winehouse biopic on Tuesday.

Sam Taylor-Johnson and Marisa Abela

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Evil special screening

Paramount+ hosted a tastemaker screening event in anticipation of the final season of Evil in New York on Tuesday.

Mike Colter, Michael Emerson, Christine Lahti, Katja Herbers, Aasif Mandvi and Kurt Fuller

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Netflix “An Evening With” FYC

The Crown showrunner Peter Morgan took part in an FYC conversation on Monday, followed by an event with Ripley showrunner Steve Zaillian on Tuesday.

Peter Morgan

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Steven Zaillian

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Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s Hot Pink Party 

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation held its annual Hot Pink Party in New York City on Tuesday, hosted by Elizabeth Hurley. The evening raised over $11 million to support BCRF’s legion of 250 scientists pursuing lifesaving breast cancer research.

Elizabeth Hurley

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American Ballet Theatre Spring Gala

The American Ballet Theatre hosted its Spring Gala: Ballet Brilliance on Tuesday night, with support from  Katie Holmes, Anh Duong and Aoki Lee Simmons.

Katie Holmes with parents Kathleen Holmes and Martin Holmes

Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for American Ballet Theatre

RZR FYC event

The cast and crew of series RZR attended an FYC screening at the TV Academy’s Saban Theater on Tuesday.

Richard Cabral, David Bianchi and Emilio Rivera

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Reel Works ChangeMakers Gala

The 23rd annual Reel Works ChangeMakers Gala — honoring industry ChangeMakers and the creative, rising filmmakers who are changing media — recognized Sanaa Lathan, Chris Poindexter and Focus Features’ Lisa Bunnell. It was hosted by Phoebe Robinson on Tuesday.

Phoebe Robinson and Sanaa Lathan

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Stax: Soulsville USA special screening

Director Jamila Wignot attended a special screening in New York for her HBO documentary, which centers on Stax Records.  

Jamila Wignot with subjects Deanie Parker, David Porter, Booker T. Jones, Carla Thomas, Al Bell and Rob Bowman

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Netflix Upfront

Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, Mindy Kaling and Kate Hudson all made appearances at Netflix’s Upfronts presentation on Wednesday.

Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz

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Mindy Kaling and Kate Hudson

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YouTube Brandcast

YouTube returned to the annual TV Upfronts with a showcase of top creators and performances by Billie Eilish featuring Finneas, Benson Boone and Stray Kids.

Finneas and Billie Eilish

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How To with John Wilson FYC event

Max brought New York to Los Angeles with a NY Mets-themed FYC event on Wednesday for How To with John Wilson and a Q&A moderated by Bill Hader.

Writer Michael Koman, Bill Hader and John Wilson

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Eric FYC

Netflix hosted a panel for upcoming limited series Eric on Wednesday, featuring executive producer and star Benedict Cumberbatch, creator Abi Morgan, and co-stars Gaby Hoffmann and McKinley Belcher III.

Benedict Cumberbatch, Gaby Hoffmann, Abi Morgan and McKinley Belcher III

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Young Woman and the Sea premiere

In Los Angeles on Thursday, Daisy Ridley debuted her new Disney movie, in which she tells the true story of the first woman to successfully swim the English Channel.

Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Daisy Ridley and Jeanette Hain

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Disney Entertainment co-chairman Alan Bergman, Linda Bruckheimer and producer Jerry Bruckheimer

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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue launch party

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit celebrated the launch of the 2024 60th anniversary Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in New York on Thursday, alongside this year’s cover stars Chrissy Teigen, Gayle King, Hunter McGrady and Kate Upton.

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

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PEN America Spring Literary Gala

Seth Meyers hosted PEN America’s Spring Literary Gala on Thursday, which counted Paul Simon among the honorees and featured appearances by Tyler Perry, Malcolm Gladwell and Andrea Mitchell.

Seth Meyers

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Legal Defense Fund’s National Equal Justice Awards Dinner 

The Legal Defense Fund hosted its 36th National Equal Justice Awards Dinner in NYC on Thursday, commemorating the 70th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. At the event, Tonya Lewis Lee and Spike Lee were recognized with LDF’s Spirit of Justice Award, presented by LaTanya Richardson-Jackson, and the National Equal Justice Award was presented to Apple’s Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, which was accepted by its CEO, Tim Cook.

Jon Batiste, Tonya Lewis Lee, Tim Cook, Spike Lee and LaTanya Richardson Jackson

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Paul Scheer book party

Paul Scheer hosted an exclusive book release party at CHAIN on Thursday, ahead of his upcoming memoir Joyful Recollections of Trauma. Adam Scott, Ed Helms, Casey Wilson, Jason Mantzoukas, Jack McBrayer, Marta Kauffman, Danielle Schneider, Jessica St. Clair, Rob Huebel, Rob Riggle and Scheer’s wife, June Diane Raphael, were among those who came out to support.

Paul Scheer and Adam Scott

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Chaos Dinner 2.0

Threads by Instagram and Evan Ross Katz hosted “Chaos Dinner 2.0” at Saint Theo’s in New York on Thursday, with guests including Busy Philipps, Ilana Glazer, Jenna Lyons, Julio Torres, Katie Couric, Lukas Gage, Luke Newton, Morgan Spector, Nava Mau, Nicola Coughlan and Nicole Ari Parker.

Busy Philipps, Ilana Glazer and Lukas Gage

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Luke Newton, Evan Ross Katz and Nicola Coughlan

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Saks Social Club celebration

On Thursday, Saks hosted a dinner at 4 Charles Prime Rib in New York City to celebrate the expansion of its luxury brand ambassador program, Saks Social Club, with support from Chanel Iman, Francesca Scorsese, Emily DiDonato and Davon Godchaux.

Francesca Scorsese

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