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Events of the Week: ‘Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire,’ ‘Palm Royale’ and More

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including events for Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, Palm Royale and Apples Never Fall.

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Hollywood headed over to Austin for the annual festival, which this year ran from March 8 to March 16 and featured the premieres of The Fall Guy, Road House, I Don’t Understand You, Immaculate, Civil War and The Idea of You.

Emily Blunt, Winston Duke, Stephanie Hsu, Ryan Gosling, Hannah Waddingham, Kelly McCormick, and David Leitch attend the SXSW premiere of The Fall Guy presented by Universal Pictures at The Paramount Theater on March 12, 2024 in Austin, Texas.
Emily Blunt, Winston Duke, Stephanie Hsu, Ryan Gosling, Hannah Waddingham, Kelly McCormick, and David Leitch attend the SXSW premiere of ‘The Fall Guy’
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Post Malone, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lukas Gage, Jennifer Salke and Conor McGregor at the ‘Road House’ premiere
Nick Kroll, Andrew Rannells
Nick Kroll and Andrew Rannells at the ‘I Don’t Understand You’ premiere party
Michael Mohan, Benedetta Porcaroli, Sydney Sweeney, Simona Tabasco, and Alvaro Morte attend the world premiere of Immaculate during the 2024 SXSW Conference and Festival at The Paramount Theatre on March 12, 2024 in Austin, Texas.
Michael Mohan, Benedetta Porcaroli, Sydney Sweeney, Simona Tabasco, and Alvaro Morte attend the world premiere of ‘Immaculate’
Kirsten Dunst, Wagner Moura, Cailee Spaeny and Alex Garland attend a screening of A24’s Civil War at Bullock Texas State History Museum at SXSW on Thurs, March 14th in Austin, Texas.
Kirsten Dunst, Wagner Moura, Cailee Spaeny and Alex Garland attend a screening of A24’s ‘Civil War’
Anne Hathaway and Nicholas Galitzine attend The Idea Of You World Premiere during SXSW at The Paramount Theater on March 16, 2024 in Austin, Texas.
Anne Hathaway and Nicholas Galitzine attend “The Idea Of You” world premiere
Rebecca Harrell Tickell, Adrian Grenier, Josh Tickell at Common Ground Special Screening and After Party, Austin, Texas
Rebecca Harrell Tickell, Adrian Grenier and Josh Tickell at a ‘Common Ground’ presented by Maker’s Mark
The Lionsgate Motion Picture Group’s Head of Inclusive Content Kamala Avila-Salmon speaks on the SXSW panel Diversity, AI, and the Future of Hollywood on March 12, 2024 in Austin, TX. Rebecca Finlay, Kamala Avila-Salmon, Evan Shapiro, H Schuster
Rebecca Finlay, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group’s head of inclusive content Kamala Avila-Salmon, Evan Shapiro and H Schuster on SXSW panel “Diversity, AI, and the Future of Hollywood.”

Apples Never Fall premiere

Peacock celebrated the Los Angeles premiere of the limited drama series Apples Never Fall with stars Annette Bening, Sam Neill and Jake Lacy on Tuesday.

(L-R) Jake Lacy, Annette Bening and Sam Neil
Jake Lacy, Annette Bening and Sam Neill

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire premiere

Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, McKenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts and Patton Oswalt walked the carpet at the NYC premiere of the latest Ghostbusters film on Thursday.

Bill Murray, Emily Alyn Lind, Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Celeste O'Connor, Logan Kim, Gil Kenan, Carrie Coon, Ernie Hudson, Dan Aykroyd and Jason Reitman
Bill Murray, Emily Alyn Lind, Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Celeste O’Connor, Logan Kim, Gil Kenan, Carrie Coon, Ernie Hudson, Dan Aykroyd and Jason Reitman
NYC - March 14,2024 President, Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group Sanford Panitch, Producer Jason Reitman and President, Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group Josh Greenstein at the New York World Premiere of Columbia Pictures' GHOSTBUSTERS: FROZEN EMPIRE at the AMC Lincoln Square Theater.
Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group president Sanford Panitch, producer Jason Reitman and Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group president Josh Greenstein

Palm Royale premiere

The stars of the new Apple TV+ series — including Kristen Wiig, Carol Burnett, Allison Janney, Leslie Bibb, Ricky Martin, Josh Lucas and Kaia Gerber — attended the Los Angeles premiere on Thursday.

Carol Burnett and Kristen Wiig
Carol Burnett and Kristen Wiig
Leslie Bibb and Allison Janney
Leslie Bibb and Allison Janney

GLAAD Media Awards

GLAAD announced recipients for 16 of this year’s 33 categories at the 35th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in L.A. on Thursday. Oprah Winfrey and Niecy Nash-Betts received special honors and the casts of Ted Lasso, Yellowjackets, Fellow Travelers and RuPaul’s Drag Race also accepted awards.

Oprah Winfrey speaks onstage during the 35th annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton on March 14, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California.
Oprah Winfrey
Hannah Waddingham, Cristo Fernández, Juno Temple, Jodi Balfour and Jason Sudeikis attend the 35th annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton on March 14, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California.
Hannah Waddingham, Cristo Fernández, Juno Temple, Jodi Balfour and Jason Sudeikis

Clarins Multi-Active Launch Party

The Y2K era came back to Los Angeles, briefly, during a celebratory bash held on Friday night at a private residence where Christina Aguilera took to the stage to perform a medley of her biggest hits. Taking part in the celebration — mounted by Clarins to pump its newest launch, Multi-Active — were such stars as Lindsay Lohan, Macaulay Culkin, Brenda Song, Keleigh Teller, Kelly Piquet, Chris Carmack, Jesse Metcalfe and others. Guests made their way down a pink carpet and found beauty stations inside stacked with Clarins’ products, not to mention vintage copies of some of the era’s top magazines. DJ Georgia Sinclair spun tunes on the rooftop, providing a backdrop for the night’s festivities.

Christina Aguilera performs on stage to celebrate Clarins' latest launch, Multi-Active, at a private residence in Los Angeles on March 15, 2024.
Christina Aguilera performs on stage to celebrate Clarins’ latest launch, Multi-Active.
Lindsay Lohan attends a party to celebrate Clarins' latest launch, Multi-Active, at a private residence in Los Angeles on March 15, 2024.
Lindsay Lohan.
Beauty influencer Mikayla Nogueira Hawken attends a party to celebrate Clarins' latest launch, Multi-Active, at a private residence in Los Angeles on March 15, 2024.
Beauty influencer Mikayla Nogueira Hawken.

CAPE Radiance Gala

On Monday, Sandra Oh, Sarayu Blue, Megan Suri, Joy Ride and Black Cake were among those honored at the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment’s second annual gala, celebrating the achievements of Asian and Pacific Islander women and non-binary artists, artisans and leaders in entertainment.

Sandra Oh
Sandra Oh

Little Wing premiere

Paramount+ hosted a tastemaker screening in Los Angeles on Monday for its original film Little Wing, with stars Brooklynn Prince, Che Tafari, Simon Khan, Parker Hall, Jonathan Togo and director Dean Israelite.

(L-R) Trinity Bliss, Che Tafari, Brooklynn Prince, Parker Hall, and Simon Khan
Trinity Bliss, Che Tafari, Brooklynn Prince, Parker Hall and Simon Khan

Queerties

Rosie O’Donnell was presented with the Icon Award at The Queerties, which recognizes the entertainment and pop culture moments that defined the past year in the LGBTQ+ community, on Tuesday in L.A.

Rosie O’Donnel
Rosie O’Donnell

The Girls on the Bus premiere

Melissa Benoist, Carla Gugino, Natasha Behnam and Christina Elmore walked the carpet in NYC on Tuesday in support of their new Max series.

(L-R) Christina Elmore, Natasha Behnam, Carla Gugino and Melissa Benoist
Christina Elmore, Natasha Behnam, Carla Gugino and Melissa Benoist

A Gentleman in Moscow premiere

Ewan McGregor and wife Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who co-star in the new Paramount+ series, attended the NYC premiere on Tuesday.

Amor Towles, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Ewan McGregor
Author Amor Towles, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Ewan McGregor

Alice & Jack screening

Andrea Riseborough, creator Victor Levin and EPs Michael London and Lorenzo de Maio attended a special screening at WME on Tuesday for their upcoming PBS/Masterpiece series.

(L-R) Victor Levin, Andrea Riseborough, Michael London and Lorenzo De Maio
Victor Levin, Andrea Riseborough, Michael London and Lorenzo De Maio

In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon premiere

Stephen Colbert moderated a Q&A with Paul Simon and director Alex Gibney at the NYC premiere of their documentary on Wednesday.

Alex Gibney, Paul Simon, Stephen Colbert at In Restless Dreams The Music of Paul Simon
Alex Gibney, Paul Simon and Stephen Colbert

X-Men ’97 launch event

Filmmakers and voice talent joined fans at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre on Wednesday to celebrate the launch of Marvel Animation’s X-Men ’97 on Disney+.

Jake Castorena, Dana Vasquez-Eberhardt and Brad Winderbaum, Executive, Television, Streaming, Animation, Marvel Feature Film Production attend the X-Men '97 Launch Event at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 13, 2024.
Head director Jake Castorena, vp Marvel Animation Dana Vasquez-Eberhardt and head of streaming, television and animation for Marvel Studios Brad Winderbaum

The American Society of Magical Negroes special screening

Writer-director Kobi Libii joined cast members Justice Smith, David Alan Grier, Nicole Byer, An-Li Bogan and Rupert Friend for a special screening of their film in NYC on Wednesday.

Justice Smith, David Alan Grier, An-Li Bogan, Nicole Byer and Kobi Libii attend The American Society of Magical Negroes New York Screening at Metrograph on March 13, 2024 in New York City.
Justice Smith, David Alan Grier, An-Li Bogan, Nicole Byer and Kobi Libii

The Prank premiere

Rita Moreno walked the carpet on Wednesday for the L.A. premiere of her film The Prank.

Actor Rita Moreno attends the Los Angeles premiere of The Prank at The Montalban on March 13, 2024 in Hollywood, California.
Rita Moreno

Shirley special screening

Regina King attended a special screening at the Brooklyn Academy of Music ahead of the release of her Netflix film, which tells the story of first Black congresswoman and political icon Shirley Chisholm.

Regina King
Regina King

Knox Goes Away premiere

Michael Keaton debuted his new project, which he directed as well as stars in, at the Academy Museum on Thursday.

Michael Keaton and Suzy Nakamura
Suzy Nakamura and Michael Keaton

GLSEN’s Rise Up DC event

On Thursday, GLSEN hosted its inaugural Rise Up DC event, led by Jonathan Capehart with appearances by GLSEN board chair Wilson Cruz and executive director Melanie Willingham-Jaggers.

GLSEN Board Chair Wilson Cruz and MSNBC’s Jonathan Capehart attend GLSEN’s Inaugural Rise Up DC Fundraising Event
GLSEN board chair Wilson Cruz and MSNBC’s Jonathan Capehart

The Art of Elysium’s Art Salon Series

The Art of Elysium charity hosted an evening for their Art Salon Series on Thursday, with Lucy Walsh celebrating the release of her book Remember Me As Human with support from Tallulah Willis and Scout LaRue Willis.

Tallulah Willis, Lucy Walsh and Scout LaRue Willis attend The Art of Elysium Presents an Evening Celebrating Author Lucy Walsh at The Art of Elysium on March 14, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.
Tallulah Willis, Lucy Walsh and Scout LaRue Willis

Say Yes to the Prom event

The Warner Bros. Discovery Lot welcomed 500 students from nearby Los Angeles schools to the ultimate prom shopping experience this week, which has been led by Warner Bros. Discovery’s Adria Alpert-Romm and Monte Durham from TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta for the last 12 years.

Say Yes to the Prom
Inside the event

Maui Jim launch party

Kering Eyewear-owned Maui Jim had a New York City launch event on Friday hosted by global ambassador Evan Mock (Gossip Girl) at Chelsea Factory. Mock, a skateboarder turned model of the moment, not only made the rounds but he ducked inside the DJ booth to spin some tunes.

Evan Mock attends the launch party of Kering Eyewear-owned Maui Jim at Chelsea Factory in New York City on March 15, 2024.
Evan Mock attends the launch party of Kering Eyewear-owned Maui Jim at Chelsea Factory in New York City on March 15, 2024.

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