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Events of the Week: ‘Love Again,’ ‘Angel City’ and More

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including red carpets for Love Again and Angel City, plus FYCs for Wednesday, The Last of Us and Ted Lasso.

The Last of Us FYC

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Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey reunited with their Last of Us team for a “For Your Consideration” event in L.A. on April 28.

(L-R) Bella Ramsey and Pedro Pascal attend the Los Angeles FYC Event for the HBO Original Series' "The Last of Us" at Directors Guild of America on April 28, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Bella Ramsey and Pedro Pascal
(L-R) Neil Druckmann, Craig Mazin, Bella Ramsey, Pedro Pascal, Gabriel Luna, Carolyn Strauss and Murray Bartlett attend the Los Angeles FYC Event for the HBO Original Series' "The Last of Us" at Directors Guild of America on April 28, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Neil Druckmann, Craig Mazin, Bella Ramsey, Pedro Pascal, Gabriel Luna, Carolyn Strauss and Murray Bartlett

Wednesday FYC

Netflix held a special Wednesday screening and Q&A at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Saturday with stars Jenna Ortega, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzmán and Gwendoline Christie.

(L-R) Jen Malone, Danny Elfman, Alfred Gough, Luis Guzmán, Gwendoline Christie, Jenna Ortega, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Miles Millar and Yvette Nicole Brown attend Netflix's "Wednesday" ATAS Official Event at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on April 29, 2023 in Hollywood, California.
Jen Malone, Danny Elfman, Alfred Gough, Luis Guzmán, Gwendoline Christie, Jenna Ortega, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Miles Millar and Yvette Nicole Brown
(L-R) Gwendoline Christie, Jenna Ortega and Catherine Zeta-Jones attend Netflix's "Wednesday" ATAS Official Event at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on April 29, 2023 in Hollywood, California.
Gwendoline Christie, Jenna Ortega and Catherine Zeta-Jones

Welcome to Wrexham FYC

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney sat down with Jimmy Kimmel for an FYC chat in L.A. on Saturday.

(L-R) Ryan Reynolds, Rob McElhenney and Jimmy Kimmel attend the FYC panel for FX's "Welcome to Wrexham" at Television Academy on April 29, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Ryan Reynolds, Rob McElhenney and Jimmy Kimmel

Ted Lasso Day FYC

The Ted Lasso team, including Jason Sudeikis, Brett Goldstein, Brendan Hunt and Phil Dunster, reunited in L.A. on Monday for a FYC event.

(L-R) Brett Goldstein, Brendan Hunt, Jeremy Swift, Cristo Fernández, Phil Dunster, Jason Sudeikis, Kola Bokinni, Annette Badland, Billy Harris and James Lance attend "Ted Lasso" Day at The Think Apple TV+ FYC Space at Goya Studios on May 01, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Brett Goldstein, Brendan Hunt, Jeremy Swift, Cristo Fernández, Phil Dunster, Jason Sudeikis, Kola Bokinni, Annette Badland, Billy Harris and James Lance
(L-R) Brett Goldstein, Brendan Hunt and Phil Dunster speak onstage during "Ted Lasso" Day at The Think Apple TV+ FYC Space at Goya Studios on May 01, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Brett Goldstein, Brendan Hunt and Phil Dunster

Ed Sheeran: The Sum of It All premiere

Ed Sheeran debuted his new Disney+ docuseries in NYC on Tuesday, alongside director David Soutar and producers Ben Winston and Ben Turner.

(L-R) Ben Turner, Ed Sheeran, Ben Winston and David Soutar attend the Disney+ "Ed Sheeran: The Sum of It All" New York screening at The Times Center on May 02, 2023 in New York City.
Ben Turner, Ed Sheeran, Ben Winston and David Soutar

Love Again special screening

Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Sam Heughan attended a special screening for their new Sony film in NYC on Wednesday, with support from Nick Jonas.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Sofia Barclay and Sam Heughan attends a Special Screening for Screen Gems “LOVE AGAIN” at AMC Lincoln Square.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Sofia Barclay and Sam Heughan
(L-R) Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas attend the "Love Again" New York Screening at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on May 03, 2023 in New York City.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas

Shonda Rhimes BAFTA honor

BAFTA honored Shonda Rhimes with a BAFTA Special Award during an tribute event on Wednesday in New York City. The evening featured a fireside chat moderated by journalist and author Wajahat Ali, with guests including Arsema Thomas, Bellamy Young, Bianca Lawson, Charlie Weber, J. Cameron Smith, Sam Clemmett, Tom Verica, Tony Goldwyn, Wendell Pierce and Zoe Winters.

Shonda Rhimes poses with her award during the BAFTA Honours Shonda Rhimes event at the Midnight Theatre & Hidden Leaf Restaurant on May 03, 2023 in New York City.
Shonda Rhimes
(L-R) Bellamy Young, Shonda Rhimes, and Tony Goldwyn attend the BAFTA Honours Shonda Rhimes event at the Midnight Theatre & Hidden Leaf Restaurant on May 03, 2023 in New York City.
Bellamy Young, Shonda Rhimes and Tony Goldwyn

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 New York special screening

Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Chukwudi Iwuji, Miriam Shor and director James Gunn continued their Guardians press tour with a special screening in NYC on Wednesday.

Miriam Shor, Karen Gillan, James Gunn, Chris Pratt, Chukwudi Iwuji, Bradley Cooper at the New York screening of Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” at the IPIC & The Fulton by Jean-Georges.
Miriam Shor, Karen Gillan, James Gunn, Chris Pratt, Chukwudi Iwuji and Bradley Cooper

Tony Awards Meet the Nominees

This year’s newly announced Tony Nominees, including Jessica Chastain, Jodie Comer, Ben Platt, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Arian Moayed, Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford, united at a NYC press event on Thursday.

Jessica Chastain and Ben Platt attend the 76th Annual Tony Awards Meet The Nominees Press Event At Sofitel New York at Sofitel New York on May 04, 2023 in New York City.
Jessica Chastain and Ben Platt
Annaleigh Ashford and Josh Groban attend the 76th Annual Tony Awards Meet The Nominees Press Event At Sofitel New York at Sofitel New York on May 04, 2023 in New York City.
Annaleigh Ashford and Josh Groban

Angel City premiere

HBO hosted the premiere for women’s soccer documentary series Angel City on Thursday in Los Angeles, with executive producer and Angel City FC co-founder Natalie Portman, director Arlene Nelson, EPs Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Christine O’Malley, Anna Barnes, Sophie Mas and co-producer Michaela Celella. Star players Christen Press, Sydney Leroux and Simone Charley were also in attendance.

Merritt Mathias, Arlene Nelson, Natalie Portman, Christen Press, Kara Nortman, Julie Uhrman, Sydney Leroux, and Simone Charley attend HBO Documentary Films' Series Angel City Los Angeles Premiere at Pacific Design Center on May 04, 2023 in West Hollywood, California.
Merritt Mathias, Arlene Nelson, Natalie Portman, Christen Press, Kara Nortman, Julie Uhrman, Sydney Leroux and Simone Charley
Natalie Portman attends HBO Documentary Films' Series "Angel City" Los Angeles Premiere at Pacific Design Center on May 04, 2023 in West Hollywood, California.
Natalie Portman

The Mother special screening

Jennifer Lopez attended a special screening of her new Netflix film in New York on Thursday.

Jennifer Lopez attends Netflix's The Mother Fan Screening at The Paris Theatre on May 04, 2023 in New York City.
Jennifer Lopez

Jacqueline Avant Children and Family Center Dedication Ceremony

On April 28, Nicole Avant, daughter of the late and prolific philanthropist Jacqueline Avant, joined Los Angeles Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell, the MLK Health and Wellness Community Development Corporation and special guests including Ted Sarandos, Clarence Avant, Alex Avant, Holly Robinson Peete, Rick Caruso, Jimmy Jam and more to commemorate the name unveiling for the Jacqueline Avant Children and Family Center located in the Watts-Willowbrook community.

Ted Sarandos and Nicole Avant attend the official unveiling of The Jacqueline Avant Children and Family Center on April 28, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Ted Sarandos and Nicole Avant

CAA White House Correspondents’ Dinner Event

CAA hosted a WHCD party on April 28 in Washington, D.C., with guests including Roy Wood Jr., Andrea Mitchell, Peter Alexander, Wolf Blitzer, Chris Licht, Jim Acosta, Ego Nwodim and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff.

Roy Wood Jr. and Ego Nwodim attend CAA Kickoff Party for The White House Correspondents' Dinner Weekend at The Henri on April 28, 2023 in Washington, DC.
Roy Wood Jr. and Ego Nwodim
Andrea Mitchell, Rachel Adler, Peter Alexander, Doug Emhoff, Mike Memoli attend CAA Kickoff Party for The White House Correspondents' Dinner Weekend at The Henri on April 28, 2023 in Washington, DC.
Andrea Mitchell, Rachel Adler, Peter Alexander, Doug Emhoff and Mike Memoli

UTA’s Celebration of America’s Journalists

Don Lemon, Gavin Newsom, Cobie Smulders, Gloria Calderón Kellett, Jen Psaki, Rosario Dawson, Norah O’Donnell, Dana Bash and more joined UTA’s Jay Sures, Rene Jones and David Evenchick at the agency’s Celebration of America’s Journalists on April 28, ahead of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

Rene Jones, Cobie Smulders and Gloria Calderon-Kellett at White House Correspondents.
Rene Jones, Cobie Smulders and Gloria Calderon-Kellett
Jay Sures, Jen Psaki and Don Lemon at White House Correspondents.
Jay Sures, Jen Psaki and Don Lemon

Sydney Sweeney x Armani Beauty launch

Armani Beauty celebrated Sydney Sweeney as the face of the newly launched “My Way Parfum” in NYC on April 28, with guests including Lana Condor, Dylan Sprouse, Chase Sui Wonders, Lukas Gage, Chris Appleton, Dominique Fishback, Chase Stokes, AnnaSophia Robb, Michael Evans-Behling and Finneas.

Sydney Sweeney and Lukas Gage attend as Armani Beauty celebrates the launch of the My Way Refillable Parfum with Sydney Sweeney on April 28, 2023 in New York City.
Sydney Sweeney and Lukas Gage
Dominique Fishback attends as Armani Beauty celebrates the launch of the My Way Refillable Parfum with Sydney Sweeney on April 28, 2023 in New York City.
Dominique Fishback

Homeboy Industries’ Lo Maximo Gala

Homeboy Industries, the largest gang rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world, celebrated the 2023 Lo Máximo Awards and Fundraising Gala at the J.W. Marriott at L.A. Live on Saturday, co-hosted by Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. Lisa Ling, John Cho, Michael Cimino and Diane Lane were also in attendance.

Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda at HOMEBOY INDUSTRIES 2023 LO MAXIMO AWARDS AND FUNDRAISING GALA
Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda

PATH Taste of Home charity event

PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) held its second annual Taste of Home Food Festival on Saturday with talent such as Adam Shapiro, Lexi Underwood, Angela Lewis and Teala Dunn, who came together at Sunset Las Palmas Studios in Hollywood for an afternoon of food and libations from over 30 local L.A. vendors in support of PATH’s work to end homelessness.

PATHs A Taste of Home
Adam Shapiro

Mikimoto 130th anniversary party

Katie Holmes, Amber Valletta and Julia von Boehm cohosted the anniversary party on Saturday in NYC, celebrating 130 years since founder Kokichi Mikimoto successfully created the world’s first cultured pearl. Guests included Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz, Janelle Monáe, Christine Chiu, Jessica Wang and Victoria Barbara.

Amber Valetta, Katie Holmes and attends Mikimoto 130th Anniversary Celebration at Central Park Tower on April 29, 2023 in New York City.
Amber Valetta, Katie Holmes and Julia von Boehm

InterPride Global Gala

InterPride, an organization advancing the global Pride movement, honored Joel Kim Booster, Fran Drescher, Laith Ashley and Pride 365 at its Inaugural Global Gala on Saturday in L.A.

Joel Kim Booster attends InterPride Celebrates 40th Anniversary With Inaugural Global Gala at Avalon Hollywood & Bardot on April 29, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Joel Kim Booster

PanCAN PurpleStride

Eric Idle, Jean Trebek, Kitty Swink, Armin Shimerman and John Billingsley were among those who joined PanCAN PurpleStride, the ultimate event to end pancreatic cancer, in L.A on Saturday.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Eric Idle

Ghosts FYC

The cast and crew behind the CBS comedy celebrated at an FYC event in L.A. on Sunday.

(L-R) Joe Wiseman, Brandon Scott Jones, Asher Grodman, Danielle Pinnock, Richie Moriarty, Devan Long, Rebecca Wisocky, Rose McIver, Román Zaragoza, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Sheila Carrasco and Joe Port attends the "Ghosts" FYC Advanced Screening at The Hollywood Roosevelt on April 30, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Joe Wiseman, Brandon Scott Jones, Asher Grodman, Danielle Pinnock, Richie Moriarty, Devan Long, Rebecca Wisocky, Rose McIver, Román Zaragoza, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Sheila Carrasco and Joe Port

The After party

Diddy, Doja Cat and Richie Akiva hosted their Met Gala “The After” party on Monday, held at the iconic The Box and carrying on until 6 a.m. Guests included Jared Leto, Naomi Cambell, Marc Jacobs, Paris Hilton, Nicky Hilton, Mary J. Blige, Chris Rock, Kendall Jenner, Bad Bunny, Lil Nas X, Usher, French Montana, Offset, Cardi B, Ice Spice, Teyana Taylor, Yung Miami, Gisele Bundchen, Emily Ratajkowski and Lily James.

French Montana, Diddy
French Montana and Diddy
Offset, Cardi B
Offset and Cardi B

Dom Pérignon x Dua Lipa afterparty

Dom Pérignon teamed with Dua Lipa as the champagne of choice for the her first-ever Met Gala after-party, with guests including Rihanna, ASAP Rocky, Billie Eilish, Finneas, Penelope Cruz, Florence Pugh, Brooklyn and Nicola Peltz Beckham, Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Vanessa Hudgens, Baz Luhrmann, Lily James, Tems, Maude Apatow, Lukas Gage, Chris Appleton, Stephanie Hsu, Ashley Park, Riz Ahmed and Trevor Noah.

Dom Perignon Celebrates Dua Lipa
Dua Lipa and Rihanna

Stella McCartney’s Met Ball afterparty

Stella McCartney hosted a Met Gala afterparty on Monday at members-only club Zero Bond, where Aubrey Plaza, Madelyn Cline and fashion editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson were spotted on the dance floor sipping on Avaline Sparkling wine late into the night.

Aubrey Plaza, Madelyn Cline
Aubrey Plaza and Madelyn Cline

Harlem School of the Arts annual benefit gala

The Harlem School of the Arts held its annual benefit gala on Monday at The Plaza Hotel, co-hosted by Tamron Hall and HSA president James C. Horton. Honorees included Phylicia Rashad, Dr. Mary Schmidt and the legacy of Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole, accepted by Timolin Cole-Augustus and Casey Cole-Ray, presented by Clive Davis.

Phylicia Rashad speaks at Harlem School of the Arts Gala 2023 at The Plaza Hotel on May 01, 2023 in New York City.
Phylicia Rashad

Amazon Newfront

On Monday, the annual Amazon NewFront presentation featuring talent and executive appearances from Amazon Studios, Amazon Freevee, Fire TV, Twitch, Amazon Music, Wondery and Thursday Night Football was held in New York City.

Ryan Pirozzi, Ronald Gladden, Shea Serrano, Lauren Anderson, James Marsden, David Bernad, and David Miner attend Amazon NewFronts 2023 at David Geffen Hall on May 01, 2023 in New York City.
Ryan Pirozzi, Ronald Gladden, Shea Serrano, Lauren Anderson, James Marsden, David Bernad and David Miner

Apple TV+ In Conversation with Essence

Shrinking‘s Jessica Williams and Luke Tennie, Ted Lasso‘s Kola Bokinni and For All Mankind’s Krys Marshall took part in the Apple and Essence event on Tuesday in L.A.

(L-R) Luke Tennie, Jessica Williams, Imani Hakim and Kola Bokinni attend Apple TV+ In Conversation With Essence at Goya Studios on May 02, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Luke Tennie, Jessica Williams, Imani Hakim and Kola Bokinni

Hairspray opening night at the Dobly Theatre

Hairspray kicked off its 20th anniversary opening tour at the Dolby on Tuesday with stars Niki Metcalf and Andrew Levitt (aka drag queen Nina West), who celebrated after the show with actors such as Ming-Na Wen and Jared Harris. There was also a backstage meeting with original Hairspray star Ricki Lake, Hairspray Live’s Maddie Baillio, the original Hairspray tour’s Carly Jibson and current tour Tracy Metcalf, marking the first time these stars, all known for playing Tracy, had appeared together.

Original Hairspray star Riki Lake, Hairspray Live's Maddie Baillio, Hairspray OG Tour's Carly Jibson, and current Tour Tracy Nki Metcalfe joined Andrew Leviit
Andrew Levitt, original star Ricki Lake, Hairspray Live’s Maddie Baillio, Hairspray OG Tour’s Carly Jibson and current tour Tracy Niki Metcalf
Nina West Celebrates Opening Night Of "Hairspray" National Tour After Party at The Hollywood Roosevelt on May 02, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Ming-Na Wen and Andrew Levitt

Vassar College Academy Museum event

Vassar College and the school’s president Elizabeth Bradley brought together over 350 notable alums — including Jason Blum, Lisa Kudrow and screenwriter John Gatin — future students and their families to commemorate the school’s Fearlessly Consequential campaign at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

left to right: Jason Blum, Blumhouse CEO/Founder and Vassar Alum & Trustee; Lisa Kudrow, Actress and producer and Vassar College Alum & Trustee; Mia Mask, Professor of Film, Vassar College; Elizabeth Bradley, President, Vassar College; and Vassar alum, Academy-Award nominated screenwriter John Gatin (Flight).
Jason Blum, Lisa Kudrow, Vassar College professor of film Mia Mask, Vassar College president Elizabeth Bradley and John Gatin

Dom Pérignon Scholarship Fund celebration

Evan Mock celebrated the launch of the Dom Pérignon Scholarship Fund at Per Se restaurant in NYC.

Evan Mock at Dom Pérignon’s 11 Michelin-Star Gastronomic Experience
Evan Mock

NGLmitú Upfront event

John Leguizamo celebrated the launch of mitúTV alongside NGLmitú execs at its Upfront event in NYC on Tuesday.

(L to R) NGL Executives Ben DeJesus (Chief Creative Officer), John Leguizamo (actor, activist and NGLmitú Partner), Vanessa Vigil (Chief Brand Officer), David Chitel (CEO), Joe Bernard (Chief Revenue Officer) and Wendy Barba (Vice President of Brands) at NGLmitu’s Upfront Presentation at Ascent Lounge on May 2
NGL Executives Ben DeJesus (chief creative officer), John Leguizamo, Vanessa Vigil (chief brand officer), David Chitel (CEO), Joe Bernard (chief revenue officer) and Wendy Barba (vp of brands)

Greenwich International Film Festival

The Greenwich International Film Festival hosted its inaugural Inspiration Talk and Award Ceremony on Wednesday, honoring Brendan Fraser.

Stamford, CT - 5/3/23 - Academy Award-Winner Brendan Fraser Honored At Greenwich International Film Festival’s Inaugural GIFF Inspiration Talk & Award Ceremony
Brendan Fraser

Annual Night of Opportunity Gala

The Opportunity Network hosted its 20th anniversary Night of Opportunity Gala on Wednesday, with Trevor Noah among the honorees. Additional guests included Gayle King and Corey Gamble.

(L-R) Trevor Noah and Gayle King attend as The Opportunity Network celebrates 20-year anniversary with Annual Night of Opportunity Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on May 03, 2023 in New York City.
Trevor Noah and Gayle King

Accessories Council ACE Awards

Ciara, chief creative director and cofounder of The House of LR&C, attended the 27th annual ACE Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York on Wednesday to accept the company’s sustainability award. Julianne Hough, Dee Ocleppo and Alexis Bittar were also among the ACE honorees.

Ciara attends the 27th Annual ACE Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street on May 03, 2023 in New York City.
Ciara

Dolby Institute x Ghetto Film School Filmmaker Challenge

The four winners of the Dolby Institute x Ghetto Film School Filmmaker Challenge: Finish the Script Year 2 premiered their completed short films at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on Wednesday. The filmmakers were selected as winners in September after devising stories using a scene written by Carlos López Estrada (BlindspottingRaya and the Last Dragon) as a starting point, and each received $25,000 to complete their respective short films.

Four Winning Filmmakers Ghetto Film School
Miguel Ramirez, Kaitlyn Ali, Glenn Kiser, Carlos López Estrada, Britney Bautista and Thomas Sawyer

Queen Charlotte Paley Center event

Shonda Rhimes sat down with her Queen Charlotte cast for a conversation at NYC’s Paley Center for Media on Thursday.

India Amarteifio, Corey Mylchreest, Shonda Rhimes, Arsema Thomas and Golda Rosheuvel attend the celebrations of "Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story" at The Paley Museum on May 04, 2023 in New York City.
India Amarteifio, Corey Mylchreest, Shonda Rhimes, Arsema Thomas and Golda Rosheuvel

Easterseals Disability Film Challenge

The Easterseals Disability Film Challenge celebrated 10 years of advocacy for diversity, equity and inclusion in entertainment on Thursday, where it announced the winners of this year’s film challenge with help from Peter Farrelly, Chris Miller, Phil Lord, Jameela Jamil and Kat Coiro.

Phil Lord, Nic Novicki and Chris Miller attend the 10th Annual Easterseals Disability Film Challenge at Sony Pictures Studios on May 04, 2023 in Culver City, California.
Phil Lord, Nic Novicki and Chris Miller
Kat Coiro and Jameela Jamil attend the 10th Annual Easterseals Disability Film Challenge at Sony Pictures Studios on May 04, 2023 in Culver City, California.
Kat Coiro and Jameela Jamil

Citizens of the World Charter Schools gala

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard hosted the 10-year anniversary gala of Citizens of the World Charter Schools on Thursday, where Mark Gordon was honored.

Kriste Dragon, Mark Gordon, and Kristen Bell attend the Citizens Of The World Charter Schools Gala at Paramount Studios on May 4, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Kriste Dragon, Mark Gordon and Kristen Bell

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars premiere

The queens from season eight of Drag Race All Stars celebrated at the show’s NYC premiere on Thursday.

Kahanna Montrese, Jessica Wild, Naysha Lopez, Darienne Lake, Lala Ri, Kandy Muse, Mrs. Kasha Davis, Jaymes Mansfield, Monica Beverly Hillz, Jimbo, Heidi N Closet and Alexis Michelle attend RuPauls Drag Race All Stars screening event at Crosby Hotel on May 04, 2023 in New York City.
Kahanna Montrese, Jessica Wild, Naysha Lopez, Darienne Lake, Lala Ri, Kandy Muse, Mrs. Kasha Davis, Jaymes Mansfield, Monica Beverly Hillz, Jimbo, Heidi N Closet and Alexis Michelle

New York City Ballet Spring Gala

The New York City Ballet hosted its 2023 Spring Gala on Thursday, which raised a record $3.45 million with guests including Michael Bloomberg, Diana Taylor, Allyson Tang and Julianne Hough.

Julianne Hough attends the New York City Ballet 2023 Spring Gala: INVENTION at David Koch Theatre at Lincoln Center on May 04, 2023 in New York City.
Julianne Hough

Creative Connects event

The Lionsgate Motion Picture Group’s Inclusive Content team, led by Kamala Avila-Salmon, hosted an event as part of its “Creative Connects” series with experienced and emerging filmmakers, writers, and producers from underrepresented backgrounds at the studio’s headquarters in Santa Monica. The group partnered with organizations CAPE, Illuminative, LALIFF, GLAAD and RespectAbility and featured a fireside chat with TriStar Pictures president Nicole Brown and Orion Pictures president Alana Mayo, the first and only two Black women currently running film studio labels.

L-R: Alana Mayo (President, Orion Pictures), Nicole Brown (President, TriStar Pictures), Kamala Avila-Salmon (Head of Inclusive Content, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group
Alana Mayo (president of Orion Pictures), Nicole Brown (president of TriStar Pictures), Kamala Avila-Salmon (head of inclusive content at Lionsgate Motion Picture Group)

UCLA WOW Mental Health Summit

Oprah Winfrey took part in the annual UCLA WOW Mental Health Summit on May 4 with an inspirational conversation about different aspects of mental health. The event honored Andrea and Peter Roth, and Resnick Hospital Board member Lisa Kudrow announced the Roths’ $1 million gift in support of autism research and intervention programs.

Andrea Roth Oprah Winfrey and Peter Roth
Andrea Roth, Oprah Winfrey and Peter Roth

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