As Hollywood events return in full force to New York and Los Angeles amid the coronavirus pandemic, here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings, including red carpets for hacks, Hello, Candy, angelyne and The Time Traveler’s Wife.
HARTBEAT Brunch by Kevin Hart
On Saturday, Kevin Hart’s HARTBEAT media company hosted its first HARTBEAT brunch at the Sheats-Goldstein residence in partnership with Netflix’s Is a Joke festival. Guests included Hart, Bill Burr, Don Cheadle, Tiffany Haddish, Niecy Nash, Desus Nice, Lil Dicky, GaTa, Iliza Shlesinger, Amanda Seales, Rob Riggle, Sherri Shepherd, Jay Pharoah and HARTBEAT executives Thai Randolph, Bryan Smiley and Jeff Clanagan.
hacks season two premiere
The second season of HBO Max’s hit comedy premiered at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles on Monday, with stars Jean Smart, Hannah Einbinder, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Meg Stalter and Christopher McDonald, plus co-creators Jen Statsky, Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Des Stockings.
Star and EP Jessica Biel was joined by co-stars Melanie Lynskey, Timothy Simons, Pablo Schreiber, Raúl Esparza and her husband Justin Timberlake at the Monday night Los Angeles premiere of the series True Crime. Candy.
Community Entertainment Fund Gala
The Actors Fund announced Monday night at a bicoastal gala that the organization is now the Entertainment Community Fund, a name change designed to better reflect the breadth of support it provides to industry professionals. The pair of events – held in Los Angeles at Paramount Pictures and in New York at the Marriott Marquis – brought in a record $1.7 million for the longtime organization, which is celebrating a 140th anniversary in June. The Community Entertainment Fund’s first Medals of Honor were presented to Emmy winner Uzo Aduba, Paramount Global President and CEO Bob Bakish, Academy Award-winning actor, a Tony and a Golden Globe, Mercedes Ruehl, and the President and CEO of the Shubert Organization, Robert E. Wankel. Hugh Jackman, Sutton Foster, Alex Newell, Kenny Leon and Harris Yulin arrived in New York, while LL Cool J, Amanda Kloots and Edmund Donovan toured Los Angeles “It’s a new name and a new look, with the same mission,” said Fund Chairman Brian Stokes Mitchell. “We recognize the dedication of the technicians, cameramen, stagehands, writers, musicians, managers, actors and thousands of others who work in film, Television, radio, music, theatre, dance and opera. They all contribute to the cultural vibrancy of our country. We appreciate them. We support them. And the Fund is there for each of them. — Chris Gardner , Abbey White
Emmy Rossum, who transforms into Los Angeles billboard queen Angelyne in her new series Peacock, is joined by co-stars Hamish Linklater, Alex Karpovsky and Molly Ephraim at the premiere at the Pacific Design Center on Tuesday.
Secondary year special screening
Stars Rebel Wilson, Justin Hartley, Chris Parnell, Zoe Chao and Mary Holland celebrated their Netflix movie Secondary year at a special screening and reception Tuesday at the London West Hollywood.
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Hot Pink Party
BCRF’s annual party, held Tuesday at The Glasshouse in New York City, raised a record $8.5 million for breast cancer research. The evening, hosted by Elizabeth Hurley, included a performance by Patti LaBelle in front of guests including Vera Wang, Nina Garcia, Zac Posen and Radhika Jones.
34th National Legal Defense Fund Equal Justice Awards Dinner
On Tuesday, the Legal Defense Fund (LDF) hosted its 34th National Equal Justice Awards Dinner, recognizing those who have demonstrated their commitment to promoting racial justice and equality. Nikole Hannah-Jones received the Spirit of Justice award and Stevie Wonder received the Icon award from Rita Moreno, with Michelle Obama and Audra McDonald making virtual appearances. John Legend did a surprise collab with Wonder to close out the night.
The Time Traveler’s Wife first
Theo James and Rose Leslie, joined by her husband Kit Harington, walked the red carpet at the New York premiere on Wednesday night for The Time Traveler’s Wife at the Morgan Library.
The valet first
Hulu Original Movie The valet premiered Wednesday at the Montalban Theater in Los Angeles with stars Eugenio Derbez, Samara Weaving, Max Greenfield and support from some of the former cast collaborators, including CODAby Daniel Durant and new girlis Lamorne Morris.
George Carlin’s American Dream first
Judd Apatow’s latest comedy documentary, this one following the life and career of George Carlin, debuted in Avalon Hollywood on Wednesday with support from Apatow’s friends Bill Burr and Kathy Griffin.
Disney+ celebrated the premiere of the original Sneakerella movie on Wednesday at New York’s Pier 17 with stars Lexi Underwood, Chosen Jacobs, John Salley and Devyn Nekoda.
The Phantom of the Open special screening
Sony Pictures Classics and Cinema Society hosted a screening of The Phantom of the Open Wednesday night at New York’s Tribeca Screening Room.
Machine Gun Kelly debuted his stoner comedy, which he starred in, co-directed and co-wrote alongside fellow musician Mod Sun, at the London West Hollywood on Thursday. He was joined by co-stars (and fiancé) Megan Fox and Dove Cameron.
Amazon celebrated its new movie, starring RJ Cyler, Donald Elise Watkins, Sebastian Chacon and Sabrina Carpenter, on Thursday at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles.