‘Hacks,’ ‘Good Mourning,’ and Hollywood’s Top Happenings of the Week – The Hollywood Reporter

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.

Kevin Hart and Bill Burr
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Don Cheadle and Kevin Hart
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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.

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Rose Abdoo, Hannah Einbinder, Angela E. Gibbs, Jen Statsky, Lucia Aniello, Jean Smart, Paul W. Downs, Megan Stalter and Christopher McDonald
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Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Hannah Einbinder and Jean Smart
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Candy first

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.

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Raúl Esparza, Jessica Biel, Melanie Lynskey, Timothy Simons and Pablo Schreiber
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Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake
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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

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“The Music Man” bandmates Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster
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Honoré Uzo Aduba
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LL Cool J poses with winner Bob Bakish
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angelyne first

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.

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Philip Ettinger, Antjuan Tobias, Hamish Linklater, Charlie Rowe, Allison Miller, Emmy Rossum, Olivia Jellen, Tonatiuh, Molly Ephraim and Alex Karpovsky and Chad Hamilton
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Chad Hamilton, Emmy Rossum and Allison Miller
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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.

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Zaire Adams, Angourie Rice, Michael Cimino, Alex Hardcastle, Ana Yi Puig, Alicia Silverstone, Rebel Wilson, Todd Garner, Joshua Colley, Avantika, Tyler Barnhardt, Molly Brown, Jade Bender, Brandon Scott Jones, Chris Parnell, Zoe Chao, Justin Hartley and Mary Holland
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Rebel Wilson and Justin Hartley
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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.

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Elizabeth Hurley speaks onstage at the Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s Hot Pink Party on May 10, 2022 in New York City.
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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.

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Stevie Wonder and John Legend
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Nikole Hannah-Jones (C) accepts the Spirit of Justice Award from Jackie Woodson (L) and President and Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund Janai S. Nelson (R)
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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.

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Sue Vertue, Theo James, Steven Moffat, Rose Leslie, Brian Minchin, Natasha Lopez and David Nutter
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Rose Leslie and Kit Harington
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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.

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Diany Rodriguez, Samara Weaving, Eugenio Derbez, Marisol Nichols, Betsy Brandt and Max Greenfield
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Daniel Durant and Eugenio Derbez
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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.

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Michael Bonfiglio, Teddy Leifer and Judd Apatow
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Sneakerella first

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.

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Chosen Jacobs, Devyn Nekoda, Lexi Underwood, Bryan Terrell Clark, John Salley, Yvonne Senat Jones, Hayward Leach and Kolton Stewart
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Pick Jacobs, Ayo Davis, Lexi Underwood and Peter Rice
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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.

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Michael Barker, director Craig Roberts, writer Simon Farnaby and Tom Bernard
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Hello first

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.

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Mod Sun, Machine Gun Kelly and Dove Cameron
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Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly
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Emergency first

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.

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KD Davila, Carey Williams, Summer Madison, Sebastian Chacon, Sabrina Carpenter, RJ Cyler, Gillian Rabin, Diego Abraham, Maddie Nichols and Donald Elise Watkins
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