The premiere of Dreamworks' feature film “How to Train Your Dragon”
was held on Sunday March 21, 2010 at the Gibson Amphitheatre at
Universal City in Los Angeles, CA. The voice cast for the animated
feature including Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Craig
Ferguson and Jonah Hill brightened the red carpet as did a 1,200-pound,
6-foot-tall faux dragon, which was a mini amusement park in itself to
the delight of both guests and onlookers alike.
as Tori Spelling, Wayne Brady , Lea Thompson and Kim Raver brought their
families along to enjoy the film. Others in attendance included Terri
Seymour, Arsenio Hall and Fred Willard to name a few.
The stars came out for "A Night at Sardi's", an annual musical revue
and gala held in Beverly Hills, CA on March 18, 2010 to benefit the
care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Laurie Burrows Grad founded the event 18 years ago in honor of her
father, the late playwright Abe Burrows. To date, A Night at Sardi's has
raised close to $18 million in the fight against Alzheimer's.
Beverly Hilton Hotel hosted this year’s honorees, Garry, Penny, and
Ronny Marshall, who received the Champions Award for their involvement
with the Alzheimer’s Association Champions campaign. Susan Dietz
received the Humanitarian Award for her long and extensive history of
support to the Association. Soleil Moon Frye, who has documented her
father’s demise into the ravages of Alzheimer’s, received the Caregiver
Andy Garcia and co-star Julianna Margulies were on hand at the
Landmark Theater in Los Angeles, Ca on Monday, March 15, 2010 for the LA
Premiere of 'City Island'
Andy Garcia was positively beaming as
the proud dad at the premiere since he stars alongside daughter Dominik
Garcia-Lorido in the film and willingly posed alongside her for photos
on the red carpet. When asked about his kids getting into acting Andy
replied " “I encourage them to pursue the dream, as long as it’s their
dream.” Daniella and Alessandra both appeared with him in 2005 in "The
Lost City", and Andres enjoys performing “almost as much as he loves
video games and basketball,”
Also in attendance were Co-star
Steven Strait, Brandon Barash and George Lopez among others.
the film: When prison guard and aspiring actor, Vince Rizzo (Andy
Garcia) is asked to reveal his biggest secret during his drama class, he
inadvertently sets off a chain of events that turns his mundane
suburban life into total chaos. Vince takes great pains covering up his
half-truths from his family, but soon it becomes clear that everyone—his
hot-tempered wife (Julianna Margulies), college student daughter
(Dominik Garcia-Lorido), long-lost ex-con son (Steven Strait),
charismatic acting partner (Emily Mortimer) and even his drama coach
(Alan Arkin)—all have secrets of their own. Everyone’s furtive
deceptions collide with hilarious results. Set on City Island, a quaint
fishing community on the outskirts of the Bronx, this smart and charming
comedy explores the absurd secrets and vices people choose to keep from
their loved ones…and the realization that the truth is easier to cope
with than well-intentioned white lies.
Elton John and David Furnish hosted the 18th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party following the Oscars Award show at Pacific Design Center on Sunday, March 7, 2010.
Throughout it's 18 years, the event has hosted some of the biggest stars in film, television and music. This year was no exception with celebrities such as Jamie Foxx, Stacey Dash, The Jonas Brothers, Adam Levine, Alan Cumming, Allison Iraheta (American Idol), Apolo Ohno, Betty White, Chace Crawford, Christina Hendricks, Cory Monteith (Glee), Debi Mazar, Eric & Janet McCormack, Gina Gershon, Hayden Panettiere, Heidi Klum, J.C. Chasez, Jason Mraz, Jeremy Piven, Joaquin Phoenix, John Waters, Josh Groban, K.D. Lang, Kimora Lee, Lea Michele (Glee), Liam Hemsworth, Matthew Morrison (Glee), Michelle Rodriguez, Milla Jovovich & Paul W. S. Anderson, Miley Cyrus, Nicole Richie & Joel Madden, Ricki Lake, Rob Lowe, Ryan Kwanten, S. Epatha Merkerson (Law & Order), Sam Trammell (True Blood), Selena Gomez, Serena Williams, Sharon & Kelly Osbourne, Simon Cowell, Slash, Tim Allen, Victoria Beckham, in attendance.
Guests arrived for the Academy Award Viewing party to a custom-built tent adorned in hues of red and tangerine, a decor inspired by designer Antony Todd's travels. Chef Wayne Elias of Crumble Catering prepared an exquisite five-course meal including dishes such as Risotto Carnaroli with saffron liquorice and king prawns and "Wahoo" with black olives, pine nuts, fresh herbs and stewed lentils. As is tradition, immediately following dinner, auctioneer Jamie Niven of Sotheby's led the evening's live auction.
Unlike the other parties around town after the Oscars, Sir Elton’s party is a fundraiser meant to raise money for the Elton John AIDS Foundation which, in turn, funds other needy AIDS research programs. According to Rogers and Cowan, the evening was great success and managed to raise $3.7 Million for the Foundation