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  • BREAKING NEWS: The 24th Annual Beverly Hills International Film Festival 2024 honors Hollywood's Esteemed and New Stars

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|May 27, 2024

    The 24th Annual Beverly Hills International Film Festival ran May 1-5, 2024 at the TLC Chinese-6 Theatres, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood. There was a dazzling post party opening night at the Hollywood Rosevelt Hotel, Tropicana Pool/ Bar, 7000 Hollywood Blvd, .Hollywood. I was very impressed and amused with one of opening nights films 'My Divorce Party, directed by Heidi Weitzer. Five women, who have been best friends for a long time, travel to a remote desert location to celebrate a divorce...

  • Michael Milken receives the "Humanitarian Award", at the United Hatzalah of Israel's 4th Los Angeles Gala by Rachel Ganz

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 11, 2024

    \March 20, 2024, the United Hatzalah presented its 4th Los Angeles Gala at the Fairmont Century Plaza, 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles CA 90067 This wonderful event, attend by over 1200 people raised more than $12 million for the organization's lifesaving work in Israel. The United Hatzalah, which has 7,000 volunteers in Israel, dispenses emergency medical services to those in need, and an average response time of three minutes or less. They are called the "Angeles in Orange" because of...

  • Gurus Magazine Hosts Spectacular Pre-Oscars Celebrity Gifting Retreat at The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood

    Rachel Ganz|Apr 3, 2024

    Gurus Magazine and founder Derek Warburton, elegantly hosted its first annual, two day celebrity gifting retreat at the gorgeous 1/0 Hollywood Rooftop at the Godfrey Hotel Hollywood, in the heart of Los Angeles' iconic Hollywood district at 1400 Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028. This lavish event took place on Friday, March 8- Saturday March 9, 2024 from 10am-5 pm. Gurus Magazine, published by Derek Warburton, is a Los Angles based wellness and lifestyle online periodical. The magazines...

  • GBK Brand Bar & CARE A2 Pre-Oscars Luxury Lounge 2024 Welcomes Celebrities Galore!

    Rachel Ganz|Mar 25, 2024

    On Friday March 8-Saturday March 9, 2024, GBK Brand Bar held its' 15th Annual Oscar Luxury Lounge, at the second floor, beautiful outdoor garden area of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Presented by CARE A2+. GBK Brand Bar gifted chosen guests and celebrities with over $100,000 over in exclusive gifts, including wellness items from the ROOT Brands - products designed to support the body's natural detoxification process and promote overall well-being,...

  • Maestro, Saltburn, and Barbie were the big winners. Ivana Primorac and the hair styling team of "Barbie" Won Big

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 18, 2024

    The 11th Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards (Local 706), were presented on Sunday evening February 18, 2024 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel was hosted by Melissa Peterman and presented by Ardell and Giovanni. The evening started with a 4pm "Red Carpet" and Cocktail Reception, Banquet dinner at 6 pm, and the Awards Show at 730 pm. The honoree awards were supposed to begin with Oscar- nominated actor Annette Bening, being honored with the Distinguished Artisan Award, however due to CO...

  • Glitzy Guests and Charismatic Celebrities Attend The Merritt + Marianna Group IGNITE: A Fire Luxury Gifting Lounge

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 18, 2024

    On Thursday March 7, 2024 the Merritt + Marianna Group founded by Nicole Lester and Heather Marianna sponsored IGNITE: A Fire Luxury Gifting Lounge in honor of the upcoming Oscars 2024 This all day lavish affair was held at the Ambrose Hotel, 1255 20th St., Santa Monica CA 90404 from 10- AM -5PM. This exclusive event was a tribute to the late beloved publicist Doris Bergman, who passed away February 8, 2023 Doris was well known for including foster children at her Emmy and Oscar awards gifting...

  • LA Art Show 2024 Presented A Marvelous Opening Night Premiere Party On Valentine's Day, 2024 , hosted by actress Lucy Hale

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 1, 2024

    On Wednesday February 14, 2024 the LA Art Show, LA's largest and longest-running art fair, presented an extraordinary Opening Night Premiere Party on Valentine's Day, hosted by award-winning actress Lucy Hale, benefiting LA Art Show's new charity partner, American Heart Association, which received 15% of ticket sales in support of the organization's Life is Why Campaign. "The Life is Why Campaign" is a program whose purpose is to inspire people to commit themselves to lives of longevity and heal...

  • WOW! Creations Lifestyle Lounge and Aster Hotel Celebrate Emmys 2024 by Rachel Ganz

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Jan 25, 2024

    On Friday January 12, 2024 Wow Creations- media event- producers Matt and Mark Harris partnered with the elegant Aster Hotel, 1717 Vine Street, Los Angeles, 90028, to present their annual Emmy Gifting Suite on the rooftop of the Aster Hotel. The rooftop offered outstanding views of the Capitol Records building, and the famous Hollywood sign. This enchanting, trendy boutique hotel is located in the heart of Hollywood, offers many fitness and wellness amenities including : cardio equipment,...

  • Glamorous 50th Annual Daytime Emmy Statue Unveiled at The Hollywood Museum's Daytime TV History Exhibit

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Jan 4, 2024

    The National Academy of Television Sciences unveiled their 50th Annual Daytime Emmy Commemorative Statue at The Hollywood Museum's Daytime TV History Exhibit & 2023 Annual Daytime Emmy/ Children & Family Emmy Nominee Reception on Wednesday December 13, 2023 from 6-10 PM at the Hollywood Museum, 1660 North Highland Avenue, Hollywood, CA. The Hollywood Museum and Donelle Dadigan (Founder /President) proudly reported that their Daytime TV History Exhibit opening to coincide with the 50TH Annual...

  • Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles Gala 2023 Honors Inspirational People who have helped grant "Wishes", during this past year

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Nov 27, 2023

    On Saturday evening, October 28, 2023 Make –A-Wish Greater Los Angeles hosted its' annual gala at the Fairmont Century Plaza, 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, 90067. The Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles, is a community that is dedicated to transforming the lives of sick children facing critical illness. Actor Anthony Anderson was the celebrity host. The Honorees and Sponsors included: Dr. Lauren Crosby, Philanthropic Leader Award, & Dr. Ray Duncan, Nancy Molenda, Mattel, Power of a Wish A...

  • The Brent Shapiro Foundation Summer Spectacular Gala 2023

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 31, 2023

    On Saturday evening September 30, 2023 the Brent Shapiro Foundation for Drug Prevention held its 18th year invitation –only gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Lala Kent, wildly popular media personality, hosted the event with a fabulous musical performance by American Idol Singer Pia Toscano. The Spirit of Sobriety Award was presented to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Flavor Flav, American Rapper and founder of the rap group Public Enemy. There w...

  • Temple of the Arts Beverly Hills held an Extraordinary Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) full of speakers and spiritualty!

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 20, 2023

    From Sunset September 24, 2023 until Sundown Monday September 25, 2023 Temple of The Arts at the Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, held its Yom Kippur Services officiated by Rabbi David Baron Rabbi David Baron, is the founder of the Temple of the Arts, is the largest arts and entertainment synagogue in the United States, which owns the Saban Theatre. This year the Temple of the Arts generously gave complementary seating to both its High Holiday Services on Rosh Hashanah (Septembe...

  • Salvation Army "Finding a Way Home Gala 2023 "A Night to Benefit Homelessness Relief"

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 7, 2023

    Sarah Michelle Gellar was honored with The 2023 Judge Harry Pregerson Award, for her tremendous commitment for doing the most good in our community and around the world. She has an active involvement with numerous charities ranges from education on food security, to building houses. Sarah Michelle Gellar's helping others with a hands-on approach is truly inspirational This spectacular gala was hosted by Ben Mankiewicz, the primetime host of Turner Classic Movies. Prior to TCM, Ben worked as a...

  • The Harold and Carole Pump Foundation Gala 2023: Super Stars Galore on the Red Carpet

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 4, 2023

    On Friday evening August 18, 2023 the Harold & Carole Pump Foundation Gala 2023 showcased an amazing superstar filled Red Carpet and celebrity dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA. The Red Carpet was brimming with acclaimed celebrities, and prominent men and woman in the sports and entertainment industry, including Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Prince Jackson, Allyson Felix, Bill Walton, Byron Scott, Lamar Odom, Holly Robinson Peete, Jim McMahon, Dexter Fowl...

  • Del Mar Racetrack Opening Day 2023! Big Floral Hats, Spiffy Suits, and High- Speed Horses Return to a Smaller Crowd

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 3, 2023

    On Friday July 21, 2023, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Opening Day, 84th season attracted a festive crowd of elegantly dressed woman with big hats, colorful fascinators, men with dapper suites and racing fans from all over Southern California to watch world class racing at the Del Mar Racetrack. The racing season runs from Friday, July 21, 2023- Sunday, September 10, 2023, featuring 39 stakes races worth a total of $8.275 million. The season is brimming with trackside events and weekly affairs,...

  • "The Land Before Time: The Extinction of Cancer", was the 2023 Party Theme. Over 4,000 guests attend Hollywood Party

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 19, 2023

    On Saturday evening July 8, 2023 the Concern Foundation presented its 48th Annual Block Party on the back lot of Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood. "The Land Before Time: The Extinction of Cancer", was this year's theme, with over 4,000 guests attended. The Concern Foundation 2023 honored the Kallick Family with the Lifetime Giving Award, and acknowledged Cedars Sinai Cancer for their innovative and trailblazing work focused on conquering cancer. The Concern Foundation was...

  • Teqball USA'S Pre-Espy Luxury Lounge by GBK Brand Bar and LA Magazine

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 19, 2023

    On Tuesday, July 11, 2023 ESPY Nominees & Presenters, Preeminent Athletes, and other A List talent received over $40,000 in gifts at the 'Teqball USA Pre- ESPY Luxury Lounge Presented by GBK Brand Bar and LA Magazine' at Kimpton La Peer Hotel, 627 La Peer Drive, West Hollywood, CA 90069. The ESPY Awards honors the top athletes and sport performances of the year. GBK Brand Bar, directed by CEO Gavin Keilly, known as the "Gift Bag King" is the forerunner in luxury celebrity gift lounges. Teqball,...

  • The Newport Beach International Boat Show 2023! An immersive experience in the celebration of boats and yachts

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|May 24, 2023

    The Newport Beach International Boat Show was held Thursday April 27, 2023 thru Sunday, April 30, 2023 at the beautiful Lido Marina Village, 3432 Via Oporto,Newport Beach, CA 92663. The Boat Show Hours (10AM-7 PM) and Sunday (10AM-5 PM) This extravagant event showcased the best in boating, yachting, and marine technology, offering guests a one –of-a-kind exposure to an impressive selection of boats and yachts, ranging from high performance powerboats and sailboats to luxury super yachts. The s...

  • The 23rd Annual International Beverly Hills Film Festival 2023 featuring Opening Night Gala Premiere of "Mercy"

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|May 19, 2023

    On Wednesday, April 19, 2023 The 23RD Annual International Film Festival (BHFF) featured 15 film premieres including the Red Capet Gala event at the TLC Chinese 6 Theatres, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood. Its 2023 line-up of 140 competition films includes five days of red carpet premieres, networking events, panel discussions, after-parties and ending with the annual Awards Gala held at the Hollywood Rosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd, on April 23, 2023. The world Premiere of "Mercy", directed...

  • Seal Performs "Stand By Me" at Alzheimers Association "Purple Spring Gala, The Magic of Music!"

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|May 8, 2023

    On Saturday evening APRIL 15, 2023 the Alzheimer's Association 'Purple Spring Gala' The Magic of Music was held at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, with "The Office" star, Kate Flannery as host. The evening was filled with live musical performances, cocktail reception, beautiful original artwork auction, dinner, and honorees presentation There were exciting live musical performances from Dave Damiani & The No Vacancy Orchestra, Sal 'The Voice' Valentinetti...

  • Oscar Weekend Round-Up! "The 8th Annual Hollywood Beauty Awards", "The DriveH2 Pre Oscar Green Gala" at Peterson Automotive Museum

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 31, 2023

    Viola Davis, Charlize Theron, Lionel Richie and more jubilate The Architects of Beauty at the 8th Annual Hollywood Beauty Awards On Thursday evening March 9, 2023 The 8th Annual Hollywood Beauty Awards (HBA'S) were held at the Taglyan Complex, 1201 Vine St, Los Angeles. The Hollywood Beauty Awards was founded by CEO Michele Elyzabeth in 2014 with the intension of recognizing talent in hair, beauty , make-up, styling and photography for film, TV, Music, the Red Carpet, and editorial , as well as...

  • Three Great Award Shows 2023! The Hollywood Critics Association HCA Awards, The 50th Annual Annie Awards, and The American Cinema Editors ACE Eddie Awards 2023

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 23, 2023

    This past month was a whirl-wind of exciting pre-Oscar 2023 Award shows in Los Angeles. The Hollywood Critics Association HCA Film Awards 2023 was held on Friday February 24, 2023 at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills. The comedian Tig Notaro hosted the ceremony. The Hollywood Critics Association was established in 2016 with the objective to highlight and elevate diverse and underrepresented voices within the world of entertainment criticism and journalism. A24’S ...

  • Oscar Luxury Gifting Suites 2023! Wow Creations Lifestyle Gifting Suite and GBK Brand Bar 15th Annual Luxury Lounge

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 13, 2023

    On Monday March 6, 2023 Wow Creations Annual Oscar Awards Gifting Suite was held at the spectacular rooftop suite at Mr C Hotel, 1224 Beverwil Drive, Beverly Hills. The panoramic view from the Penthouse is absolutely stunning and breathtaking view of the city. Attendees included beautiful starlets, screen-legends, comedians, Hollywood media, sports stars and many other celebrities. Wow! Creations is an annual glitzy Pre-Oscar Celebrity Gifting Lounge produced by twin brothers Mark and Mathew...

  • Actress Ashley Tisdale Hosts Successful Opening Night Premiere Party for l LA Art Show 2023

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 10, 2023

    On Wednesday evening February 22, 2023 Ashley Tisdale hosted the Opening Night Premiere Party, raising funds for St Jude Children's Research Hospital. St Jude Children's Research Hospital, which specializes in research and treatment of children with cancer has been the show's charitable partner for the past nine years, who receives 15% of all ticket proceeds. St Jude Children's Research Hospital, founded by Danny Thomas opened its doors on February 4, 1962. The LA Art Show's 28th edition is the...

  • The 10TH Annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards Radiate with Stars.

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 27, 2023

    9: the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706)) held its 10th annual awards show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills. This exciting award show was hosted by actress Melissa Peterman. Talented Franke Grande (Ariana Grande's brother) introduced the red carpet pre-show ceremony. Baz Luhrmann's "Elvis" received two winning awards for the best period and/or character make-up and period and or character hair styling There were five special...

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