Cheers! Women in Film Celebrates Oscar Contenders with Champagne and Cocktails
Feb26

Cheers! Women in Film Celebrates Oscar Contenders with Champagne and Cocktails

There were countless champagne toasts all around as Women in Film feted the femmes—the 44 women nominated for the 87th annual Academy Awards out of a list of more than 200.   And since we’re talking numbers, it was the Eighth Annual Women In Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party presented by MaxMara, BMW, Tiffany & Co., M·A·C Cosmetics and Perrier-Jouët– and about 30 of those female contenders came to the party, along with a...

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Biggest Grammy Show Since MJ Thrilled in 1984
Feb14

Biggest Grammy Show Since MJ Thrilled in 1984

Monday morning quarterbacking had cognescenti and fans alike debating whether the Grammys,  the “family” that host LL Cool J referred to before a prayer for “our sister Whitney” had done enough to honor Houston’s legacy, even as her catalog albums and hit singles reached renewed best-seller status on Amazon and iTunes, and Sony Music capitalized by raising the price.  As the 54th Annual Grammy Awards progressed, various artists...

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The Grammys Pay Fitting Tribute to a Fallen Star
Feb13

The Grammys Pay Fitting Tribute to a Fallen Star

Although she died far too young, it was almost destined that Whitney Houston should take her permanent leave on the night of her mentor Clive Davis’ party, the eve of the 54th annual Grammy Awards – as they always call it, music’s biggest night. For although her heyday was 20 years ago, Houston left this world as one of music’s biggest stars.   Because of the timing, her name was on the lips of everyone in the...

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Oscar Gowns and Gaffes
Feb28

Oscar Gowns and Gaffes

When it comes to the Academy Awards, the ultra white-hot impact red carpet photographs have a shelf life of years, if not decades. One false fashion move can follow you forever, and we’re afraid Melissa Leo made it. The best supporting actress winner has actually come up in our estimation for breaking the mold during the highly political awards season campaigning. Let’s not forget no one had really heard of her until a few years ago...

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