Events of the Week: ‘Candy Cane Lane,’ ‘Origin’ and More

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Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including events for Candy Cane Lane, Origin, WIF Honors and Family Switch.

Renaissance premiere

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Beyoncé brought her Renaissance concert film to the big screen on Saturday night with its Los Angeles premiere, attended by a starry list of guests.

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Renaissance A Film By Beyonce
Tina Knowles and Tyler Perry

Candy Cane Lane premiere

Eddie Murphy, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jillian Bell, Thaddeus J. Mixson, Ken Marino, Nick Offerman, Robin Thede and Chris Redd attended the Los Angeles premiere of their Amazon Christmas movie on Tuesday.

Eddie Murphy and Tracee Ellis Ross
Eddie Murphy and Tracee Ellis Ross
Eddie Murphy, from left, Jennifer Salke, and Mike Hopkins attend Amazon Studios Candy Cane Lane World Premiere in Los Angeles on Nov 28, 2023
Eddie Murphy with Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon MGM Studios, and Mike Hopkins, senior vp Prime Video, Amazon MGM Studios and Freevee.

Family Switch premiere

Director McG, star and producer Jennifer Garner and co-stars Ed Helms, Emma Myers and Brady Noon walked the carpet at the L.A. premiere of their Netflix family comedy on Wednesday.

Ed Helms, Emma Myers, McG, Brady Noon, and Jennifer Garner attend the premiere of Netflix's "Family Switch" at AMC The Grove 14 on November 29, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Ed Helms, Emma Myers, McG, Brady Noon and Jennifer Garner

WIF Honors

Women in Film held its annual WIF Honors event in Los Angeles on Thursday, which celebrated WIF’s 50th anniversary and honored America Ferrera, Celine Song, Eva Longoria, Greta Lee, Linda Yvette Chavez and Yara Shahidi with awards. Presenters included Annie Gonzalez, Jon Hamm and Jane Fonda, with special guest Lily Tomlin.

Winner of the Jane Fonda Humanitarian Award America Ferrera, wearing Sportmax and Jane Fonda, wearing Max Mara, pose backstage during WIF Honors Presented by Max Mara on November 30, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
America Ferrera and Jane Fonda
Eva Longoria, wearing Sportmax and Yara Shahidi, wearing Max Mara, attend WIF Honors Presented by Max Mara on November 30, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Eva Longoria and Yara Shahidi
Winners of the Crystal Award for Advocacy Greta Lee and Celine Song, both wearing Max Mara, pose backstage during WIF Honors Presented by Max Mara on November 30, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Greta Lee and Celine Song

Origin premiere

Ava DuVernay joined her stars Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, Jon Bernthal, Niecy Nash-Betts and Finn Wittrock at the New York premiere of their Neon film on Thursday.

Jon Bernthal, Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, Emily Yancy, Matthew J. Lloyd, Paul Garnes, Ava DuVernay, Stan Walker, Niecy Nash, Isha Blaaker, Hannah Pniewski, Myles Frost, Finn Wittrock, Stephanie March, and Finkattend the "Origin" New York premiere at Alice Tully Hall on November 30, 2023 in New York City.
Jon Bernthal, Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, Emily Yancy, Matthew J. Lloyd, Paul Garnes, Ava DuVernay, Stan Walker, Niecy Nash-Betts, Isha Blaaker, Hannah Pniewski, Myles Frost, Finn Wittrock, Stephanie March and Fink

Los Angeles Mission annual Thanksgiving event

The Los Angeles Mission continued its annual Thanksgiving tradition of providing hot food and other basic necessities to the men, women and children currently living on Skid Row, with help from some celebrity supporters.

Denise Richards, Danny Trejo and Nick Cannon attends the Los Angeles Mission Annual Thanksgiving Celebration
Denise Richards, Danny Trejo and Nick Cannon
Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor Karen Bass, Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO and president of the Los Angeles Mission Troy Vaughn attend the Los Angeles Mission Annual Thanksgiving Celebration
Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor Karen Bass, Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO and president of the Los Angeles Mission Troy Vaughn

PATH’s annual Thanksgiving dinner service

On Thanksgiving, PATH partnered with Pink Taco for their 9th annual Thanksgiving dinner, inviting an estimated 200 unhoused neighbors to enjoy a holiday meal. Volunteers at the dinner service include Karrueche Tran and L.A. city councilmember Hugo Soto-Martinez.

Councilmember Hugo Soto-Martinez and Karrueche Tran
Councilmember Hugo Soto-Martinez and Karrueche Tran

Hollywood Christmas Parade

This year’s 91st anniversary of the Hollywood Christmas Parade supporting Marine Toys for Tots took place in the streets of Hollywood on Sunday, where Paula Abdul was honored as the 2023 Humanitarian of the Year and participants included Chris Kattan, Craig Robinson, Jonathan Bennett and Ernie Hudson.

Hollywood Christmas Parade
Chris Kattan and Maria Libri pose with “Grinch” and “Santa Claus”
Paula Abdul and Kalyd Odeh
Paula Abdul and Kalyd Odeh

Barbie Gotham celebration

The Barbie team celebrated their Gotham Awards honor with a party and FYC screening in New York.

America Ferrera, Tom Ackerley, Margot Robbie, Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach attends the BARBIE cast, filmmakers and guests celebrate Gotham Global Icon and Creator Tribute Award in NYC
America Ferrera, Tom Ackerley, Margot Robbie, Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach

Faraway Downs screening

Baz Luhrmann attended a screening of his new Hulu series Faraway Downs at the NeueHouse Cinema on Monday.

Baz Luhrmann, Jeremy O. Harris
Baz Luhrmann and Jeremy O. Harris

Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret screening

Stars Rachel McAdams, Abby Ryder Fortson, Benny Safdie and Kate MacCluggage joined writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig and producers James L. Brooks and Julie Ansell at a special screening of Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret at the NeueHouse Cinema on Tuesday.

Benny Safdie, Kelly Fremon Craig, Julie Ansell, Rachel McAdams, Abby Ryder Fortson, James L. Brooks at Screening of Are You There God? It's Me Margaret?
Benny Safdie, Kelly Fremon Craig, Julie Ansell, Rachel McAdams, Abby Ryder Fortson and James L. Brooks

UNICEF Gala

UNICEF held its annual event on Tuesday in NYC, hosted by Sofia Carson with a performance by Maggie Rogers and Sara Bareilles.

Sofia Carson speaks onstage during The UNICEF Gala at Cipriani Wall St. on November 28, 2023 in New York City.
Sofia Carson
Sara Bareilles and Maggie Rogers perform onstage during The UNICEF Gala at Cipriani Wall St. on November 28, 2023 in New York City.
Sara Bareilles and Maggie Rogers

May December special screening

Netflix hosted a May December special screening in NYC on Tuesday, welcoming guests including Michael J. Fox, Debra Messing, Peter Friedman, Sandra Bernhard, Michael Emerson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Lucas Hedges, Rebecca Hall and Mikhail Baryshnikov.

Katie Couric, Julianne Moore, Charles Melton, Natalie Portman, Samy Burch, and Todd Haynes attend Netflix's May December New York Tastemaker Screening at The Whitby Hotel on November 28, 2023 in New York City.
Katie Couric, Julianne Moore, Charles Melton, Natalie Portman, Samy Burch and Todd Haynes

DIRECTV Celebrates Christmas at Kathy’s

Kathy Hilton, Kyle Richards, Kim Richards, Larsa Pippen, Heather Dubrow, Meredith Marks, Nicky Hilton and Whitney Rose were among the reality stars who celebrated the holiday season with DIRECTV on Tuesday.

Kyle Richards, Kathy Hilton and Kim Richards attend the DIRECTV Celebrates Christmas At Kathy's event at a private residence on November 28, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Kyle Richards, Kathy Hilton and Kim Richards

Ferrari screening

Adam Driver, Shailene Woodley and director Michael Mann attended a NY screening of their Neon film on Wednesday.

FERRARI Special Screening at Walter Reade Theater . - PICTURED: Michael Mann , Shailene Woodley and Adam Driver - PHOTO by: Dave Allocca / StarPix - Location: Walter Reade Theater
Michael Mann, Shailene Woodley and Adam Driver

Footwear News Achievement Awards

Footwear News held its 37th annual awards on Wednesday in NYC, with Jessica Simpson, Sam and Libby Edelman, and Storm Reid among the honorees.

Jessica Simpson attends the 37th Annual Footwear News Achievement Awards at Cipriani South Street on November 29, 2023 in New York City.
Jessica Simpson
Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart attend the 37th Annual Footwear News Achievement Awards at Cipriani South Street on November 29, 2023 in New York City.
Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart

Max Mara Face of the Future party

Max Mara celebrated Yara Shahidi as the 2023 WIF Max Mara Face of the Future Award recipient with a cocktail event at the Chateau Marmont on Wednesday, with guests including Nas, Kate Hudson, Zoey Deutch, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Kate Beckinsale and Jurnee Smollett.

Sayeed Shahidi, Keri Shahidi, Yara Shahidi, and Afshin Shahidi pose as Max Mara celebrates Yara Shahidi at the 2023 WIF Max Mara Face of the Future Award Recipient Cocktail Event on November 29, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Sayeed Shahidi, Keri Shahidi, Yara Shahidi and Afshin Shahidi
Leonie Hanne, Lucy Hale, and Zoey Deutch pose as Max Mara celebrates Yara Shahidi at the 2023 WIF Max Mara Face of the Future Award Recipient Cocktail Event on November 29, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Leonie Hanne, Lucy Hale and Zoey Deutch

We Live Here: The Midwest premiere

Hulu celebrated the upcoming release of original documentary We Live Here: The Midwest in Los Angeles on Wednesday with director Melinda Maerker and producer David Clayton Miller.

Ryan Murphy and Producer David Clayton Miller attend the premiere of the Hulu Original Documentary “We Live Here: The Midwest” at the Directors Guild of America on November 29, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Ryan Murphy and husband, producer David Clayton Miller

Maestro screening

Laura Dern moderated a NYC screening event with the Maestro cast on Wednesday.

Carey Mulligan, Gideon Glick, Laura Dern, Maya Hawke and Bradley Cooper
Carey Mulligan, Gideon Glick, Laura Dern, Maya Hawke and Bradley Cooper

Paris in Love season 2 premiere

Paris Hilton rang in the holidays and celebrated the premiere of Paris in Love season 2 on Wednesday, with support from Dwayne Johnson, Sia, Benny Blanco, Megan Thee Stallion, Diplo, Anitta, Saweetie, Jason Derulo, Tyga, Glen Powell, Awkwafina, Kiernan Shipka and Tiffany Haddish.

Paris Hilton Celebrates Paris in Love Season 2 Premiere with Silv-Mas Holiday Party
Paris Hilton and Dwayne Johnson

10th Annual Winter Wonderland Toys for Tots charity event

Lucy Hale, Lindsey Shaw, Veronika Dash, Ashley Greene, Brian Austin Green, Sharna Burgess and Lamorne Morris were among the stars in attendance at Katie Welch and Jordan Kuker’s 10th annual  Winter Wonderland Toys for Tots charity event on Wednesday.

Lindsey Shaw and Lucy Hale attend the Jordan Kuker and Katie Welch's 10th Annual Winter Wonderland Toys For Tots Charity Event at Yamashiro Hollywood on November 29, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Lindsey Shaw and Lucy Hale

American Museum of Natural History Gala

Seth Meyers hosted the American Museum of Natural History’s annual event on Thursday, which was chaired by Tina Fey, Jeff Richmond and Alice and Lorne Michaels with a performance by Mumford & Sons.

Seth Meyers and Steve Higgins attend the American Museum of Natural History's 2023 Museum Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on November 30, 2023 in New York City.
Seth Meyers and Steve Higgins
Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson attend the American Museum of Natural History's 2023 Museum Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on November 30, 2023 in New York City.
Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson

Saks Holiday Dinner

Saks CEO Marc Metrick hosted an intimate dinner party at Funke on Thursday to celebrate the start of the holiday season with friends of the brand and top clients, including Kiernan Shipka, Stephanie Hsu and Richa Moorjani.

Richa Moorjani, Kiernan Shipka, Stephanie Hsu at Saks Holiday Dinner in Beverly Hills
Richa Moorjani, Kiernan Shipka and Stephanie Hsu

Audemars Piguet x Cactus Jack event

Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet hosted a celebratory event with its latest collaborator, Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack, on Thursday at Skylight at The Refinery in NYC. Guests included Kevin Hart, Mark Ronson, Orlando Bloom, Justin Theroux, Zack Bia and Evan Mock.

Travis Scott attends as Audemars Piguet Hosts After Party with Cactus Jack to Celebrate Latest Collaboration on November 30, 2023 in New York City.
Travis Scott
Mark Ronson and Orlando Bloom attend as Audemars Piguet Hosts After Party with Cactus Jack to Celebrate Latest Collaboration on November 30, 2023 in New York City.
Mark Ronson and Orlando Bloom

Poor Things Costume Exhibit

On Thursday, Poor Things costume designer Holly Waddington attended the film’s costume exhibit opening night reception in downtown L.A. and mingled with guests including the evening’s host, Oscar-nominated costume designer Arianne Phillips, as well as costume designers Trish Summerville (The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes) and Mark Bridges (Phantom Thread), Gunnar Deatherage and fashion designer Jeremy Scott.

Arianne Phillips and Holly Waddington attend a ‘POOR THINGS’ Costume Exhibit at FIDM hosted by Searchlight Pictures in Los Angeles on Nov 30, 2023
Arianne Phillips and Holly Waddington

Mytheresa x Flamingo Estate Holiday House

Mytheresa and Flamingo Estate celebrate the launch of the Holiday House with an intimate cocktail party in Highland Park on Thursday, alongside guests Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, Kathy Hilton, Nicky Hilton, Laura Harrier, Justine Skye, Aurora James and Tallulah Willis.

Chrissy Teigen, John Legend at Mytheresa and Flamingo Estate Holiday House Launch Party
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
Laura Harrier at Mytheresa and Flamingo Estate Holiday House Launch Party
Laura Harrier

Mana Holiday House

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and his tequila company, Teremana, kicked off the holiday season at the Mana Holiday House pop-up in Beverly Hills on Thursday.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Debuts Mana Holiday House in Beverly Hills
Dwayne Johnson

Warren Alfie Baker’s Scarosso collaboration launch party

The stylist, who was recently named one of The Hollywood Reporter’s top power stylists, celebrated his capsule collection with Scarosso with a bash at Kimpton La Peer Hotel on Thursday night.

Warren Alfie Baker and Andrew Garfield at the Launch of celebrity stylist Warren Alfie Baker’s Scarosso shoe collaboration event at Kimpton Lapeer Hotel in West Hollywood, Nov 30 2023.
Warren Alfie Baker and client Andrew Garfield.
Glenn Powell at the Launch of celebrity stylist Warren Alfie Baker’s Scarosso shoe collaboration event at Kimpton Lapeer Hotel in West Hollywood, Nov 30 2023.
Glen Powell.
Robbie Rogers, Sophie Lopez and Warren Alfie Baker at the Launch of celebrity stylist Warren Alfie Baker’s Scarosso shoe collaboration event at Kimpton Lapeer Hotel in West Hollywood, Nov 30 2023.
Fellow Travelers executive producer (and Baker’s longtime close friend) Robbie Rogers, stylist Sophie Lopez and Warren Alfie Baker.

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