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On the Scene…

On the Scene…

It’s been a busy few weeks on the scene.

The 37th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival sponsored by Belvedere Vodka, kicked off the eleven day film festival where Oscar contenders and the industry’s best gathered for film screenings, tribute events, panel discussions and star-studded parties. Charlize Theron presented Kristen Stewart for her role in Spencer with the American Riviera Award which recognizes actors who have made a significant contribution to American Cinema. Rosario Dawson, Ariana DeBose, Alana Haim and Emilia Jones attended the 2022 Virtuosos Award ceremony which honors select groups of talent whose noteworthy performances in film have elevated them into the national cinematic dialogue.

Will Smith and Aunjanue Ellis attend the Outstanding Performers of the Year Award tribute during the 37th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images for SBIFF)

The festival also honored Will Smith and Aunjanue Ellis for King Richard with the Outstanding Performer Of The Year award which recognizes select individuals who have distinguished themselves with exceptional performances in film this past year.

The Critics Choice Association announced today the star-studded lineup of presenters who will take the stage at the 27th annual Critics Choice Awards. Issa Rae will present the SeeHer Award to Halle Berry, while Jimmy Kimmel will take the stage to honor Billy Crystal with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Additional presenters include Ava DuVernay, Carey Mulligan, Jamie Dornan, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Kristen Wiig, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mandy Moore, Zoey Deutch, Joel McHale, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, J.K. Simmons, Ray Romano, Ken Jeong, Alan Kim, Angelica Ross, Annie Mumolo, Dominique Jackson, Dylan O’Brien, Hailie Sahar, Indya Moore, Jacob Bertrand, Jung Ho-yeon, Kaci Walfall, Lee Jung-jae, Maria Bakalova, Mayim Bialik, Nasim Pedrad, Park Hae-soo, Ralph Macchio, Robin Thede, LA Rams Coach Sean McVay & Veronika Khomyn, Shawn Hatosy, Sonequa Martin-Green, and more.

The Prostate Cancer Foundation  hosted their annual Pro-Am Tennis & Golf Tournament in South Florida. The tournaments were a part of a five-day event that combines the 2022 Milken Institute South Florida Dialogues and annual Pro-Am Tournaments. The Milken Institute South Florida Dialogues in Palm Beach took place over three days, which included the annual PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tournament and special golf tournament; and concluded with three days of events in Miami. The highlight of the first night in Palm Beach was a gala dinner at the home of Steve and Andrea Wynn with entertainment by John Fogerty and Master Mentalist Lior Suchard.

(Robert Kraft, Tony Robbins and guest – Photo by Milken Family Foundation)

Some notable attendees included: Mike Milken, Steve and Andrea Wynn, Former United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and his wife Hilary, John Paulson, Rob and Cindy Citrone, Tony and Sage Robbins, Jeff and Mei Sze Greene, Robert Kraft, Daria Barry, John F. Barry III, Major General David Scott, Elaine Chao, Congressman Patrick Murphy.

Pepsi announced it’s “Play to Inspire,” or “Juega para Inspirar,” campaign in the U.S. in celebration of the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League tournament and features global legends like Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba, Ronaldinho and Lucy Bronze.

Puerto Rican actress, author, and TV personality, Adamari Lopez and her daughter Alaïa Costa, celebrated International Women’s Day via their support of the 2022 ‘Mujeres Imparables’ (Unstoppable Women) initiative by Telemundo.

(Photo courtesy @habiaunavezunafoto_ for Telemundo)

As part of Telemundo’s creative Corporate Social Responsibility effort, Adamari is lending her influence and sharing stories of inspiration alongside a bevy of incredible women across the initiative’s digital platforms IG: @mujeresimparables FB: @mujerimparables, Twitter: @_mujerimparable, and YT: mujeresimparables.

Padma Lakshmi was in Soho for her March 2022 DAH! Lassi Food & Beverage Magazine cover in New York City, highlighting her new partnership with award winning India-inspired yogurt brand DAH!. Guests at the intimate gathering enjoyed DAH! Lassi parfaits in signature flavors of Alphonso Mango, Vanilla with Cardamom and Strawberry with mint, topped with delicious fresh fruit, as well as DAH! Lassi smoothies. Padma as DAH! CEO Pamela Goldberg presented Padma with a life-size reveal of the new March 2022 Food & Beverage cover at the event

(Padma Lakshmi by: MichaelSimon/startraksphoto.com)

And coming up – national star pianist Lang Lang is presenting his protégés in concert at Carnegie Hall on Friday March 11th at 8pm.Then on March 15, hitting global is Carine Roitfeld unveils CR Fashion Book Issue 20 with five stunning covers featuring Euphoria star Sydney Sweeney, models Gigi Hadid and Precious Lee, rapper Megan Thee Stallion, and James Bond star Léa Seydoux. Simultaneously, NBA player and beau to Kendall Jenner Devin Booker stars in Issue 14 of CR MEN.

(Courtesy CR Fashion Book)

Happy spring kiddos!

 

Cover art Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash

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ElizaBeth Taylor is a journalist for Times Square Chronicles and is a frequent guest at film, fashion and art events throughout New York City and Los Angeles due to her stature as The Sensible Socialite.Passionate about people ElizaBeth spent many years working as a travel reporter and television producer after graduating with high honors from University of Southern California. The work has afforded her the opportunity to explore Europe, Russia, South America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. It has greatly influenced the way in which ElizaBeth sees a story and has created a heightened awareness for the way people around the world live today.

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