June 6, 2012 |
From on stage at "Backstage at the Geffen," the annual gala for the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood, host Jane Lynch of "Glee" said she had participated in the theater's previous fundraisers, alongside such stars as Annette Bening, Alfre Woodard, Julie Andrews and others. "But now I'm the clearly most famous person in the room," Lynch said, sliding into the personality of her "Glee" alter-ego, Sue Sylvester. In truth, the Geffen had quite a lineup of A-list stars for Monday's event, which broke the theater's fundraising record by raking in $1 million from silent auction sales, sponsorships and tickets, which sold for $350 and up. On hand to make presentations, provide musical entertainment and regale the audience with behind-the-scene tales of theatrical life were actors Bening, Helen Mirren, Andy Garcia, Warren Beatty, Dick Van Dyke, Matthew Morrison, Dana Delany, Joe Mantegna and Beth Behrs, jazz great Arturo Sandoval, singer Monica Mancini, and Bruce Vilanch, the 17-time writer for the Academy Awards telecasts.
May 30, 2012 |
Adam Levine brings his rocker sex appeal to this month's cover of Details magazine, and given that "The Voice" judge is currently single, what better way to celebrate than a guys' night out? Levine was toasted by the magazine's editor in chief, Dan Peres, at West Hollywood Italian spot Dominicks, where pals of Adam including Matthew Morrison, Cash Warren, Wiz Khalifa and Maroon 5 member James Valentine came to mingle and dine. Martinis flowed while friends discussed Adam's banner year, including his upcoming TV acting debut on Season Two of Ryan Murphy's"American Horror Story.
November 8, 2011
SERIES Roll Tide/War Eagle: This new documentary focuses on one of the biggest rivalries in college sports, Auburn vs. Alabama. With both schools winning national football championships the last two years, the rivalry has reached new heights (5 p.m. ESPN; 8 and 11 p.m. ESPN2). Glee: With Artie (Kevin McHale) directing, the students prepare a production of the musical "West Side Story," and Finn (Cory Monteith) meets with a college recruiter. Dot-Marie Jones, Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele also star in this new episode (8 p.m. Fox)
February 18, 2011
GRAMMYS REWIND: Katy Perry and pals celebrating at EMI's post-party at Milk Studios in Hollywood alongside Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Natasha Bedingfield and "Glee" guy Matthew Morrison ... Jay-Z and Beyoncé, Kate Hudson, Neil Patrick Harris, Malin Akerman and Dianna Agron at Bing and Grey Goose's SoHo House celebration ... Lady Gaga and boyfriend Luc Carl at the Interscope Records party on the rooftop of Beverly Hills' L'Ermitage...
December 9, 2010
The Recording Academy has chosen Barbra Streisand as its MusiCares person of the year in conjunction with the 2011 Grammy Awards and will salute her musical and philanthropic achievements Feb. 11 with an all-star fundraising dinner and concert featuring Tony Bennett, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Barry Manilow, Diana Krall, Kristin Chenoweth and others. Along with such pop, jazz and Broadway veterans, the event also will bring in a new generation of singers, with appearances by cast members from Fox TV's hit series "Glee," including Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison and Darren Criss.
August 27, 2010
Matthew Morrison of "Glee," Teri Hatcher of "Desperate Housewives," Wayne Brady of "Let's Make a Deal" and Eric McCormack of "Will & Grace" are scheduled to perform at a "Broadway Tonight!" fundraising event Oct. 4 for weSPARK , a Sherman Oaks-based cancer support center. Others on the bill at the Alex Theatre in Glendale include Michael Chiklis, Megan Hilty, Randy Jackson, Camryn Manheim, Marc Cherry, Adam Pascal and Alonzo Bodden. Proceeds will benefit weSPARK, founded by the late actress Wendie Jo Sperber to provide free support services to cancer victims and their families.