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Paris Photo Comes to Paramount Studios

A Truffle must this weekend, rain or shine, is a trip to Paramount Picture Studios (ticket cost: $20) for Paris Photo, a pop-up of galleries along the facade of the lot’s New York Street and on Stage 3; guest go back and forth between the two areas via Paramount Pictures golf carts.

There is no better time to have full access to explore this LA gem and one the prettiest studios in the Hollywood. We assembled this little video tour for you but strongly encourage you all to go browse the pop-up gallery spaces, buy lunch from any of the food trucks parked for the weekend and attend one of the many ‘conversations’ and booking signings detailed out on www.parisphoto.com.

Paris Photo is an international art photography fair created in 1997; this weekend marks its first Los Angeles expo held April 26 to 28 at Paramount Pictures Studios.

LACMA’s 2013 Collectors Committee Gala Dinner

Matthew Bangser, Abby Bangser, Jon Shook attend LACMA’s 2013 Collectors Committee Gala Dinner at LACMA on April 13, 2013 (April 12, 2013 – Source: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images North America)

LACMA’s 2013 Collectors Committee–Gala Dinner held on April 13 to view proposed acquisitions for the museum and curatorial presentations brought out Will Ferrell & wife Viveca Paulin-Ferrell, Diane Keaton, Bryan Lourd, Ric & Suzanne Kayne, Terry & Jane Semmel, Lynda & Stewart Resnick, Willow Bay, Cheech Marin, LACMA director Michael Govan, LACMA officer Abby Bangser & husband Matthew Bangser,
This was the 28th annual Collectors Committee event and raised more than $3.2 million. The museum added nine new objects to its collection, ranging from one of the oldest surviving wood sculptures from Africa to modern pieces by Thomas Demand and James Turrell.
People often ask about the way LACMA works and how new art gets acquired. There are several committees and board that recommend new art throughout the year and this is the main event where curators make the case to donors and board member for a certain acquisition; sometimes the cases are made in conjunction with a board and this is a formality. If you are interested in working your way into the arts on this level, the places to start are LACMA’s Avant Garde, LACMA’s fashion council, or LACMA’s design council.
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This is what a typical presentation looks like

LACMA's 2013 Collectors Committee - Gala Dinner

Inside Weinstein Globes After Party

imageStars flooded the Weinstein after party once the Golden Globe Awards came to an end. Richard Gere was one of the first guests to arrive staying only briefly before leaving and seen looking for his car and calling his agent.

Heidi Klum came later on in the night – she was dancing on a couch in the middle of the main room.

J-Lo and Casper Smart were running around the room – J-Lo caught up with her ex Sean P. Diddy Combs who also attended the party.

Leonardo Di Caprio, Jonah Hill, Jamie Foxx, Quentin Tarantino and Kerry Washington all hung out at the “power table” with Ludovic du Plessis sipping Moet & Chandon – Leo and Jonah Hill left together – Leo was telling a lot of people he will add them to CAA after party list.

Louise Roe and Julianne Hough were breaking it down dancing like crazy.

Robert Pattinson held court outside in a cabana area with his management team – had TONS of security.

Salma Hayek and Amy Adams both tried to skip the red carpet and walk behind the press line and got caught – the entire press line turned around to photograph them.

Muchies: DeLeón Tequila, Moët & Chandon, hors d’oeuvres from various restaurants in the Los Angeles area, and more …

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Yo Bryan — Add my homies to the list!

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Double chin sesh

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Klumy dancing on tables

Complete guest list: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Robert Pattinson, Kate Hudson, Olivia Munn, Richard Gere, Sienna Miller, Jessica Alba, Amy Adams, Kerry Washington, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lopez, Heidi Klum, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Sarah Hyland, Ashley Tisdale, Jeremy Renner, Glen Close, Rachel Weisz, Daniel Craig, Jodie Foster, Amy Poehler, James Marsden, Paul Rudd, Lana Del Ray, Quentin Tarantino, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Julianne Hough, Derek Hough, Bill Murray, Corinne Bishop, Steve Buscemi, P. Diddy, Rosario Dawson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jason Stathem, Justin Bartha, Kobe Bryant, Damien Lewis, Bryan Cranston, Jason Bateman, Amanda Peet, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Rutherford, Rachel Zoe, Carmen Electra, Anne Heche, James Tupper, Chris Rock, David Arquette, Jaime King, Francesca Eastwood, James Van Der Beek, Alyssa Milano, Quinton Aaron, Kathy Griffin, Gabby Douglas, Missy Franklin, Kate Flannery, Brittany Snow, James Remar, Simon Rex, Nancy O’Dell, Carly Steel, Jesse Williams, Adrienne Maloof and many more!