Star Sightings: Kerry Washington Receives Top Honors for Philanthropic Work, Nick and Joe Jonas Host Dinner Se
By Latifah Muhammad
Kerry Washington headed back to her hometown to receive a major honor!
The Scandal star was celebrated at the inaugural Bronx Children’s Museum Gala in the Bronx, New York on Tuesday. The event raised $520,000 to help fund access to the arts, music, dance, environmental studies, and STEAM-based exhibits and programs for the more than 250,000 children living in the borough.
The View's Sunny Hostin, A fellow Bronx native and BCM board member, emceed the event.
Comedian Tracy Morgan (who is also from the Bronx) was on hand to help auction a variety of items. which included a visit to the set of Scandal in Los Angeles, California, and a meet-and-greet at Jennifer Lopez’s All I Have show in Las Vegas.
Over on the west coast, Carol Burnett was honored with The Colleagues Champion of Children Award during the 29th Annual Colleagues Spring Luncheon and Oscar de la Renta event at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Amy Poehler, who is executive producing Burnett's upcoming ABC pilot, Household Name, presented her with the award, which honors those who have made a lasting impact on the lives of children. Former ET host Mary Hart was the Master of Ceremonies at the luncheon, which benefited the Children’s Institute, Inc (CII).
The celebrations continued around town as NYLON magazine hosted their annual Young Hollywood issue with May cover star Rowan Blanchard.
The invite-only soiree brought together some of Hollywood’s freshest faces at celeb hotspot Avenue, adjacent to the highly-anticipated Dream Hollywood hotel in Hollywood, California.
Guests were treated to light bites and specialty cocktails provided by Tequila Avión. Celebs in attendance included Blanchard, Bella Thorne, Delilah Belle, Amelia Gray, Amber Rose, Alexis Knapp, Alli Simpson, Shaun Ross, Jhene Aiko, Ireland Baldwin, Chantel Jeffries, ZEDD, Christina Milian and Harley Quinn Smith.
Ashley Graham is no stranger to the red carpet. She prepped her smile for the Met Gala by using Crest Whitestrips with Light on Monday.
Vanderpump Rules star Tom Schwartz was spotted chowing down on the new Chicken Schnitzel sandwich from Wienerschnitzel in North Hollywood, California.
UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation held their 22nd Annual Taste for a Cure event honoring Scooter Braun and his wife, Yael Cohen, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles last Friday.
The couple received the Gil Nickel Humanitarian Award for their dedication to high priority cancer research and humanitarian efforts. James Corden was on hand to present the couple the award.
Angela Bassett hosted the event which boasted a guest list of star-studded attendees like Jussie Smollet, Matt McGorry, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Fred Savage, Jennifer Grey, and Black-Ish star Yara Shahidi.
Nick and Joe Jonas hosted a D’USSE Dinner Series in New York City complete with a four course dinner and free flowing D’USSE cocktails, on April 25.
Last week, Kelly Osbourne looked chic in an all black ensemble, while hosting the official launch party of the May/June 2017 BELLA New York cover party at Bagatelle in New York City.
A day earlier, Katie Couric and husband John Molner were back in the kitchen with Sur La Table for series two of "Full Plate with Katie & John." The cooking couple used the HUROM HZ Slow Juicer to make a meal with Moroccan lamb chops, green couscous, and Tahini. Yum!
Matthew McConaughey hung out backstage at the Wild Turkey Bourbon bar during the Mack, Jack & McConaughey charity gala concert in Austin, Texas. The two-day charity event benefits the actor's Just keep Livin’ Foundation, which helps families in need in the Austin area.
One Republic held an intimate concert at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London, exclusively for Hilton Honors members on Saturday.
The special performance was part of Hilton’s Music Happens Here program, which provides Hilton Honors members with access to top concerts and private meet-and-greets with chart-topping artists, among other perks.
Haylie Duff, and daughter Ryan, who turns 2 years old on May 11, enjoyed some delicious Mrs. Thinster’s cookie thins from the comforts of their home in Los Angeles on April 26.
13 Reasons Why stars Tommy Dorfman and Brandon Flynn stopped by the ESPRIT by Opening Ceremony: SS17 Launch Party with SVEDKA Vodka in Los Angeles on April 27.
Josh Groban was honored at the Annual National Dance Institute (NDI) gala, which raised over $1.4 million for their award-winning arts education programs, at the PlayStation Theater in New York City, last Monday.
Alec Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria Baldwin, were also in attended, along with three-time Tony Award nominee Terrence Mann. Baldwin conducted the live auction alongside auctioneer CK Swett. Actor Bill Irwin served as the event’s emcee.
The Arrangement star Josh Henderson, and Ballers actress Arielle Kebbel played corn hole at the Boots On Stage Presents: The 2nd Annual Shindig, In the Desert, in La Quinta, California on April 30.
Artists, celebrities, and taste-makers, turned out for some fun in the sun and live music at the exclusive VIP event held outside the Stagecoach music festival. Country music star, Tyler Rich was on hand to provide live music, while guests enjoyed complimentary cocktails from Casamigos and Budweiser.
On April 24, Real Housewives of New York star Luann D'agostino arrived at the ATTON Hotel in Miami, Florida and caught up with Real Housewives of Miami stars Lisa Hochstein and Marysol Patton.
After introducing her husband Tom D'agostino, the crew enjoyed rejuvenating facials and treatments from Hochstein's Medspa.
Internet sensation “Hot Vet” Dr. Evan Antin partnered with Swiffer to demonstrate the joys of new pet ownership with the help from the Bideawee Animal Shelter in New York on April 26.
Bill Nye "The Science Guy,” met with Dee Lawrence, co-founder of Cool Effect backstage at the March for Science D.C. to discuss #TonOfReasons in Washington D.C. on April 22.
Model and actress Molly Sims celebrated Mother's Day early this year by curating the perfect “Mother’s Day Gift Collection” to help others shop for the special Moms in their life.
The mother of three curated over 25 gorgeous gifts, which include cute baby toys, soothing cradles and baby jogger strollers.
A portion of the proceeds from Sims' collection on eBay will help raise funds for Baby2Baby.
To purchase the special "Mother’s Day Gift Collection," available until May 10, visit eBay.com/molly-sims.
Amazon’s Academy Award winning film Manchester by the Sea is now available on Amazon Prime Video and to celebrate the launch and success of the film, Amazon is giving back to the city that inspired it all.
The company will be sending specially curated packages to every home in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, with a one-year Amazon Prime membership and Wickedly Prime Popcorn.
Bethany Mota, Megan Nicole, and Claudia Sulweski teamed up for an Aloha Therapy launch party event in New York City to celebrate the new Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless Face SPF 30.
Celebrity chef and author Ayesha Curry is all about fresh ingredients, she was spotted earlier this week shopping for the perfect mango in New York.
Pretty Little Liars star Troian Bellisario joined Raymond Cloosterman, CEO of Rituals Cosmetics, during a special ribbon cutting ceremony in celebration of the new Rituals Fifth Avenue Store in New York City.