Designer John Varvatos shut down Melrose Avenue on a sunny Sunday afternoon for his 11th annual event benefiting Stuart House, a program of the rape treatment center at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center that focuses on helping sexually abused children.
About 1,600-1,800 people were expected to attend the event, a charity concert and action held outside Varvatos’ boutique at 8800 Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood (near Robertson Boulevard). Varvatos told The Hollywood Reporter that he was hoping to raise $1.3 million-$1.5 million from the family-friendly event (last year’s event brought in $830,000 for a total of more than $3.5 million up to that point).
Amy Adams and her actor-artist fiance, Darren Le Gallo, served as honorary co-chairs of the benefit. Adams told THR that she got involved with Stuart House about five years ago when she was asked to host a brunch there and witnessed firsthand the work of the organization, overseen by its founder and director, Gail Abarbanel.
“Seeing work they did and the impact that it had on the boys and girls, women and men, who are affected by this, it was pretty amazing,” she said. “Once I visited, I was kind of in for life.”
Added Le Gallo: “Having a [3-year-old] daughter, it’s even more close to home, but seeing how everything [at Stuart House] is contained, and it’s a really safe environment, and it makes the kids feel comfortable talking about something that is really hard to talk about, that’s huge. Hopefully every state will have one of these eventually.”
Adams — dressed in Tori Burch blazer and blouse along with Rag & Bone jeans — said she also appreciated the laid-back nature of Sunday’s event. “I’m wearing casual clothes on the red carpet,” laughed the Oscar-nominated American Hustle actress, who is fresh off the grueling duties of awards season.
Check pictures in our gallery:
American Hustle is now available on Blu-Ray Combo + On Demand and you can get your copy here!
Screencaptures of the film has now been added to the gallery:
A new update has been made in our video archive, with some new videos of deleted scenes and featurettes:
Finally, videos from the Oscars has been uploaded. You will find the pre-show, the ceremony (including the Ellen’s opening monologue) and the Jimmy Kimmel’s Guillermo serving tequila on the red carpet (and guess who took a shot? Yeah, guessed right…). Many thanks to my friend Brianne for taking some time in recording it for us, and also sending pretty HD screen captures – that you can find in our gallery:
Vanity fair has released their always funny photo booth taken during the Oscars after party, and our favorite couple is there (as always). Check a larger version added in our gallery:
Earlier this month — three days after Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death — Adams dropped by “Inside The Actor’s Studio” to record an episode with James Lipton. The episode was aired last Wednesday (19) and Amy Adams talked about her career, her earlier working years, her husband, and paid a beautiful tribute to late Hoffman.
He’s a beautiful spirit and he had this unique ability to see people, to really see them—not look through them—he just really saw people. And he will be missed. Sorry, I really… I just really loved him and I know so many people did.
I finally have added the whole episode in our video archive (split in six parts), and would like to thanks my friend Colleen for recording it for us – specially since all earlier videos were geoblocked. Enjoy!