Sunday, April 14, 2024

Sting Serenades Scorsese At A List Gala in Hollywood with Beatty, Fonda, DiCaprio and More


Reports from Hollywood this morning are pretty exciting: last night’s LACMA gala honoring Martin Scorsese was about as star-studded as you can get. Everyone from Jane Fonda and Warren Beatty to Leonardo DiCaprio was there in splendid black tie. No less than Sting serenaded the crowd with six songs: “Every Breath You Take,” “Message in a Bottle,” “Desert Rose,” “Fields of Gold” and “Englishman in New York” with Chris Botti on trumpet. Dhani Harrison, son of the late Beatle George Harrison, also performed. His mom, the great Olivia Harrison, was all smiles.

There was a lot of talk about Scorsese and DiCaprio’s “Wolf of Wall Street.” Sources say Scorsese showed producer Irwin Winkler his newest cut on Friday, clocking in at around two hours and 45 minutes. (We’ll take it!)

Some other guests at the knockout affair included Tom Hanks, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zoe Saldana, Kate Hudson, Robert Downey Jr. and his producer wife Susan, Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams and Darren Gallo, Catherine Keener and Salma Hayek.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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