Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Clive Davis Prepares Blockbuster A List Party with JHud, Miley, Lorde, Movie Stars


It’s the toughest ticket of the Grammy weekend, Clive Davis‘s pre-Grammy party. For some reason this year is bigger than ever with more bold faced names on the waiting list as the RSVPs come pouring in. Today Jennifer Hudson stopped by to do press with Clive. She’s singing at the show at the Beverly Hilton, sporting a new hot hair cut and her Weight Watchers figure  more svelte than ever. I did ask if she’d like to have dessert some time and she told her favorite: cheesecake! Wait til she tries Eileen’s Special Cheesecake in Soho. So much for Weight Watchers!

So who’s coming? Jamie Foxx has a table, and there’s word that he may be added to the all-star slate of performances as a guest star. Jane Fonda and her beau, legendary record producer Richard Perry will probably sit with The Band’s Robbie Robertson. Robin Thicke and Paula Patton are expected, as are Miley Cyrus, New Zealand phenom Miley Cyrus, and the hotter than a pistol duo of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

As has been the tradition recently, Clive partners with NARAS to honor a record industry icon. This year it’s Universal Music Group’s Lucian Grange.

I managed to ferret out a few more names on the guest list — not performers, because that’s an even more  secret list– and they include: Quincy Jones, without whom there can be no party; Alicia Keys with Swizz Beatz, Rod Stewart, Katy Perry and John Mayer, Neil Diamond, Neil Young, Daft Punk and Nile Rodgers, Rihanna, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, Jackie Collins and Joan Collins– always the best table of the night– plus the inimitable Quincy Jones, the one and only Gladys Knight, and Smokey Robinson, legendary rocker John Fogerty, Kennedy Center honoree Herbie Hancock, R. Kelly, Bill Maher, Ludacris, The Foo Fighters, movie producer Brian Grazer, Kris Kristofferson, all the members of Metallica, Tony winner Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Sony’s Doug Morris, Warner Music’s Len Blavatnik, Apple’s Tim Cook, , Joan Rivers, Miguel, Kathy Griffin, Buzz Aldrin, Sean Parker,  rapper T.I., Imagine Dragons, Akon, Estelle, Kevin Bacon & Kyra Sedgwick,  Magic Johnson, Fantasia, and last but not least Sean Puffy Combs!

Can you imagine who else is coming? And this is the night after the MusiCares all star tribute to Carole King and the night before the Grammys!

I call it the Jingle Ball for Adults!

More names as they roll in…


Roger Friedman
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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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