Live from the Clive Davis dinner at the Beverly Hilton: LEAH SYDNEY is talking to the massive number of celebs who’ve turned out for this ultimate pre-Grammy gala. Melanie Griffith, our pal, told Leah she will NOT be seeing daughter Dakota Johnson in “Fifty Shades of Grey.” “It’s just took awkward,” says the nevertheless proud mom. We can only imagine that dad Don Johnson will take the same tack.
Meanwhile, Clive’s party is a Who’s Who– the A listers are flooding through the entrance. Al Gore is in deep conversation with Taylor Swift, who’s sitting with the group Haim. Gore, Nancy Pelosi, and Tim Cook from Apple are all sitting together in the “first ring” above the orchestra. Jamie Foxx and Mary J. Blige are together in prime seats. Miley Cyrus is right by the stage. As usual, no one is eating, says Leah. They are all shmoozing.
Some other guests include Ricky Martin (who’s chatting up Miley), Peter Asher, Richard Perry and Jane Fonda, Denise Rich, Nikki Haskell, Barbara Davis, Ryan Cabrera, Smokey Robinson, Ace Frehley from KISS, Don Was, Common, Paula Abdul, Valerie Simpson, Chaz Palminteri, Diane Warren, and Rita Ora. Plus, Sheryl Crow is chatting up Joni Mitchell. Jennifer Hudson and Iggy Azalea have arrived — they’re performing together. Famed music exec Irving Azoff is having fun with Lorraine Bracco.
And the show hasn’t even started.
Check back in the AM for more from Clive’s big night…