Saturday, July 13, 2024

Barbra Streisand, Emma Stone, Justin Timberlake Among A Listers at Golden Globe Weekend Kick Off Party


No one knows how to toss a Golden Globe weekend kick off party like W Magazine’s Lynn Hirschberg. The tip of the A list come to the 6th floor suite at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood every year for this intimate get together– and there are always surprises.

This year’s surprise came when the party was more than halfway through and loads of celebs and nominees had passed through including Emma Stone, Natalie Portman, Isabelle Huppert, Mahershala Ali and Justin Timberlake with wife Jessica Biel. In a small space, that’s a lot of star power.

But then there’s Barbra Streisand, beneficent Queen of Hollywood, who arrived with her royal hunting party: husband James Brolin, manager of 50 years Marty Erlichman, and publicist Ken Sunshine. Streisand and Huppert huddled on a small terrace, Streisand greeted a screenwriter whose script she’s interested in.

Streisand was like buttah. Lots of pictures were taken with W folk including editor in chief Stefano Tonchi. Barbra said she was glad my mom is such a big fan of her recent album. And so on. Lynn, needless to say, was verklempt. Barbra was the hit of the night. She was kind of like a reassuring presence during a time of strife.

Just on the outskirts of this hubbub were “La La Land” director Damien Chazelle (who spoke fluent French with Huppert) and “Loving” director Jeff Nichols with his star Joel Edgerton, and “50 Shades” producer Dana Brunetti. I ran into hot actress Jurnee Smollett, Chris Pine, Evan Rachel Wood, Russell Simmons, Lily Collins, and so on.

More to come…


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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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