Tuesday, February 27, 2024

UPDATED: Media Titan Philanthropist David Geffen Dines with New Husband, Kris Kardashian, Barry Diller, Clinton Pals in Los Angeles

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This is a great photo posted to David Geffen‘s Instagram page.

Seems like the famed music mogul, media titan, and philanthropist (UCLA Hospital, Lincoln Center, and so much more) was celebrating his marriage to new husband, Donovan Michaels.

The gang includes another titan, Barry Diller, plus Kris Kardashian, her boyfriend Corey Gamble, and some other friends including Ben Schwerin, former senior vice president of Snapchat, and his very pregnant partner, Amélie Tremblay. (They’re expecting twins, which we know thanks to Instagram.)

The location was the hot new Beverly Hills restaurant called Funke, launched by famed chef Evan Funke, which advertises home made pastas. (I think the e is silent, but if it’s not, all the better!)

This column scooped Geffen’s wedding to Michaels, which took place over Oscars weekend. The grooms are, respectively, 80 and 30 years old. Geffen and Diller have been friends since Michaels was born. Kardashian is a reality TV star. The main thing is, they obviously like pasta and having good friends.

PS A note to Geffen: come visit us in New York to see your spectacular new Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center. It’s a beauty and the sound is amazing!

UPDATE The man sitting in the foreground has been ID’d as Mike Kives, former top talent agent at CAA who went into the crypto business. His venture firm called K5 Global received $300 million earlier this year from Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX investment arm, Alameda Research. He’s well connected, too. Elon Musk is said to crash at his Beverly Hills mansion. Bill Clinton is a pal because Kives got his start working for the former prez at the Clinton Global Initiative.

The other guy? Long time Clinton associate Doug Band.

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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