A Golden Weekend In L.A.
W Magazine, Giorgio Armani, and LoveGold Host Pre-Globes Parties
W magazine's Best Performances party at the Chateau Marmont kicked off Globes weekend in Los Angeles on Friday night. The fete celebrated the February issue, the cover of which reveals a nearly naked Emma Stone, lensed by Juergen Teller. "She's really It right now," editor in chief Stefano Tonchi said of the actress. "She's having quite the year." You could say the same for many of the boldfacers assembled in the hotel's sixth-floor penthouse—from Daniel Day-Lewis and Marion Cotillard, who kept company on the balcony, to Connie Britton and her Nashville costar Hayden Panettiere, to Garrett Hedlund and his girlfriend Kirsten Dunst. And 2012 wasn't bad for Lana Del Rey, either. Hanging out in the lone quiet corner of the party, she reported, "I'm just excited it's about movies tonight, and not music."
Stone's Gangster Squad costar Sean Penn ditched the putty nose he wears in that new flick to host his second annual Help Haiti Home Gala on Saturday. Held at the Montage Beverly Hills and sponsored by Giorgio Armani, the event was brimming with A-listers—including Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Daniel Craig—all on hand to support the star's ongoing efforts in Haiti following 2010's catastrophic earthquake. "It's very easy to open your heart and write a check during the initial days of a disaster, but after one year, five years, or ten years, it's difficult to keep up," Richard Gere told Style.com. "That's why Sean's work is so remarkable." Penn had plenty of admirers. Said Pamela Anderson: "He's the hottest man alive!"
Over in West Hollywood, guests scurried inside the Selma House at Chateau Marmont to escape the unseasonably cold weather, and to help LoveGold toast Globe nominee Julianne Moore. The guest of honor already won an Emmy in September for portraying Sarah Palin in Game Change. Clad in a black Givenchy dress and vintage Van Cleef jewels, the actress spoke about the HBO film's critical appeal. "There's so much show business to our political system. This movie is an interesting way for people to learn about the electoral process," she said. Moore meticulously studied Palin's speech and mannerisms for the role. "It was a tremendous amount of observation. But when the film was done, I was done. I wanted to leave it behind."