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This Is About Humanity, U.S. Open and This Week’s Best Events – The Hollywood Reporter


Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including events for This Is About Humanity, the U.S. Open and JAGUAR II‘s album release.

JAGUAR II album release event

Cardi B, Kelly Rowland, Shenseea, JoJo, Lucky Daye and Quinta Brunson came out to celebrate the release of Victoria Monét’s second album JAGUAR II on Aug. 25. The event was sponsored by Tres Generaciones Tequila and took place at La Mesa in Los Angeles.

Victoria Monet and Cardi B attend Victoria Monwt's Jaguar II Album Release Party sponsored by Tres Generaciones at La Mesa on August 25, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

Victoria Monét and Cardi B

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Quinta Brunson and Kelly Rowland attend Victoria Monet's Jaguar II Album Release Party sponsored by Tres Generaciones at La Mesa on August 25, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

Quinta Brunson and Kelly Rowland

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This Is About Humanity fifth-anniversary soirée

Lauren Sánchez was honored at This Is About Humanity’s fifth-anniversary event on Saturday, hosted at Henry Winkler’s home with support from Jeff Bezos, Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner and Eva Longoria. This Is About Humanity was founded by Elsa Marie Collins, Zoe Winkler Reinis and Yolanda Selene Walther-Meade and directly addresses the ongoing devastation of family separation in border cities.

(L-R) Kim Kardashian, Jeff Bezos, Lauren Sánchez, Kris Jenner, and Elsa Marie Collins, co-founder of This Is About Humanity, attend the TIAH 5th Anniversary Soiree at Private Residence on August 26, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

Kim Kardashian, Jeff Bezos, Lauren Sánchez, Kris Jenner and Elsa Marie Collins

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(L-R) Eva Longoria, Henry Winkler, and Zoe Winkler Reinis attend the TIAH 5th Anniversary Soiree at Private Residence on August 26, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

Eva Longoria, Henry Winkler and Zoe Winkler Reinis

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Cinespia Poltergeist screening

On Saturday, Cinespia hosted a screening of Poltergeist at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, where Aaron Paul and his wife Lauren celebrated the star’s birthday. The screening also featured a surprise introduction from one of the film’s stars, Oliver Robins.

Aaron Paul Celebrates his Birthday at Cinespia's Screening of 'Poltergeist' in Los Angeles 8/26

Aaron Paul and wife Lauren

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Celsius Pickleball Classic

Celsius hosted its first-ever celebrity Pickleball Classic over the weekend at David Dobrik’s home, with a bracket-style tournament including Dobrik, Taylor Lautner, Olivia Culpo, Tyler Cameron, Matt James, Madison Pettis, Brooks Nader, Tessa Brooks and Blake Gray.

(L-R) David Dobrik, Josh Richards, Brianna LaPaglia and Taylor Lautner attend the CELSIUS pickleball tournament at David Dobrik’s home on August 25, 2023 in Sherman Oaks, California.

David Dobrik, Josh Richards, Brianna LaPaglia and Taylor Lautner

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(L-R) Olivia Culpo and Tyler Cameron attend the CELSIUS pickleball tournament at David Dobrik’s home on August 25, 2023 in Sherman Oaks, California.

Olivia Culpo and Tyler Cameron

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Heirs of Afrika’s sixth annual Women of Power luncheon

Heirs of Afrika hosted its sixth annual Women of Power luncheon on Sunday in Los Angeles, hosted by Loni Love and celebrating women of leadership in the Diaspora. The event featured a performance by rapper YoYo, who was honored as a pioneer for her 50 years in hip hop.

Heirs of Afrikas 6th annual Women of Power luncheon

Chris Attoh, Zeta Morrison, Kylie Jefferson, Kayla Clinton, Rutina Wesley, Hamamat Montia, Thamara Songbird, Kim Roxie, Juliet Ibrahim, Sonia Tucker, Chelsea Lazkani, Arsema Thomas, Marielle Bobo, Osas Ighodaro and Loni Love

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Closing the Care Gap event

City of Hope held the third annual Closing the Care Gap event on Monday with its Music, Film and Entertainment Industry fundraising group. Hosted by global head of music at YouTube and Google Lyor Cohen and chair and CEO of Epic Records Sylvia Rhone, the event brought together industry professionals and influencers to support opportunities to achieve access to the best treatment and care available for all people facing cancer.

Kristin Bertell, Willie "Prophet" Stiggers, Jonathan Azu, Sylvia Rhone, Lyor Cohen, Danielle Price Sanderson, John D. Carpten, Gail Mitchell and Evan Lamberg attends City of Hope's 3rd Annual Closing the Care Gap Event on August 28, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

Kristin Bertell, Willie “Prophet” Stiggers, Jonathan Azu, Sylvia Rhone, Lyor Cohen, Danielle Price Sanders, John D. Carpten, Gail Mitchell and Evan Lamberg

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Bowie x Mother capsule launch

Mother co-founders Lela Becker and Tim Kaeding celebrated the launch of their second and final Bowie x Mother capsule at the Soho Grand’s Club Room on Tuesday with guests including Cathy Ang, Jemima Kirke, Jessica M’Barek, Li Jun Li and Tommy Dorfman, and a special performance by King Princess.

Jemima Kirke, Tim Kaeding, Lela Becker at BOWIE® X MOTHER Launch Party

Jemima Kirke, Tim Kaeding and Lela Becker

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U.S. Open x Maestro Dobel 

Seal, J Balvin and Ariana DeBose were among the stars who took in the U.S. Open with Maestro Dobel, the U.S. Open’s first-ever Tequila partner.

Seal and J Balvin attend the US Open with Maestro Dobel Tequila, First Official Tequila Of The US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2023 in New York City.

Seal and J Balvin

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Ariana DeBose attends the US Open with Maestro Dobel Tequila, First Official Tequila Of The US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2023 in New York City.

Ariana DeBose

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Eiza González Unveils “The Eiza” Cocktail

Eiza González stopped by Wally’s Beverly Hills on Aug. 23 to unveil the newly created “The Eiza” signature cocktail. The drink is co-created by the actress and the restaurant and features Casa Azul Organic Tequila.

Eiza González Unveils “The Eiza” Cocktail at Wally’s Beverly Hills

Eiza González

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