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Star Sightings: Sean Penn eyes humanitarian status; Serena Williams gets a passport

September 22, 2010 |  6:18 pm

Serena-williams-sjp Whether it's a night of fashion for a cause, a celebration of Hollywood's most creative minds or A-list actors being lauded for their humanitarian efforts, the Ministry has eyes on all your fave famous do-gooders.

Last Thursday in downtown L.A., film and television personalities gathered for Glamorama, the Macy's Passport annual fashion show. 

At the Orpheum Theatre, Serena Williams, Macy Gray, "Glee" actor Mark Salling, LaToya Jackson and "The Bachelor" star Jake Pavelka turned up to toast collections from Calvin Klein, Tracy Reese and Madonna's Material Girl line. The VIPs, like Williams and singer Brandy, hit EFG Lounge for Ty Ku cocktails and schmoozing.

Williams was also spotted Tuesday at Burberry Porsum's London fashion presentation, sitting front row next to fashionista Sarah Jessica Parker

Back in Los Angeles, Vanity Fair and Rado held the Unlimited Spirit Awards at Venice's McKinley House, applauding innovation in the arts. Maria Bello and Paul Haggis were honored, supported by the likes of "True Blood" baddie Kristin Bauer, Kim Raver and Maggie Grace

Speaking of awards, Sean Penn is slated to receive a humanitarian prize from the Hollywood Film Festival. On Oct. 25 at the Beverly Hilton, at the festival's Hollywood Awards Gala, Penn will be recognized for his J/P Haitian Relief Organization's work in that devastated region. 

Elsewhere, Pamela Anderson spent some time bouncing around ...


... the Hurley Pro Surf 2010 at San Onofre State Beach. The actress brought her two boys, both big surfing fans, to cheer on her ex Kelly Slater.

Equally festive was actress and comedian Aisha Tyler. The funny lady toasted her 40th birthday with Grey Goose at downtown L.A.'s Vibiana on Sunday.

Still want to fist pump? The boys of "Jersey Shore" hit West Hollywood last weekend for the MMG's Music Box event at the London hotel. Pauly Del Vecchio, Vinny Guadagnino and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro got the chance to get down on stage with Lil Jon and LMFAO. True to their banquette-dancing images, the men pounded Wodka Vodka from the bottle and christened the crowd with a boozy spray. 

— Matt Donnelly
Twitter.com/MattDonnelly

Photo: Sarah Jessica Parker, left, and Serena Williams attend Burberry Porsum's London show on Tuesday. Credit: Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images for Burberry. 

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