Sightings: Eva Longoria power-mingles, Liz Taylor is missed
Though it feels as if the Ministry just retired yet another year's Emmy Awards tuxedo, the party train kept chugging along last weekend -- with nary an award-show hangover in sight.
On Friday afternoon, charitable femmes were saluted at Variety's Power of Women event, held at the Four Seasons' Beverly Wilshire.
Eva Longoria, Annette Bening, Mary J. Blige, Lea Michele, Olivia Wilde and DreamWorks honcho Stacey Snider were honored by the trade paper and Lifetime TV for their work with charitable foundations with the likes of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Artists for Peace & Justice.
Longoria, in a red day dress, caught up with Demi Moore while "Dancing With the Stars" contestants Ricki Lake and Nancy Grace worked the crowd.
Bening's husband Warren Beatty showed, as did Hugh Jackman to support Snider on behalf of their upcoming flick "Real Steel." A mini "The Help" reunion went down as Octavia Spencer and Allison Janney crossed paths, and Loretta Devine and Jennifer Love Hewitt were spotted as well.
That evening, Macy's Passport celebrated its annual Glamorama event. The longtime AIDS cause, which counted Elizabeth Taylor as a founding chair, this year saw a touching tribute to the late star by Sharon Stone.
Stone, fittingly sporting a serious diamond necklace, spoke of how strange it was not to have Taylor at the event after so many years. Two of the film legend's grandchildren said a few words of gratitude before a tribute reel was played.
Afterward, electro-hop quartet Far East Movement helped along a fashion show featuring looks from Calvin Klein, Rachel Roy and Papi. The show was capped with a three-song set by Cee-Lo Green.
Over in Hollywood, an underage crowd celebrated being just that -- underage -- on the Paramount lot.
All that Friday madness made for a quiet Saturday and a bright and early Sunday, when the cast of "Mad Men" rolled out to host this year's Rape Treatment Center fundraiser at the home of Ron Burkle.
Cast members Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, Elisabeth Moss, John Slattery, Aaron Staton and Vincent Kartheiser came to benefit the facility, which is housed at the UCLA-Santa Monica Medical Center.
Actor J.K. Simmons served as master of ceremonies, joined by fellow thesps Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy and RTC founder Gail Abarbanel.
-- Matt Donnelly
Top photo: Honoree Eva Longoria, left, and Demi Moore attend Variety's 3rd Annual Power of Women luncheon in Beverly Hills. Credit: Mario Anzuoni / Reuters
Bottom photo: Aaron Staton, left, Vincent Kartheiser, RTC founder Gail Abarbanel, Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, John Slattery and Christina Hendricks at the Rape Treatment Center brunch on Sept. 25, 2011. Credit: WireImage