Famed architect Frank Gehry (Disney Hall and the Guggenheim Bilbao) has turned his considerable talents to designing jewelry for Tiffany. Recently Rodeo Drive was blocked off outside the legendary shop, and such celebs as Quincy Jones, Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi and Owen Wilson were on hand to celebrate the worldwide launch party.
The collection is divided into a series of six, named after recurring motifs in Gehry's work: Fish, Torque, Axis, Fold, Equus and Orchid. Gehry always had a fish fetish, and actor Laurence Fishburne (excuse the pun) who attended with his wife, Gina, even wore a diamond fish earring designed by his pal. The 76 year old artist is thrilled about the collection, as it provides him with instant gratification. After all, as he stated, "buildings take so long to complete."
Jewelry Lovers Ellen DeGeneres
& Portia de Rossi at Tiffany's
Anjelica Huston, who was with her artist hubby, Robert Graham, Jr., wore a one of a kind piece created by Gehry for Tiffany. She is very excited about appearing on Showtime's, Huff, where she will portray an alternative therapist. Creator and executive producer Bob Lowry wrote the role of Dr. Lena Markova specifically for her, and she will have a relationship with Hank Azaria (Dr. Huff). We understand the two mental health professionals will drop some Ecstasy together! Others feasting on Wolfgang Puck's Chinese chicken salad and lamb chops, included William H. Macy and his not so Desperate Housewife, Felicity Huffman, and Grammy winner, John Legend and Patti Labelle, who sang " Lady Marmalade".
at Frank Gehry's launch party
Speaking of Wolfgang Puck, I recently had foot surgery at the newly renovated Century City Doctor's Hospital, where the menu is catered by America's most famous chef. Do you know that patient rooms are equipped with bedside touch screen entertainment systems and high speed internet connections? They even have Frette robes available, and an in house concierge to assist patients and visitors with everything from travel arrangements to buying an extra pair of socks. Wonder if Puck's pizza is on the menu?
Dennis Hopper and director/producer Roger Corman received the 2006 Tower Award at the Russian Nights Festival, at the Pacific Design Center. The cinema, music, theatre and arts festival promotes Russian culture to America and is endorsed by the Federal Agency for Culture and Cinematography of the Russian Federation. The festival continues through Saturday, April 9 when Harrison Ford is scheduled to receive the same award. More information and a full schedule of events can be found at http://www.russiannightsfest.com
Love to take bubble baths, and now I can be joined by such celebs as Elvis, Popeye, Betty Boop, Bill Clinton and Kiss. They are just a few of the "Celebriducks" which celebrate the greatest icons of film, music, history and athletics. Featured in numerous publications, these collectibles are one of a kind, and all new editions are individually numbered. We can't wait until March of the Penguins comes out this spring. Most of the celebriducks cost less than $12, and are a great gift for celebrity hounds like moi. Check out their website www.celebriducks.com and quack that you heard about them on the Hollywood Beat.