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PFW (Men's) a/w 2020: Louis Vuitton - catwalk show

Thursday 16 January 2020

Bella Hadid made a late entry to sit front row between Alexandre Arnault and Kris Wu for Virgil Abloh’s highly anticipated Louis Vuitton a/w 2020 catwalk show. Set against a dream-themed backdrop at the Jardin des Tuileries, Tyga, J Balvin, Diplo, Carine Roitfeld, Luka Sabbat and Migos members Quavo, Offset and Takeoff made up the rest of the VIP guestlist.

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Les Misérables - press night

Thursday 16 January 2020

Lily JamesTwiggy, Amanda Holden and BBC Radio 1's Greg James were among guests at a VIP night celebrating the reopening of Les Misérables at The Sondheim Theatre, previously known as The Queen's Theatre. The press night for the West End's longest running show was also attended by theatre enthusiasts Amy HartChristopher BigginsEmeli SandeDr RanjKate Garraway and Rachel Stevens. The evening was followed by an afterparty with the show's cast including Bradley JadenCarrie Hope Fletcher and Shan Ako.

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Just Mercy - UK film premiere

Wednesday 15 January 2020

Hollywood stars Michael B Jordan and Jamie Foxx greeted fans in Leicester Square as they arrived at a special screening of their new film, Just Mercy, in association with BBC 1Xtra. Taking to the stage at the Vue West End, Foxx claimed the film, about civil rights defence attorney Bryan Stevenson's battle to free a prisoner on death row, was the 'most important' he'd ever done.

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Star Trek Picard - UK TV premiere & afterparty

Wednesday 15 January 2020

Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart were reunited on the red carpet in Leicester Square, joining the cast of Star Trek Picard to celebrate the premiere of the new TV series. Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman and Santiago Cabrera, who also star in the CBS spin-off of the sci-fi franchise, were at ODEON Luxe for the screening, which was followed by an afterparty at Kettner's.

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Luzia by Cirque du Soleil - press night

Wednesday 15 January 2020

Tom DaleyEmeli SandeDavid Jason and Amy Hart joined a mix of stars who arrived on an orange carpet for the press night of Luzia by Cirque du Soleil. VIPs at the circus show based on an 'imaginary Mexico' at the Royal Albert Hall included Saoirse-Monica JacksonArlene PhillipsDanny DyerGemma CollinsKelly Holmes, Kay BurleyMyleene Klass and Ronan Keating.

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Critics' Choice Awards

Sunday 12 January 2020

Joaquin Phoenix, Renee Zellweger and Laura Dern were among big winners at the 25th Annual Critics' Choice Awards, alongside Quentin Tarantino, whose final film Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood was named Best Picture. Bong Joon Ho and Sam Mendes shared the Best Director gong, while Phoebe Waller-BridgeRobert De Niro and Al Pacino collected awards for Fleabag and The Irishman in front of A-listers Zendaya, Jennifer LopezAnne HathawayNicole Kidman, Adam Sandler, Billy Porter and Taika Waititi.

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Sex Education - world TV premiere

Wednesday 08 January 2020

Gillian AndersonAsa Butterfield and Ncuti Gatwa, stars of teen comedy series Sex Education, were at Genesis Cinema for the world premiere of the second season of the Netflix show. Emma Mackey, Connor Swindells, Aimee Lou Wood and Tanya Reynolds joined their co-stars at the screening, and guests included Micheal Ward, Clara Amfo and Greg James. 

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LFW (Men's) a/w 2020: GQ Dinner

Monday 06 January 2020

Alexa Chung, Maya Jama, Professor Green, Raye, Roman Kemp, Toby Huntington-Whiteley and Laurence Fox gathered at Berner’s Tavern to celebrate the end of London Fashion Week (Men’s) autumn/winter 2020. Hosted by GQ editor Dylan Jones in partnership with J.P Hackett, other guests at the exclusive dinner included David Gandy, Tracey Emin, Eric Underwood, Jack Guinness, Paul Sculfor and DJs Fat Tony and Jodie Harsh.

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The 77th Golden Globe Awards

Sunday 05 January 2020

British stars took home some of the evening's biggest prizes with Olivia Colman, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Sir Sam Mendes and Taron Edgerton among those to accept awards. Ricky Gervais returned to host the LA ceremony where Once Upon a Time In Hollywood was the biggest overall winner, with Brad Pitt and Quentin Tarantino both recognised. Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez, Nicole KidmanCharlize Theron, Meryl StreepRussell Crowe, Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra, Paul Rudd and Rami Malek were among an A-list crowd at The Beverly Hilton event, which was followed by afterparties across Hollywood.

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The Golden Globes: BAFTA / LA Awards Season Tea Party

Saturday 04 January 2020

Leonardo DiCaprioRobert De Niro, and Laura Dern were among guests at this year's Golden Globes BAFTA Tea Party, which also saw nominees Taron Egerton, Patricia ArquetteNoah Baumbach, Saoirse Ronan and Sacha Baron Cohen in attendance. Gillian Anderson, Ben Platt, Dexter Fletcher, Greta Gerwig and Jodie Comer were also on hand at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills, ahead of the annual awards the following day.

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Palm Springs International Film Festival - awards gala

Thursday 02 January 2020

Jennifer LopezAdam DriverCharlize TheronJoaquin Phoenix and Martin Scorsese were among honourees at a star studded night at the annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. Jamie FoxxRenée ZellwegerLaura Dern, Antonio Banderas and Cynthia Erivo also received awards at the Palm Springs Convention Center, kicking off the start of the California film festival. Other guests who joined leading figures in the film industry on the red carpet included Quentin TarantinoGreta GerwigNoah BaumbachSalma Hayek and Todd Phillips.

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - UK film premiere & afterparty

Wednesday 18 December 2019

John Boyega and Daisy Ridley, stars of the latest Star Wars instalment, joined director JJ Abrams on the red carpet at Cineworld Leicester Square for the UK premiere of the sci-fi fantasy film. Billy Dee WilliamsOscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E Grant, Keri Russell, Kelly Marie Tran, Ian McDiarmid and Warwick Davis, who appear alongside Boyega and Ridley in The Rise of Skywalker, were also at the west London screening, as well as guests Nicola Adams, Meghan Trainor, Olly Murs, Sam Fender, Dynamo, HRVY and Marcus Mumford.

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Curtains - gala performance

Tuesday 17 December 2019

Catherine Tyldesley, Anthony Horowitz, Lee Mack, Jayne Torvill, Mackenzie Crook and Harriet Thorpe were among celebrity guests in the audience for the press night of Curtains. Starring Jason Manford, Ore Oduba, Carley Stenson, Samuel Holmes and Alan Burkitt, other VIP guests at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre included Ali Bastian, Thomas Sangster and former Apprentice star Ryan-Mark Parsons.

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Tramp London - 50th Anniversary Christmas Party

Tuesday 17 December 2019

Sir Tom Jones, Vic Reeves, Jo Wood, Ashley Roberts and Felicity Hayward were in west London to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Tramp at its festive party. Ainsley Harriott, Frankie Dettori, Jimmy Tarbuck, Pam Hogg, Mutya Buena and Tallia Storm were also among guests at the private members' club marking 50 years since its doors opened.

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Little Women - gala film screening

Monday 16 December 2019

Florence Pugh, James Norton, Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet joined director Greta Gerwig at an intimate screening of their Oscar tipped film adapted from Louisa May Alcott's classic novel. The A-list cast appeared on a pink carpet at The Soho Hotel, following a junket at The Corinthia. 

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The Witcher - UK TV premiere / afterparty

Monday 16 December 2019

Henry Cavill and Freya Allan, stars of The Witcher, were at the Odeon Leicester Square for the UK premiere of the new Netflix series. Royce Pierreson, Therica Wilson-Read, MyAnna Buring and Anna Shaffer were also among cast, celebrating the release of the adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski's fantasy book saga, and joined other VIP guests at Soho House following the screening.

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BBC Sports Personality Of The Year 2019

Sunday 15 December 2019

Ben Stokes was honoured as the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year, beating Lewis Hamilton and Dina Asher-Smith who came second and third respectively. Gary Lineker, Clare Balding and Gabby Logan hosted the awards at P&J Live in Aberdeen and Sir Chris Hoy, Paul Gascoigne, Denise Lewis, Eleanor Simmonds, Colin Jackson and Tony McCoy were among guests.

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The Red Shoes - press night

Thursday 12 December 2019

Strictly Come Dancing's Kelvin Fletcher joined VIP guests David Walliams, Freddie Fox, Gary Kemp, Darcey Bussell, Andy Serkis, Bruno Tonioli and Dustin Lance Black to watch Adam Cooper, Ashley Shaw, Dominic North and Liam Mower star in the press night for the award-winning production The Red Shoes. Held at Sadler’s Wells, other celebrities in the audience included Anneka Rice, Jason Watkins and director Matthew Bourne.

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The Masked Singer - press launch

Thursday 12 December 2019

Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross and Ken Jeong, the panellists on The Masked Singer, were at The May Fair Hotel to celebrate the launch of the new ITV gameshow. Joel Dommett, who presents the singing competition in which contestants face off in elaborate costumes, also attended, posing on the red carpet with a unicorn.

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Nativity! The Musical - gala performance

Thursday 12 December 2019

Michelle Visage, Kelly Osbourne, Ashley Jensen and Nadia Essex were among a host of VIPs at the gala night of Nativity! The Musical. The show, which stars Sharon Osbourne, Simon Lipkin, Rylan Clark-Neal, Danny Dyer and Dani Dyer, hosted the VIP night at the Hammersmith Apollo, which runs over the festive period, and other celebrity guests includedDenise van OutenAnneka Rice, Gaby RoslinJo WhileyJenni Falconer and Vanessa Feltz.

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TRIC - Christmas charity lunch

Tuesday 10 December 2019

TRIC president Lorraine Kelly was at Grosvenor House for the club's annual charity lunch, joining reality stars Samira Mighty, Joey Essex, Chloe Sims, Jessica Wright, Eyal Booker and Georgia Kousoulou. The Television and Radio Industries Club's Christmas fundraiser also saw appearances from Dr Ranj Singh, Bhasker Patel, Dave Berry, Adam Woodward, Cassidy Janson, Alex Beresford, Jenny Ryan and Lizzie Cundy.