Charlize Theron Thinks They Made a Mistake, Nicole Kidman Thanks Her "Mum" at the Power of Women Event
It was ladies' night at the Variety's 5th Annual Power of Women event presented by Lifetime at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hill. Hollywood's biggest stars including Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman were honored for their inspiring philanthropic efforts. "I always think there was a mistake made and somehow somebody put my name down on a list that wasn't supposed to happen," Theron said to reporters. "It's just really humbling because I feel like these women are women that I really look up to on every level." Theron, who was honored for her work with her namesake organization, Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project, was also joined by Kidman who was applauded for her work with UN Women. "The reason I'm here today for doing this work is my mum," Kidman said. "From the minute I was tiny, [she] was always teaching me to be socially aware and passionate, and my father as well. It's what I've seen and they've educated and wired my brain and heart in a particular way." The evening's other honorees included Kerry Washington (President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities), Amy Poehler (Worldwide Orphans Foundation), Elizabeth Banks (for her work on behalf of the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women), Jennifer Hudson (Julian D. King Gift Foundation), and Amy Pascal (Teen Line). "This is about our causes, our beliefs and for me, it's about gender equality and eradicating violence against women," Kidman continued to reporters. "I'm just grateful to have the opportunity to talk about it, so thanks for listening." We hear you, Nicole!
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Milla Jovovich and Isabel Marant
Iris Apfel and Vera Wang
Rita Ora, Kate Moss and Georgia May Jagger
Rosario Dawson and Taye Diggs
looked handsome at the special screening of his latest film, 'The Counselor' hosted by The Cinema Society, Emporio Armani and GQ at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York City. "It was great and challenging," Fassbender told InStyle.com about his role. The drug trafficking thriller also stars Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz and comes out in theaters October 25th.
wowed in a Giulietta midi-length dress at 'People' magazine's Ones to Watch party held at Hinoki & The Bird in Los Angeles. The event celebrated Hollywood's young and rising stars, including Faris, who currently stars in the new comedy 'Mom' airing Mondays on CBS at 9:30/8:30c.
Liv Tyler and Maggie Gyllenhaal
Paul Dano, Sarah Paulson, Lupita Nyong'o, Alfre Woodard and Michael Fassbender
came together for the premiere of their historical drama, '12 Years a Slave' during the 2013 New York Film Festival at the Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center. The film is based on the true story of Solomon Northup (played by Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York who was abducted by slave traders and sold into slavery. The film opens everywhere on October 18th.
Kelly Rutherford and Lance Bass
Tamera Mowry and Christina Hendricks
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz
Julianne Moore and Chloe Mortez
celebrated the world premiere of their horror film, 'Carrie' at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood. Mortez (in Valentino) stars in the Stephen King classic as Carrie White, a shy high-schooler, who after being bullied by her classmates and abused by her mother (played by Moore in Givenchy), unleashes her telekinetic powers as revenge on her prom night. The film opens in theaters everywhere on October 18th.
Allison Williams and Kevin Spacey
Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron
Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger
Kristen Wiig and Ben Stiller
attended the premiere of their upcoming film, 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' during the New York Film Festival. In the film, Stiller stars Walter Mitty, an office worker who lives inside a fantasy world where he leads an adventurous life and romances his co-worker, played by Wiig (in Marchesa). The film will open in theaters everywhere on December 25th.
Sarah Paulson and Emma Roberts
The two posed on the red carpet for the premiere screening of 'American Horror Story: Coven' at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. Roberts (in Cushnie et Ochs) will have a small role in the third season of the hit television series starring alongside Paulson and the rest of the cast. 'American Horror Story: Coven' will air on FX on October 9th.