By Florence Anthony
There have been rumors flying throughout the entire film awards season about a possible romance brewing between new “It girl” Lupita Nyong’o and Jared Leto. After they both walked off with the Independent Spirit Award on March 1 in Santa Monica and prior to winning the Oscar on March 2 for Best Supporting Actress in 12 Years A Slave and Best Supporting Actor in Dallas Buyers Club, the very handsome Jared thanked everyone under the sun when he won the Spirit Award. His most chatted about comment came when he referred to Lupita as “my future ex-wife, Lupita,” adding, “I’m thinking of you.” Meanwhile, Lupita photo bombed an unsuspecting Jared backstage at the Oscars. Fashionable as ever, Lupita wore a custom-designed Prada Goddess dress to the Oscars, then changed into a Miu Miu dress for the Vanity Fair Post-Oscars party………..
Looking as if she didn’t have a care in the world, and not wearing her wedding ring, the newly single Paula Patton was Oscar fabulous all weekend after announcing her split from husband Robin Thicke last week. She made her first official appearance on March 1 at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards resplendent in a yellow lace mini-dress. Then, the following night, The Baggage Claim star stepped out to the Vanity Fair party hosted by Graydon Carter wearing a Celia Kritharioti dress, Yves Saint Laurent shoes and carrying a Helm clutch bag……..
Mike De Luca and Dana Brunetto hosted a post-Oscar bash at a private residence in Hollywood Hills. McDonald’s served their world-famous breakfast to major celebs like Kristin Chenoweth, Ryan Seacrest, Tyson Beckford, John Stamos, Michael Strahan and many more. Chenoweth exclaimed, “I’m having one!” when servers came by with McDonald’s Egg McMuffins and John Stamos was seen eating a freshly made McDonald’s Hash Brown and Egg McMuffin in the early morning hours. McDonald’s World Famous Fries and Egg White Delights were also served……..
“American Horror Story” vixen Angela Bassett stopped by the Breyer’s Gelato Indulgence gift lounge backstage at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards on March 1 and dished about her perfect date night, which includes “being comfy in my PJ’s with snacks that are a little sweet, a little salty and a little crunchy.” Angela played her first-ever game of Plinko and chatted strategy, saying it’s best to “overcompensate and go a little more to the left or right in order to win.” It worked – she won a crystal decanter and a year’s supply from Dark Horse wine and joked that the year’s supply would only last her six months. …….
Woodie King, Jr.’s New Federal Theatre (NFT) will celebrate its 44th Anniversary with a special gala honoring legendary producer Voza Rivers on Sunday, March 16 at the Tribeca Center for the Performing Arts, located at 199 Chambers Street in New York City. This special event, which begins with a 3:00 PM reception, which is followed by the awards program, will be co-hosted by Danny Glover and Debbi Morgan. The NFT’s gala honorary committee includes Ruby Dee, Congressman Charles Rangel, Senator Bill Perkins and Lloyd Williams…..