Decked in festive elegance, the renowned Beverly Hills Hotel radiated brilliance on a Thursday morning, hosting Hollywood’s leading ladies. Adele, Ariana DeBose, Kerry Washington, and Helen Mirren graced the halls, captivating attention with their presence at The Hollywood Reporter’s annual breakfast gala.
Red Carpet Buzz: Glamour at Beverly Hills Hotel
The early morning affair demanded a pre-event glam session, yet the stars embraced the opportunity to celebrate one another. Noteworthy sightings included Xochitl Gomez, “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” actress and recent “Dancing with the Stars” victor, paired with social media sensation Lele Pons. Their synchronized pink carpet stroll epitomized unity and camaraderie.
Star-Studded Attendance: Celebrities in the Limelight
The event was a kaleidoscope of memorable encounters: Xochitl Gomez’s delighted reunion with Tia Mowry, Lucy Hale’s thrilled revelation about spotting Helen Mirren, and the warm exchange between “Barbie” co-stars Alexandra Shipp and Will Ferrell.
Awards and Honors: Recognition for Adele and Kerry Washington
Adele, who joyfully expressed her fangirl moment meeting Dua Lipa on stage, received the esteemed Sherry Lansing Leadership Award, presented by Helen Mirren. Kerry Washington, honored with the Equity in Entertainment Award, was celebrated by “Wish” star Ariana DeBose.
Kerry Washington’s Call for Equity: Importance of Leveling the Playing Field
When Kerry Washington asks you to close your eyes so she can paint a picture of the definition of equity and equality, you do as you’re told.
The “Little Fires Everywhere” actress, recognized for her work amplifying the voices of underrepresented communities, stressed the importance of leveling the playing field so everyone can have an equal shot at success.
Insight into Washington’s Memoir: ‘Thicker than Water’
On the pink carpet, Washington discussed her memoir “Thicker than Water,” where she details childhood sexual abuse, family secrets, and her Hollywood rise.