A Celebrity Event in LA: Forbes Hands Out Awards for Entrepreneurship
One of the hottest Celebrity Events in LA this June was the Forbes Celebrity 100 Event at Drai’s Hollywood. This year, Forbes hosted an event to honor its Celebrity 100 List, and shine a light on three additional Forbes award winners: Gene Simmons, The Kardashians, and DumbDumb Productions. The three were honored with the Steuben starlight crystal award and joined a star-studded guest list sipping Skinny Girl cocktails, launched by Bethenny Frankel, the Forbes Celebrity 100 List issue’s cover story.
Steuben Provided Personalized Awards for Each Honoree
Three special Forbes celebrity entrepreneurship awards were presented at the event:
Next Gen Entrepreneur award – Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian were awarded for their entrepreneurial spirit and acumen for brand-building through a variety of merchandise, retail and entertainment projects. Khloe , attending the celebrity event with husband Lamar Odom, accepted the Steuben crystal award, on behalf of her sisters. Start-up of The Year Award – DumbDumb Productions, is a viral video advertising agency created by partners Will Arnett and Jason Bateman. Company backer Ben Silverman, former head of NBC Entertainment, accepted the Steuben crystal star, representing Arnett and Bateman. Lifetime Achievement award – Gene Simmons accepted his sparkling personalized Steuben award for maintaining a successful career in Hollywood, saying this:
“It is a privilege and honor to receive a Lifetime Achievement award from Forbes, especially since it is a business magazine. If you don’t pay attention to business, you’re not going to be in show.”
Drai’sHollywood: A Chic Setting for the Forbes Celebrity 100 Event
Connected to the W Hotel, Drai’s Hollywod makes a festive setting for parties like the Forbes event. The location at the corner of Hollywood and Vine serves up sweeping views of the LA basin & other downtown Los Angeles landmarks. Among the 350 celebrity attendees adding starlight to the event were Regina King, Laila Ali, Mike & Mechelle Epps, Kristin Dalton, Nick Simmons & Shannon Tweed, Julien Adams & Rosie Hodge-Adams, Kita Williams, Monique Jackson & Tyrese Gibson. Event Partners David Yurman and Lexus added to the luxurious feel of the evening.