Jane Is Fonda Miley
Jane Fonda is a big fan of Miley Cyrus. The actress, who, along with Cyrus, was honored at the Los Angeles LGBT Center Vanguard Awards on Nov. 7, had already walked the red carpet and was waiting for a vodka martini to be delivered to her when she spotted the “Wrecking Ball” singer’s arrival. Fonda, like Cyrus today, was a controversy magnet in the ’60s and ’70s for her feminism and activism, and she ran back down the carpet to give Cyrus a big hug. Later that night Cyrus licked a piano that then sold for $50,000.
Tom Morello, Soccer Dad
Former Rage Against the Machine guitarist and de facto E Street Band member Tom Morello is just as at home on soccer fields as he is on concert stages. On Nov. 8, Morello received the 2015 Bill of Rights Award at the American Civil Liberties Union’s Social Bill of Rights Dinner in Los Angeles, and an insider overheard guests discussing that the six-string virtuoso and father of two boys, 4 and 8, devotes part of his weekend to coaching an American Youth Soccer Organization team in the Los Angeles area. Sicko filmmaker Michael Moore presented Morello with the award, and in the crowd were Vector Management executive Andy Mendelsohn; Creative Artist Agency’s Rick Roskin; Harvest Records GM Jacqueline Saturn; Morello’s wife, Denise; and his activist mom, Mary Morello.
Chris Brown: Have Photographer, Will Party
Chris Brown is happy to take photos with his fans — as long as he’s in control of the camera. The R&B artist brought his own photographer with him when he attended Karen Bystedt’s pop-up exhibition Andy @ Hyde on Nov. 4 at Hyde & Sunset in West Hollywood, where he had a handful of paintings on display. Swarmed by fans wanting selfies, Brown’s bodyguard politely asked them not to take photos of the singer, but Brown did pose with a select few who agreed to be shot by his photographer (who then emailed the pictures to the subjects). The “Loyal” singer and avid artist had three paintings on display including a collaboration with Bystedt called “3 Faces.” The 40-inch-by-40-inch mixed-media artwork, which was selling for $9,000, featured a photo of Warhol’s face taken by Bystedt flanked by two painted portraits of the pop artist. “It’s like, ‘speak no evil, see no evil, hear no evil,”” Brown told Overheard. “That was my inspiration for that painting.”