NO WINNERS, NO LOSERS AND very few speeches. The weightiest of Hollywood heavyweights—including a loved-up Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie—turned up to the Four Seasons for the 15th annual American Film Institute Awards on Jan. 9, not to compete but to honour the year’s strongest 11 movies and 10 TV shows. “There hasn’t been so much talent in one place since Orson Welles dined alone at Ciro’s:quipped writer and producer Norman Lear, 92. Four AFI Life Achievement Award honorees came to lunch: Kirk Douglas (who announced a scholarship in his name and got a minute•long ovation for his rare public outing aged 98), Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg and Meryl Streep. Harvey Weinstein mixed with Oprah Winfrey (whose production Selma earned the luncheon longest applause when a clip was shown) and Angelina Jolie (Unbroken), who had jetted back to LA after her big day in Rome (see top right).•
JOHNNY DEW AND AMBER HEARD shared a deep kiss when they attended the 8th annual Heaven Gala, presented by the Art of Elysium and Samsung, in Los Angeles on Jan. 10. Depp, 51, was affectionate with Heard, 2 S, who was being honoured as the 2015 Spirit of Elysium recipient for her years of fundraising efforts for the organisation, which brings artists and entertainers together with critically ill children. The couple were rumoured to be cooling off back in December, with multiple sources telling WHO that they were going through a rough patch. “Johnny is crazy in love with Another, but there is turmoil in the relationship,” a friend of the actor said at the time. Depp and Heard got engaged last January. The actor hasn’t been shy about sharing his admiration for his fiancee, calling her “sweet as can be.” But alter his rambling appearance at the Hollywood Film Awards in November, where lie was finally cut off, the source told WHO, “There is no rush to marry at the moment.” Still, the couple were inseparable at the heaven-themed event where, once inside the VIP area, according to E! News, they slow-danced to “The First Cut Is the Deepest”, a Cat Stevens ballad covered by Sheryl Crow, remixed that night by celebrity DJ Elijah Wood.