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Nicole Scherzinger Makes First Appearance Since Lawsuit with Boyfriend Thom Evans at amfAR Venice Event

Nicole Scherzinger cozies up to boyfriend Thom Evans as they arrive at the amfAR/Campari event during the 2021 Venice Film Festival on Friday night (September 10) in Venice, Italy.

The longtime couple hit the red carpet next to jury members Cynthia Erivo and Sarah Gadon, as well as Olivia Culpo, Jay Ellis, Jeremy Piven and Emile Hirsch.

Other socialites and celebrities at the event included Anna Castellini, Leonie Hanne, Ginevra Mavilla, Sofia Resing, Julian Lennon, Frida Aasen, Lara Leito, Sara Faraj, Valentina Shcherbenko, Antonia Pruy, Gabriela Godoi, Clarice Pinto, Nina Senicar, Barbara Meier, Klemens Hallmann, Yvonne Scio, Jak Bueno, Chiara Pasetto, Madalina Ghenea, Elisabetta Scarano, Margherita Buoncristian, Lee Levi, Adrienne Lau, Barbara Rodiles, and Giulia De Lellis.

The event included a socially distanced cocktail reception and dinner in the Arsenale, alongside musical performances and updates on amfAR’s research programs.

Guests were transported to the event by gondolas to enjoy an exclusive program from a floating stage on the Venetian lagoon.

This is Nicole‘s first appearance since being sued by Pussycat Dolls‘ founder Robin Antin.

FYI: Cynthia wore Saint Laurent. Nicole wore Tony Ward Couture. Anna wore a Valentino dress. Leonie wore a Celia Kritharioti dress. Ginevra wore a red Blumarine dress.

See over 55+ pictures inside from the amfAR/Campari event during the Venice Film Festival

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Cynthia Erivo Wears Sheer Floral Gown at Closing Ceremony of Venice Film Festival 2021

Cynthia Erivo looks stunning in her final look at the 2021 Venice Film Festival!

The 34-year-old Oscar-nominated actress stepped out in a sheer gown for the closing ceremony on Saturday (September 11) in Venice, Italy.

Cynthia was on the jury for the festival this year and she joined her fellow jury members on the carpet. Also in attendance were Canadian actress Sarah Gadon, Parasite director Bong Joon-ho, Nomadland director Chloe Zhao, Belgian actress Virginie Efira, Italian director Saverio Costanzo, and Romanian-German documentary director Alexander Nanau.

Make sure to also check out the photos of Cynthia on the red carpet the night before.

Check out which big stars took home awards during the closing ceremony!

FYI: Cynthia is wearing an Oscar de la Renta dress.

Click through the gallery to see 50+ photos from the closing ceremony… More Here! »

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Penelope Cruz & Maggie Gyllenhaal Win Awards at Venice Film Festival Closing Ceremony!

Penelope Cruz and Maggie Gyllenhaal are two of the big winners at the 2021 Venice Film Festival!

The actresses both took home awards at the closing ceremony of the festival on Saturday night (September 11) in Venice, Italy.

Penelope picked up the Best Actress award for her work in the movie Parallel Mothers. She attended the premiere last week on the festival’s opening night.

Maggie won the award for Best Screenplay for her upcoming movie The Lost Daughter, which she also directed. She received support from someone very special at the premiere last week.

The Golden Lion for Best Film went to the French drama film Happening, directed by Audrey Diwan.

FYI: Penelope is wearing a Chanel dress. Maggie is wearing a Proenza Schouler dress.

Click through the gallery for 40+ photos of Penelope Cruz and Maggie Gyllenhaal at the closing ceremony… More Here! »

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Matt Damon & Penelope Cruz Reunite During Airport Run-in in Venice! (Photos)

Matt Damon and Penelope Cruz had a run-in in Venice today!

The Oscar-winning stars were seen greeting each other while making their way through the airport on Saturday (September 11) in Venice, Italy.

Matt was leaving town with his wife Luciana while it appears that Penelope was heading back to the festival. She was later seen arriving via water taxi alongside husband Javier Bardem at the 2021 Venice Film Festival ahead of the closing ceremony.

For those who don’t know, Matt and Penelope starred opposite each other in the 2000 movie All the Pretty Horses, which was directed by Billy Bob Thornton.

The movie received negative reviews and Matt has publicly blamed Harvey Weinstein, who allegedly demanded that Thornton cut his three-hour movie to be under two hours.

Matt has reportedly said, “You can’t cut 35% of the movie and expect it to be the same movie.”

Check out photos of the Damons on the red carpet in Venice on Friday night.

Click through the gallery for 50+ photos of Matt Damon and Penelope Cruz in Venice… More Here! »

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Ben Affleck & Jennifer Lopez Kiss, Hold Hands While Leaving Venice Together - New Photos!

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are wrapping up their trip to the 2021 Venice Film Festival!

The on-again couple was seen holding hands and sharing a kiss as they made their way to the airport on Saturday (September 11) in Venice, Italy.

Ben and Jen were the talk of the town the night before when they walked the red carpet together at the premiere of his movie The Last Duel, marking their first time on a carpet together in 18 years.

Jennifer‘s stylist has revealed the secret to getting your hair to look just like hers at the premiere!

We can’t wait to see what Jennifer wears to the Met Gala on Monday and hope to see Ben by her side again.

FYI: Ben is wearing Oliver Peoples sunglasses.

Click through the gallery for 35+ photos of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez leaving Venice… More Here! »

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Cynthia Erivo Stuns in Venice as Her Album Release Date Approaches!

Cynthia Erivo is flaunting more fashion at the 2021 Venice Film Festival!

The 34-year-old two-time Oscar-nominated performer, who is serving on the festival’s jury, walked the red carpet at the premiere of The Last Duel on Friday (September 10) in Venice, Italy.

Right after she finishes up her duties at the festival, Cynthia is going to kick her music promotion into high gear as her debut album is just one week away from being released.

Ch 1 Vol 1 will be available on September 17 and Cynthia has already shared some songs from the album, including the new single “Glowing Up.”

“I signed some albums for you gorgeous ones and I’m so excited for you to grab yours!! Head to my store now,” Cynthia wrote on Instagram this week.

FYI: Cynthia is wearing a custom Gucci dress.

Click through the gallery for 25+ photos of Cynthia Erivo at the premiere… More Here! »

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Jennifer Lopez's Hair Stylist Reveals How to Get Her Venice Red Carpet Look

Jennifer Lopez ruled the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival with boyfriend Ben Affleck, marking their first time walking a carpet together in 18 years.

The 52-year-old entertainer looked stunning in a Georges Hobeika Couture dress, Cartier jewelry, and Jimmy Choo shoes. Her hair also was flawless!

Now, JLo‘s longtime hair stylist Chris Appleton is revealing the secret to getting your hair to look just like hers at the event.

Click inside to read his step-by-step tutorial… More Here! »

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