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Jeff Azoff is playing his father, wearing a fake wig and beard and yelling “Go fuck yourself” in four phones at once, [joking] that he's pretty sure Don Henley is his dad.
BIG NIGHT FOR THE AZOFFS
The Eagles Serenade the Power Couple, as Industry Heavies Pack the Gibson Amphitheatre
Saturday night, under cover of darkness, we dropped a former Navy SEAL into the crowd of movers and shakers at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City to surveil the goings-on as Shelli and Irving Azoff received the City of Hope’s Spirit of Life award. Here is our spy’s minute-by-minute dispatch from the scene.

The Gibson is packed with players. Reported sightings include Rob Light, Tom Sturges, Dana Dufine, Richard Palmese, Rand Hoffman, Matt and Dana Walden, Peter Paterno, Mark Shimmel, Ron Fair, Linda Resnick, Barbara Davis, Forrest and Keisha Whitaker, Cody Simpson, Big Time Rush, Kevin Jonas, Bob Cavallo, Steve Bartels, Colin Hodgson, Andy Gould, Simon Renshaw, Don Passman, Peter Paterno, Larry Solters, Abbey Konowitch, Eric Greenspan, Jared Paul and company, Mark Williams, Don Johnson and Jordan Feldstein
 
MC Billy Bush is wearing a Glee jacket, presumably for some Glee performance (Darren Criss). He plays some piano, then brings out capella group The Warblers from the show to sing Train's "Hey, Soul Sister" and Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream."… Then there's a hilarious homemadevideo in which various friends of Shelli and Irving's friends testify about what the couple is really like, opening with the famed photo of Irving as a young man, middle finger prominently displayed.

Jeff Azoff
is playing his father, wearing a fake wig and beard and yelling “Go fuck yourself” in four phones at once, while married daughter Allison Statter plays Shelli. Tons of old, real footage of Irv and Shelli through the years. The whole family is in the vid (including Jennifer as well as Allison's son). Jerry Weintraub, Terry Semel, Ron Meyer, Joel Silver, Bob Kotick, Casey Wasserman, Shelli friends Cheryl Hines, Camryn Manheim and Kris Jenner, Glenn Hinderstein and the Grubmans (I missed some while I was typing)...

Jeff jokes that he's pretty sure Don Henley is his dad; Ryan Seacrest is being marginally funny and congratulating the couple, joined by Michael Rapino, Hodgson, members of Irving, Shelli and Stef's staffs, etc....

And now The Eagles. Their set comprises “Take It Easy,” “Walk Away” (Henley looking like he wants to kill someone, but that might just be because he knows the sound is very average in this room), “Dirty Laundry” (now Henley looks happier). Joe Walsh who’s dressed and has done his hair like Tom Petty, is incredible on guitar—“Life's Been Good” is the best song yet. Then “Life in the Fast Lane”…

Don is speaking, sounding super-serious as he presents the Spirit of Life award to Shelli and Irving. Shelli's shirt is leopard print, and the whole family (including Alli's hubby) come out with them. In Irving’s speech, he mentions Palmese, Cavallo, Bartels, Hodgson and others. Also includes Fingeret, Tom Bennett, Del Furano and the City of Hope online store. Shelli jumps on and says thanks. The end...

Everyone goes outside to shmooze, go on the rides (saw Shelli and Jeff lined up at The Mummy roller coaster, while The Simpsons is the best) and chow down on sushi, pizza, cookies and candy, accessorize denim jeans and T-shirts, customize trucker hats, grab Andy Warhol portraits made out of your photos, and the best part is, all of it's FREE. Games are played, prizes are won, stuffed animals are hauled home. A charity event has never been so so much fun.
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Enjoy being even more confused by the calendar.
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