David Geffen, owner of one of the largest yachts in the world, played host to an elite lineup last month, according to the U.K.’s Daily Mail. Joining the entertainment executive cum philanthropist on the vessel off the island of Moorea in French Polynesia were Barack and Michelle Obama. They were part of a group that included Bruce Springsteen, Patti Scialfa, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, and Oprah Winfrey. … Evan Spiegel moonlighting? The billionaire co-founder of Snap Inc. has been offering tips to Mike Judge, producer of HBO’s “Silicon Valley.” CNBC reports that Spiegel, who had a cameo in season two, helped Judge cook up a theme for the season that started April 23 about a “new decentralized internet.” … This one’s going to soak up all our black ink: The board of New York’s Museum of Contemporary Art was in town recently, and they were treated to dinner at the home of Tamara Mellon and Mike Ovitz. The attendees, according to the New York Post’s Page 6, was a veritable who’s who of the art and entertainment worlds here. Dinner was prepped by Wolfgang Puck, and singers Katy Perry and Christina Aguilera stopped by. At the confluence of art and commerce, guests included Leon Black, David Booth, Eli Broad, Steven Cohen, David Rockefeller Jr., Michael Govan, Steve Tisch, Nicolas Berggruen, Marc and Jane Nathanson, Philippe Vergne, and Jim Cuno. The paper says local artists Alex Israel, Ed Ruscha, Doug Aitken, and Catherine Opie also attended. … Tisch is back in movie mode, having signed on to produce Miramax’s “The Secret Ingredients of Rocket Cola.” Mike Vukadinovich wrote the script, and Tisch will be joined as producer by Todd Black and Jason Blumenthal. … More from the art world: Michael Lynton has been appointed media business trustee at London’s Tate Gallery. … New York press seem to be all over L.A. happenings. That city’s Real Deal reports that Richard Ressler, Avi Shemesh, and Shaul Kuba’s CIM Group picked up a one-story, 1,900-square-foot building from Mount Sinai Beth Israel hospital for $13 million. … And then there was this headline in The New York Times last week: “Los Angeles Has America’s Most Important Orchestra. Period.” The article, by Zachary Woolfe, credits outgoing Chief Executive Deborah Borda, Gustavo Dudamel, and, to a degree, Frank Gehry for that. … Austin Beutner’s Vision to Learn, which performs free eye exams and gives away glasses to kids in low-income neighborhoods, stopped by two schools in Wilmington, Del., recently, serving 60 kids. … Peter Guber has signed on as an adviser for SparkLabs Beijing, the first tech startup accelerator office in China for South Korea-based SparkLabs. … Milton S.F. Curry has been named dean of the USC School of Architecture. He will start July 1. … The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts raised nearly $1 million in a recent tribute to Henry Mancini. Joining its eponymous benefactor at the event were David Bohnett, Kristin Chenoweth, Robert Wagner, Debbie Allen, and Norman Lear. … The Annenberg Foundation has established the Wallis Annenberg Endowed Scholarship Fund at USC with a $10 million gift. The fund will support students at the Keck School of Medicine and the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. … Irwin Raij has joined O’Melveny & Myers as a partner and co-chair of its sports industry group. Raij, based in New York, is a part owner of the Los Angeles Football Club and is a member of the group that controls the Los Angeles Dodgers’ top minor league team. … Amber Heard is very serious about Elon Musk. Her father told the British press the two are serious and she’s ready to settle down with him, though no plans have been announced.
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