Keith Richards Apologizes for Saying Mick Jagger Needs a Vasectomy

Maybe Keith Richards should consider having his vocal cords snipped.

Rolling Stones guitarist Richards has issued an apology after declaring that his bandmate, Stones frontman Mick Jagger, should have a vasectomy.

In a Twitter mea culpa Wednesday, the guitarist said that his comments were “completely out of line.”

Also Read: Keith Richards Trashes Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’ as ‘Rubbish’

Richards also said that he had apologized to Jagger personally.

“I deeply regret the comments I made about Mick in the WSJ which were completely out of line,” Richards wrote. “I have of course apologized to him in person.”

In an interview with WSJ Magazine (via the New York Post), Richards said of Jagger — who welcomed an eighth child at age 73 in 2016 — “It’s time for snip. You can’t be a father at that age. Those poor kids!” Jagger is now 74.

Also Read: Rolling Stones Drummer Charlie Watts Says David Bowie ‘Wasn’t This Musical Genius’

This isn’t the first time that Richards has apologized after tearing into his longtime bandmate. After calling Jagger “unbearable” and accusing him of being poorly endowed in his 2010 autobiography “Life,” Richards apologized in 2012, telling Rolling Stone, “As far as the book goes, it was my story and it was very raw, as I meant it to be, but I know that some parts of it and some of the publicity really offended Mick and I regret that.”

I deeply regret the comments I made about Mick in the WSJ which were completely out of line. I have of course apologised to him in person.

– Keith Richards (@officialKeef) February 28, 2018

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Maybe Keith Richards should consider having his vocal cords snipped.

Rolling Stones guitarist Richards has issued an apology after declaring that his bandmate, Stones frontman Mick Jagger, should have a vasectomy.

In a Twitter mea culpa Wednesday, the guitarist said that his comments were “completely out of line.”

Richards also said that he had apologized to Jagger personally.

“I deeply regret the comments I made about Mick in the WSJ which were completely out of line,” Richards wrote. “I have of course apologized to him in person.”

In an interview with WSJ Magazine (via the New York Post), Richards said of Jagger — who welcomed an eighth child at age 73 in 2016 — “It’s time for snip. You can’t be a father at that age. Those poor kids!” Jagger is now 74.

This isn’t the first time that Richards has apologized after tearing into his longtime bandmate. After calling Jagger “unbearable” and accusing him of being poorly endowed in his 2010 autobiography “Life,” Richards apologized in 2012, telling Rolling Stone, “As far as the book goes, it was my story and it was very raw, as I meant it to be, but I know that some parts of it and some of the publicity really offended Mick and I regret that.”

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Rolling Stones Announce Summer Tour Dates: ‘We Haven’t Finished Yet’

The Rolling Stones, who have toured every year since 2012 and whose principals are all in their 70s, have announced another set of concert dates, this one a summer stadium run through the U.K. and Europe.  The 11-date “No Filter” tour launches May 17 in Ireland and is likely to be another set filled with greatest […]

The Rolling Stones, who have toured every year since 2012 and whose principals are all in their 70s, have announced another set of concert dates, this one a summer stadium run through the U.K. and Europe.  The 11-date “No Filter” tour launches May 17 in Ireland and is likely to be another set filled with greatest […]

13 Times ‘The Simpsons’ Predicted the Future (Photos)

“The Simpsons” has an eerie knack for predicting the future, from Donald Trump’s presidency to Nobel Prize Winners. Here are 12 times the long-running comedic series got it right.

Lady Gaga

On the episode “Lisa Goes Gaga,” Lady Gaga is shown suspended by cables flying over the audience at a concert. Well surprise, surprise because at the Super Bowl LI’s halftime show, Gaga descended from the stadium’s roof with suspension cables wearing pretty much the same outfit on her episode.

2016 Nobel Prize Winner

In a 2010 episode, Milhouse predicted that Bengt R. Holmstrom would win the Nobel Prize in Economics and sure enough, in 2016 Holmstrom and Oliver Hart were announced as joint winners of the prize.

Donald Trump Presidency

17 years ago in an episode titled “Bart to the Future” shows Lisa as president after Donald Trump apparently ruined the economy.

Arnold Palmer

On the 28th season premiere, the satirical series made an Arnold Palmer Joke … on the day that golfer Arnold Palmer died.

Homer Simpson tells his wife Marge that he plans to “Arnold Palmer” his pal Lenny.

“Arnold Palmer Lenny?” Marge responds. “You’re going to Arnold Palmer Lenny?”

He was of course referring to the lemonade and iced tea drink mixture — which was named after the golfer.

Siegfried and Roy Tiger Attack

In 1993, an episode titled “$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalised Gambling),” the show imitated a Siegfried and Roy where the magicians got attacked by their trustworthy tiger.

Well, in 2003 Roy was attacked by one of their white tigers during a live performance. He sustained injuries, but lived.

Faulty Voting Machine

During the 2012 elections, a voting machine proved faulty when votes cast for Barack Obama went to Mitt Romney instead.

In a 2008 episode, Homer Simpson went to the voting booths to cast a vote for Obama, but … his vote went to McCain instead.

Higgs Boson

In a 1998 episode, “The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace,” Homer Simpson writes out an equation on a chalkboard which if solved “you get the mass of a Higgs boson that’s only a bit larger than the nano-mass of a Higgs boson actually is,” says Simon Singh, science author.

Horse Meat Scandal

In 1994 an episode titled “Sweet Seymour Skinner’s Baadasssss Song,” the lunch lady was seen reaching into a barrel labeled “assorted horse parts” and putting the meat into the school’s lunch pot.

In 2013, it was reported that traces of horse DNA was found in beef products across the UK.

Guitar Hero

The now basically extinct but once popular video game Guitar Hero was first released in 2005.

But in a 2002 Simpsons episode, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards give Homer a jacket that has “guitar hero” printed on the back of it.

Farmville

The virtual reality game, Farmville, was all the craze in 2009 with people rushing home from work or school to tend to their farm.

In a 1998 episode, “The Simpsons” shows a scene were kids are excited to play in a yard work simulator.

Old Beatles Letters

In Season 2’s episode 18, “Brush With Greatness,” Ringo Starr from the Beatles is shown responding to fan letters while saying: “They took the time to write me, and I don’t care if it takes me another 20 years. I’m going to answer every one of them.”

Well, two women in England received a reply to their fan mail form Sir Paul McCartney 50 years later.

Smart Watches

Sorry Apple, but The Simpsons had smart watches first.

In a 1995 episode, where the show is set in the future, Lisa’s husband is shown speaking to a phone on his wrist.

The first smart watch wasn’t created until 2013.

 

Disney Owns Fox 

Back in 1998, a quick scene in “The Simpsons” showed 20th Century Fox as “a Division of Walt Disney Co.” And late in 2017, Disney was deep in talks to acquire much of the Fox empire, including the film and TV studio.

 

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“The Simpsons” has an eerie knack for predicting the future, from Donald Trump’s presidency to Nobel Prize Winners. Here are 12 times the long-running comedic series got it right.

Lady Gaga

On the episode “Lisa Goes Gaga,” Lady Gaga is shown suspended by cables flying over the audience at a concert. Well surprise, surprise because at the Super Bowl LI’s halftime show, Gaga descended from the stadium’s roof with suspension cables wearing pretty much the same outfit on her episode.

2016 Nobel Prize Winner

In a 2010 episode, Milhouse predicted that Bengt R. Holmstrom would win the Nobel Prize in Economics and sure enough, in 2016 Holmstrom and Oliver Hart were announced as joint winners of the prize.

Donald Trump Presidency

17 years ago in an episode titled “Bart to the Future” shows Lisa as president after Donald Trump apparently ruined the economy.

Arnold Palmer

On the 28th season premiere, the satirical series made an Arnold Palmer Joke … on the day that golfer Arnold Palmer died.

Homer Simpson tells his wife Marge that he plans to “Arnold Palmer” his pal Lenny.

“Arnold Palmer Lenny?” Marge responds. “You’re going to Arnold Palmer Lenny?”

He was of course referring to the lemonade and iced tea drink mixture — which was named after the golfer.

Siegfried and Roy Tiger Attack

In 1993, an episode titled “$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalised Gambling),” the show imitated a Siegfried and Roy where the magicians got attacked by their trustworthy tiger.

Well, in 2003 Roy was attacked by one of their white tigers during a live performance. He sustained injuries, but lived.

Faulty Voting Machine

During the 2012 elections, a voting machine proved faulty when votes cast for Barack Obama went to Mitt Romney instead.

In a 2008 episode, Homer Simpson went to the voting booths to cast a vote for Obama, but … his vote went to McCain instead.

Higgs Boson

In a 1998 episode, “The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace,” Homer Simpson writes out an equation on a chalkboard which if solved “you get the mass of a Higgs boson that’s only a bit larger than the nano-mass of a Higgs boson actually is,” says Simon Singh, science author.

Horse Meat Scandal

In 1994 an episode titled “Sweet Seymour Skinner’s Baadasssss Song,” the lunch lady was seen reaching into a barrel labeled “assorted horse parts” and putting the meat into the school’s lunch pot.

In 2013, it was reported that traces of horse DNA was found in beef products across the UK.

Guitar Hero

The now basically extinct but once popular video game Guitar Hero was first released in 2005.

But in a 2002 Simpsons episode, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards give Homer a jacket that has “guitar hero” printed on the back of it.

Farmville

The virtual reality game, Farmville, was all the craze in 2009 with people rushing home from work or school to tend to their farm.

In a 1998 episode, “The Simpsons” shows a scene were kids are excited to play in a yard work simulator.

Old Beatles Letters

In Season 2’s episode 18, “Brush With Greatness,” Ringo Starr from the Beatles is shown responding to fan letters while saying: “They took the time to write me, and I don’t care if it takes me another 20 years. I’m going to answer every one of them.”

Well, two women in England received a reply to their fan mail form Sir Paul McCartney 50 years later.

Smart Watches

Sorry Apple, but The Simpsons had smart watches first.

In a 1995 episode, where the show is set in the future, Lisa’s husband is shown speaking to a phone on his wrist.

The first smart watch wasn’t created until 2013.

 

Disney Owns Fox 

Back in 1998, a quick scene in “The Simpsons” showed 20th Century Fox as “a Division of Walt Disney Co.” And late in 2017, Disney was deep in talks to acquire much of the Fox empire, including the film and TV studio.

 

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Now We Know What Kind of Car Homer Drives on 'The Simpsons'

'The Simpsons' Addresses Trump Election Prediction in Chalkboard Gag

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'The Simpsons' Renewed Through Historic 30th Season

Album Review: The Rolling Stones’ ‘BBC Sessions’

Back in the 1960s, British broadcasting law required a certain amount of live music to be played on the country’s airwaves, essentially in an effort to prevent musicians from losing work to those dastardly job-stealing things known as records. While this requirement was largely phased out by the early 1970s, as a result there are […]

Back in the 1960s, British broadcasting law required a certain amount of live music to be played on the country’s airwaves, essentially in an effort to prevent musicians from losing work to those dastardly job-stealing things known as records. While this requirement was largely phased out by the early 1970s, as a result there are […]

Oscar Parties 2017: Ultimate Guide to the Hottest Invites in Hollywood (Updating)

Before Jimmy Kimmel reveals whatever he came up with to top Jimmy Fallon’s spectacular “La La Land” opening to the Golden Globes, there are a lot of bottles of chamapagne and Oscar nominee schmoozing to be done. It begins as soon as Oscar final voting closes on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 5 p.m. PT.

But first, let’s talk about who’s not partying: UTA.

The agency that has been surging for the past few years collecting talent from rivals and growing a robust digital business canceled its party. Instead it is holding a public rally on the Friday leading in to Oscar weekend (details below). If it’s a fraction of the scene at Sundance, it should go over big.

Also Read: UTA Cancels Oscar Party to Host Immigration Rally

Getty Images

Within a day of announcing the event with a $250,000 donation to the ACLU and International Rescue Committee for Refugees, the cause has raised an additional $15,000 from industry donors including $10,000 from UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer and wife Marisa personally.

As for boisterous gatherings where we put down our signs and pick up magnums of bubble … read on for The Party Report’s guide to the top Oscar invites for 2017.

Tuesday, Feb. 21
Charles Finch “The Art of Behind the Scenes”
KP Projects Gallery
6 p.m.

Mick Jagger, Rebecca Hall and Jemima Khan at Finch’s dinner at the du Cap during Cannes 2016 (Dave Benett/Getty Images for Finch & Partners)

Charles Finch’s dinners at the Eden Roc during Cannes are a staple on the social calendar. There, it’s Mick Jagger, Paul Allen and Clive Owen mixing with socials.

Here in Los Angeles, it’s a cocktail party to unveil a photo exhibit of iconic “on-set” photography from the golden age of cinema. It includes shots of Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot catching a smoke, and a more modern master with Quentin Tarantino dancing behind camera with Uma Thurman and John Travolta.

The night and exhibit (which remains open until Feb. 26) supports the Ghetto Film School.

Wednesday, Feb. 22
Alfre Woodard and Farfetch’s Oscar’s Sistahs Soirée
Beverly Wilshire
7 p.m.
Alfre Woodard and friends will honor Oscar nominees Ruth Negga, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Naomie Harris, Spirit Award nominee Edwina Findley and NAACP nominee Aja Naomi King (from the long-forgotten coulda-been “Birth of A Nation”.)

“Yes, we should be in contention for every part except the Queen of England!” Woodard says in her invite. “And we have a rollicking good time supporting each other.”

Thursday, Feb. 23
Cadillac
Chateau Marmont
8 p.m.

The scene at Cadillac’s first Oscar party last year (Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Cadilllac)

Get used to seeing the line of CT6’s snaking up to the Chateau. Select nominees may as well leave their cell phone chargers in there as they will be back again a few days later to roll up to the Dolby as the Academy’s official luxury auto partner. Andrew Lipman and Michael Patrick kick off their proverbial sophomore year as the brand’s face to the entertainment community with another much-discussed bash.

Last year’s first outing drew Christoph Waltz, Kelly Rowland, Allison Janney, Joanne Froggatt and a slew of industry power players.

Oscar Wilde Awards at J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot
Bad Robot
6 p.m.

Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, and Trina Vargo at a past Oscar Wilde Awards (Alberto E. RodriguezGetty Images)

The new master of the Star Wars universe emcees this annual event on the roof of their Santa Monica offices. Ruth Negga, Martin Short, Glen Hansard, Zachary Quinto, and and “Outlander” star Caitriona Balfe are amongst the honorees.

“The one thing that ‘Outlander’ and the Oscar Wilde Awards have in common is whiskey,” cracks Trina Vargo, founder of the host U.S.-Ireland Alliance.

Friday, Feb. 24
UTA “United Voices” Rally
UTA HQ: 9336 Civic Center Drive, Beverly Hills (Open to the public)
3 p.m.-5 p.m.

The rally aims to “express the creative community’s growing concern with anti-immigrant sentiment in the United States and its potential chilling effect on the global exchange of ideas and freedom of expression,” UTA says.

The cause is both macro and micro: Academy Award-winning Iranian filmmaker and UTA client Asghar Farhadi, also a nominee this year, decided to forego a way around the Trump administration’s travel ban to make it to the Dolby.

Film is Great
Fig & Olive, West Hollywood
5 p.m.

Sunny Pawar and Dev Patel (Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for TWC – Dimension Films)

British Consul General Chris O’Connor toasts British nominees like Naomie Harris (“Moonlight”), Dev Patel (“Lion”), half-Brit Andrew Garfield (“Hacksaw Ridge”), and composer Micachu, who created the irregular score for “Jackie.”

Brie Larson Hosts Women In Film
Nightingale Plaza
6 p.m.

The WIF President will rattle off a chilling set of statistics about gender inequality in Hollywood, before flipping the script to introduce some exceptions to the rule: outstanding female nominees from on and off camera. This event returns to the La Cienega corridor after several years at Fig & Olive and Hyde on Sunset.

Screen Australia & Australians in Film
Four Seasons in Beverly Hills
6 p.m.

Nicole Kidman and Mel Gibson on Golden Globes weekend at the AACTA awards ( Todd Williamson/Getty Images for AACTA )

It’s not just Nicole Kidman and director nominee Mel Gibson. In a surprise announcement, the majority English-speaking country that all of America loves (except the Republican administration), scored its first foreign language nomination. It’s a love story of indigenous people on a volcanic island in Vanuatu, best known to Hollywood as the site of a former season of “Survivor.”

WME Oscar Party
7:30pm-midnight
Private Residence

Ari Emanuel and Peter Berg (Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Audi)

Saturday, Feb. 25
Spirit Awards
The Beach in Santa Monica (1550 Pacific Coast Highway Lot 1, 90401)
10:30 a.m. cocktails, 2 p.m. show

Nick Kroll and John Mulaney bring their act from Broadway to the Spirit Awards. Josh Welsh’s “no reading off paper” rule for winners translates to a heightened level of festivities, lubricated by daytime drinking.

The result: One of the rare truly fun awards shows of the year, on par with the Golden Globes. Of all the awards bodies, Film Independent has the most “feel-good” vibe with a diverse membership supporting the artist-driven films and the group’s year-round programs which help cultivate filmmakers beyond their marquee events that get press, like this and the L.A. Film Fest.

From the bustling sponsor tents to the bottles of booze on the tables, enjoy Hollywood’s tailgate at the beach.

MPTF’s Night Before Party
Location Withheld

Jeffrey Katzenberg and the MPTF’s A-list huddle raises a ton of cash for the fund’s mission of “taking care of our own.”

“On Oscar night, we celebrate the creative excellence of our industry while the Night Before demonstrates the deep generosity and compassion of our community,” Katzenberg said in an announcement.

Oscar Sunday, February 26

25th Annual Elton John Aids Foundations Academy Awards Viewing Party
West Hollywood Park
4 p.m.

Sir Elton, Charlie Sheen and David Furnish at the 2016 event. (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for EJAF)

Days before the Patriots’ heroic Super Bowl victory, owner Robert Kraft was asked on live TV who ranks as the most famous person in his cell phone. “Elton John,” he blurted without hesitation.

The NFL champion owner is a regular at Sir Elton’s head table on Oscar night, one of the many donors and supporters from film, tv, media, and sports who gather to raise money while cheering on favorites via a dedicated feed of the ABC telecast with its own commercials, cut-ins, and celebrity appearances.

Sir Elton, David Furnish and the EJAF have raised over $350 million over the last 25 years to combat stigma, prevent infections, and provide treatments, and nudge lazy governments to deploy resources to end AIDS.

If you can’t be at the Oscars, this is the place to be. Actually, the Oscars does not come with a Gordon Ramsey-cooked multi-course dinner, a fun ballot contest with glamour prizes, and a performance by St. Paul and the Broken Bones (alums of Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Bonnaroo), so maybe this is even better.

BVLGARI, Neuro Drinks and Diana Jenkins are the sponsors, with co-sponsors Audi, MAC Viva Glam, and StyleHaul.

Governors Ball
Ray Dolby Ballroom

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson (AMPAS)

Beyond Wolfgang Puck’s 24-karat-gold chocolate Oscars, there are multiple things you can put in your mouth only at the Oscars — besides a face full of Halle Berry.

French champagne house Piper-Heidsieck designed a red magnum wrapped in gold celluloid foil emblazoned with the “Oscars” logo that is only served at the Oscars and the Governors Ball. (Nominees got an early taste at the Nominees Luncheon earlier this month.)

For wine without bubbles,the Academy looked to one of its six-time winners: “Godfather” director Francis Ford Coppola.

“What seems logical to me, ” Coppola said, “is that if anyone’s going to provide wine to the Academy, it ought to be the Coppola family.” FFC produced two special  “Director’s Cut” wines with Oscar-specific labels slugged as “Cinema Premiere 89th Edition,” in honor of the 89th edition of the show.

From the cellars of Francis Ford Coppola to the Oscars.

Considering the volatile nature of the business (remember Barkhad Abdi? Bérénice Bejo?), Piper and Francis Ford Coppola are the only two entities guaranteed a return trip to the Oscars next year. Both have multi-year deals with the Academy.

“Manchester by the Sea”/Amazon
Delilah (West Hollywood)

History could be made if Jeff Bezos’s bunch becomes the first streaming service to win the top prize. It would also mark the longest campaign of Oscar season. Whispers of statues for Casey Affleck and the film started before Amazon’s high profile purchase at Sundance 2016.

More to Come…

Details on “La La Land”  and the one event nobody reading this is invited to (Guy Oseary’s bash) to come.

All events are private and by invitation only. Please send invites and updates to the party columnist Mikey Glazer here.

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Before Jimmy Kimmel reveals whatever he came up with to top Jimmy Fallon’s spectacular “La La Land” opening to the Golden Globes, there are a lot of bottles of chamapagne and Oscar nominee schmoozing to be done. It begins as soon as Oscar final voting closes on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 5 p.m. PT.

But first, let’s talk about who’s not partying: UTA.

The agency that has been surging for the past few years collecting talent from rivals and growing a robust digital business canceled its party. Instead it is holding a public rally on the Friday leading in to Oscar weekend (details below). If it’s a fraction of the scene at Sundance, it should go over big.

Getty Images

Within a day of announcing the event with a $250,000 donation to the ACLU and International Rescue Committee for Refugees, the cause has raised an additional $15,000 from industry donors including $10,000 from UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer and wife Marisa personally.

As for boisterous gatherings where we put down our signs and pick up magnums of bubble … read on for The Party Report’s guide to the top Oscar invites for 2017.

Tuesday, Feb. 21
Charles Finch “The Art of Behind the Scenes”
KP Projects Gallery
6 p.m.

Mick Jagger, Rebecca Hall and Jemima Khan at Finch’s dinner at the du Cap during Cannes 2016 (Dave Benett/Getty Images for Finch & Partners)

Charles Finch’s dinners at the Eden Roc during Cannes are a staple on the social calendar. There, it’s Mick Jagger, Paul Allen and Clive Owen mixing with socials.

Here in Los Angeles, it’s a cocktail party to unveil a photo exhibit of iconic “on-set” photography from the golden age of cinema. It includes shots of Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot catching a smoke, and a more modern master with Quentin Tarantino dancing behind camera with Uma Thurman and John Travolta.

The night and exhibit (which remains open until Feb. 26) supports the Ghetto Film School.

Wednesday, Feb. 22
Alfre Woodard and Farfetch’s Oscar’s Sistahs Soirée
Beverly Wilshire
7 p.m.
Alfre Woodard and friends will honor Oscar nominees Ruth Negga, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Naomie Harris, Spirit Award nominee Edwina Findley and NAACP nominee Aja Naomi King (from the long-forgotten coulda-been “Birth of A Nation”.)

“Yes, we should be in contention for every part except the Queen of England!” Woodard says in her invite. “And we have a rollicking good time supporting each other.”

Thursday, Feb. 23
Cadillac
Chateau Marmont
8 p.m.

The scene at Cadillac’s first Oscar party last year (Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Cadilllac)

Get used to seeing the line of CT6’s snaking up to the Chateau. Select nominees may as well leave their cell phone chargers in there as they will be back again a few days later to roll up to the Dolby as the Academy’s official luxury auto partner. Andrew Lipman and Michael Patrick kick off their proverbial sophomore year as the brand’s face to the entertainment community with another much-discussed bash.

Last year’s first outing drew Christoph Waltz, Kelly Rowland, Allison Janney, Joanne Froggatt and a slew of industry power players.

Oscar Wilde Awards at J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot
Bad Robot
6 p.m.

Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, and Trina Vargo at a past Oscar Wilde Awards (Alberto E. RodriguezGetty Images)

The new master of the Star Wars universe emcees this annual event on the roof of their Santa Monica offices. Ruth Negga, Martin Short, Glen Hansard, Zachary Quinto, and and “Outlander” star Caitriona Balfe are amongst the honorees.

“The one thing that ‘Outlander’ and the Oscar Wilde Awards have in common is whiskey,” cracks Trina Vargo, founder of the host U.S.-Ireland Alliance.

Friday, Feb. 24
UTA “United Voices” Rally
UTA HQ: 9336 Civic Center Drive, Beverly Hills (Open to the public)
3 p.m.-5 p.m.

The rally aims to “express the creative community’s growing concern with anti-immigrant sentiment in the United States and its potential chilling effect on the global exchange of ideas and freedom of expression,” UTA says.

The cause is both macro and micro: Academy Award-winning Iranian filmmaker and UTA client Asghar Farhadi, also a nominee this year, decided to forego a way around the Trump administration’s travel ban to make it to the Dolby.

Film is Great
Fig & Olive, West Hollywood
5 p.m.

Sunny Pawar and Dev Patel (Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for TWC – Dimension Films)

British Consul General Chris O’Connor toasts British nominees like Naomie Harris (“Moonlight”), Dev Patel (“Lion”), half-Brit Andrew Garfield (“Hacksaw Ridge”), and composer Micachu, who created the irregular score for “Jackie.”

Brie Larson Hosts Women In Film
Nightingale Plaza
6 p.m.

The WIF President will rattle off a chilling set of statistics about gender inequality in Hollywood, before flipping the script to introduce some exceptions to the rule: outstanding female nominees from on and off camera. This event returns to the La Cienega corridor after several years at Fig & Olive and Hyde on Sunset.

Screen Australia & Australians in Film
Four Seasons in Beverly Hills
6 p.m.

Nicole Kidman and Mel Gibson on Golden Globes weekend at the AACTA awards ( Todd Williamson/Getty Images for AACTA )

It’s not just Nicole Kidman and director nominee Mel Gibson. In a surprise announcement, the majority English-speaking country that all of America loves (except the Republican administration), scored its first foreign language nomination. It’s a love story of indigenous people on a volcanic island in Vanuatu, best known to Hollywood as the site of a former season of “Survivor.”

WME Oscar Party
7:30pm-midnight
Private Residence

Ari Emanuel and Peter Berg (Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Audi)

Saturday, Feb. 25
Spirit Awards
The Beach in Santa Monica (1550 Pacific Coast Highway Lot 1, 90401)
10:30 a.m. cocktails, 2 p.m. show

Nick Kroll and John Mulaney bring their act from Broadway to the Spirit Awards. Josh Welsh’s “no reading off paper” rule for winners translates to a heightened level of festivities, lubricated by daytime drinking.

The result: One of the rare truly fun awards shows of the year, on par with the Golden Globes. Of all the awards bodies, Film Independent has the most “feel-good” vibe with a diverse membership supporting the artist-driven films and the group’s year-round programs which help cultivate filmmakers beyond their marquee events that get press, like this and the L.A. Film Fest.

From the bustling sponsor tents to the bottles of booze on the tables, enjoy Hollywood’s tailgate at the beach.

MPTF’s Night Before Party
Location Withheld

Jeffrey Katzenberg and the MPTF’s A-list huddle raises a ton of cash for the fund’s mission of “taking care of our own.”

“On Oscar night, we celebrate the creative excellence of our industry while the Night Before demonstrates the deep generosity and compassion of our community,” Katzenberg said in an announcement.

Oscar Sunday, February 26

25th Annual Elton John Aids Foundations Academy Awards Viewing Party
West Hollywood Park
4 p.m.

Sir Elton, Charlie Sheen and David Furnish at the 2016 event. (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for EJAF)

Days before the Patriots’ heroic Super Bowl victory, owner Robert Kraft was asked on live TV who ranks as the most famous person in his cell phone. “Elton John,” he blurted without hesitation.

The NFL champion owner is a regular at Sir Elton’s head table on Oscar night, one of the many donors and supporters from film, tv, media, and sports who gather to raise money while cheering on favorites via a dedicated feed of the ABC telecast with its own commercials, cut-ins, and celebrity appearances.

Sir Elton, David Furnish and the EJAF have raised over $350 million over the last 25 years to combat stigma, prevent infections, and provide treatments, and nudge lazy governments to deploy resources to end AIDS.

If you can’t be at the Oscars, this is the place to be. Actually, the Oscars does not come with a Gordon Ramsey-cooked multi-course dinner, a fun ballot contest with glamour prizes, and a performance by St. Paul and the Broken Bones (alums of Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Bonnaroo), so maybe this is even better.

BVLGARI, Neuro Drinks and Diana Jenkins are the sponsors, with co-sponsors Audi, MAC Viva Glam, and StyleHaul.

Governors Ball
Ray Dolby Ballroom

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson (AMPAS)

Beyond Wolfgang Puck’s 24-karat-gold chocolate Oscars, there are multiple things you can put in your mouth only at the Oscars — besides a face full of Halle Berry.

French champagne house Piper-Heidsieck designed a red magnum wrapped in gold celluloid foil emblazoned with the “Oscars” logo that is only served at the Oscars and the Governors Ball. (Nominees got an early taste at the Nominees Luncheon earlier this month.)

For wine without bubbles,the Academy looked to one of its six-time winners: “Godfather” director Francis Ford Coppola.

“What seems logical to me, ” Coppola said, “is that if anyone’s going to provide wine to the Academy, it ought to be the Coppola family.” FFC produced two special  “Director’s Cut” wines with Oscar-specific labels slugged as “Cinema Premiere 89th Edition,” in honor of the 89th edition of the show.

From the cellars of Francis Ford Coppola to the Oscars.

Considering the volatile nature of the business (remember Barkhad Abdi? Bérénice Bejo?), Piper and Francis Ford Coppola are the only two entities guaranteed a return trip to the Oscars next year. Both have multi-year deals with the Academy.

“Manchester by the Sea”/Amazon
Delilah (West Hollywood)

History could be made if Jeff Bezos’s bunch becomes the first streaming service to win the top prize. It would also mark the longest campaign of Oscar season. Whispers of statues for Casey Affleck and the film started before Amazon’s high profile purchase at Sundance 2016.

More to Come…

Details on “La La Land”  and the one event nobody reading this is invited to (Guy Oseary’s bash) to come.

All events are private and by invitation only. Please send invites and updates to the party columnist Mikey Glazer here.

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Mick Jagger Fatherhood News Is ‘Deeply Disturbing,’ Author Tony Parsons Says

Mick Jagger probably shouldn’t expect Tony Parsons to send a present for his newborn son.

“Man and Boy” author and British journalist Parsons hate-tweeted in the Rolling Stones singer’s direction on Thursday, after news broke that Jagger had become a father for the eighth time, at age 73.

Calling the news “disturbing,” Parsons also snarkily insinuated that Jagger is a cradle robber.

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“Deeply disturbing that Mick Jagger, 73, has had a baby with Melanie Hamrick, 29,” Parsons wrote. “How can this possibly work? She’s far too old for him.”

Deeply disturbing that Mick Jagger, 73, has had a baby with Melanie Hamrick, 29. How can this possibly work? She’s far too old for him.

– Tony Parsons (@TonyParsonsUK) December 8, 2016

News broke Thursday that Jagger’s girlfriend, 29-year-old ballet dancer Melanie Hamrick, had given birth to a boy, bringing the “Satisfaction” singer’s offspring count to eight.

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“Melanie Hamrick and Mick Jagger’s son was born today in New York and they are both delighted,” a spokeswoman for Jagger told TheWrap in a statement on Thursday. “Mick was at the hospital for the arrival. Mother and baby are doing well and we request that the media respect their privacy at this time.”

Apparently Parsons didn’t get the same statement.

Jagger, who turned 73 in July, has seven other children, the oldest being daughter Karis Hunt Jagger, age 45. He and his ex-girlfriend Jerry Hall have four children, including son James, who starred in HBO’s short-lived series “Vinyl,” which Jagger executive-produced.

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The singer also has five grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

Jagger and Hamrick have been dating since 2014.

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Mick Jagger probably shouldn’t expect Tony Parsons to send a present for his newborn son.

“Man and Boy” author and British journalist Parsons hate-tweeted in the Rolling Stones singer’s direction on Thursday, after news broke that Jagger had become a father for the eighth time, at age 73.

Calling the news “disturbing,” Parsons also snarkily insinuated that Jagger is a cradle robber.

“Deeply disturbing that Mick Jagger, 73, has had a baby with Melanie Hamrick, 29,” Parsons wrote. “How can this possibly work? She’s far too old for him.”

News broke Thursday that Jagger’s girlfriend, 29-year-old ballet dancer Melanie Hamrick, had given birth to a boy, bringing the “Satisfaction” singer’s offspring count to eight.

“Melanie Hamrick and Mick Jagger’s son was born today in New York and they are both delighted,” a spokeswoman for Jagger told TheWrap in a statement on Thursday. “Mick was at the hospital for the arrival. Mother and baby are doing well and we request that the media respect their privacy at this time.”

Apparently Parsons didn’t get the same statement.

Jagger, who turned 73 in July, has seven other children, the oldest being daughter Karis Hunt Jagger, age 45. He and his ex-girlfriend Jerry Hall have four children, including son James, who starred in HBO’s short-lived series “Vinyl,” which Jagger executive-produced.

The singer also has five grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

Jagger and Hamrick have been dating since 2014.

Related stories from TheWrap:

Rolling Stones Lash Out at Donald Trump (Again) Over Song Use

Rolling Stones Blast Donald Trump for Using 'Start Me Up' in Campaign

Mick Jagger Welcomes 8th Child at Age 73