Kobe Bryant accessorizes with crutches at ‘An Unforgettable Evening’

Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, attend the EIF Women's Cancer Research Fund's 16th annual "An Unforgettable Evening," presented by Saks Fifth Avenue.
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Kobe Bryant looked dapper in his tux Thursday night at “An Unforgettable Evening” in L.A. He had to accessorize with crutches, thanks to the torn Achilles that knocked him out of the NBA playoffs, but he seemed to take it in stride as he posed with wife Vanessa. Chelsea Handler, Bruno Mars, Kylie Minogue, Kate Capshaw, Rita Wilson and Carolina Herrera all worked on the gala, sponsored by Saks to benefit the Women’s Cancer Research Fund, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation. Other attendees included Angie Harmon, Julianne Hough, Lisa Kudrow, Amber Valleta, Kelly Lynch and Katherine Castro. [Society News L.A.]

Just like many of the rest of us, Sofia Vergara hates to exercise. But, after a bout with thyroid cancer in her 20s, she has made herself work out three times a week to help stay healthy. She tells the New York Times, “I think it’s important to accept that [exercise] is part of modern life – that it’s been proven that it helps you with everything.... If there are women out there like me who don’t love it, you have to make a conscious decision to do it if you want to age well and live longer. [NYT]

Katy Perry released a photo of her next fragrance -- her third -- on Twitter. The bottle looks like a scepter with a cat sitting on top. No idea yet what it smells like, or what the name is. [The Cut]

Dame Vivienne Westwood is to design new flight crew uniforms for Virgin Atlantic. [Los Angeles Times]Tommy and Dee Hilifiger announced that they plan to donate 100% of the proceeds from the sale of 4,000 handbags from her Deesign line to Autism Speaks. The bags are available on Autism Speaks’ website, and they are on special for Mother’s Day for $88 through May 12. [WWD]


The American Society of Magazine Editors bestowed the National Magazine Awards on Thursday, with Vogue winning best in its class and W winning for feature photography. GQ won in the reporting category for a piece by Chris Heath on an animal massacre in Zanesville, Ohio. [Racked]


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