Courteney Cox And Gwyneth Paltrow Are Honored For Cancer Efforts

February 11th, 2009 // 3 Comments

Last night Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were the master of
ceremonies at the 14th Annual Saks Fifth Avenue’s Unforgettable
Evening, which gave a special nod to women’s cancer research activists Courteney Cox and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Both actresses glowed in their white gowns, and were joined by cancer research co-chairs Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw, as well as Jay-Z and Beyonce – who belted out some “Sasha Fierce” tunes for the party. 

But considering the event was supposed to be about, well, cancer,
Gwyneth’s acceptance speech seemed a little odd.  The Oscar-winning
actress likened herself to a “housewife”
and then self-consciously announced (guess she’s been reading the rumors?) that her hubby Chris Martin‘s
absence was due to “being in Japan” for Coldplay business. 

Whoa Gywn, put away the excuse book.  David Arquette couldn’t make it either!

UPDATE: The gallery for this post is now finally working.

Click any image for the full gallery of 75+ photos, featuring Angie Harmon, Lisa Rinna, Harry
Hamlin, Amy Grant, Jennifer Meyer, Lisa Kudrow, Sheryl
Crow, Tom Arnold.


Last night Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were the master of
ceremonies at the 14th Annual Saks Fifth Avenue’s Unforgettable
Evening, which gave a special nod to women’s cancer research activists Courteney Cox and Gwyneth Paltrow. 

Both actresses glowed in their white gowns, and were joined by cancer research co-chairs Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw, as well as Jay-Z and Beyonce – who belted out some “Sasha Fierce” tunes for the party. 

But considering the event was supposed to be about, well, cancer,
Gwyneth’s acceptance speech seemed a little odd.  The Oscar-winning
actress likened herself to a “housewife”
and then self-consciously announced (guess she’s been reading the rumors?) that her hubby Chris Martin‘s
absence was due to “being in Japan” for Coldplay business. 

Whoa Gywn, put away the excuse book.  David Arquette couldn’t make it either!

UPDATE: The gallery for this post is now finally working.

Click any image for the full gallery of 75+ photos, featuring Angie Harmon, Lisa Rinna, Harry
Hamlin, Amy Grant, Jennifer Meyer, Lisa Kudrow, Sheryl
Crow, Tom Arnold.

By Laura Bulchis
asl

  1. CasualEncountersBlog

    When I accept awards I like to self-consciously reference my spouse’s absence too, so I feel like I really understand where duckfaced stickgirl is coming from.

    Did anyone bother to find out if, you know, Chris was actually in Japan. Because that would put a pretty interesting and sexy spin on this whole brouhaha in a Perrier bottle, right.

  2. Martiniman

    I’m no fashionista…but Rita – all you had in the closet was that bridesmaid’s dress from the ’90′s? You usually look bangin’!

  3. Nmquacoz

    eelNUC comment2 ,

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