Sharon Stone Rocks Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Gala
Sharon Stone brought her own herbal refresher to Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday night.
A whiff of weed permeated the room as Lil Wayne performed a medley of his hits on stage. Partygoers were curious where the aroma was coming from, and Stone replied, “I think it’s me.”
And it was.
The “Basic Instinct” legend politely asked guests in his seating area, “Are you okay? Can I smoke?” before lighting her joint and sharing it with a guest next to her.
Beverly Johnson, Lorraine Schwartz, Nancy Davis, Nikki Haskell, Denise Rich, Tamron Hall and Don Lemon were some of the people sitting nearby.
As Hall said in an Instagram Story: “@sharonstone is a whole vibe!”
Meanwhile, MSNBC host Ari Melber was in his own zone, as Swizz Beatz would say. He rapped with conviction as Swizz, Lil Baby and Wayne performed.
“It’s cool to see Lil Wayne!” said the excited reporter.
Stone danced as Wayne sang the lyrics “shawty wanna thug” from his song “Lollipop.” And when she wasn’t dancing and performing, she was working the venue, breaking tables and showing off her own art on her phone.
Kevin Costner kicked off the party in honor of the late Whitney Houston, who died nearly 11 years ago, hours before she was due to attend Davis’ party at the hotel.
“We were both smitten with Whitney the first time we met her,” Costner said of himself and music mogul Davis.
Costner later told Davis he wanted to share “something I’ve never told you before”.
“Maybe this isn’t the place for it, but I don’t want to miss the moment.” And it comes from the heart: None of us, in the end, could protect your beloved Whitney, but your fingerprints on her life are clean my friend,” he said.
Costner described Davis as “a miracle in his life”.
“Thanks for being his bodyguard, Clive…. Everyone in this business has a mom, but not everyone has a Clive,” he said. Costner played with Houston, of course , in the 1992 film, “The Bodyguard”.
Davis replied when he took the stage, “That was just, wow, for me, Kevin. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
Jennifer Hudson then paid tribute to Houston by performing her song “Greatest Love of All”.
“We love you Whitney,” she said.
Other performers included: Måneskin, Frankie Valli, Lizzo, Sheryl Crow, Christine McVie, Elvis Costello and the Imposters with Juanes, Lauren Daigle and Latto, who had Joni Mitchell dancing to her feet as she performed the song “Big energy”.
“MJ: The Musical” star Myles Frost closed the show by walking the moon on stage.
Cardi B presented her Atlantic bosses Julie Greenwald and Craig Kallman with the Industry Icons Award.
The rapper thanked executives for “taking me under their wing” when “other labels were putting me down and not giving me what I thought I deserved.” But, “Atlantic was there to respect me, my vision and my career,” she said.
Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Lil Nas X, Paris Hilton, Olivia Rodrigo, Anitta, Janelle Monae, Gayle King, Busta Rhymes, Miranda Lambert, Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox were some of the famous faces in the room. Davis regulars Nancy Pelosi and her husband Paul were also among the 1,200 guests in attendance.