Discovery Communications President and CEO David Zaslav and wife Pam hosted a star-studded Labor Day party at their East Hampton home last weekend.
At the executive’s annual celebration of summer’s end were Oprah Winfrey, Martha Stewart, Katie Couric, Harvey Weinstein, Joy Behar, Alec and Hilaria Baldwin, Ryan Seacrest, New York Giants Giants co-owner Jon Tisch and wife Lizzie, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Jimmy Buffett, Gayle King, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Sandra Lee, Lorne Michaels, Ron Perelman, Jack Welch, Dan Abrams, Jeff Zucker, Jim Dolan, Senator Chuck Schumer, Representative Nancy Pelosi, CBS President and CEO Les Moonves, Daily News owner Mort Zuckerman, music executive Irving Azoff, David Geffen and Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge.
Also on the red-hot guest list, famous talent agent Michael Ovitz with girlfriend and Jimmy Choo cofounder Tamara Mellon, who designed the retro-chic uniforms for the hostesses of Blade helicopter service, which brought Zaslav’s A-list guests to the Hamptons. Of course, Blade’s cofounder Rob Wiesenthal was also in attendance.
Crooner Harry Connick Jr. entertained guests with New Orleans jazz, and Page Six reports that he inspired guests, including Oprah, to get up and dance. Meanwhile, Oscar-winning director Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind) filmed the festivities with his iPhone.
Now where is that video?
Later, guests spilled out onto the beach in front of Zaslav’s estate for a bonfire and were greeted with a giant shark sand sculpture, part of his celebration of Discovery’s massively successful Shark Week.
Zaslav, who is now famous for his fabulous, star-studded parties, earned the title of America’s highest paid CEO after pulling in a whopping $156.1 million in 2014. That’s $44.2 million more than his runner-up, Michael Fries of Liberty Global. But Discovery’s stock has increased more than 300 percent since Zaslav took the helm in 2007, according to CNN Money, so he’s being well compensated for good work.
Kudos to him for having fun with all that money.