Inside ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Horrifying Season 2 Premiere (Non-Spoiler)

Note: This Party Report does not contain any spoilers of “The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 2. If you haven’t yet seen season one, beware.

When we last saw Elisabeth Moss’ Offred in the final shot of “The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 1, she was loading herself into a prisoner transport van, as the opening riffs of Tom Petty’s “American Girl” swelled and the door slammed shut.

Also Read: ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Director Reed Morano in Talks for Anne Frank Drama ‘Keeper of the Diary’ (Exclusive)

Since that season finale last June, the show, its stars and producers have won eight Emmys (beating Netflix and Amazon to the finish line as the first streaming service to win the top prize, “Drama Series”), two Golden Globes, three Critics Choice awards, guild awards from the DGA, PGA and WGA, and AFI recognition as one of the 10 creative achievements of 2017.

Also Read: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Star Madeline Brewer Tells Us Janine Pretends Gilead ‘Isn’t So F–ed Up’ (Exclusive Video)

In pop culture, the Handmaids’ cranberry robes and white wings surged up the Halloween costume charts.

Returning as a transcendent cultural phenomenon, Hulu’s flagship series delivered a proportionately muscular Hollywood Boulevard premiere and after party the Chateau Marmont on Thursday night. Despite the celebratory mood and, without spoiling the story to come, be assured that the content on screen is horrifying and gets there quickly. At least star and producer Elisabeth Moss warmed up the crowd with a moment of levity and song at the start.

Ever Carradine, who plays Naomi, fronts a row of live model stand-in “Handmaids.” (Getty Images)

More on that and six more moments seen and heard at the “Handmaid’s” bash.

Also Read: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Stars Samira Wiley and Madeline Brewer Portraits (Exclusive Photos)

Hulu: 2 – Netflix/Amazon: 0

Hulu beat its streaming rivals to the Emmy podium for the Best Drama series prize, and now it beats them on the party circuit.

“Handmaids” took over the TCL Chinese Theatre, the first streaming service to step into feature film’s splashiest premiere footprint. It’s a rarity for any TV show to spend this big. HBO previously rented out the block for a “Game of Thrones” season premiere and also to introduce “Big Little Lies.” Hulu means business.

SVP, Head of Content at Hulu Craig Erwich, CCO of Hulu Joel Stillerman, Head of Originals at Hulu Beatrice Springborn, Lindsay Sloan, Exec VP of production & development, MGM, Steve Stark, president of TV production, MGM, Warren Littlefield, CEO of Hulu Randy Freer (Getty Images)

The popular music that runs through the show is not the only “hit”

Craig Erwich, Hulu’s SVP and Head of Content, was the first to welcome the crowd inside the Chinese Theatre.

“There is nothing more dreaded in the music business than the sophomore album,” Erwich said. “I can tell you, there is no sophomore slump. Season 2 is a virtual Greatest Hits album.”

He went on to introduce the cast, using their first names only.  The one missing star was Yvonne Strahovski, who plays villainous house mother Serena Waterford.

Also Read: Elisabeth Moss to Reteam With Alex Ross Perry for Punk Drama ‘Her Smell’

Cameras just stopped rolling…

“We just finished a week and a half ago,” Zoe White, one of the cinematographers told The Party Report on the way in. “We’re all still under-slept and exhausted and excited. It’s all still very fresh.”

But, hold on for a big finish

There are some big and iconic set pieces in the premiere, but they have a grand finish planned, as well.

“I saw episode 13 (the finale) rough cut last night,” cinematographer Colin Watkinson the Party Report. “It looks really good. I’m really proud of it. We’ve got a great end sequence. It’s going to come together very beautifully. As the cinematographer, I’m very happy about it.”

“Are we excited to show it to you?” Warren Littlefield asked rhetorically. “I think we’re kind of wetting our pants.” (Getty Images)

“Resist” signs and fan chants

With half of Hollywood Boulevard shut down, traffic crawled east past the premiere. In addition to fans lining the street and a few hundred diehards staged by the entrance holding “Resist” signs, one guy in an SUV drove by yelling “Under his eye! Blessed be the fruit!” loud enough to get attention from the carpet.

Tia Mowry and O-T Fagbenle at the Chateau after party, spun by industry favorite Michelle Pesce. (Getty Images)

Shooting in Canada may be cold, but it’s not #MAGA-era America

Executive Producer Warren Littlefield is a busy guy on Emmy night. He runs “Handmaids” and “Fargo,” both MGM TV shows.

When he was shooting “Fargo” Season 3 and “Handmaid’s” Season 1 around the same time, he lived in Canada for 10 months straight.

“(It’s) a land of great leadership, a land of healthcare for all, and has an immigration policy that embraces the world — not a bad place, Canada,” Littlefield said. “I have deep respect and admiration for Canada.”

“It almost felt like we were camping outside of the trenches and in safety in some kind of weird way,” cinematographer White added.

Also Read: Elisabeth Moss to Star in New Line’s ‘The Kitchen’ Alongside Tiffany Haddish

Elisabeth Moss warned the crowd to hold on

Moss, the star and producer of the series, stepped forward to command the microphone at the end of the introductions. Instead of an awards show style speech, she deflected attention to showrunner Bruce Miller’s 19-year-old son Duncan on his birthday. She led the theater in singing “Happy Birthday,” and then warned the crowd:

“That was the last bit of joy you’ll get for this evening, so enjoy.”

The first two episodes of “The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 2 debut on Hulu on Wednesday, April 25,  followed by weekly episode premieres thereafter.

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2 Trailer: Her Name Is June and She’s Free, Thank You Very Much (Video)

Note: This Party Report does not contain any spoilers of “The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 2. If you haven’t yet seen season one, beware.

When we last saw Elisabeth Moss’ Offred in the final shot of “The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 1, she was loading herself into a prisoner transport van, as the opening riffs of Tom Petty’s “American Girl” swelled and the door slammed shut.

Since that season finale last June, the show, its stars and producers have won eight Emmys (beating Netflix and Amazon to the finish line as the first streaming service to win the top prize, “Drama Series”), two Golden Globes, three Critics Choice awards, guild awards from the DGA, PGA and WGA, and AFI recognition as one of the 10 creative achievements of 2017.

In pop culture, the Handmaids’ cranberry robes and white wings surged up the Halloween costume charts.

Returning as a transcendent cultural phenomenon, Hulu’s flagship series delivered a proportionately muscular Hollywood Boulevard premiere and after party the Chateau Marmont on Thursday night. Despite the celebratory mood and, without spoiling the story to come, be assured that the content on screen is horrifying and gets there quickly. At least star and producer Elisabeth Moss warmed up the crowd with a moment of levity and song at the start.

Ever Carradine, who plays Naomi, fronts a row of live model stand-in “Handmaids.” (Getty Images)

More on that and six more moments seen and heard at the “Handmaid’s” bash.

Hulu: 2 – Netflix/Amazon: 0

Hulu beat its streaming rivals to the Emmy podium for the Best Drama series prize, and now it beats them on the party circuit.

“Handmaids” took over the TCL Chinese Theatre, the first streaming service to step into feature film’s splashiest premiere footprint. It’s a rarity for any TV show to spend this big. HBO previously rented out the block for a “Game of Thrones” season premiere and also to introduce “Big Little Lies.” Hulu means business.

SVP, Head of Content at Hulu Craig Erwich, CCO of Hulu Joel Stillerman, Head of Originals at Hulu Beatrice Springborn, Lindsay Sloan, Exec VP of production & development, MGM, Steve Stark, president of TV production, MGM, Warren Littlefield, CEO of Hulu Randy Freer (Getty Images)

The popular music that runs through the show is not the only “hit”

Craig Erwich, Hulu’s SVP and Head of Content, was the first to welcome the crowd inside the Chinese Theatre.

“There is nothing more dreaded in the music business than the sophomore album,” Erwich said. “I can tell you, there is no sophomore slump. Season 2 is a virtual Greatest Hits album.”

He went on to introduce the cast, using their first names only.  The one missing star was Yvonne Strahovski, who plays villainous house mother Serena Waterford.

Cameras just stopped rolling…

“We just finished a week and a half ago,” Zoe White, one of the cinematographers told The Party Report on the way in. “We’re all still under-slept and exhausted and excited. It’s all still very fresh.”

But, hold on for a big finish

There are some big and iconic set pieces in the premiere, but they have a grand finish planned, as well.

“I saw episode 13 (the finale) rough cut last night,” cinematographer Colin Watkinson the Party Report. “It looks really good. I’m really proud of it. We’ve got a great end sequence. It’s going to come together very beautifully. As the cinematographer, I’m very happy about it.”

“Are we excited to show it to you?” Warren Littlefield asked rhetorically. “I think we’re kind of wetting our pants.” (Getty Images)

“Resist” signs and fan chants

With half of Hollywood Boulevard shut down, traffic crawled east past the premiere. In addition to fans lining the street and a few hundred diehards staged by the entrance holding “Resist” signs, one guy in an SUV drove by yelling “Under his eye! Blessed be the fruit!” loud enough to get attention from the carpet.

Tia Mowry and O-T Fagbenle at the Chateau after party, spun by industry favorite Michelle Pesce. (Getty Images)

Shooting in Canada may be cold, but it’s not #MAGA-era America

Executive Producer Warren Littlefield is a busy guy on Emmy night. He runs “Handmaids” and “Fargo,” both MGM TV shows.

When he was shooting “Fargo” Season 3 and “Handmaid’s” Season 1 around the same time, he lived in Canada for 10 months straight.

“(It’s) a land of great leadership, a land of healthcare for all, and has an immigration policy that embraces the world — not a bad place, Canada,” Littlefield said. “I have deep respect and admiration for Canada.”

“It almost felt like we were camping outside of the trenches and in safety in some kind of weird way,” cinematographer White added.

Elisabeth Moss warned the crowd to hold on

Moss, the star and producer of the series, stepped forward to command the microphone at the end of the introductions. Instead of an awards show style speech, she deflected attention to showrunner Bruce Miller’s 19-year-old son Duncan on his birthday. She led the theater in singing “Happy Birthday,” and then warned the crowd:

“That was the last bit of joy you’ll get for this evening, so enjoy.”

The first two episodes of “The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 2 debut on Hulu on Wednesday, April 25,  followed by weekly episode premieres thereafter.

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Coachella 2018 Party Report: Darren Criss, Leo DiCaprio and Rihanna Bring Heat to the Desert (Photos)

This is so Andrew Cunanan. Darren Criss snaps a selfie at Republic Records and Dream Hotel’s party at a floating estate on Saturday afternoon.

This is so Andrew Cunanan. Darren Criss snaps a selfie at Republic Records and Dream Hotel’s party at a floating estate on Saturday afternoon.

On Saturday night, Neon Carnival returned with a new location but the same big star power. Chance the Rapper and Jhene Aiko caught up, while annual fixture Leo DiCaprio modified his disguise this year with some 3D glasses.

Rihanna touted her FentyXPuma summer collection at a Saturday afternoon party.

Back at Neon, Detroit Piston Blake Griffin was dressed for Halloween on the third day of his summer off season. On the right, the ageless Jamie Foxx protected his singing voice from the desert dust.

Rita Ora turned up at the Abolut Openhouse to perform her appropriately titled new single, “Proud”. Absolut’s space is an all-inclusive space, open to everybody, and aims to promote acceptance and inclusion. Ora’s been on a tear, performing with Kygo on Friday night after flying in from an event in Germany the night before.

Also Read: Hollywood Hits Coachella 2018 (Updating Photos)

Republic and Dream had the craziest location for their event. This Zenyara estate has a VIP table surrounded by a lake – the best way to prevent table vultures. That helicopter reportedly belongs to the estate’s owner who performed a “fly over.”

We expect to see up-and-comer Kiana Lede on that Coachella poster next year. Here, she poses with Republic CEO Monte Lipman.

Also Read: Party Report: Kiana Ledé Slays Soho House (Photos)

Kash Doll entertained Republic’s guests.

EJ Johnson and Amber Rose illuminated the fashion scene at Neon, where Levi’s and Don Julio returned as the main sponsors for the bash that went until 4 a.m. Sunday morning.

Neon had a new location at the HITS Desert Horse Park, but largely looked the same as in year’s past – 8,000 celebs, social media stars, Hollywood gatekeepers, and other levers of the celebrity industrial complex getting loose after Beyonce finished.

French Montana (left) has no fear. He was out at Neon even though he had a key slot in the Sahara tent still to come on Sunday night.  On the right, Chainsmoker Drew Taggart, who said he was just in town to hang out and wasnt working at all this weekend.

A$AP Rocky was one of many hip hop artists to perform on the first day of #REVOLVEFestival, one of the largest and most fashion-packed daytime soirees.

Chef Adam Perry Lang is smart. Before opening his Hollywood steakhouse APL next month, he brought his messy BBQ to cater Interscope’s Saturday afternoon cookout. He also made an organic partnership with Kleenex, for those who are not inclined to finger-lick barbecue sauce.

See more from the scene at Coachella by clicking here:

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This is so Andrew Cunanan. Darren Criss snaps a selfie at Republic Records and Dream Hotel’s party at a floating estate on Saturday afternoon.

This is so Andrew Cunanan. Darren Criss snaps a selfie at Republic Records and Dream Hotel’s party at a floating estate on Saturday afternoon.

On Saturday night, Neon Carnival returned with a new location but the same big star power. Chance the Rapper and Jhene Aiko caught up, while annual fixture Leo DiCaprio modified his disguise this year with some 3D glasses.

Rihanna touted her FentyXPuma summer collection at a Saturday afternoon party.

Back at Neon, Detroit Piston Blake Griffin was dressed for Halloween on the third day of his summer off season. On the right, the ageless Jamie Foxx protected his singing voice from the desert dust.

Rita Ora turned up at the Abolut Openhouse to perform her appropriately titled new single, “Proud”. Absolut’s space is an all-inclusive space, open to everybody, and aims to promote acceptance and inclusion. Ora’s been on a tear, performing with Kygo on Friday night after flying in from an event in Germany the night before.

Republic and Dream had the craziest location for their event. This Zenyara estate has a VIP table surrounded by a lake – the best way to prevent table vultures. That helicopter reportedly belongs to the estate’s owner who performed a “fly over.”

We expect to see up-and-comer Kiana Lede on that Coachella poster next year. Here, she poses with Republic CEO Monte Lipman.

Kash Doll entertained Republic’s guests.

EJ Johnson and Amber Rose illuminated the fashion scene at Neon, where Levi’s and Don Julio returned as the main sponsors for the bash that went until 4 a.m. Sunday morning.

Neon had a new location at the HITS Desert Horse Park, but largely looked the same as in year’s past – 8,000 celebs, social media stars, Hollywood gatekeepers, and other levers of the celebrity industrial complex getting loose after Beyonce finished.

French Montana (left) has no fear. He was out at Neon even though he had a key slot in the Sahara tent still to come on Sunday night.  On the right, Chainsmoker Drew Taggart, who said he was just in town to hang out and wasnt working at all this weekend.

A$AP Rocky was one of many hip hop artists to perform on the first day of #REVOLVEFestival, one of the largest and most fashion-packed daytime soirees.

Chef Adam Perry Lang is smart. Before opening his Hollywood steakhouse APL next month, he brought his messy BBQ to cater Interscope’s Saturday afternoon cookout. He also made an organic partnership with Kleenex, for those who are not inclined to finger-lick barbecue sauce.

See more from the scene at Coachella by clicking here:

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Jamie Foxx turned up as a surprise guest to sing “Sexual Healing” with Kygo at Coachella.

A giant Lifesavers-colored tower that people can enter and climb is the centerpiece art this year.

Rachel Zoe hosted a packed bash in Palm Springs at the ZOEasis: Whitney Port, Olivia Culpo, Paris Hilton, Victoria Justice, Sara Foster and Erin Foster flank the host.

“The Walmart Yodeling Kid” (Mason Ramsey) caused a mini-stampede of people running in to the Sahara tent to see him perform with Whethan (in blue). Whethan is only 18 himself.

Jessie Ware and Randy Jackson led industry chats at the MoviePass x iHeartRadio Festival Chateau.

For months, Chance the Rapper had been rumored to be a 2018 headliner. Instead, he turned up to perform with Super Duper Kyle on the main stage.

He also gave new meaning to the term “crowd surfing”.

Later in the night, Kygo brought “rain” to the desert with his background visuals. Rita Ora appeared to sing Selena Gomez’s part on “It Ain’t Me.”

L.A. couple Natalie Kanooni and Omid Jalali got engaged in front of the famed ferris wheel on the opening day.

Edoardo Tresoldi’s ETHEREA installation  looks like a hologram, but isn’t. The Italian artist’s “translucent, ghostly works” took on a

Goldenvoice debuted a revamed, expanded, and relocated “Sahara Tent”. Rotating the famed dance tent to “landscape mode” and adding panoramic visuals alleviated all of the tent’s prior overcrowding pain points. People could actually dance with their friends. Bravo!

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Jamie Foxx turned up as a surprise guest to sing “Sexual Healing” with Kygo at Coachella.

A giant Lifesavers-colored tower that people can enter and climb is the centerpiece art this year.

Rachel Zoe hosted a packed bash in Palm Springs at the ZOEasis: Whitney Port, Olivia Culpo, Paris Hilton, Victoria Justice, Sara Foster and Erin Foster flank the host.

“The Walmart Yodeling Kid” (Mason Ramsey) caused a mini-stampede of people running in to the Sahara tent to see him perform with Whethan (in blue). Whethan is only 18 himself.

Jessie Ware and Randy Jackson led industry chats at the MoviePass x iHeartRadio Festival Chateau.

For months, Chance the Rapper had been rumored to be a 2018 headliner. Instead, he turned up to perform with Super Duper Kyle on the main stage.

He also gave new meaning to the term “crowd surfing”.

Later in the night, Kygo brought “rain” to the desert with his background visuals. Rita Ora appeared to sing Selena Gomez’s part on “It Ain’t Me.”

L.A. couple Natalie Kanooni and Omid Jalali got engaged in front of the famed ferris wheel on the opening day.

Edoardo Tresoldi’s ETHEREA installation  looks like a hologram, but isn’t. The Italian artist’s “translucent, ghostly works” took on a

Goldenvoice debuted a revamed, expanded, and relocated “Sahara Tent”. Rotating the famed dance tent to “landscape mode” and adding panoramic visuals alleviated all of the tent’s prior overcrowding pain points. People could actually dance with their friends. Bravo!

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Party Report: Paris Jackson’s Birthday, Miley Cyrus and Mayor Garcetti, Reigning Oscar Winners Convene (Photos)

Michael’s offspring gathers Oscar winners, star showrunners, and the other Paris around cake. Plus: Martin Garrix toasts a new doc and Miley Cyrus gets down with the “Instagram Mayor.”

 

The reigning best actors in the industry, Best Supporting Oscar winner Sam Rockwell (left) and Best Actor winner Gary Oldman (right) were joined by Elisa Pugliese and Keegan-Michael Key at Paul Smith’s dinner tribute to the “Darkest Hour” star at the Chateau Marmont on Tuesday night (Apr. 10).

Miley Cyrus was the guest of honor at the 30th anniversary gala for “My Friend’s Place” on Saturday night (April 7), a Hollywood-based shelter helping homeless youth. Backstage she posed with Jack Black and Mayor Eric Garcetti.

The night before, Paris Jackson’s 20th birthday party at Hyde Sunset showed that the fashion model has clout. Guests included (from left), Evan Ross, Lee Daniels, Tom Hamilton, and DJ Caroline D’Amore, who gave the birthday girl a lift.

Paris subscribes to the superstition that you should smear your name before you cut the cake.

For Ross (2nd from left with wife Ashlee Simpson), this is a multi-generational friendship. Mom Diana Ross and Michael Jackson were close friends and collaborators.

Sibling Goals: Prince Michael and Paris.

The Hilton parents, Rick and Kathy, added an “en loco parentis” note of gravitas to the festivities.

Frankie Delgado, the “Hills” era nightclub maven, is still a fixture on the scene.

Remember when this Paris was the it-girl in Hollywood? The two Parisians posted this shot on social media.

The elder Paris is now fully entrenched in the electronic music world. In addition to routinely attending EDC and spinning around the world, she turned at director Bert Marcus’ premiere of “What We Started” during the recent Miami Music Week. The doc charts the evolution of dance music culture via youngster Martin Garrix and rave originator Carl Cox (right).

Unlike Hollywood actors who arrive for the red carpet and intros and then disappear until the after party, Garrix sat through Lincoln Road screening.

Afrojack worked in a visit with director Bert Marcus two nights before he played the Ultra Main Stage. The film arrives on Netflix this June.

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Michael’s offspring gathers Oscar winners, star showrunners, and the other Paris around cake. Plus: Martin Garrix toasts a new doc and Miley Cyrus gets down with the “Instagram Mayor.”

 

The reigning best actors in the industry, Best Supporting Oscar winner Sam Rockwell (left) and Best Actor winner Gary Oldman (right) were joined by Elisa Pugliese and Keegan-Michael Key at Paul Smith’s dinner tribute to the “Darkest Hour” star at the Chateau Marmont on Tuesday night (Apr. 10).

Miley Cyrus was the guest of honor at the 30th anniversary gala for “My Friend’s Place” on Saturday night (April 7), a Hollywood-based shelter helping homeless youth. Backstage she posed with Jack Black and Mayor Eric Garcetti.

The night before, Paris Jackson’s 20th birthday party at Hyde Sunset showed that the fashion model has clout. Guests included (from left), Evan Ross, Lee Daniels, Tom Hamilton, and DJ Caroline D’Amore, who gave the birthday girl a lift.

Paris subscribes to the superstition that you should smear your name before you cut the cake.

For Ross (2nd from left with wife Ashlee Simpson), this is a multi-generational friendship. Mom Diana Ross and Michael Jackson were close friends and collaborators.

Sibling Goals: Prince Michael and Paris.

The Hilton parents, Rick and Kathy, added an “en loco parentis” note of gravitas to the festivities.

Frankie Delgado, the “Hills” era nightclub maven, is still a fixture on the scene.

Remember when this Paris was the it-girl in Hollywood? The two Parisians posted this shot on social media.

The elder Paris is now fully entrenched in the electronic music world. In addition to routinely attending EDC and spinning around the world, she turned at director Bert Marcus’ premiere of “What We Started” during the recent Miami Music Week. The doc charts the evolution of dance music culture via youngster Martin Garrix and rave originator Carl Cox (right).

Unlike Hollywood actors who arrive for the red carpet and intros and then disappear until the after party, Garrix sat through Lincoln Road screening.

Afrojack worked in a visit with director Bert Marcus two nights before he played the Ultra Main Stage. The film arrives on Netflix this June.

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Party Report: John Legend ‘Swipes Right’ by Shooting Music Video on a Smartphone (Video)

Just days after ascending to TV heaven in an elaborately staged-performance of “Jesus Christ Superstar Live,” John Legend is back on earth making content just like “Ordinary People” … on a cellphone.

John Legend Inception: He watches himself on screen during the video reveal event at Neuehouse on Thursday night, April 5. (Mikey Glazer)

Also Read: Ratings: ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live’ Blesses 9.6 Million Viewers

The Oscar winner shot the music video for his new single “A Good Night” entirely on a cell phone.

Partnering with Google and it’s flagship Pixel 2 phone, the video tells the story of a “cute-meet” in a club where both people have an inkling that this could be “the one.”

Legend, Rob English (Chief Creative Director for Friends at Work) and Mishka Kornai (John Sciulli/Getty Images for Google)

“The song evoked ‘Rock With You’ from Michael Jackson, that kind of feel good party song,” Legend told an intimate crowd of 50 industry types atop Neuehouse in Hollywood on Thursday night.

“Eventually we stumbled on the idea of doing a song about meeting your future soulmate in that moment. We thought it was a cool concept to talk about ‘Hey, I think I just met my wife’ in a song.”

Legend and team revealed the song and video a few hours before their worldwide release.

Happy hour with Legend and Google (John Sciulli/Getty Images for Google)

“We were fascinated by the idea of using a smartphone to film a big budget music video,” Legend said. “A video that brings the smartphone dating experience to life.”

As LVE wine circulated (which Legend had in hand and touted by name), the Party Report spotted the creative ensemble behind the production, Rob English and Mishka Kornai, as well as producer Mike Jackson (“La La Land”).  Jackson has a touch for debuts amongst intimate Hollywood crowds.

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Shooting on set with a phone (Google)

Amongst the cheery mood on a chilly night, reps from Google were visiting southern California just days after the deadly shooting at subsidiary company YouTube’s headquarters. They addressed the tragedy.

“Given the events at YouTube this week, I want to take a minute to say that our thoughts are with our extended family there,” Emily Clarke, Communications Manger for Pixel, said while making introductions. “We’re really thankful for how the community has come together and helped us respond and heal to that.”

(John Sciulli/Getty Images for Google)

“There’s a lot going on in the world right now,” Legend added, when he fielded questions from guests. “Sometimes it’s nice to just have music that makes you feel good.”

Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen are social media extroverts, a power couple who are known for candid and timely posts. There’s no social media “team” ginning up content behind the curtain.

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Accordingly, it was refreshing to see the singer, actor, executive producer and dad forge a genuine and authentic brand partnership that fits organically with the content he’s pushing.

Legend adds to his tally of creative titles with “A Good Night’s” twist ending.

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Just days after ascending to TV heaven in an elaborately staged-performance of “Jesus Christ Superstar Live,” John Legend is back on earth making content just like “Ordinary People” … on a cellphone.

John Legend Inception: He watches himself on screen during the video reveal event at Neuehouse on Thursday night, April 5. (Mikey Glazer)

The Oscar winner shot the music video for his new single “A Good Night” entirely on a cell phone.

Partnering with Google and it’s flagship Pixel 2 phone, the video tells the story of a “cute-meet” in a club where both people have an inkling that this could be “the one.”

Legend, Rob English (Chief Creative Director for Friends at Work) and Mishka Kornai (John Sciulli/Getty Images for Google)

“The song evoked ‘Rock With You’ from Michael Jackson, that kind of feel good party song,” Legend told an intimate crowd of 50 industry types atop Neuehouse in Hollywood on Thursday night.

“Eventually we stumbled on the idea of doing a song about meeting your future soulmate in that moment. We thought it was a cool concept to talk about ‘Hey, I think I just met my wife’ in a song.”

Legend and team revealed the song and video a few hours before their worldwide release.

Happy hour with Legend and Google (John Sciulli/Getty Images for Google)

“We were fascinated by the idea of using a smartphone to film a big budget music video,” Legend said. “A video that brings the smartphone dating experience to life.”

As LVE wine circulated (which Legend had in hand and touted by name), the Party Report spotted the creative ensemble behind the production, Rob English and Mishka Kornai, as well as producer Mike Jackson (“La La Land”).  Jackson has a touch for debuts amongst intimate Hollywood crowds.

Shooting on set with a phone (Google)

Amongst the cheery mood on a chilly night, reps from Google were visiting southern California just days after the deadly shooting at subsidiary company YouTube’s headquarters. They addressed the tragedy.

“Given the events at YouTube this week, I want to take a minute to say that our thoughts are with our extended family there,” Emily Clarke, Communications Manger for Pixel, said while making introductions. “We’re really thankful for how the community has come together and helped us respond and heal to that.”

(John Sciulli/Getty Images for Google)

“There’s a lot going on in the world right now,” Legend added, when he fielded questions from guests. “Sometimes it’s nice to just have music that makes you feel good.”

Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen are social media extroverts, a power couple who are known for candid and timely posts. There’s no social media “team” ginning up content behind the curtain.

Accordingly, it was refreshing to see the singer, actor, executive producer and dad forge a genuine and authentic brand partnership that fits organically with the content he’s pushing.

Legend adds to his tally of creative titles with “A Good Night’s” twist ending.

Watch the full video above to see how the new “Black Jesus” can liven up a wedding.

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Coachella 2018 Unofficial Side Parties: Top Private Invites Floating Around Hollywood

(Please note: This preview focuses on private invite-only events aimed at an industry audience. There are many ticketed events open to the general public, some of those even have performers from the festival. If you can buy a ticket to it, it’s not here. For clarity, there are no “Coachella Parties” other than Goldenvoice’s festival at the Empire Polo Grounds. All other events are unofficial side parties not affiliated with or endorsed by the festival.)

Beyonce is the undisputed queen of the Coachella scene this year, but as the fashion and famous faces around the Empire Polo Club have become as socially relevant as the musicians on the poster, so have the side parties.

Also Read: Beyonce Shuts Down a Beer Named After Her

For the seventh April in a row since producer Goldenvoice expanded the festival to two weekends, the L.A. invasion takes place on the first weekend, April 13-15.

Big money is fueling idyllic pool and desert parties, each engineered to double as a brand-friendly photography vignette tailored for optimal social media output.

If you’re reading beyond this point, it’s likely you are trying to secure access for yourself, a client, prospective client, or a friend “who was on Season 12 of the ‘Bachelor,’ is really hot, and has 10,000 Instagram followers.”

Since any decent event sponsorship package should include a guestlist, I’m including the names of sponsors to help out your hustle. That may be the best way “in.”

Without further ado, here’s The Party Report’s preview of the guest lists and invitations that are giving Hollywood social status anxiety.

Also Read: Coachella 2018 Lineup: 15 Surprises and Snubs

Riz Ahmed with Jeremy Scott (center) at the fashion designer’s Saturday night party last year (Getty Images)

*Most Good Clean Fun*
The Cobrasnake’s “Party Hike”
Official Title: ASICS x Cobra Fitness Club
Friday, April 13, 8.a.m – 12 p.m.
Ingleside Inn

Logline: The Cobrasnake is a legendary party photographer of the new millennium. In recent years, he’s taken the same road as pal Steve Aoki and immersed himself in fitness. Translating the spirit and energy of nightlife to a more wholesome morning sweat, one of their famous “party hikes” will go from the Ingleside Inn to Tahquitz Canyon and finish at the Ingleside Inn Pool.

Lace up, kids.

Republic Records and Dream Hotels Present the Estate
Sat. April 14, Daytime

Republic’s Wendy Goldstein, Hailee Steinfeld, a guest and Monte Lipman (Getty Images)

Logline: From the VMAs and Grammys, to a random Tuesday night showcase in Hollywood or sneaky promotional James Bay show downtown just last week, Republic throws events that remind everyone that working in the industry is a perk in and of itself.

Key Talent: Republic artist TheWeeknd will have headlined the festival the night before this afternoon soiree. Fellow Republic artists Phantoms (who have a big Dillon Francis co-sign), Martin Solveig, and Alma will entertain the Lipman brothers’ guests.

Sponsors and Partners you want to help you get invited: Harley-Davidson, Batiste Dry Shampoo, UGG, Red Bull, Lyft, Heineken, Whispering Angel and more.

*Under 21 (months) Welcome*
Fashion Mama’s Mama Mirage
Saturday, April 14 (12 p.m. – 4 p.m.)
Location Withheld

Photo: Sera Lindsey

What: Fashion Mamas is a highly selective social group of moms in the fashion and creative industries. Think of it as a traveling country club, with an application process and thorough social vetting. Founded by Natalie Alcala, it is for mothers to connect, collaborate, talk business — and talk motherhood. Their 500 members have a combined social reach of 13 million.

Logline: L.A. kids start the Coachella ritual early. This is Fashion Mama’s second year on the desert scene, making some three year olds “Coachella vets.” before they are even out of diapers.

Sera Lindsey

Sponsors and Partners:  A wellness retreat and gifting experience by Saje Wellness, gifting from Pair Eyewear, desert-themed crafting with Cybex x Jeremy Scott, a play area with toys by Skip and Play, Flow Water, spiked and virgin beverages from Clover Juice, and a VIP gift bag.

Sera Lindsey

Also Read: Coachella Says No Weed This Year — Even Though It’s Legal in California

#RevolveFestival
Saturday April 14 to Sunday, April 15 (1-7 p.m.)
Estate in La Quinta

The festival is a business trip for bloggers (from left) Camilla Coelho, Dani Song, and Raissa Gerona on Revolve’s influencer trip last year (Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon)

Logline: The quintessential Coachella day party — celebs, performances, open bars and a mass gathering heavy on L.A. scenesters who are not used to waiting in line to get in to anything.

Key Social Notables: The fashion brand imports 130 of its own influencers as their built-in promotional squad for the weekend. Revolve takes over a hotel in Palm Springs to house everyone, and influencers attend this party, partake in private dinners, pool parties, brunches, and beauty suites, while fueling the summer consumer season to come on their feeds.

Performing Talent: This year’s bill is still under wraps. Last year, Migos performed here during their peak moment of upward velocity.

A post shared by Mike Kennedy (@mikennedy) on

Sponsors and Partners: Palms Casino, which is preparing a nightlife relaunch, Lyft, which will shuttle guests to and from the festival grounds, Heineken, Ciroc, Moet and Chandon, Bai and Beats by Dre.

Bonus Tip for Angelenos: Revolve opens a pre-festival pop-up shop on Melrose on the weekend before Coachella, April 6-8.

TAO x Revolve Desert Nights
Details to Come

Logline: The purveyor of pop-up nightlife at Sundance sheds the snow and comes to the desert. If I were a betting man, I’d check their staff’s Instagram stories where they are known to heavily promote and push out “public service announcements” on proper arrival and confirmation etiquette.

Foray Oasis & HYDE Away in the Desert
Saturday Apr. 14 to Sunday Apr. 15 (1-5 p.m.)

Emma Roberts at the 2017 SBE Hyde Away. (Getty Images)

Logline: Hospitality giant SBE has flirted with the desert festival season for years in various incarnations. This year, they port HYDE to the desert, the Sunset Blvd. lounge where the “Jersey Shore” just celebrated their return to the airwaves.

Also Read: Party Report: Humbled ‘Jersey Shore’ Cast Returns to Hollywood Thirsty (for Tequila)

Key Talent: Keeping it in the MTV alumni space, Brody Jenner is set to DJ. Also on the bill, the guy greeting Spotify’s 1.7 million followers on its “Fresh Electronic” playlist right now, Sam Feldt.

Sponsors and Partners: Glam prep from Tresemme & Charlotte Tilbury, Maestro Dobel tequila bar, a relaxation spa area provided by Shure Headphones, and a gifting suite including Joe Jeans.

Also Read: Jay-Z and Beyonce to Hit 21 North American Cities During On the Run 2 Concert Tour

Lucky Brand Presents Desert Jam
Saturday, April 14
Arrive Hotel (Palm Springs)

Noah Cyrus on stage at Lucky’s 2017 event. (Getty Images)

Logline: Charli XCX performs at the second annual pool party and denim-palooza.

Sponsors and Partners: NYLON, Jack Daniels, Lovesac, Triumph, Scunci, Jack Daniels, Core Water, Omission Beer, Quest, FHI, Heat, Sunnylife and DIFF eyewear.

Bonus: The hotel. Unlike Palm Springs’ cookie cutter mid-century kitsch motif, Arrive hotels are known for being locally oriented with their restaurants, bars, shops and communal areas.

The Estate Club presents SAFE HOUSE
Friday, April 13 to Sunday, April 15
Grand Polo Estate

Logline: A multi-day event with media partners from CNN, Teen Vogue and the crypto and cannabis spaces celebrating women breaking barriers and challenging the status quo.

Key Talent: Paul Oakenfold is set to perform. Organizers cite Post Malone, French Montana, Darren Criss and digital stars Baby Ariel and Amanda Cerny as expected attendees.

Sponsors and Partners: CAA, Hollywood Records, Teen Vogue, Electronic Music Awards, Ticket Fairy, Foster Grant, Pasta Snacks, Tesla and Estate Club, a home procurement service sourcing pads for performers and attendees.

*The Buzz*
Neon Carnival
Saturday, April 14, 10 p.m. – ?
HITS Desert Horse Park

Public Service Announcement: Don’t buy fake bracelets to Neon Carnival on Craigslist. Brent Bolthouse and team are getting serious this year. Also, the Party Report has nothing to do with invites or bracelets, which will be distributed in L.A. in advance of the weekend.

For full details, click here:

Also Read: Neon Carnival 2018: Creator Brent Bolthouse Reveals New Location, Details (Exclusive)

Rachel Zoe’s ZOEasis
Friday, Apr. 13, 5-8 p.m.
The Parker Palm Springs

Todd Williamson/Getty Images for the Zoe Report

Logline: A Moroccan soiree under the desert sky.

Key Talent: The Zoe team and this event’s organizers have a track record of producing eye-popping events in the desert that break from the yawn of the cookie cutter pool party scene. Previously, this team has done Major Lazer with David Beckham in a tiny Indio community center and the original H&M parties at the Merv Griffin estate. Empirically, whoever secures the Parker on Coachella weekend is doing something right.

Sponsors and Partners: SK II, KEDS, Belvedere, OPI, Pravanna & Rachel Zoe Collection

All events are private and by invitation only.

Please send invites, updates, and details to the columnist Mikey Glazer here.

Related stories from TheWrap:

Coachella Says No Weed This Year — Even Though It’s Legal in California

Coachella 2018 Lineup: 15 Surprises and Snubs

Hans Zimmer Opens His Amazing Coachella Set With ‘Inception’ ‘BRAAAM!’ (Video)

(Please note: This preview focuses on private invite-only events aimed at an industry audience. There are many ticketed events open to the general public, some of those even have performers from the festival. If you can buy a ticket to it, it’s not here. For clarity, there are no “Coachella Parties” other than Goldenvoice’s festival at the Empire Polo Grounds. All other events are unofficial side parties not affiliated with or endorsed by the festival.)

Beyonce is the undisputed queen of the Coachella scene this year, but as the fashion and famous faces around the Empire Polo Club have become as socially relevant as the musicians on the poster, so have the side parties.

For the seventh April in a row since producer Goldenvoice expanded the festival to two weekends, the L.A. invasion takes place on the first weekend, April 13-15.

Big money is fueling idyllic pool and desert parties, each engineered to double as a brand-friendly photography vignette tailored for optimal social media output.

If you’re reading beyond this point, it’s likely you are trying to secure access for yourself, a client, prospective client, or a friend “who was on Season 12 of the ‘Bachelor,’ is really hot, and has 10,000 Instagram followers.”

Since any decent event sponsorship package should include a guestlist, I’m including the names of sponsors to help out your hustle. That may be the best way “in.”

Without further ado, here’s The Party Report’s preview of the guest lists and invitations that are giving Hollywood social status anxiety.

Riz Ahmed with Jeremy Scott (center) at the fashion designer’s Saturday night party last year (Getty Images)

*Most Good Clean Fun*
The Cobrasnake’s “Party Hike”
Official Title: ASICS x Cobra Fitness Club
Friday, April 13, 8.a.m – 12 p.m.
Ingleside Inn

Logline: The Cobrasnake is a legendary party photographer of the new millennium. In recent years, he’s taken the same road as pal Steve Aoki and immersed himself in fitness. Translating the spirit and energy of nightlife to a more wholesome morning sweat, one of their famous “party hikes” will go from the Ingleside Inn to Tahquitz Canyon and finish at the Ingleside Inn Pool.

Lace up, kids.

Republic Records and Dream Hotels Present the Estate
Sat. April 14, Daytime

Republic’s Wendy Goldstein, Hailee Steinfeld, a guest and Monte Lipman (Getty Images)

Logline: From the VMAs and Grammys, to a random Tuesday night showcase in Hollywood or sneaky promotional James Bay show downtown just last week, Republic throws events that remind everyone that working in the industry is a perk in and of itself.

Key Talent: Republic artist TheWeeknd will have headlined the festival the night before this afternoon soiree. Fellow Republic artists Phantoms (who have a big Dillon Francis co-sign), Martin Solveig, and Alma will entertain the Lipman brothers’ guests.

Sponsors and Partners you want to help you get invited: Harley-Davidson, Batiste Dry Shampoo, UGG, Red Bull, Lyft, Heineken, Whispering Angel and more.

*Under 21 (months) Welcome*
Fashion Mama’s Mama Mirage
Saturday, April 14 (12 p.m. – 4 p.m.)
Location Withheld

Photo: Sera Lindsey

What: Fashion Mamas is a highly selective social group of moms in the fashion and creative industries. Think of it as a traveling country club, with an application process and thorough social vetting. Founded by Natalie Alcala, it is for mothers to connect, collaborate, talk business — and talk motherhood. Their 500 members have a combined social reach of 13 million.

Logline: L.A. kids start the Coachella ritual early. This is Fashion Mama’s second year on the desert scene, making some three year olds “Coachella vets.” before they are even out of diapers.

Sera Lindsey

Sponsors and Partners:  A wellness retreat and gifting experience by Saje Wellness, gifting from Pair Eyewear, desert-themed crafting with Cybex x Jeremy Scott, a play area with toys by Skip and Play, Flow Water, spiked and virgin beverages from Clover Juice, and a VIP gift bag.

Sera Lindsey

#RevolveFestival
Saturday April 14 to Sunday, April 15 (1-7 p.m.)
Estate in La Quinta

The festival is a business trip for bloggers (from left) Camilla Coelho, Dani Song, and Raissa Gerona on Revolve’s influencer trip last year (Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon)

Logline: The quintessential Coachella day party — celebs, performances, open bars and a mass gathering heavy on L.A. scenesters who are not used to waiting in line to get in to anything.

Key Social Notables: The fashion brand imports 130 of its own influencers as their built-in promotional squad for the weekend. Revolve takes over a hotel in Palm Springs to house everyone, and influencers attend this party, partake in private dinners, pool parties, brunches, and beauty suites, while fueling the summer consumer season to come on their feeds.

Performing Talent: This year’s bill is still under wraps. Last year, Migos performed here during their peak moment of upward velocity.

A post shared by Mike Kennedy (@mikennedy) on

Sponsors and Partners: Palms Casino, which is preparing a nightlife relaunch, Lyft, which will shuttle guests to and from the festival grounds, Heineken, Ciroc, Moet and Chandon, Bai and Beats by Dre.

Bonus Tip for Angelenos: Revolve opens a pre-festival pop-up shop on Melrose on the weekend before Coachella, April 6-8.

TAO x Revolve Desert Nights
Details to Come

Logline: The purveyor of pop-up nightlife at Sundance sheds the snow and comes to the desert. If I were a betting man, I’d check their staff’s Instagram stories where they are known to heavily promote and push out “public service announcements” on proper arrival and confirmation etiquette.

Foray Oasis & HYDE Away in the Desert
Saturday Apr. 14 to Sunday Apr. 15 (1-5 p.m.)

Emma Roberts at the 2017 SBE Hyde Away. (Getty Images)

Logline: Hospitality giant SBE has flirted with the desert festival season for years in various incarnations. This year, they port HYDE to the desert, the Sunset Blvd. lounge where the “Jersey Shore” just celebrated their return to the airwaves.

Key Talent: Keeping it in the MTV alumni space, Brody Jenner is set to DJ. Also on the bill, the guy greeting Spotify’s 1.7 million followers on its “Fresh Electronic” playlist right now, Sam Feldt.

Sponsors and Partners: Glam prep from Tresemme & Charlotte Tilbury, Maestro Dobel tequila bar, a relaxation spa area provided by Shure Headphones, and a gifting suite including Joe Jeans.

Lucky Brand Presents Desert Jam
Saturday, April 14
Arrive Hotel (Palm Springs)

Noah Cyrus on stage at Lucky’s 2017 event. (Getty Images)

Logline: Charli XCX performs at the second annual pool party and denim-palooza.

Sponsors and Partners: NYLON, Jack Daniels, Lovesac, Triumph, Scunci, Jack Daniels, Core Water, Omission Beer, Quest, FHI, Heat, Sunnylife and DIFF eyewear.

Bonus: The hotel. Unlike Palm Springs’ cookie cutter mid-century kitsch motif, Arrive hotels are known for being locally oriented with their restaurants, bars, shops and communal areas.

The Estate Club presents SAFE HOUSE
Friday, April 13 to Sunday, April 15
Grand Polo Estate

Logline: A multi-day event with media partners from CNN, Teen Vogue and the crypto and cannabis spaces celebrating women breaking barriers and challenging the status quo.

Key Talent: Paul Oakenfold is set to perform. Organizers cite Post Malone, French Montana, Darren Criss and digital stars Baby Ariel and Amanda Cerny as expected attendees.

Sponsors and Partners: CAA, Hollywood Records, Teen Vogue, Electronic Music Awards, Ticket Fairy, Foster Grant, Pasta Snacks, Tesla and Estate Club, a home procurement service sourcing pads for performers and attendees.

*The Buzz*
Neon Carnival
Saturday, April 14, 10 p.m. – ?
HITS Desert Horse Park

Public Service Announcement: Don’t buy fake bracelets to Neon Carnival on Craigslist. Brent Bolthouse and team are getting serious this year. Also, the Party Report has nothing to do with invites or bracelets, which will be distributed in L.A. in advance of the weekend.

For full details, click here:

Rachel Zoe’s ZOEasis
Friday, Apr. 13, 5-8 p.m.
The Parker Palm Springs

Todd Williamson/Getty Images for the Zoe Report

Logline: A Moroccan soiree under the desert sky.

Key Talent: The Zoe team and this event’s organizers have a track record of producing eye-popping events in the desert that break from the yawn of the cookie cutter pool party scene. Previously, this team has done Major Lazer with David Beckham in a tiny Indio community center and the original H&M parties at the Merv Griffin estate. Empirically, whoever secures the Parker on Coachella weekend is doing something right.

Sponsors and Partners: SK II, KEDS, Belvedere, OPI, Pravanna & Rachel Zoe Collection

All events are private and by invitation only.

Please send invites, updates, and details to the columnist Mikey Glazer here.

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Party Report: Humbled ‘Jersey Shore’ Cast Returns to Hollywood Thirsty (for Tequila)

Snooki walked into the “Jersey Shore” house on the first day of shoot in 2009 and shouted, “Hello! The party’s here!”

On Thursday night, the party returned.

Spencer Pratt and Tiffany “New York” Pollard joined the Jersey Shore festivities. (Getty Images)

MTV’s last cultural icons before the dissolution of the mono-culture returned to Hollywood to celebrate the show’s reboot season, “Jersey Shore: Family Reunion.” Leaning into the buzz, MTV threw a red carpet bash at HYDE on Sunset.

“We put a lot of blood, sweat, tears… and alcohol in to filming this show,” nickname-less “Jersey” touchstone character Vinny Guadagnino said, welcoming the crowd. “You will not be disappointed. We want to party Jersey style in L.A. tonight.”

(Mikey Glazer)

Partying “L.A.-style” meant having unaffiliated celebrities show up to support them. Hours after the cast appeared on his (surprisingly honest and meaty) podcast, Spencer Pratt joined this conclave of Viacom Hall of Famers. So did Tiffany “New York” Pollard, fleeting “Bachelor” villain Chad Johnson and some “Bachelor” regulars who amplified the spectacle.

“I’m all Pratt, all the time,” Shore creator/executive producer SallyAnn Salsano told TheWrap.

Throw pillows inside he party. (Getty Images)

The Jersey cast is now seven strong: Nicole Polizzi (f.k.a. Snooki), Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley and Deena Cortese are the sole surviving ladies.

The original four guys are still intact: Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, DJ Pauly D and Guadagnino.

Also Read: ‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation’ Renewed for Season 2

In person, the nicknames have been retired. MTV staff, guests and media on the red carpet referred to “Nicole” and “Mike” in lieu of “Snooki” or “Sitch.” For the former “Situation,” he’s now the swan: everyone’s favorite roommate.

Roommates spoke openly about Mike Sorrentino’s transformation. (Mikey Glazer)

Within Sorrentino’s earshot, multiple cast mates said they used to hate living with him. “He was the worst,” I heard. After multiple years of sobriety and a career focus as the director of public outreach for a rehab facility in New Jersey, his stock is up.

“I had to come from a different angle,” Sorrentino said during our one-on-one. “In my 20s, I was just like a pure savage. I’m a different person,” he continued. “I worked hard to change myself and put in a lot of hard work, and I’m proud to show people.”

Also Read: Puck vs. Pedro: We Tried to Convince ‘UnREAL’ Star Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman That MTV’s ‘Real World’ Should Be a Ryan Murphy Series (Podcast)

Salsano, “Jersey Shore’s” Eve, had just landed from Panama City Beach, Florida. There, she’s in the middle of shooting the second season of spinoff series “Floribama Shore.” (Side note: That show’s cast is all returning.)

Getty Images

During the height of the “Jersey Shore” ascent in the winter of 2010, the cast famously held out for massive pay raises for upcoming seasons just weeks after the show’s debut. They got them. At the time, creator/showrunner Salsano warned the cast that reality fame and fortune is transient.

“When I originally said it, I was the enemy,” Salsano said. “All their agents and lawyers would tell them, ‘This is it forever!’ Now that we’re back, they’re all like ‘Thank God!’ and we all have a newfound respect for each other because, unfortunately, I think I was right about what happens.”

Spencer Pratt, Chad Johnson (“The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise”), and Mike Sorrentino. (Getty Images)

Salsano, her 495 Productions and Viacom strategized to secure a form of superstar cast insurance for future shows in the wake of “Jersey Shore.” When they launched “Party Down South” on CMT — a countrified version of “Shore” — they produced two different casts running in parallel seasons. Anyone and everyone was replaceable.

While Salsano wouldn’t field questions on whether the cast fees and perks were “MFN” on the “Shore” reboot (meaning “most favored nations,” an industry deal term that means everyone gets paid the same as the best deal), the cast insisted that they are united together and with production.

“I think overall we were all grateful for the fact that this was happening,” Polizzi told me on the way in. “We weren’t going to be dicks about it and be like give us ‘this.‘ We were just like, ‘Thank you for giving us this opportunity.’”

Cabs are here!?! Nope. You had to call them. (Mikey Glazer)

The cast shares a long-running iPhone thread that goes back over a year. Salsano delivered the “greenlight” news to cast members directly, reaching Cortese while she was on her honeymoon in October.

Also Read: ‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation’ Trailer: Watch Snooki Scream at a Pizza (Video)

On this night, the creative ensemble, cast and Viacom hung as tight and impenetrable as one of those Sunday night family pasta dinners of summers gone by.

“I speak for (MTV President) Chris McCarthy and everyone at MTV to say that we are so happy to have this family back and part of the MTV family,” Kate Keough, SVP of consumer marketing said in introducing the cast and a clip.

After posing (with Polizzi in the middle) on the red carpet, the cast tucked into the prime dance floor booth that was surprisingly booze-free at the start. Guadagnino handled the introductions on behalf of the cast. Suddenly, tequila shots appeared for all (except Sorrentino).

“We can’t tell you how much this means to us that we have this second chance to do this again,” Guadagnino said.

They are going to get to do it again… again, because MTV already picked up Season 2.

Also Read: ‘Jersey Shore’ Star Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino Faces 5 Years in Prison After Guilty Plea in Tax Case

Sorrentino is facing sentencing on a federal tax evasion case stemming from earnings during his initial run on the show and subsequent celebrity endeavors. Nevertheless, Season 2 is still in his immediate future even as the next few years are a mystery.

“Sentencing is coming up and, that’s it — the judge decides,” he said. “There’s a possibility that I could get probation. There’s a possibility of another outcome. I have to be ready for both, and that’s it. I take it one day at a time, and I’m very happy of the way that I’ve held myself the past number of years in order to get here.”

#Jerzday @mikethesituation @realronniemagro @jerseyshore

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“In my opinion, there has been a huge void the past five years for some real blockbuster (reality TV),” Sorrentino said as the night began. “(We) wanted to prove to say, ‘Hey, we can still do this. We can still be the top reality show.’”

In an Orwellian indicator of red-hat #MAGA propaganda bleed, he added “We could still bring greatness back to reality TV (emphasis added), and we’ll show you. Now it seems like there’s a big, big, big, big wave coming, and I’m ready to ride it.”

“Jersey Shore: Family Vacation” debuts on MTV on April 5 at 8 p.m.

Related stories from TheWrap:

‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation’ Trailer: Watch Snooki Scream at a Pizza (Video)

‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation’ Renewed for Season 2

‘Jersey Shore’ Star Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino Faces 5 Years in Prison After Guilty Plea in Tax Case

Snooki walked into the “Jersey Shore” house on the first day of shoot in 2009 and shouted, “Hello! The party’s here!”

On Thursday night, the party returned.

Spencer Pratt and Tiffany “New York” Pollard joined the Jersey Shore festivities. (Getty Images)

MTV’s last cultural icons before the dissolution of the mono-culture returned to Hollywood to celebrate the show’s reboot season, “Jersey Shore: Family Reunion.” Leaning into the buzz, MTV threw a red carpet bash at HYDE on Sunset.

“We put a lot of blood, sweat, tears… and alcohol in to filming this show,” nickname-less “Jersey” touchstone character Vinny Guadagnino said, welcoming the crowd. “You will not be disappointed. We want to party Jersey style in L.A. tonight.”

(Mikey Glazer)

Partying “L.A.-style” meant having unaffiliated celebrities show up to support them. Hours after the cast appeared on his (surprisingly honest and meaty) podcast, Spencer Pratt joined this conclave of Viacom Hall of Famers. So did Tiffany “New York” Pollard, fleeting “Bachelor” villain Chad Johnson and some “Bachelor” regulars who amplified the spectacle.

“I’m all Pratt, all the time,” Shore creator/executive producer SallyAnn Salsano told TheWrap.

Throw pillows inside he party. (Getty Images)

The Jersey cast is now seven strong: Nicole Polizzi (f.k.a. Snooki), Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley and Deena Cortese are the sole surviving ladies.

The original four guys are still intact: Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, DJ Pauly D and Guadagnino.

In person, the nicknames have been retired. MTV staff, guests and media on the red carpet referred to “Nicole” and “Mike” in lieu of “Snooki” or “Sitch.” For the former “Situation,” he’s now the swan: everyone’s favorite roommate.

Roommates spoke openly about Mike Sorrentino’s transformation. (Mikey Glazer)

Within Sorrentino’s earshot, multiple cast mates said they used to hate living with him. “He was the worst,” I heard. After multiple years of sobriety and a career focus as the director of public outreach for a rehab facility in New Jersey, his stock is up.

“I had to come from a different angle,” Sorrentino said during our one-on-one. “In my 20s, I was just like a pure savage. I’m a different person,” he continued. “I worked hard to change myself and put in a lot of hard work, and I’m proud to show people.”

Salsano, “Jersey Shore’s” Eve, had just landed from Panama City Beach, Florida. There, she’s in the middle of shooting the second season of spinoff series “Floribama Shore.” (Side note: That show’s cast is all returning.)

Getty Images

During the height of the “Jersey Shore” ascent in the winter of 2010, the cast famously held out for massive pay raises for upcoming seasons just weeks after the show’s debut. They got them. At the time, creator/showrunner Salsano warned the cast that reality fame and fortune is transient.

“When I originally said it, I was the enemy,” Salsano said. “All their agents and lawyers would tell them, ‘This is it forever!’ Now that we’re back, they’re all like ‘Thank God!’ and we all have a newfound respect for each other because, unfortunately, I think I was right about what happens.”

Spencer Pratt, Chad Johnson (“The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise”), and Mike Sorrentino. (Getty Images)

Salsano, her 495 Productions and Viacom strategized to secure a form of superstar cast insurance for future shows in the wake of “Jersey Shore.” When they launched “Party Down South” on CMT — a countrified version of “Shore” — they produced two different casts running in parallel seasons. Anyone and everyone was replaceable.

While Salsano wouldn’t field questions on whether the cast fees and perks were “MFN” on the “Shore” reboot (meaning “most favored nations,” an industry deal term that means everyone gets paid the same as the best deal), the cast insisted that they are united together and with production.

“I think overall we were all grateful for the fact that this was happening,” Polizzi told me on the way in. “We weren’t going to be dicks about it and be like give us ‘this.‘ We were just like, ‘Thank you for giving us this opportunity.'”

Cabs are here!?! Nope. You had to call them. (Mikey Glazer)

The cast shares a long-running iPhone thread that goes back over a year. Salsano delivered the “greenlight” news to cast members directly, reaching Cortese while she was on her honeymoon in October.

On this night, the creative ensemble, cast and Viacom hung as tight and impenetrable as one of those Sunday night family pasta dinners of summers gone by.

“I speak for (MTV President) Chris McCarthy and everyone at MTV to say that we are so happy to have this family back and part of the MTV family,” Kate Keough, SVP of consumer marketing said in introducing the cast and a clip.

After posing (with Polizzi in the middle) on the red carpet, the cast tucked into the prime dance floor booth that was surprisingly booze-free at the start. Guadagnino handled the introductions on behalf of the cast. Suddenly, tequila shots appeared for all (except Sorrentino).

“We can’t tell you how much this means to us that we have this second chance to do this again,” Guadagnino said.

They are going to get to do it again… again, because MTV already picked up Season 2.

Sorrentino is facing sentencing on a federal tax evasion case stemming from earnings during his initial run on the show and subsequent celebrity endeavors. Nevertheless, Season 2 is still in his immediate future even as the next few years are a mystery.

“Sentencing is coming up and, that’s it — the judge decides,” he said. “There’s a possibility that I could get probation. There’s a possibility of another outcome. I have to be ready for both, and that’s it. I take it one day at a time, and I’m very happy of the way that I’ve held myself the past number of years in order to get here.”

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“In my opinion, there has been a huge void the past five years for some real blockbuster (reality TV),” Sorrentino said as the night began. “(We) wanted to prove to say, ‘Hey, we can still do this. We can still be the top reality show.'”

In an Orwellian indicator of red-hat #MAGA propaganda bleed, he added “We could still bring greatness back to reality TV (emphasis added), and we’ll show you. Now it seems like there’s a big, big, big, big wave coming, and I’m ready to ride it.”

“Jersey Shore: Family Vacation” debuts on MTV on April 5 at 8 p.m.

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