Entertainment Weekly’s takeover of the Sunset Tower hotel for a pre-Emmy Awards bash was the hottest party in town on Friday night — literally. Sweaty brows cooled off poolside at the packed bash.
The year’s top TV names swilled cocktails together, except for these guys.
Sarah Hyland and Nolan Gould, one of the nicest (and smartest) guys in TV, have the sister-brother dynamic down cold after 9 years on-air together.LGBT Icons Alert: Laverne Cox and Jennifer Beals arriving to the Sunset Tower.
With “Orange is the New Black” out of the main Emmy races this year, the absence of the humongous and festive cast on the party scene is noticeable.
Gersh had a great turnout at their party over in Westwood. Here, Courtney B. Vance, Angela Bassett and Chris Noth buddied up in Leslie and Steven Siebert’s backyard.
More on this bash later in this gallery.
Meanwhile, Demi Lovato brought a hint of Grammy weekend to Emmys weekend. The top 50 fans who stream her the most on Spotify were invited to a secret show with the “Tell Me You Love Me” singer at RVCC downtown, a secret Spotify performance.
Back at the Sunset Tower, the “Black-ish” guys did not coordinate their facial expressions for this family photo. Miles Brown wins the spirit award.More family love: Evan Ross and Tracee Ellis Ross.Hillary Duff (right, with Sophia Bush) is not “coming off the sidelines”.
She’s been starring in Darren Star’s popular “Younger” on TV Land for the past few years. “Stranger Things’” Joe Keery is ready to shoot Oxford Street fashion billboards. Check out that hair and suit combo. Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons did not have to cook or judge any of the rice krispie treats, cupcakes, and Casamigos cocktails making the rounds at EW.
They were “guests only” on Friday night”Lethal Weapon’s” Jonathan Fernandez and Abegail Spencer on the Sunset Terrace, where Michelle Pesce spun ’90s hip hop like DMX and Naughty By Nature, and Seth Meyers hung on the patio going casual in a flannel.
Many made the trek from West Hollywood to Westwood for the Gersh party at the Sieberts.Mandy Moore is the belle of the Emmys ball this year with “This Is Us” being the biggest breakout on network TV.
At right, Judith Light (“Transparent”) and Cheyenne Jackson (from the upcoming “American Woman”) at the Tequila Don Julio hosted bash.Kasia Ostlun, Jeffrey Tambor, and the everlasting “Mr. Big,” Chris Noth.No NBCU party this year? No problem.
Bob Greenblatt, Debra Messing, and Jennifer Salke celebrate at Gersh.Lizzie Olsen crafted one of the standout performances of the year, but in film.
Her portrayal of a vapid westside Instagram star in “Ingrid Goes West” will endure long after the Instagram Story era has faded out.Kate Walsh and Allison Janney snap one of the top pics of the night, one that should land them in the celebrity weeklies.
At right, Andie MacDowell poses with Diane Warren.
Shark Damon John had come over from EW to Gersh, hanging with Heather Tara, Susan Gersh, and David Gersh. “Not Penny’s Boat!” Great to see you, Sonya Walger.Horror maestro Jason Blum with the hosts who opened their home: Leslie and Steven Siebert.
Twenty-five years after her “Melrose Place” breakthrough, Marcia Cross remains a fixture. She came with husband Tom Mahoney.Earlier in the week, Paradigm chief Sam Gores toasted the Duffer Brothers and the success of “Stranger Things” at his home. From left, “Ross Duffer, Christopher Smith, Matt Duffer, Mark Ross and Gores.
The crowd included Shawn Levy, Jason Blum, Toby Emmerich, James Van Der Beek (riding high with the Vice comedy “What Would Diplo Do?”) and 2017 Emmy winner for casting “Stranger Things,” Carmen Cuba.
More party coverage to come. Stay tuned…
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