Michael Medico & Holland Taylor
So I just got back from the 2007 Prime Time Emmys. I went with the lovely and talented (2007 nominee and former winner) Holland Taylor of "Two and a Half Men". I have to say the most exciting part of the night was being in the bathroom and peeing next to Ed Asner. I had the best seat in the house in the front row right behind the microphone for optimal face time on camera (within 5 seats of me were Kanye West, Tony Bennett and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. I got to see all my Hot in Hollywood Benefit friends: Jaime Pressly and America Ferrera (congrats to both Emmy winners!!!!), as well as, during the commercial break, I ran over to the Heroes section to say "hi" to Jack Coleman, Milo Ventimiglia, James Kyson Lee and Zachary Quinto, and even found time to air kiss Rex Lee.
Jaime Pressly & America Ferrera
I have to say that the theatre-in-the-round thing was very confusing as an audience member. The most nerve wracking part of the night was Sally Field "going up on her lines" in the middle of her speech. The part that was not aired was her saying " If Mother's ruled the world, there would be no God Damned war!" I also got to reconnect with Amy Van Nostrand , nominee Tim Daily's wife, who I worked with at the Shakespeare Theatre in DC 13 years ago!!
Katherine Heigl & Terry O'Quinn
At the Governer's Ball I got so see BU schoolmate and 2006 Emmy Nominee (for writing Grey's Anatomy), Krista Vernoff, and our New York friend Geraldine Hughes (who was the female lead of Rocky Balboa, and just booked "Pump Girl' at Manhattan Theatre Club). Just as we were about to leave, Holland and I were thrilled to catch Tony Bennett as he did a 4 song set including "I Left my Heart in San Francisco". The most exciting person I met there was Elaine Stritch. I have always loved her on stage and Holland mentioned she was... well, let's say, a little uncomfortable that Stanley Tucci missed rehearsal and so we were on the edge of our seat to see how she would handle the sitch. Well, that whole schtick about her not being able to follow the telepromter was just an act and a brilliant one! Afterwards, she and Holland were teasing about how much Elaine hates LA and that she was only here 4 days before she started to consider having "work done"! Hi-larry-us! Luckily she had to jump on a plane immediately (to be at Betty Comden's memorial in New York) before she had a chance to call a plastic surgeon!
Holland Taylor, Michael Medico & America Ferrera
We shortly thereafter went to the ET/People party at the Disney Concert Hall. It was stunning and soon I was talking with Judith Light, Michael Urie and Becki Newton, as well as Sara Ramirez, Kate Flannery, T. R. Knight and (from "Kiss the Bride" ) Tori and Dean. And there is where Duran Duran played- they were awesome and in a super small space so you could get up so close! However, oddly enough, out of all the HUGE stars there, the person I got most geeked about was Sabra from "So You Think You Can Dance" . I mean, what she does... I mean, THAT is something I can not do!!
Now let's talk about the gift bag.... it was downright heavy. (i can not believe it is under the $600 tax code) Just some of the goodies were: the cookbook "Every Night Italian" by Giuliano Hazan, the sixth season of "I Love Lucy" on DVD, Sarah Jessica Parker's perfume "Covet", makeup by Maybelline, a passport holder by Toss and some candles and room fragrance by Trapp (not the mention the fantastic bag itself from Cole Haan.
All in all a really great time!