BEHIND THE SAGS!!!
FROM THE SCENE TO THE SEAM...
Ladies and Gents...Hopefully, you're all recovering from a looonnnng Sunday Eve snoring your way through the SAG Awards (I kid, I kid). Well, Enty has, yet again, given me full reign to guest-blog about all the behind-the-scenes action that went down at the SAG Awards. Sure hope you enjoy!!!
SETTING THE SCENE: The awards were held at the Shrine Auditorium in Downtown Los Angeles. Everyone planned to take cover in their Gucci Galoshes and Stewart Weitzman Snow boots but alas, the 40% chance of rain never showed. In true So Cal fashion, the skies were blue and the temperature, high. The Hollywood Gods were smiling down on their beloved Celebrity children. Speaking of which, all the stars showed up last night. Everyone from Brad and Angie (who TV Guide's, Lisa Rinna got to interview--that was HUGE, even for us!) to the cast of 30 Rock.
Along with my dapper co-host, Marc Istook, I hosted the Countdown Coverage for TV Guide. Joey Fatone and Lisa Rinna took over for the the pre-show after us and kicked some serious ass!
AFTER PARTY: If you've never been to any sort of industry party, let me just say, you're not missing much. It's a lot of Execs in suits and family members of actors and actresses, not entirely as glamorous as you may think. However, my girl Mariam and I managed to weasel our way into the official SAG after party hosted by People Magazine so we could check it out. We tagged along with Joey (who by the way, is one of the BEST guys in the BIZ), his hair dresser, Ben and Manager, Joe.
Here's what I witnessed:
Rainn Wilson (sans glasses and very buttoned up in a tux) walking out of the party (8:30pm) as we sauntered in. He was hardly recognizable.
In line at the ladies room, a just-how-she-looks-on-the big screen, Evan Rachel Wood steps out of the stall and heads out.
As we make our way into the dressed-up party-tent, I walk passed Camilla Belle (who is absolutely stunning in a short, black taffeta dress--tall and very lean) without her Jonas Bro BF.
In the corner, I spot Amy Adams laughing and hugging castmate and SAG award-winner, Meryl Streep. They looked super happy and appeared to be having a genuinely good time. It's funny, you'd think everyone would be having a blast, but most peeps at Hollywood parties don't smile...It's very odd!
Get this, I pass by award-winner, Alec Baldwin. Following closely behind him is a 6 foot, stunning brunette. I think to myself, "Damn, it must be good to be rich and famous". And then I look closer...OMG!!! It's his daughter, Ireland!! Wow! She sure is a looker, and so is her yummy father :)
January Jones and her boyfriend, Tommy, stop to chat with us and January motions to the SAG award she just won for Mad Men saying, "This thing is sooooo heavy".
Others walking around the shindig--the cast of Slumdog Millionaire. Dev Patel is so lovely. When we congratulated him on the win, he was grateful and you could tell he actually felt honored to be at the same party as stars like Jeremy Piven...Oh yeah, that reminds me...JP shows up with a much taller, much blonder, much younger (I'm talking 19 years old) date with him. In true Piven fashion, he jumped up on stage to play drums with the house band ...And not long after that, Joey Fatone hops up to take the mic.
Also spotted together (who walked the carpet separately) Prison Break's, Amaury Nolasco and House's, Jennifer Morrison. And Kevin Connelly showed up to the party with a cute, petite brunette, who appeared to be his gal pal for the evening.
BEHIND THE SEAM: Let me tell you, I was actually very impressed with the way everyone looked. From Jane Krakowski to Nicolette Sheridan, to Katrina Bowden to Emily Blunt. There was a ton of bright color on the carpet which was nice for this time of year. Ladies, let me tell you one thing...getting decked is not always easy. My dress alone took more duct tape than any hardware store to give me an artificial boob-lift for the night. It beats going under the knife though.
BEST DRESSED FEMALES: January Jones in Andrew Gn and Anne Hathaway in Azzaro
BEST DRESSED MALE: Gary Oldman (There's just something about a man in glasses--yuuuummm!!!) Honorable mention goes to Mickey Rourke who really pulled it together this time and still managed to stand out.
WORST DRESSED FEMALE: Penelope Cruz in Azzedine Alaia (not because she looked bad- the woman can't look bad-but because her dress choice was boring and we expect so much from that beauty)
WORST DRESSED MALE: Emile Hirsch. Just for the record, I LOVE this boy but I think he needed a tie or something to snazzy up his look. Sorry :(