September 21st, 2009
02:35 PM ET
Wherever there's an awards show in Hollywood, you can rest assured that stellar parties follow!
Last night there were several parties around town but perhaps the best post Emmy Awards shindig was the "Entertainment Tonight-People Magazine Emmy party." Kathy Lee Gifford summed up the mindset of most folks attending the party: "(People) are really looking forward to drinking. I mean come on!" Mary J. Blige said: "I think everyone should eat what they want and do what they want and don't worry about it until tomorrow."
Good advice that dozens of celebrities took as they walked the red carpet and hung out at the party which was held at Vibiana's in downtown Los Angeles... just blocks away from where the Emmy awards were held at the Nokia Theater. By the time the awards show ends and stars walk the red carpet they are relaxed and a lot more fun.
Take Jay Alexander who is a judge on "America's Next Top Model." He told us that most men who attend award shows wear drab clothing. He then enlightened me about the "Mangown." So, what is a "mangown?" According to Alexander, it's an outfit for a male that's not your typical tuxedo and adds a lot of pizzazz. Rex Lee of "Entourage" was also a bit humorous when he said he loved this year's telecast because "it only went five minutes over its allotted time."
Leave it to the comedians to give me the best interviews at the party. Joel McHale of "Talk Soup" and the new NBC hit show "Community" couldn't stop talking about how much he loves watching CNN's Anderson Cooper. He also assured me that if I didn't do a good job interviewing him then he would let me know. It was a very funny yet awkward moment. Kathy Griffin said while Neil Patrick Harris did a great job hosting the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards he certainly DIDN'T do a better hosting job than she did a week ago at the "Creative Arts Emmy Awards." Hmmm... lots of fun but definitely no modesty at these parties!
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