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Party Lines

September 23, 2007 9:00 PM

In what hopefully will become a trend toward centralizing Emmy-night events in downtown Los Angeles, more than 1,200 partygoers converged on Los Angeles’ Disney Hall for the annual “Entertainment Tonight”/People magazine post-awards party, presided over by “ET” executive producer Linda Bell Blue, left, with Disney-ABC’s Anne Sweeney and CBS Television Distribution’s Terry Wood. It was the first time in the soiree’s 11-year history that it was held downtown; in recent years it held forth at the Mondrian hotel’s Skybar on the Sunset Strip. The new location, a quick jaunt by car from the Shrine Auditorium, offered three valet lines, little congestion and three spacious levels in the hall for mingling, plus an expansive outdoor patio outfitted with popular freebie cosmetic bars by Maybelline and Garnier. Spotted after house band Duran Duran completed its set: “So You Think You Can Dance” winner Sabra Johnson and finalist Neil Haskell doing an impromptu free-style routine to the grooves of DJ Jason Bentley. Other Emmy-night hosts take note: Why not make it easier on guests next year by holding your events at least in the same ZIP Code as the ceremony? —Tom Gilbert

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Not quite -- a few years ago we held our ET Emmy party at Cicada downtown...

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