TV Guide Party Takes on Asian Air at the Kress
September 22, 2008 3:20 PM
What: TV Guide Emmy after-party
Where: The Kress, Hollywood
When: Sunday, Sept. 21
Entertainment: DJ Samantha Ronson continued the weekend rounds. Live performances from indie rock favorites MGMT and the Bravery.
Decor: The Kress takes a nod from the land of the rising sun, with a chic Japanese feel including VIP couches and chaises, cherry blossoms, paper cranes and bonsai trees. Most of the action happened outside, behind the club’s building, under giant projections of Japanese art. Also floating about were busgirls in short-skirt kimonos and performers in full geisha regalia. Photo booths also gave attendees the chance to grace their own TV Guide covers.
Food: Sweet corn dim sum, salmon served as tiny ice cream cones, goat cheese balls covered in various sesame and poppy seeds, and a wide variety of sushi rolls. Nabisco Toasted Chips sponsored a cracker bar featuring cheese, fruits, veggies and dips. And crackers. Lots of crackers. Olay Definity provided the wine and sake bar. The house open bars served a variety of themed cocktails, including Mad Margaritas, On the 30 Rocks and According to Jim Beam.
Highlights: Lindsay Lohan joined friend Sam Ronson for the night. Lauren Conrad and Lo Bosworth made the rounds, but no Audrina Partridge sighting (at least none Blink can attest to personally). MGMT and the Bravery rocked out to a younger crowd than, say, Billy Idol in downtown Los Angeles. Several cast members of “The Office,” including B.J. Novak and Brian Baumgartner, showed up following their visit to the Governors Ball. Seth MacFarlane, still glowing from his $100 million deal with Fox, chatted up some lovely young women. Blink also spotted ABC Entertainment Executive VP of marketing, advertising and promotion Michael Benson among the throng. The Kress solidified its spot on the list of popular haunts for young Hollywood types, though for all Emmy intents and purposes, the better parties were in other parts of town.