Partying Before the Emmys

Hitting the pre-Emmy parties, from an intimate gathering for do-gooders to CAA’s SRO bash


I hope you haven’t been trying to get into your favorite restaurant this week, because many are booked for Emmy parties. Here were two worth a looksee…

My first stop was at Rivabella for a Two Feet Project fundraiser. Founders Steven Ishmael, Nate Yokers and LA Board member Evan Kirkpatrick threw a dinner that took up all available space in the restaurant’s gorgeous brick wine cave. The org promotes positive change in Kenya where 60% of the population is under 25-years-old. Who was among the philanthropic crowd eating really good lasagna? There was a NY Met (Victor Black) and a Clipper (CJ Wilcox) and actor-types like Josh Henderson, Patrick Sane, Julian Morris and Catherine Guidici Lowe.

Over at Bouchon in Bev Hills, CAA held its annual pre-Emmy bash that hit SRO around 10ish—when people began pouring out onto the balconies to celebrate. And the best-looking couple award? It has to go to newbie lovebirds Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello. Check out the pic, just don’t stare at it too long—it’s like staring into the sun. You may go blind. Who else popped by? Eric Stonestreet, Jerry Weintraub, Tony Goldwyn, Diane Kruger, Whitney Cummings, and Jim Parsons, among others.

I will be Tweeting (@karimozena) backstage at the Emmys and inside the Governors Ball on Monday and will give you even more scoop on Tuesday morning—STAY TUNED…



Two Feet Photographs by Araya Diaz / Getty Images

CAA photographs by Alex J. Berliner, Brandon Clark and Benjamin Shmikler / ABImages