EMMY SEASON – PLUS

Chari Ludwin offers a special plate of Wolfgang Puck’s pre-dinner treats at the Emmy’s Actors party.

Chari Ludwin offers a special plate of Wolfgang Puck’s pre-dinner treats at the Emmy’s Actors party.

I want to Talk about the whirlwind events during the exciting Emmy parties and Award Shows. And some very significant activities tucked in between.…

SWEET RESPECT: The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences are so respectful to those who helped make the Academy what it is today. Their kindness to my husband David, a past President of the Academy, is heartwarming. With much appreciation, besides the Creative Arts and the Primetime Award shows (and the Balls), we reveled in many special activities. Starting with the Producers Nominee Reception at the Montage where Matt Weiner (Mad Men) made the classiest showing with all his producers, introduced by Jessica Pare.

The Diversity/SAG-AFTRA Performers Reception, at the Television Academy was a brilliant success and the award winning SAG-AFTRA EEO & Diversity Department did themselves proud.

Lily Tomlin, Emmy winner for Narration (“An Apology to Elephants”), and Bob Bergin (nominee for the voice of Porky Pig), are the Governors of this Television Academy’s Performers Peer Group. These darling friends officially hosted the Performers Nominees Reception at the Pacific Design Center. It was a real wing-ding designed by Spectra and catered by Wolfgang Puck. Too many yums to mention. David and I were treated quite majestically by Chari Ludwin, the Director of Entertainment, for Sequoia Productions. Could it be because she is the daughter of Beth and David Bloom, our special pals? A favorite moment was when Bruce Rosenblum, the CEO and Chairman of the TV Academy, was literally lifted off his feet by an exuberantly daffy Matt LeBlanc. It’s the most dazzling pre-event with luscious food (and luscious nominees.)

The Primetime Emmys Show leaves one with three words. Neil Patrick Harris. A gift to the performing world, Mr. Harris is congenial, professional, and fearless. He brings a life-affirming spark to whatever he does. I love him, is it too late to become friends? He lives in Sherman Oaks….

The Balls had fine food by Joachim Splichal (and his Patina crew), Grey Goose Bars, and CHOCOLATE STATIONS!!! Once again, Marich Premium Chocolates had their astonishing (and addicting) Chocolate covered nuts, filled with exotic flavors and surprising fillings. Little take-out boxes were provided and many purses and pockets bulged over with the Marich marvels.

SIDEBARS

And in between all this indulgence, David and I drove to Palm Springs for the most romantic and heart-happy wedding of Dana Mandell and Bryan Coopersmith. A beautiful couple, and a splendid party. The theme was the ‘50s, the celebration was 2013 hot dancing, the love surrounding this couple is timeless.

Also, me is busy planning for two major events, the first SAG-AFTRA Convention, and Actors and Others for Animals “Best in Show” Luncheon. Go to: actorsandothers.com for last minute opportunities to see the original Best in Show actors Jim Piddock and Fred Willard comment on our stars’ pets.

Speaking of last minute and Fred, try not to miss IMPRO Theatre at the Falcon. My neighbor Paul Rogan is a member of the IMPRO Company. And Fred Willard and his wife Mary and JoAnne Worley came to the Falcon to see Paul and this fabulously talented company. And Paul’s wife, Justin Rogan is coming to see Fred at Actors and Others. Justin is helping a heartening fundraiser for the Somaly Mam Foundation. On Oct. 9, from 6 to 10 p.m., this non-profit is dedicated to the fight against sex trafficking and the empowerment of its survivors. A bright light in this dark hole of humanity. For a $50 Tix, go to: biblosangeles.eventbrite.com.

And, since I’ve got a minute, I’m hosting a brunch at my house for Sheila Kuehl, who will be running for LA Supervisor. Do you want to attend, contact me at the Tolucan Times.

A few final Emmy thoughts. I’m very thrilled for Pauline Fischer, another neighbor, and a veep at Netflix. Their stock has climbed and they are strong players now due to their historic phenom, House of Cards, with many nominations and a Best Director win! I was tickled when a reaction camera beamed in on Kevin Spacey and he flicked his ticket in the lens. It got a big laugh in the house and confused the presenters. It’s the little things. Hooray for TV and for all the talent. We’ll Talk….