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Pictured: Helen Grayco Rosen (left) and her stepson Michael Rosen celebrated their birthdays last Saturday with a lively party at the latter’s Trousdale Estates’ home attended by more than 300. Photo by David Levin

A couple of fun pre-Emmy parties…  TV’s biggest night took place in Century Park, where the entertainment industry came together for the 7th “Evening Before” party, benefiting the MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund).

The television industry, from Emmy presenters and nominees, to other TV industry members, helped raise funds to support the MPTF and its numerous programs and services to fund provides for its more than 60,000 members of the entertainment industry.

The Host Committee consisted of Christina Applegate, Will Arnett, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, Julie Bowen, Connie Britton, Ty Burrell, Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy, Jeff Daniels, Robin Dearden and Bryan Cranston, Zooey Deschanel, Michelle Dockery, Lena Dunham, Tina Fey, Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Brad Hall, Julianna Margulies, Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone, Helen McCrory and Damien Lewis, Seth Meyers, Elisabeth Moss, Jim Parsons, Aaron Paul, Matthew Rhys, Keri Russell, Eric Stonestreet, Emily VanCamp, Kerry Washington, Jenniffer Westfeldt and Jon Hamm.

The Executive Host Committee included JJ Abrams, Chris Albrecht, Len Amato, Kary Antholis, Matthew C. Blank, Linda and Jerry Bruckheimer, Charlie Collier, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, Nancy Dubuc, Robert Greenblatt, Bonnie Hammer, Ted Harbert, Doug Herzog, Steve Koonin, John Landgraf, Paul Lee, Michael Lombardo, Julie and Les Moonves, Steve Mosko, Sue Naegle, Gary Newman, Richard Pleper, Peter Rice, Peter Roth, Josh Sapan, Ted Sarandos, Ryan Seacrest, Anne Sweeney, Dana Walden, Dick Wolf, Michael Wright, Lauren Zalaznick, Cyma Zarghami and David Zaslav.

“This is a week when the TV community comes together to celebrate the best of the best,” said Jeffrey Katzenberg, MPTF Foundation chair.  “The Evening Before raises much needed dollars and awareness for a great cause.”

Among the celebrities who attended this year’s event were Tom Allen, William Baldwin, Mayim Bialik, Matt Bomer, Beau Bridges, James Cromwell, Jon Cryer, Laura Dern, Taye Diggs, Michael Douglas, Edie Falco, Michael J. Fox, Chelsea Handler, Marcia Gay Harden, Allison Janney, Jane Krakowski, Padma Lakshm, Ali Larter, Joe Mantegna, Joel McHale, Peter Morgan, Chris Noth, Mandy Patinkin, Zac Posen, Michael Sheen, Molly Sims, Kevin Spacey, David Spade, Charlize Theron, Robin Tunney, Jon Voight, Matthew Weiner, Allison Williams and Robin Wright.

Presenting sponsors were essie, People magazine and Target, with additional support from platinum sponsors including AMC Networks and Netflix.

For more than 90 years, MPTF has served as a beacon of hope for entertainment industry members in their time of need.  For information, visit
And another fun party…  Entertainment Weekly celebrated  with its pre-Emmy party honoring the nominees and stars of the new fall TV season.  Past and present nominees, fall TV talent and industry elite came together with sponsors L’Oreal Paris and bebe, to celebrate this year’s accomplishments and toast to the very best in television at Fig & Olive in West Hollywood.  Guests mingled and relaxed in the  gallery-inspired L’Oreal Paris Butterfly Lounge and snapped pictures in the bebe photo booth while listening to music by MICK.

A few ….  Candice Accola, Scott Bakula, Steven Bauer, Brian Baumgartner, Garcelle Beauvais, Beth  Behrs, Mayim Bialik, Julie Bowen, Sufe Bradshaw, Dan Bucatinsky, Ty Burrell, Linda Cardellini, Kristin Cheno- weth, Anna Chlumsky, Henry Czerny, Michelle Dockery, Ben Feldman, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jenna Fischer, Judah  Friedlander, Johnny Galecki, Aimee Garcia, Tony Goldwyn, Nolan Gould, Kat Graham, Tony Hale, Pooch Hall, Harry Hamlin, Marcia Gay Harden, Kit Harington, Neil Patrick Harris, Tamala Jones, Alexander Koch, Nigel Lythgoe, Ashley Madekwe, Mary McDonnell, Alyssa  Milano, Elisabeth Moss, Kunal Nayyar, Dean Norris, Jackson Pace, Zac Posen, Keith Powell, Amanda Righetti, Amber Riley, Lisa Rinna, Karina Smirnoff, Rich Sommer, Eric Stonestreet, Blair Underwood, Jenna Ushkowitz, Dwyane Wade, Matt Walsh, Raquel Welch, Alfre Woodard, Bellamy Young, and Constance Zimmer.
People StyleWatch celebrated its 3rd annual denim issue featuring the Denim awards. Dedicated to making fashion and beauty trends accessible, affordable and fun, the magazine is the go-to shopping guide for all things denim. Its editors have tested hundreds of pairs of jeans to find the perfect denim with the best fit, wash, price, technology and style for every body type. The denim issue celebration was hosted by Editor Susan Kaufman and Publisher Stephanie Sladkus, and presented by

Among the fashionable celebrities enjoying the festivities at the Palihouse in West Hollywood… Maria Menounos, Garcelle Beauvais, Mehcad Brooks, Joy Bryant, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Jamie Chung, Noureen DeWulf, Rosci Diaz, Jerry Ferrara, Fiona Gubelmann, Emile Hirsch, Ashton Holmes, Annie Ilonzeh, Stephanie Jacobsen, Bianca Lawson, Vanessa Marano, Jennette McCurdy, Amanda Righetti, Sherri Saum, and Rebecca Wisocky.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA) celebrated Emmy weekend with its annual TV Tea held at the SLS Hotel. Launched in 2003, this is one of the most prestigious events on the annual awards’ calendar.  UK, Commonwealth and America. Leading executives, celebrities, BAFTA members, as well as Emmy nominees enjoyed traditionally British tea and scones, and cocktails, as they bid on unique items in the silent auction to raise funds for BAFTA Los Angeles Community Outreach and Education programs.

Presenting sponsors were BBC America and Audi.  Others included British Film Commission, Vina Sympatica, Freemantle North America, ICM Partners and OneHope Wine.

Among the many guests… Scott Adsit, Scott Bakula, Jacqueline Bisset, Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter, Joan Collins, Michelle Dockery, Michael Douglas, Julian Fellowes, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Michelle Forbes, Burn  Groman, Harry Hamlin, Kit Harington, Sarah Hyland, Jason Isaacs, Ashley Madekwe, Joe Morton, David Oyelowo, Reid Scott, Rich Sommer, Kevin Spacey, Dilshad Vadsaria, Jon Voight, Kerry Washington, and Alfre Woodard.
Wish I could have been there…  Stars and musicians from around the country converged at the Palace Theater in Stamford, Conn. for Dana’s Angels Research Trust’s annual gala benefit concert.  The evening opened with the singing of When You Believe by Caroline Jones and Bailey Outerbridge.

Today Show co-host Kathie Lee Gifford, with her husband, football legend Frank Gifford, returned for their eighth year as hosts of the night.  With some of the afflicted children and families on stage, Sonny Grosso, the real-life detective of the acclaimed film The French Connection was honored, along with the esteemed Dr. Daniel Ory, whose research has made great strides in the effort to find a cure for Niemann-Pick Type C disease.  The awards portion of the evening concluded with The Beach Boys and their performance of California Dreamin’ with the original song writer, Michelle Phillips (The Mamas and The Papas), marking the first time they have performed together since the 1960s.

The evening raised more than $365,000 to find a cure or treatment for Niemann-Pick Type C, a thus-far incurable disease that affects children (

Dana’s Angels Research Trust is a non-profit, founded in 2002 by Andrea and Phil Marella. Sponsors of this year’s event included Wells Fargo Wealth Management, The Dannon Co., and others.

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