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Time flies, doesn’t it? It seems like just yesterday I was watching Animaniacs Live, interviewing folks about Turtles and cartoons, seeing the latest in geek fashions, hanging out with American Gods, and chatting with the Kings of Con at Sdcc, not to mention chillin’ at Nerd HQ. And now suddenly it’s September, and I’ve since attended both the UK Discworld Convention and Dragon Con! Convention season: it really never stops, does it?
Despite my busy schedule, I don’t want to miss sharing any of the fantastic adventures I’ve been having with you; so first, let’s rewind to San Diego and reminisce about the summer party-party-parties, because they are a staple of Sdcc and deserve to be featured. Every year, I try to line up at least a couple of parties each night, because, let’s be frank, I just love a good party. (I »
- Emily S. Whitten
It’s glam galore as stars take in all of the Emmy Awards fare in Los Angeles. Variety will also be inside all of the invite-only parties with your favorite TV stars toasting to the past year in television. Here’s our report for the jam-packed week of Hollywood’s hottest bashes leading up to the main event on Sunday, Sept. 18.
“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” lead Cuba Gooding Jr. slid into the very fresh and yet-to-be-opened Catch L.A. rooftop restaurant in West Hollywood Thursday night, chatting the night away until well after midnight. Jamie Foxx also made a surprise appearance in a closed section with “Empire” star Tasha Smith, who ultimately made a lap around the room with her pal Mary J. Blige. Meanwhile, other stars tended to their own onscreen crew. Cool kids of “Modern Family” Sarah Hyland, Nolan Gould, and Ariel Winter took photos together near the »
- Variety Staff
When Variety asked if she was still in pursuit of the Egot (an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony win), Tomlin said, “I think it should be a Pegot because I have two Peabodys and I’d be that much closer. The Oscar is elusive.” As for her “Grace and Frankie” nomination, Tomlin reflected, “Those of us who are older, we’re so grateful to have a job. We love our company. We have fun.”
Sterling K. Brown, meanwhile, is still adjusting to life as an Emmy nominee for “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” “It feels good. I’m a fan first and foremost. There are a lot of people I’m looking forward to meeting: Bryan Cranston. I’ll probably geek out a little bit when I meet him. It »
- Diane Gordon
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