The NewNowNext Awards air tonight on Logo, and this year, I was fortunate enough to nab a ticket (+1) for the event, which taped last week. I really had no idea what was in store for me, but the evening proved to be quite fun, especially when my friend Richard and I got placed essentially in the front row. If you don’t mind me being a little braggadocious, we were directly in front of True Blood’s Joe Manganiello and Kristin Bauer, behind actor Colin Egglesfield and singer Robyn, and down the row from Tabatha Coffey. My brain nearly exploded. Plus, not so far away were Gretchen Rossi and my favorite restauranteur, Lisa VanderPump. Okay, one last braggy thing: we had better seats than Paula Abdul (although, she got a couch).
In case you didn’t hear, the Oscars happened this weekend, and Los Angeles officially entered celebration mode — a mode it’s actually been in for three weeks, what with the NBA All-Star Game and Grammys taking up party real-estate for the prior two Sundays. Naturally I was more than eager to take part in the festivities; so when Fox 411 writer Meaghan Murphy invited me to join her at the QVC “Buzz on the Red Carpet” event on Friday, I leapt at the opportunity.
Now I know what you’re saying: QVC had a red carpet event? They did. And here’s what’s crazy: legitimate A-Listers and Oscar nominees showed up, including Helena Bonham Carter, Jennifer Lawrence, and eventual winner Melissa Leo. Of course, I saw none of them, but I did spend a solid ten minutes next to Mark Ruffalo at the valet stand when I left. Spoiler alert: he’s really short (and also quite friendly).
Anyway, more trifling celebrity stories as well as a few pictures after the jump… Continue reading →