ET Celebrates TV's Big Night with 15th Emmy Party

by 2:09 PM PDT, August 17, 2011
Photo: ET

The Emmys are a little over a month away, and ET is announcing our 15th annual Emmy party!

Presented by Visit California, the annual post-Emmy Awards bash is recognized throughout the entertainment industry as one of Hollywood's most anticipated after-parties. Following the Primetime Emmy telecast on Sunday, September 18th at 8:00 p.m., this exclusive event celebrates television's most important night.

The party will take place at the iconic Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles. From colorful, eye-popping design and decor to incredible cuisine and a live performance by a top-line artist, ET will deliver a party to remember featuring the brightest stars and network and studio executives who come to mingle and toast the evening's big winners.

"Each year, we look to deliver an extraordinary party and this year is no exception," says Linda Bell Blue, executive producer of ET and The Insider. "It's always an exciting time of year for us with the Emmy Awards and the start of the new television season. We are ready to celebrate the best in television along with the best of California, and are incredibly excited to treat our guests to a vibrant and elegant party!"

"Our partnership with Entertainment Tonight showcases the diverse appeal of the California lifestyle -- from world-class wine and food to music and, of course, our talented and iconic celebrities," said Caroline Beteta, President and CEO of Visit California. "All of which come together at this amazing celebration of the best of Hollywood."

This year's event will be inspired by California's various regions and presented in a modern and unique way, including street art, farm-to-table cuisine and many other surprises showcasing California's finest offerings. Guests will enjoy numerous experiences within the party, including a Visit California photo booth, where they can select their favorite California destination as a photo backdrop. In addition, there will be a Boots beauty lounge for guests to choose from an assortment of skin care and cosmetic products to take home. Guests will be treated to an exquisite menu featuring California's finest foods from locations throughout the state and Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines will provide a wine bar highlighting premium wines from various California regions. Signature cocktails will be provided by Grey Goose, "the world's best tasting vodka." West Hollywood bakery Simplethings will showcase their signature individually-sized sweet pies at a specially designed dessert bar and, for a midnight treat, the Sprinklesmobile truck will be parked at the valet offering everyone's favorite cupcakes as one last sweet when they depart the party. The event will be produced by Carleen Cappelletti, president of Bounce Entertainment, with a menu designed by caterer-to-the-stars Mary Micucci from Along Came Mary Productions.

The celebratory energy of the evening will be enhanced with tunes spun by DJ Zen Freeman and a special live musical performance from a major artist, to be announced in the coming weeks on ET. Previous headline acts include: Grammy-award winning artists Prince, Cyndi Lauper, Mary J. Blige, and Duran Duran.

Keeping with the tradition of providing Emmy season's most desired gift bag, this year ET will offer a chic bag from American Apparel, filled with various high-end luxury products such as a weekend stay from La Costa Resort and Spa which includes spa treatments, a round of golf and a restaurant certificate, as well as beauty products from Boots and incredible items including a certificate for a discount on chartered jet air travel from EAS Jet Charter and items from Brookstone, BUILT, Crabtree & Evelyn, Dr. Scholl's For Her, eSalon, Hollywood CityPASS, granting access to Tinseltown's most famous attractions, Kevin Murphy Hair Products, Murad, OPI, Pilates Platinum, The Art of Shaving, Votre Vu, Cat Cora gourmet cookbook and olives, Commando intimates, Honey Pacifica, Luster Premium White, Must Haves Jewelry by Anya Sarre, RumbaTime Watches, Simon & Schuster, candles and exclusively designed home fragrance mists by Trapp for the 2011 Entertainment Tonight Emmy Party along with many more exciting gifts.

ET will showcase the 63rd annual Emmy Awards with numerous segments leading up to the awards telecast and after party. Interviews with Emmy nominees and winners will be featured on Monday, September 19, 2011 on ET. In addition, ETOnline.com will showcase exclusive photo and video coverage from the red carpet and the Entertainment Tonight Emmy Party.