You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

An Evening to remember

Pre-Emmys party brings out nominees

Strolling through Saturday’s Evening Before party was similar to channel surfing through your favorite TV shows. The Century City soiree drew a sea of skein stars in which Mad Men mingled with Gossip Girls.

Inside the party Jeffrey Katzenberg chatted with Kiefer Sutherland, Alec Baldwin introduced daughter Ireland to Mariska Hargitay, Stephen Colbert joked around with Ricky Gervais, while Chuck Lorre congratulated Matthew Weiner on “Mad Men’s” success.

The Motion Picture and Television Fund’s third annual fund-raiser remained a laid-back affair — so laid back, in fact, that “Hung” star Thomas Jane showed up sans shoes (a decision he may have later regretted after stepping on a screw soon after his arrival).

Major League Baseball gave guests a chance to take a swing at winning two tickets to the World Series by setting up a batting cage inside the party. Thesp Troy Garity held tight to the top spot with 16 consecutive hits only to be knocked down to second place by another guest just after midnight.

Partygoers appeared to be having so much fun tasting food from JAR, enjoying free makeup applications by Revlon and playing games in the People magazine booth that even after DJ Bizzy stopped spinning tunes late in the night, cast members from “Entourage,” “The Office” and “How I Met Your Mother” could still be spotted schmoozing.

The amount raised will be disclosed later, but Saturday’s event apparently brought in more than the previous two fetes. Organizers said they were especially pleased to see such generosity at a time of economic hardship, which shows support for the Motion Picture and Television Fund and its works.

More TV

  • Kim Rosenstock Amy Poehler

    Amy Poehler-Kim Rosenstock Comedy Lands Put-Pilot Commitment From NBC

    Strolling through Saturday’s Evening Before party was similar to channel surfing through your favorite TV shows. The Century City soiree drew a sea of skein stars in which Mad Men mingled with Gossip Girls. Inside the party Jeffrey Katzenberg chatted with Kiefer Sutherland, Alec Baldwin introduced daughter Ireland to Mariska Hargitay, Stephen Colbert joked around […]

  • James Franco Issa Rae Kuamil Nanjiani

    Inaugural Indiewire Honors to Celebrate James Franco, Issa Rae, Kumail Nanjiani and More

    Strolling through Saturday’s Evening Before party was similar to channel surfing through your favorite TV shows. The Century City soiree drew a sea of skein stars in which Mad Men mingled with Gossip Girls. Inside the party Jeffrey Katzenberg chatted with Kiefer Sutherland, Alec Baldwin introduced daughter Ireland to Mariska Hargitay, Stephen Colbert joked around […]

  • HUNTER S. THOMPSON - 1998WRITER HUNTER

    MGM Sets Overall Deal With Davey Holmes, Develops Hunter S. Thompson Bio Series

    Strolling through Saturday’s Evening Before party was similar to channel surfing through your favorite TV shows. The Century City soiree drew a sea of skein stars in which Mad Men mingled with Gossip Girls. Inside the party Jeffrey Katzenberg chatted with Kiefer Sutherland, Alec Baldwin introduced daughter Ireland to Mariska Hargitay, Stephen Colbert joked around […]

  • 'Ray Donovan' Renewed for Season 6

    'Ray Donovan' Renewed for Season 6 at Showtime, Sets Move to New York

    Strolling through Saturday’s Evening Before party was similar to channel surfing through your favorite TV shows. The Century City soiree drew a sea of skein stars in which Mad Men mingled with Gossip Girls. Inside the party Jeffrey Katzenberg chatted with Kiefer Sutherland, Alec Baldwin introduced daughter Ireland to Mariska Hargitay, Stephen Colbert joked around […]

  • Peter Tolan

    Fox Redeveloping Family Comedy From 'Big Bang Theory' Actors, Peter Tolan

    Strolling through Saturday’s Evening Before party was similar to channel surfing through your favorite TV shows. The Century City soiree drew a sea of skein stars in which Mad Men mingled with Gossip Girls. Inside the party Jeffrey Katzenberg chatted with Kiefer Sutherland, Alec Baldwin introduced daughter Ireland to Mariska Hargitay, Stephen Colbert joked around […]

  • 'Walking Dead' Cast Shares Hopes for

    'Walking Dead' Cast Shares Hopes for 200th Episode at Season 8 Premiere (Watch)

    Strolling through Saturday’s Evening Before party was similar to channel surfing through your favorite TV shows. The Century City soiree drew a sea of skein stars in which Mad Men mingled with Gossip Girls. Inside the party Jeffrey Katzenberg chatted with Kiefer Sutherland, Alec Baldwin introduced daughter Ireland to Mariska Hargitay, Stephen Colbert joked around […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content