“Where’s the food? I’m hungry,” said producer Ryan Murphy, as he greeted Fox bosses Dana Walden and Gary Newman Monday at the Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles, as the two-hour “Scream Queens” screening (well, “screaming,” according to the invite) let out into the premiere party.
A mohawked Murphy, dazzling in a show-stopping sparkly pink blazer draped like a cape over his shoulders, headed into the main room where food stations were set up like a sorority dining hall, complete with a closet-adorned bar — leopard-printed shoes were placed next to cups and cocktails.
For those who were ready to eat like Murphy, plenty was available from a taco station to the dessert area where pastries adorned in Chanel logos were on display. (Star Emma Roberts‘ character’s name is Chanel, followed by her sorority sisters Ariana Grande, Abigail Breslin and Billie Lourd, who take on the names Chanel No. 2, Chanel No. 3 and Chanel No. 5 respectively in the show.)
Murphy’s pink jacket matched pledge pins that were given to guests as they arrived to the party, and pink was certainly the color of the night with Breslin decked out in a blush-colored sequined gown and a white fur coat, having a ball with her co-star Lourd in the “chapter room,” where Lea Michele was sitting pretty on couches decorated with pink “Kappa Kappa Tau” pillows, and co-star Glen Powell took photos with friends.
Pink beverages (rose champagne) were also passed around to partygoers, but by none other than the Red Devil, who cast a red dim light over the outdoor courtyard where recurring star Nick Jonas was hanging out, and Roberts, wearing an adorable floral mini, was overheard chatting about her recent Variety cover story.
The talk of the knife-studded event was the Emmys, which were hosted by Fox Sunday night. Though execs, agents and talent at the party were joking they were barely standing on two feet after the weekend’s jam-packed schedule, Walden and Newman were talking to guests about Andy Samberg’s stellar host performance, while also chatting about Fox’s big upcoming TV premieres from “Scream Queens” to “The Grinder” with Rob Lowe and John Stamos’ “Grandfathered.”
Many “Glee” alums celebrated with Murphy in the mock sorority house, from Heather Morris to Chord Overstreet and Gwyneth Paltrow, who stunned in white, as co-creator Brad Falchuk‘s date.
Paltrow also had fun girl talk with “Scream Queens” star Skyler Samuels, who also had a stint in Murphy’s “American Horror Story.” Many “AHS” cast members — Matt Bomer, Naomi Grossman, Finn Witrock and Evan Peters — were also on hand to honor Murphy’s latest project.
In fact, it seems everyone was partying for “Scream Queens” — well, except for star Jamie Lee Curtis, whose presence was welcomed by way of a very popular photo-opp: her life-size cut out.
— Debra Birnbaum (@debrabirnbaum) September 22, 2015
(Pictured: Lea Michele, Niecy Nash, Gary Newman, Ryan Murphy, Dana Walden, Abigail Breslin, Skyler Samuels and Billie Lourd at the “Scream Queens” after-party)