LOS ANGELES--The stars were out last night at the CBS press tour party, held at the latest hot spot, Hollywood club Boulevard3. Wandering throughout the crowded cabana or indoors in the library or courtyard bars were stars from CBS, Showtime and The CW.
Chatted with Price is Right host Drew Carey for a while; he's somebody who is always very friendly and accessible at these events. Was also able to grab a little face time with his holiness Les Moonves, the CEO/Pope of CBS Paramount, plus his wing women, CBS Paramount Entertainment Group president Nancy Tellem and CBS programming president Nina Tassler.
What is remarkable in an industry well known for its executive turnover is that the three executives have been on this broadcast mountain top roughly 20 years, dating back to earlier associations at Warner Bros. television. There is a warmth and a shorthand there that was evident at the party, and, no, I don't sense that that's just everybody sucking up to Moonves. These people seem to genuinely like each other.
Others I either saw or spoke with in the room included Anne Archer, Simon Baker, Kaley Cuoco, David Duchovny, Rob Estes, Johnny Galecki, Michael C. Hall, Neil Patrick Harris, Dennis Haysbert, Phil Keoghan, Chuck Lorre, Lori Loughlin, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Joe Mantegna, Paula Marshall, Rob Morrow, Jim Parsons, Callum Keith Rennie, Grant Show, Bertram van Munster and CSI creator Anthony Zuiker.
Those were the two legged stars. Getting more attention were the dogs and dog owners from Greatest American Dog, which is apparently an actual TV show on CBS this summer. The main mutt working the party was Beacon, a year-and-a-half-old Miniature Schnauzer. The dog was carried everywhere by owner Brandy. Both were wearing, as Brandy pointed out, "matching bling," with a large "B" in rhinestones on Beacon's collar and on Brandy's pumps.
The dog seemed amazingly oblivious to the absolute chaos in the crowded supper club, rolling over, playing dead and sitting up on command--just like the CBS employees were doing for Moonves.