Before the 65th Annual Primetime Emmys this Sunday there are, of course, the pre-parties. One of the most lavish is the one thrown at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills every year by HBO for the actors in their nominated (and other) shows such as Girls, True Blood, Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones and The Newsroom.
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Celebrities who swing by the "HBO Luxury Lounge Featuring Motorola and Pandora" this weekend can pick up electronics, jewelry, cologne, expensive shades and very fancy sweatpants, as well as get their nails and makeup did.
The annual soiree without specialty cocktails would be like a Lannister without a bloodstained sword and a libidinous sister. This year the liquor sponsor, Baileys Irish Cream, has decided to be a little less ostentatious and is using pure gold as the featured ingredient. (Leave it to the Irish to go for subtlety.)
The cocktails, with such monikers as the Rich & Famous, the Sweet & Vicious and the Glamour Shot, all include edible gold in the form of rims doused in gold flakes and thin sheets of gold floating in liquor and draped over strawberries. Cherries are stabbed with gold cocktail picks, of course.More »