Lisa Mason Lee - June 28, 2010
Last night, the Daytime Emmy Awards were held at the Las Vegas Hilton. I did not watch the show on TV, I was there at the Hilton!
If you were just ‘driving by’ the Las Vegas Hilton before the Daytime Emmys show yesterday, you couldn’t really tell that this big event was going to be held there. There was not a big red carpet outside and no streets were closed off. I’ve been to other big award shows like the Oscars, and all of Hollywood Blvd. is closed off from La Brea to Highland. Security is steaked out like a Presidential affair, and there are mega tents in the middle of the street that might as well be solid buildings, surrounded by fences and more security. Paparazzi and various world news channels are everywhere, and this goes on for a week strong.
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For the Daytime Emmys, it’s an easy 2 day setup and breakdown. There are a lot of stars, but I guess they just don’t do it like the Oscars.
Later that day, when I went inside of the Hilton, I finally stumbled upon the big red carpet. I assume that they set up the red carpet inside, because it is over 100 degrees outside in Vegas. Makeup and faces would melt! I’m so glad there was a big red carpet! I was worried when I didn’t see one outside. The carpet stretched across the main casino, to all the way around the corner, back past Benihana, and ended at doors of the Hilton Bistro.
Although I didn’t watch the Emmys in the theater, I was there hanging out like I do sometimes. When the awards show ended, all of the stars from the show began to walk by me. I recognized some of the daytime TV stars from grazing the “TV Guide” in the market. I was like, “Oooh that’s ehh that one guy from that one show!” and “I know that chick from set or mmm maybe she’s on a soap opera too??” I then went ahead and got out my iPhone camera at this point.
Now that I had my camera out, there were finally a few stars who passed me and I knew exactly who they were! First, Carnie Wilson came by and we stroked each other’s egos. She was nice and took pictures with the fans. Ok guys, when I say a star is nice and takes pictures with their fans-then they get awarded my stamp of approval! Not all stars are nice and good to their fans! Carnie Wilson was tops!
Guess who came by next!? Superstar Regis Philbin and his wife Joy walked by and stopped for pictures after Carnie! They were nice and they both looked great, but his wife is smoking hot! She’s an older lady, but wow she’s a 10! Okay, so Regis and Joy are officially approved.
Lastly, the bell of the ball, the soap opera legend, Susan Lucci and her date stopped for pictures. The legend she is! Susan was just as beautiful as she is on TV, fit, great smile and just a happy woman! She gladly took pictures with fans and said a few nice words to them. Just look at her! Love it. Approved!
Most of the other stars seemed like they were “too busy” for pictures, or they really just weren’t interested in their fans. That is the worst. The fans and limelight come with the industry! Get into it!
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