The hottest ticket in Hollywood this week wasn’t Tuesday’s Golden Globes — however Monday night time’s College Football Playoff nationwide championship recreation.
At lunch on the Beverly Hills Hotel’s famed Polo Lounge on Monday, followers in purple Georgia Bulldogs and purple TCU Horned Frogs gear — who descended on Los Angeles for the sport at SoFi Stadium — vastly outnumbered the standard slew of brokers and leisure execs in stylish black.
Either approach, among the many soccer jerseys, Jeffrey Katzenberg dined at a nook banquette with a pal, and “SNL” guru Lorne Michaels arrived in a pale baseball cap to the venue (whose gown code requires civilians to “chorus from sporting informal hats, ripped denim, crop tops, nightwear, swimwear and males’s sleeveless shirts.”)
Michaels was overheard telling buddies that he scored a ticket to the school recreation.
Also noticed lunching amid the ocean of soccer followers have been WME co-chairmen Richard Weitz and Christian Muirhead, producer John Davis and Apple TV+ boss Zack Van Amburg.
Capping off the surreal scene of school soccer boosters on the upscale LA hang-out, the hotspot’s resident lunchtime piano participant launched into the theme from “Succession” as a younger lady dined close by with a French bulldog by her facet.
When one other diner approached the desk, the gremlin-like pooch sank its tooth into the person’s umbrella and wouldn’t let go.
Usually, the Globes could be the city’s important attraction, however the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is on shaky floor after the telecast was pulled final yr amid accusations of a scarcity of variety and unethical voting practices.
An exec was heard saying this week that his firm is taking a cautious strategy to the Globes, as some professionals keep dwelling regardless that their tasks have nominations.
The present is making an attempt to mount a comeback on NBC this yr, together with with the honorary Cecil B. DeMille Award going to Eddie Murphy.