Emmy noms live the suite life

5:02 PM PST 09/20/2009 by Todd Cunningham, AP

Celebs descend on swag havens for free gifts

Nothing means as much to Emmy nominees as the recognition by their peers, right?
Probably true, but if you made the gift suite scenes over this weekend, you might have a strong choice for No. 2: Free stuff.

Beau Bridges, Jackie Collins, William Shatner and "Lost" star Terry O'Quinn were among those who snapped up swag at the DPA Gifting Suite run by Nathalie Dubois-Sissoko at the Peninsula Hotel.

Up for grabs? Luxury trips to Bora Bora, couture dresses from Sodaliscious, designer shades from Emilio Pucci (Collins grabbed two pairs), eco-friendly baby clothes and chemical-free and high-def cosmetics from KohGenDo, plus mini-facials and manicures to beautify nominees and their entourages.

It wasn't all about the ladies, or for that matter, even the men. There were special gift bags for pets and babies, too.

Also gifted were Andy Serkis, Penny Marshall, Sarah McLachlan and Vanessa Williams. HBO held a gift suite for its Emmy nominees at the Four Seasons. Tina Fey, Emmy host Neil Patrick Harris, Ricky Gervais, "Entourage" star Rex Lee and "Twilight" star Kellan Lutz were among those who collected goodies at the network's private "luxury lounge."

They grabbed Guitar Hero game sets, designer handbags and sunglasses, fine cigars and at-home laser hair removal kits.
The Platinum Guild International outfitted men and women with one-of-a-kind bling to wear during the weekend's Emmy events.

Seth Green, "Dancing With the Stars" pro Karina Smirnoff and host Samantha Harris were also among the celebs who picked out platinum pieces at the private suite Saturday. (The location is being kept secret because of the value of the baubles.)

Stars were free to select from vintage Cartier and Tiffany jewels and unique platinum pieces from around the world.

Stylist Michael O'Connor said to expect more bling on the men than in red carpets past.

"They want to make sure they're standing out," he said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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