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Hollywood Hits the Red Carpet

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Glee: The 3D Concert Movie" Premiere: Dozens of gushing fans encamped all day in Westwood for the Regency Theatre premiere of Twentieth Century Fox's Glee: The 3D Concert Movie to catch a glimpse of the stars from the hit TV show. Double the number of Fox staffers turned out to man the event, considering the amount of talent that needed to be walked down the red carpet. With songs from the show booming over loudspeakers, Corey Monteith and Lea Michele surprised fans by mingling with the crowd before they hit the carpet to sign autographs. Said Twentieth Century Fox Television chairman Gary Newman: "This is reminiscent of what we saw during the concert tour where you get to connect with the fans and see how passionate they are. It's pretty remarkable."  -- Pamela McClintock

TCA Press Tour
Television's biggest stars descended on Beverly Hills as the networks trotted out their new fall wares for members of the Television Critics Association. NBC kicked off broadcast week with a soiree Aug. 1 at Jose Andres' Bazaar at the SLS Hotel. Boldface names from Community's Chevy Chase to former network executive and current Office EP Ben Silverman mingled over caviar cones. CBS, along with Showtime and the CW, followed on Aug. 3 with a lower-key affair at TCA headquarters, the Beverly Hilton, where Ringer's Sarah Michelle Gellar was the evening's big draw. Two days later, Fox hosted its annual bash at a new location, Gladstones in Pacific Palisades. New Girl's Zooey Deschanel, Glee's Lea Michele and Allen Gregory's Jonah Hill huddled together while Raising Hope's Cloris Leachman showed off impressive table-tennis skills. For FX's Wilfred co-creator Jason Gann, the evening proved revelatory when Fox Broadcasting chairman Peter Rice suggested that Seth MacFarlane don an animal suit during season two. "I walked away from that going, 'Peter Rice said something about season two?!' " Gann told THR. "I've met Peter a few times and he's a funny, smart guy. I don't think he says anything by mistake." FX renewed the series the following morning. ABC capped off the week with its famously no-frills cocktail hour Aug. 7 at the Hilton. -- Lacey Rose

HFPA Luncheon
Giving money to their favorite charity is clearly an effective way to persuade stars to attend a luncheon. When the Hollywood Foreign Press Association did just that on Aug. 4 with $1.5 million in donations, the organization had the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Lautner, Kevin Bacon and Gerard Butler picking up the checks at the Beverly Hills Hotel. (The money comes from the HFPA's $7.5 million share of the Golden Globes telecast.) "This is our give-back moment," says incoming president Aida Takla O'Reilly about the annual event. "As much as the Globes, this is a highlight of our year." -- Bill Higgins

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