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Stevie Nicks has been tapped to headline this year’s 15th annual Entertainment Tonight Emmy party.
The invitation-only event kicks off at 8 p.m. Sept. 18, following the Primetime Emmy telecast, at Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles.
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“We couldn’t be more excited about having the iconic Stevie Nicks at this year’s party,” said Linda Bell Blue, executive producer of Entertainment Tonight and The Insider. “To see her perform in such an intimate setting and listen to her incredible songs that have transcended time — our guests are in for a real treat.”
The singer, known for both her solo career and time with Fleetwood Mac, recently released her first studio CD in a decade, In Your Dreams, which debuted at No. 6 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer has been touring the U.S. and recently appeared on Dancing With the Stars and Good Morning America.
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She follows in the footsteps of previous ET party performers including Cyndi Lauper, Prince, Mary J. Blige, Duran Duran and Billy Idol.
Meanwhile, this marks the first ET party for co-host Nancy O’Dell, who joined the syndicated newsmagazine in January as special correspondent and took over for Mary Hart in May. O’Dell will be reporting alongside co-host Mark Steines and correspondent Steven Cojocaru from the party for the following day’s episode.
“I’ve always heard about what a big part this is, and I’m very excited to see Stevie Nicks up close and personal, ” O’Dell told The Hollywood Reporter. “We’re going to have great coverage on Entertainment Tonight.“
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O’Dell also will be reporting from the red carpet for ET as well as for Fox’s live preshow. Although she’s been covering entertainment news for 15 years, the red carpet is something that can still be rather “stressful.”
“It’s crazy, especially in a live situation,” she said. “You don’t know who is going to arrive when, and sometimes there might be three at once. It’s literally a circus.”
In addition to Nicks’ performance, the party, presented by Visit California, will feature music spun by Zen Freeman. There also will be a Visit California photo booth, a Boots beauty lounge for guests to sample and take home skin-care products, a wine bar presented by Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines, a candy lounge sponsored by M&M’s, a dessert bar from West Hollywood bakery Simplethings and a midnight treat provided by the Spinklesmobile truck.
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The event will be produced by Carleen Cappelletti, president of Bounce Entertainment with a menu designed by Mary Micucci from Along Came Mary Productions.
The legendary gift bag features a two-night stay — with free golf and spa treatments — at the recently renovated La Costa, among others.
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